Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in an intensive design process, which brings together their engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. Their goal is to create interiors, furniture and accessories that are functional and inspiring. Longevity of materials, construction and aesthetics is our leading principle, as demonstrated by their Classics – many in continuous production since the 1950s.

Compas Direction

Jean Prouvé developed several versions of the Compas table around 1950, basing the design on the structural principles for which he is known. Common to all of them are the slender, elegantly splayed legs, which call to mind the hinged arms of a compass – ‘le compas’ in French. The oiled solid wood table top gives Compas Direction an individual touch. With its compact dimensions, the desk is ideal for the contemporary, largely paperless home office.


Material wood, metal Finish Table top: solid wood with oiled finish; natural oak, smoked oak or American walnut; Base: bent sheet steel, powder - coated finish Dimensions W: 1250 x D: 600 x H: 730 mm