The Leonardo Working Table was designed by the legendary Achille Castiglioni for the manufacturer Zanotta.
A desk fit for an inventor? This Leonardo Working Table certainly comes with impeccable design credentials. It originates from a time of great creative confidence in Italy, when Aurelio Zanotta first founded his design studio. Castiglioni was born in Milan, Italy's heartland of design, and was one of the kindred spirits who joined this new creative and technological renaissance. This piece derives from his early years as a designer and the authentic re-issue of the original still looks as contemporary and stylish as ever.
Castiglioni's love of the mechanical and architectural is clear to see in the Leonardo Working Table's beautifully constructed trestles, while the beechwood and the broad, pale-toned work surface - measuring 200cm by 100cm - give a pleasing sense of lightness and strength. The trestles can also be adjusted from 65cm to 91cm to help transform it from a private writing desk into a collaborative work table. Designed as a point of calm in a working environment, it also makes for a great table in the kitchen.