Mid-Century Modern Office


Jared Rusten Waxes Poetic About Wood

San Francisco woodworker Jared Rusten is best known for his epic California series, large slabs of beautifully finished walnut, cut into the shape of his home state — a shape that happens to work quite well for a coffee table, and especially a desk.

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“Mad Men” Furniture: Don Draper’s Office

AMC’s “Mad Men” debuted with perfect timing, at a moment when America’s fascination with mid-century style was at a fever pitch. In celebration of the Season Four Premiere, we look at the show’s immaculate production design.

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Treston Oy Palaset Storage System by Ristomatti Ratia

Lookmodern has four cubes of Palaset storage from the 1960s in excellent condition. These sturdy cubbies are a simple way to add color to the office or kid’s bedroom. And...

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Løvig “Flip Flop” Desk

We’ve covered this desk before (attributed to Jens Quistgaard) but not until I saw the images attached to this SoHo Treasures listing did I realize the back section folds down...

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The Best of Bond & Bowery

Lounge Chair & Ottoman by Vatne Mobler Dealer Janus Home describes this Norwegian piece as “one of the most comfortable lounge chairs ever produced” and I can’t see a reason...

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Desks by Peter Løvig Nielsen

More lovely Løvig desks at eBay below, but probably none as fantastic as this one: Rosewood Corner Desk at Two Columbia Road in London. ... More info at Decopedia , who assigns it to Peter Løvig Nielsen.

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Writing Desk by Saporiti Italia

At Lobel Modern, a writing desk by Saporiti Italia in exotic wood on brushed steel base with side pencil drawer.

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The Steelcase Coordinated Office Approach

“ The Steelcase Coordinated Office Approach ”, recently submitted to our photo group by IAAFOTS A reprise of the Steelcase advertising posted back in MCM’s first year. See below for more immaculately/absurdly coordinated office spaces from 1960s-era issues of Fortune magazine.

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Wenger Furniture and the 1960 Presidential Debate

The candidates sat in Danish modern chairs conceived by Hans Wegner, the famous designer, and spoke from behind skeletal lecterns that resembled music stands and offered no place to hide. “The whole set was extremely modern, and that gave a sense of faith in the future,” recalled Carl Magnusson , a furniture designer.

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Cavour Writing Desk by Carlo Mollino

He learned that ancient Egyptians decorated their future tombs, and that’s what Mollino did with his 18th century apartment. in 1960, in the hills above Turin, the city he lived in all his life, Mollino acquired a two-story villa (“Villa Zaira”, today called “Casa Mollino”). ... The furniture that Mollino designed were often one-off pieces produced specifically for the client whose house he was decorating, so many of his existing examples of his work are rare today.

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Floating Milo Baughman Desk

A follow up to my last post: Anne Weiss has more than a beautiful house , she’s also got a much better than average mid-century modern eBay shop . My favorite piece in the current offering has to be this Milo Baughman , one of those great desks from an era when the back (with open display shelves) was important as the front (facing the user).

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"Variable" Knee Chair by Peter Opsvik for Stokke, Norway

Adding another item to the virtual gallery of mid-century modern pieces that were a part of my childhood. ... I don’t know if it was an original “Variable” by Peter Opsvik, but it looked very much like this one currently for sale at simplymod’s eBay shop.

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