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Jacques Hitier’s “Multitable” desk

Jacques Hitier Multitable desk | Bureau Multitable de Jacques Hitier  | Desk 1950s

Among Jacques Hitier’s desks, let’s focus in this chapter on one of his most memorable desk: Jacques Hitier’s “Multitable” desk.

The “Multitable” is referring to the multiple functions this design bring along in everyday’s life. It can work as desk or/and table.






Minimalist style with subtle lines breaking with the dominant design trends of that time.

This desk was showcased in 1963 at the French design art fair called “Salon de la Société des artistes décorateurs”.

Even though it followed a purchase order from a public organization, this design was quite popular among individuals.

Jacques Hitier Multitable desk’s specifications


Industrial production

4-leg desk

Tubular enamelled metal leg structure

Different type of wood were used:

  • Oakwood for the top table, the drawer fronts and the edges
  • Mahogany from Multipli’s manufacturer for the drawer sides
  • Plywood for the drawer bottom

Multiple drawer furniture:

  • 1 drawer on the side
  • 3 drawers in the front


  • Width: 98 cm
  • Height: 75 cm
  • Depth: 60 cm

Many variations of sizes and materials can be found.

They talk about Jacques Hitier’s Multitable desk

on TV

The school desk was featured on a French TV show called “Affaire conclue, tout le monde a quelque chose à vendre” in February 2019.

See the replay of the video

on the web

Where to buy Jacques Hitier’s multitable desk

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