Jorge Zalszupin folding desk L’Atelier Brazil 1959





Fantastic large set of 6 folding desks designed by recently passed designer Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured in his own company L’Atelier, Brazil 1959. These are folding desks are part of a series of desks that belonged to ESAF – School of Farm Administration, an organ of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, which was extinguished in January 2019 and incorporated into the Ministry of Economy. ESAF was incorporated into ENAP – National School of Public Administration, and in this process, it was decided to maintain more current furniture, already used by ENAP. The original labels are still on most of the desk tables. The tables are in original condition with small repairs made. These foldable desks are made of rosewood patchwork, and a center slat to provide stability dressed in black leather.  This was the charactaristic feature of Zalszupins work; the collage using several pieces of sheets of jacaranda wood, with different tones, in the composition of panels from the desk. This was an initiative for the rationalization and use of left-over scraps of wood available at the factory, allowing, at the same time a combination of their different colorings. Most desks have the original L’Atelier sticker on the underside of the tabletop.


Provenance; School of Farm Administration, an organ of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance, Brasilia 1959.

Designer: Jorge Zalszupin
Type: Folding desk table
Manufacturer: L'Atelier
Year: 1959
Country: Brazil
Materials: Rosewood, leather
Condition: Good, restored
Height: 73 cm
Width: 131 cm
Depth: 80 cm
Item nr: F20ME211

Holland / Belgium: € 50
Europe: € 150 - 350
Outside Europe: € 650 - 950

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