Designed by Roberto Lazzeroni, the Peek-a-Book desk embodies all of the typical elegance and comfort of a Poltrona Frau office, ushering it into the domestic setting. Lazzeroni envisages a generous work surface and a design that revisits the materials, warmth and style of his residential collections while at the same time guaranteeing all of the functions of a “genuine” office desk.
The Peek-a-Book desk consists of an extremely simple sheet of poplar plywood covered in Pelle Frau® leather which is curved and folded in two to form the base and the desktop, as well as to accommodate two drawers. The visual effect is that of a valuable leather-bound book that symbolises the function of the object. In fact, the desk is a place for thinking, collecting our thoughts and looking back over our memories: the most intimate and personal side of the person that uses it to study or work.
The base structure consists of an easel made from triangular-section solid ash in a moka or wenge stain which forms three trapezium-shaped supports connected to each other with fine joints created in the wood. The front of the two drawers is in MDF covered in Pelle Frau® leather matching the upholstery of the top, while the internal structure is made from solid ash in a wenge stain. The upholstery of the top, the front of the drawers, the side walls and the doors accessing the rear compartments is in Pelle Frau® ColorSphere. The upholstery of the top is produced using a particular covering technique without any visible stitching.
Behind the two central drawers, the Peek-a-Book desk has two side flaps that conceal a hollow space. The compartments are designed to act as a conduit for cables and can be used to house multi-sockets or electric cables with Schuko or USB.
It is also possible to install a smartphone induction charger under the leather upholstery of the desktop, as suggested by the branded logo.