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Jean Prouvé developed several versions of the Compas table around 1950, basing the design on the structural principles for which he is known. Common to all of them are the slender, elegantly splayed legs, which call to mind the hinged arms of a compass – ‘le compas’ in French. The oiled solid wood table top gives Compas Direction an individual touch. With its compact dimensions, the desk is ideal for the contemporary, largely paperless home office.
|Materials||Table Top: solid wood, oiled; natural oak, smoked oak, or American walnut. Base: mo Ided sheet steel, powder-coated (smooth).|
|Care Notes||Wood is long-lasting, especially when its qualities are properly exploited. Furniture made of wood reacts to its environment; exposure to light, for example, alters its colour. And it is able to adapt its own moisture content levels to that of its environment. In the case of excessive fluctuations in temperature and humidity, however, it reacts by cracking and warping. Vitra treats its solid wood tabletops with oil to highlight and protect the properties of the natural material. To avoid stains and other damage, liquids should be wiped away immediately. Vitra seals its veneers with a high-quality finish. Because of this, a soft, slightly damp cloth – with a mild detergent in the case of stubborn dirt – is sufficient for cleaning solid wood and veneer surfaces. Wet surfaces should be dried immediately with a cloth. A care set is included for the care and maintenance of solid wood surfaces and should be used at regular intervals. Do not use any harsh cleaning agents or care products containing silicone or abrasives. If possible, avoid rubbing the surface while cleaning it, as this will make matte fi nishes shiny and charge the varnish with static electricity which will attract more dust. We do not recommend using furniture polish or wax, as they contain unsuitable solvents and/or colour additives and leave a coating that is very difficult to remove.|
|Dimensions||28.75 h x 49.25 w x 23.5 d|