Vitra Compas Direction Desk


Available To Order - See lead time below

  • Oiled Natural Oak - £1,960.00
    Oiled Natural Oak
  • Oiled Smoked Oak - £2,130.00
    Oiled Smoked Oak
  • Oiled American Walnut - £2,170.00
    Oiled American Walnut
  • Black
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Dark Grey
    Dark Grey
  • Ecru
  • Japanese Red
    Japanese Red
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  • Designer : Jean Prouvé
  • Year of Design : 1953
  • Material : Solid wood & powder-coated moulded sheet steel
  • H: 73cm; W: 125cm; Depth: 60cm
  • Delivery : Made to Order ; 6-8 weeks


The Compas Direction Desk, designed by Jean Prouvé for Vitra, was originally developed through various models around 1950. Each featured the elegant splayed and tapered legs which echo the hands found within a compass - in French, "le compas".

The unique styling of the legs and base, hint at Prouvé's training as a metal smith. The solid wood tabletop, of a generous depth, adds a welcome contrast and is available in various finishes. A range of attractive hues can be selected for the powder coated base.

Compact, Compas is ideal for a number of applications including a home office.

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