Friday, January 24, 2014

That is not a desk. This is a desk

I have sat on this for a few weeks, wondering if it is of much interest to you. I decided last weekend to show you the clip this Friday and began to prepare the post. In a truly amazing co-incidence, Hels wrote about the maker of this intriguing desk a few days ago, including photos of the same. Ok, it is not suitable for interior decoration of The Highrise, but what incredible workmanship. Do watch to the end as it just gets more and more amazing.


22 comments:

  1. I can imagine myself secreting a spare key somewhere in that cabinet for safety and then never being able to locate it again.

    An astonishing piece of furniture.

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    1. Victor, is it perhaps like a new computer with a new operating system? You get to know it eventually, and perhaps so for the desk.

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  2. Olden day technology gone mad. I would never remember where anything was but quite an exotic piece of furniture.

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    1. Nice twist Diane. Imagine the weight of it.

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  3. What a beauty but for one who is forever losing her car keys there's not much point.

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    1. "Can you get my car keys please dear? They are in the desk".

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  4. Thank you :) The internal mechanisms and the external craftsmanship are equally sublime, even if the taste is way 18th century for us. The man was a genius!

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  5. What a cool desk. I wonder how much noise it makes when the little platform at the end of the video opens up all its parts.

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    1. Rubye, I think the sound was recorded, and it didn't sound too loud. But gee, it looked a bit alarming.

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  6. I want one. (and a house to put it in...)

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    1. River, it amuses me to think of half your lounge room being filled by the desk.

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  7. Do you think it came with a manual??

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    1. It ought to Cathy. Press button B65, then slide the lever to the left.

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  8. I NEED one of those. Desperately. Do you suppose they sell them at IKEA?

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    1. Mitchell, I am sure I have seen one at Ikea. I think it was $559, rather expensive for a really old desk.

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    1. And if you were really interested to see it Peter, you could, in Germany. But I reckon the You Tube video covers it pretty well.

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  10. No way!! That is fantastically amazing.. I would make a spot for this even if I had to get rid of P to make space :)))) Must show him this in the morning, not my comment though :)

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    1. Better still Grace, tell P you want him to make one for you.

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    2. Just showed him... not the comment though :)

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  11. Thanks for the laughs, everyone :)

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