Compas Direction Desk

by Vitra

The compact dimensions of slender, elegantly splayed legs and a solid wood top make the Compas Direction perfect for minimalistic home offices.
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Product Story

The slender, elegantly splayed legs of Compas Direction, designed by Jean Prouvé in 1953, call to mind the hinged arms of a compass – le compas in French. With its compact dimensions, the desk is ideal for the contemporary home office.
  • Solid oak (Quercus Robur) sourced from Western Europe and Poland, oiled to seal and preserve the surface throughout use.
  • Please note: the steel frame in the Métal Brut finish has a raw irregular surface, protected by a transparent powder coating.
  • Also available in a variety of colours, woods, and finishes. To enquire please contact our in store team, or advice line: 0333 121 1915, Option 1.
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Height 73cm
Width 125cm
Depth 60cm

Materials & Information

Top Solid Natural Oak, with an oiled finish.
Legs Bent sheet steel, with a smooth powder-coated finish.

Care & Buying Guide

Apply a small amount of Danish Oil, or similar alternative, to the desk top annually to preserve the wood's smooth feel. Click here to see our Wood Care Guide.

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About Your Delivery

A Heal’s Furniture delivery

  • Uses our own specialist two-man crews.
  • Delivered to your room of choice.*
  • Fully assembled and checked by our team.
  • All packaging removed and disposed of responsibly.
  • £79 … but free for orders over £5,000.

What happens when I order?

  • Many of our items are built to order.
  • Once you've placed your order we place ours.
  • As soon as our suppliers have made it and delivered to us, we contact you directly to offer a suitable delivery date.
  • Deliveries are Mon-Fri but Saturday slots can often be arranged for most of the country.

Hassle-free returns

  • All online furniture orders can be returned within 14 days of delivery, regardless of reason.
  • Contact us and we will arrange for a crew to come out and collect the furniture.
  • There's no charge if it's faulty, but we do charge for change-of-mind returns.

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Customer Reviews

Designed By Jean Prouvé

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Prouvé did not study architecture or design and instead trained as metal worker before opening his own workshop in Nancy in 1924. In the following years he created numerous furniture designs, and in 1947 Prouvé established his own factory with many of his pieces now produced exclusively by Vitra.