Tag Archives: desks

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Retro Office Desks

Maybe a little pricey, but some of the vintage desks I found at Rehab Vintage were incredible. Here, McDowell Craig blue steel Tanker Desk.

1960s All Steel Loewy Fantop Desk. I really like this one!

Refurbished Fireproofing desk, all metal restored, with brass handles. Circa 1920s. A pricey one at $8500, but love it anyway.

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The Vintage Desk – Mad Men Inspired

So I love the show Mad Men and have been suffering withdrawal symptoms since the last episode, and no hope for relief is in sight from what I read…the next season won’t be airing until January 2012!!

One of my main reasons for the love of this show is that it’s set in the 60s, and the style coordinators and set production are impeccable. You feel as if you’ve stepped back in ad industry time. Thus, I am inspired by my favorite show, Mad Men, in finding some unique desk accessories for my office.

The Mad Men office set…so cool. Check out the black phones and the Selectric typewriters.

But I love, love, love this 1961 Royal typewriter I found at Machines of Loving Grace.

Sleek Bruno Adjustable “C” arm Desk Lamp by Robert Abbey. $116.50

This whole office set up is gorgeous…Danish Teak desk. The chair doesn’t look comfy, but the lamp is precious! Inspiring ideas!

Although I couldn’t imagine this retro 60s TV chrome plated clock sitting on Don Draper’s desk, I just think it is so cute. Makes me smile. At Reeves of Bath.

Simplicity, and 60s style. Love this Soho Office Chair from British furniture manufacturers Morgan Furniture.

What’s a vintage desk without the perfect phone? A Western Electric 302, circa 1960, from NY Bell!

And since everyone drinks and smokes in the 60s office we must adorn the desk with a most unique ashtray. Love this beauty, finger folded ashtray, sure to be a conversation piece and paperclip holder. Candy? Or a Lipgloss holder? I don’t smoke but I want one anyway. I have a hundred uses!

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Inspiring and Modern….Desks!

You may that one of the first steps you take in your new Reading apartment is deciding where you’re going to put your computer, and finding a unique desk to highlight the space makes a welcome addition.  Consider something modern and sleek to enhance your Reading apartment.  Here are a few more samples we’ve found inspiring.

Add a feminine touch to your Reading apartment with a colorful desk like this pink ultra modern number….or on a more romantic side consider this….

mirror topped desk with an antique yet deco-modern appeal.

Tones of gray and white, always fresh and neat in your Reading apartment.

Ah, and splashes of blue enhance this dorm-like space. Consider a simple stool for the desk, easy to put away, multi-functional, and always looks neat.

Iroonie has some great home office space ideas with a focus on the modern.

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