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Designed 1949

he Cavour desk is an asymmetrical structure which is balanced by the presence of a chest and storage drawer that conclude the functional necessities of this piece with such a daring profile.

Plate glass top. Natural or black varnished oak frame. Natural or black varnished oak drawers and compartment with glossy lacquered parts in black.

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Born in Turin in 1905, he received his degree in architecture in 1931 and his career was highly diversified, covering architecture, design, interior decorating and town-planning.  Among these, he designed a wide variety of furniture of all types: he even invented new kinds of furniture. But he also created planes and cars.

In addition to this fervid designing, he loved photography, stunt flying and car racing and was an expert in all these fields. He even got some ideas and technology from racing which turned him in good stead in his designing. His production made him one of the symbols of the entire 1950s; one of his major built works is the Turin University School of Architecture, where he held the chair of Architectural Composition and Decorating from 1952 to 1970.He died in Turin in 1973.

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