WRITING DESK INSPIRED BY RUHLMANN
This ladies writing desk, inspired by the French art deco designer Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, was handcrafted by myself according to the design of Bruno Caperon.
The rounded and curved flap down façade is veneered with walnut in a zenith pattern. The upper corners push out slightly in a way reminiscent of Buddhist temples. Handcrafted, the elongated, curved legs are very slightly hollowed to create a gently concave surface. The front edge of the legs is detailed with a sycamore insert; a “string of pearls” made of sycamore, are incrusted on the sides, a particular Ruhlmann influence. The graceful curves are the signature of this writing desk.
Adaptable as a tea, whisky or cigar cellar, perfume case…
Exterior dimensions: 150 x 45 x 45cm
While I was building this piece during my advanced furniture making course at l’Ecole Boulle, FR3 – a national television channel, came to see and interview us:
To see the portable writing box I made in my first year at L’Ecole Boulle, click below: