I’ve always liked these vintage steel desks, but I’ve never been brave enough to buy one – they’re quite large, and being made of metal they’re not that light, but the cherry red Formica surface on this Hendlers desk won me over! I love that red top!! And how fantastic are those beautiful chrome handles? So cool! The desk is also in pretty reasonable condition: there are some obvious scuff marks to the feet (as well as some chipped paint), but the most obvious wear is to the inside of the drawers which have taken quite a beating over the years. The paint has dulled, and there are quite a few ink stains, but being on the inside of the drawers the wear is mostly hidden from sight.
You’ll obviously need to have the space to be able to accommodate this rather grand desk, but if you do, know that you’ll have a super cool desk that’ll last you a lifetime!
NB: This desk is only for sale in Johannesburg
Dimensions: 1.5m wide x 85cm deep x 73cm tall