The Norwegian Design Classic Ola desk (Ola pulten) by John Texmon. Late 50´s. Produced by Blindheim Møbelfabrikk. In teak and partial back in black melamine.
With an extra shelf to add over the desk. Beautiful design and nice patina. Total height: 99 cm. Height of desk: 71 cm, width: 103,5 cm, depth: 56 cm.
Interior architect John Texmon (1928) was born in Senja, Troms county, Norway.
When moving to Oslo, he went to furniture nurseries before becoming a student at the Treavdelingen at the State Handicraft and Art Industry School. In 1957 he designed The Ola desk. It was the ideal playgroup with large plate, three drawers with space for writing materials and shelf for books. Thanks to the thin, round and tapered legs, the Ola desk conveyed a light and airy impression. The Ola desk was available in teak, mahogany and beech. For each of the wooden combinations, it came with backs and drawers in the color combinations black, gray or blue.
As a complement to the Ola desk, Texmon later designed the Ola shelf that could be mounted on top of the desk stools. The Ola desk became a classical and the company had difficulty producing in line with demand. The Ola desk sold very well all the way back to the 1970s.