Desk designed by Jarl Eklund for Boman,
Ebonized pearwood (lat: Pyrus Communis) and ivory.
The secret drawer is marked «Boman. Åbo. 1924.»
Special commission to Finnish architect Jarl Eklund for Villa Billnäs, property of the Hisinger family.
Jarl Eklund was one of Finland's most famous architects in the early 1900's, and had Eero Saarinen working at his studio before Saarinen permanently moved to the USA. Together, they were given the honor of remodelling the landmark of the Swedish theatre, one of Helsinki's main architectural jewels.
H: 75 cm/ 2' 5 3/4''
L: 120 cm/ 3' 11 3/4''
D: 65 cm/ 2' 2''
Literature: Arkkitehtuurimme vuosikymmenet 1900-1920, Elina Standertskjöld, 2006, the Finnish Architecture Museum. Full page picture p. 147.
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