Like all of De Marchi’s “book” sculptures the desk looks as if it has been made out of giant books. The top of the desk looks like an enormous book while the pedestals which hold it up, on either side, look as if they are big books piled or set up on each other in what seems like a precarious fashion. De Marchi also made a “book chair” to go with it. Since none of these works are painted the grain of the wood in which it was sculpted is very visible, betraying the material and making a sharp contrast with the high degree of realism with which the books are sculpted. It is thus an exploration of Wood as a medium.