1950’s Mid Century Slim Desk – Console Table By ESA James Leonard – Esavian


1950’s vintage mid century desk – console table by ESA James Leonard – Esavian. Model 5708. We are big fans of the ESA story and are surprised that it has not had more visibility in the UK. ESA was a wonderful British company running in the 50’s and 60’s which pioneered the introduction of good quality well designed furniture principally into schools. James Leonard was the main designer and he championed good design, utilitarian in form and function. We have never seen this model before, a beautifully slim desk with a pressure cast aluminium base and a solid teak top. In our view James Leonard is the unsung hero of British Post War design. His ESA company transformed the design led fit out of schools in the post war period but his legacy is hardly known. Snap up these chairs whilst they are still affordable. We service and wax each chair individually before they leave our workshop and we deliver chairs of excellent quality. We specialise in high quality vintage dining chairs and have a large range. We only sell the very best chairs in great condition with rich colour and patina, please see the other dining chairs we have listed and please contact us for more details or advice. We are also undertaking a research mission to record and celebrate the design of James Leonard and welcome input and support from fellow afficiandos! Seat Height 45cm.

Workshop Report

Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.

Date: 1950'sMaker: ESA - England

Additional information

Dimensions: L 121 x W 51 x H 75.5 cm

£475.00 VAT Included where applicable*

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