Pierre Paulin Tanis Desk
  • Pierre Paulin Tanis Desk
  • Pierre Paulin Tanis Desk
  • Pierre Paulin Tanis Desk
In 1954, following his initial success at the Salon des Arts Ménagers, Paris of 1953, Pierre Paulin began a collaboration with Thonet-France, for whom he designed a number of pieces, most notably desks and chairs.

It was at this time that he designed the 'CM 141' desk. with its black lacquered steel frame, black melamined writing surface and block of two drawers in ash veneer. A long way indeed from the rounded, organic forms which characterised Paulin's established style in the 1950s and 1960s, this functional, minimalist desk is a direct descendant of the Bauhaus movement.

Ligne Roset is reproducing this desk in 2008 under the name Tanis. Its original design has been scrupulously preserved but the modest, self-effacing finishes of the era have been modernized and enriched: The writing surface is now in black or white Corian® set on a coordinating lacquered steel frame, while the block of two drawers is finished in natural walnut veneer.

Pierre Paulin

Ligne Roset