Richard Lowe designed The African Touch’s Campaign Officer’s Desk. The design follows the traditional campaign furniture built by the master cabinetmakers of the 18th and 19th century. These fine craftsmen were commissioned by Officers in the British Army. They had to build exquisite pieces that were practical to set up on the campaign trail.
The shaped legs of our campaign desk hinge on the brass connecting rod. By removing the solid brass bolt the legs fold and the connecting rod can be laid alongside. This facilitates transport and installation. The cover for the writing pad folds up and over when in use. If required, we can fit a lock to this cover for added security of laptops or other devices. Two large spacious drawers flank the writing pad. A stationary drawer opens underneath it.
Our Officer’s Desk is beautifully handmade with world-class joinery. Dovetail joints are perfectly cut to give a signature piece of superb value and impeccable construction. This office desk is built from solid hardwood throughout.
Our material of choice is Zambezi Teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak. This timber is extremely hard and dense. It has a magnificent deep red brown natural colour and grain. The writing pad is covered in genuine leather, in line with the opulence of the piece.
We commission the production of all the solid brass fittings. Corner blocks and straps are cast in the United Kingdom and the brass connecting rod is machined to our specs in South Africa. The drawers slide on imported Danish stainless steel roller bearing slides.
Uses of the Campaign Officer’s Desk
At 1330mm (53 inches) wide and 600mm (24 inches) deep the Officer’s Desk will fit into most spaces. It is used in top end Safari Lodge or hotel rooms, private dens or lounge areas. If you wish to commission a bespoke piece to suit your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please note the height of the writing pad when the top flap is opened is 750mm (30″). When closed the top of the desk is 840mm or 34″.
|Dimensions||136 × 64 × 32 cm|
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany