Manufactum LogoManufactum Logo

Old Nikolai School Desk

Old Nikolai School Desk
Manufactum ProductManufactum Product
Old Nikolai School Desk
2.250,00 €all prices incl. VAT., excl. shipping costs
Can be delivered by transport company at end of May, Place your order now
Please note that unfortunately we cannot deliver to all countries at the moment.

General Information

Manufactum ProductManufactum Product

In our quest to guarantee you the best possible reliability and functionality in products, at times there is the need to be inventive: our team develops tailor-made solutions in-house or recommends product upgrades corresponding to our guiding principles to associated manufacturers.

Rabenau. The chair making town.

The Rabenau chair making tradition is almost 400 years old. Their many special capabilities acquired in that time have outlived unscathed the 19th century industrializing and the 20th century socialist expropriation. (They probably aren’t chafing under the strict regulations of the federal crafts code. At any rate the chair maker’s profession has been subsumed by the general category of joinery.) Today 16 firms are operating under one roof in a cooperative. They manufacture chairs and tables in one of the best traditions of the trade. The Rabenau chair makers can really show what they can do with their original reconstructions of historical chair models.

What goes into them.

The Rabenauer furntiture frames are often made of stained and polished solid beechwood. The joints are pegged and glued. The legs are milled.

The "Nikolai Furniture ".

In 1910 the Rabenau firm outfitted the four-hundred-year old »Old Nikolai School« in the Nikolai church yard in Leipzig. When the renovated building was reopened as a culture center in 1994 the furniture was retro-manufactured in Rabenau. The furniture is available for »private use « only from us.

Any furniture can be repaired.

As a special service, in collaboration with the Rabenau chair manufacturers, we offer repair service for the chairs. You can receive an offer on inquiry, the duration of the repair depends on the work involved.

Product Information

Article Number 80008

The desk and table top frames are made of solid beechwood, the table to itself is made of wood core plywood (25 mm thick). In addition the table top is covered with black table linoleum and fitted with two wood paneled drawers. The locks are made of metal.
Height 77 cm, width 145 cm, depth 80 cm. Drawers each measure H 10 x W 62 x D 45 cm. Weight 42.4 kg. Delivery without stationery or writing implements.

Made originally in 1910 by the Rabenau chair makers for the Old Nikolai School in Leipzig, today they’re manufactured in the best chair making tradition for Manufactum.
Have a question?

If you have a question concerning this product you are welcome to contact us. For this your E-Mail program will open.

Contact Us

For advice, spare parts or special requests - our customer centre will take care of your questions and concerns, personally and competently.

You can reach us from Monday to Friday at +49 (0)2309 939 095 or anytime at


Discover our home brand: We have developed products for you; good things that we have long wished for, but have not been able to find on the market. For lack of alternatives, we have launched choice goods that meet both your and our quality standards.

Explore Our Home Brand

About Manufactum


Our products impress by their long service life due to excellent handicraft and well-thought-out functionality; plus, we get wearing parts replaced and mechanisms repaired for you.


We focus on sustainability, natural ingredients, and materials that benefit from your care for our product selection. Production processes adhere to quality employment and safeguarding natural resources.


We work consistently on finding optimum qualities in materials and outstanding manufacturing techniques. We team up with seasoned experts to discover good things that may enrich your everyday life.


Please stop by and check out the array of products at our emporiums. Learn more about the stories behind the products there and in our online shop. Our expert staff will be happy to advise you.


Order, Service & Advice +49 (0)2309 939 095


The early bird catches the worm. Our subscribers are a step ahead, when it comes to new items, special offers, sales or events in our department stores. The new bargains we announce twice per week in our selection are exactly described. Would you like to hear from us, too?

Delivery & Payment

  • Invoice
  • Prepayment
  • Credit card Visa Mastercard
  • Special Orders
  • Replacement Parts
  • Product Advice
Manufactum GmbH - Hiberniastr. 5 - D-45731 Waltrop - Telephone: +49 (0)2309 939 095 - Telefax: +49-2309-939 850