As someone who spends most of his waking life at one, I'd like to think of myself as something of an afficianado of desks – and this Orix desk and chair by Vittorio Parigi and Nani Prina is one of the best I've seen in a long time.
Produced by Molteni and Co circa 1970, it's pure space, offering up a fibreglass and chromed metal desk and chair, the desk with a hinged glass writing surface, and adjustable lamp and sone grooves which might, by accident, be good these days for the cables from your laptop.
Each piece still has a paper manufacturer's label, making it something of a catch at auction. Yes, this is an auction-only piece, available via the Bonhams Pop and Op Art sale at New Bond Street, London on 10th March 2010. Estimate? What seems like a reasonable £1,000 – £1,500.