Designed by Jean Prouve in 1953, the Vitra Compas Direction Desk is architecturally intriguing and minimalist at the same time. The slim splayed legs are evocative of the points on a compass (or "compas," in French). The compact solid wood top adds natural balance to the industrial molded sheet steel legs while still maintaining the overall clean-lined look. Founded in Switzerland in 1950, Vitra produces intelligent and inspiring furniture and accessories for the home, office and other public spaces. Ever mindful of the importance of sustainability in design, Vitra creates furnishings with high quality and versatile style that ensures functional and aesthetic enjoyment for the long term.