The desk above is called the P.-D.G. desk by French designer Maurice Calka. The desk was targeted to the richest of clients and people in senior management. In fact, the name itself was an acronym for “Président Directeur Générale”, which pointed directly at someone in higher positions within a company.
In his lifetime, Maurice Calka was known to only have made about 4 or 5 of these desks but Sotheby’s currently has one previously unknown desk up for auction for over 100,000 USD. Bid on it if you want to own a small niche item in furniture design history. [via]