Norman Foster 'Nomos' Desk and Cabinet for Tecno

A coveted late 20th century icon.

Norman Foster | United Kingdom
Desk W 114cm, D 80cm, H 73cm | Cabinet W 50cm, D 50 cm, H 60cm




The Nomos Desk by Norman Foster for Italian maker Tecno is one of the most recognisable icons of the late 20th century. It's easy to see why - the frame has a rigid, zoomorphic skeleton of chrome steel combined with legs like an Apollo Lunar module and a highly-grained tiger striped desktop of wengewood.

With this many unique elements it's amazing how well this design works, but with the genius of Norman Foster pulling the strings it all somehow makes sense. The cabinet complements the iconic desk perfectly and offers extra storage. The Nomos won the coveted Compasso d'Oro design award in 1987 and recently celebrated it's 30th birthday with a number of new desktops including cement, black marquina marble and smoked glass.

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Materials: Beautifully crafted with wengewood and chrome steel

Wood Finish: Wengewood tops have been refinished and present well

Chrome: The chrome parts are in good vintage condition with signs of pitting and aging on close inspection

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