Roneo, the company responsible for this rather stylish metal drawer are considered industrial design icons, being the first British company to introduce metal office furniture. Prior to Roneo’s designs, most office furniture was made from wood, but concerns in the 1930s about controlling fires bought about a need for a change, and Roneo met that need with their decorative, but hard-wearing and fire retardant designs. Their approach to design is evident even in this small metal filing drawer, with its brass handle and gilded border. Granted, the drawer has lost some of its shine over the years. but it’s still easy to see that in its day this must have been one classy piece of office furniture!
Dimensions: 36.5cm long x 17cm wide x 13.5cm tall