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1970s space age Orix desk and chair by Vittorio Parigi and Nani Prina

Desk

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.

Find out more at the Bonhams website