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Jacques Hitier’s “Multitable” desk

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

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

Release

1958

Production

Multiplex

Background

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’ specifications

Features

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

Size

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

Many variations of sizes and materials can be found.

They talk about Jacques Hitier Multitable desk seen

on TV

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

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seen on the web

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