This exceptional Wilhelm Werndl desk is made of molded fiberglass with a brushed stainless steel control panel. The control panel holds an original built in phone, working clock, porcelain inset trays and holders and a Rolodex. Writing surface can be opened and reveals a large storage compartment. Textbook example of 1970’s optimistic space-age design. In wonderful unrestored original condition. Documented: Gerd Hatje and Peter Kaspar, New Furniture 10, New York, 1971, fig. 290 Klaus-Jürgem Sembach, Contemporary Furniture, New York, 1982, p. 215. Ernest Igl graduated from the Karlsbad Commercial Academy in 1938 and then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and the Academy of Applied Arts in Munich. After the war, he worked as a draftsman and graphic artist in Munich. Igl enjoyed a high reputation as one of the first illustrators at major school book publishers and distinguished himself as an internationally sought-after industrial designer. He died in Davos in 2001.