After his initial success at the Salon des Arts Ménagers de Paris in 1953, Pierre Paulin began collaborating with Thonet-France the following year, principally designing desks and chairs. It was then that he designed the 'CM 141' desk, which is being reproduced by Ligne Roset in 2008 under the name Tanis: its original design has been scrupulously respected, but the 'self-effacing'
finishes of the era have been updated and enriched. The writing surface is made from soft-touch,
scratch-resistant FENIX laminate, in black to match the black lacquered steel base, whilst the 2 drawers are finished in a natural walnut veneer.