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Studio Desk, designed by Vittorio Armellini, Italy Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Large desk with glass top and tabletop extension on the left side. The desk is slightly curved and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Wood

California Studio Black Walnut Executive Desk #2
By Jim Sweeney
Located in Oakland, CA
California studio desk handcrafted of solid black Walnut by Berkeley craftsman, Jim Sweeney. The
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Walnut

California Studio Black Walnut Executive Desk #1
By Jim Sweeney
Located in Oakland, CA
California studio desk by Berkeley craftsman, Jim Sweeney, handcrafted of solid black walnut. The
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Walnut

Desk by Studio BBPR for Olivetti
By Studio BBPR
Located in Brussels, BE
Desk by Studio BBPR for Olivetti.
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1960s Italian Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Plastic

Retro Desk by Studio BBPR for Olivetti
Desk by Studio BBPR for Olivetti
H 30.32 in W 55.12 in D 27.56 in
Studio BBPR for Olivetti Spazio Desk
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio B.B.P.R. for Olivetti, 'Spazio' desk with drawers, metal, vinyl, plastic, Italy, circa 1960
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Metal

Retro Studio BBPR for Olivetti Spazio Desk
Studio BBPR for Olivetti Spazio Desk
H 31.5 in W 51.19 in D 31.89 in
Unique Multi-Tier Desk by Eben W. Haskell Studio
By Haskell Studio
Located in New York, NY
. This desk has 2 pencil drawers & one large file drawer. A fantastic California studio piece that was
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Desk by Studio BBPR for Olivetti
By Studio BBPR
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Desk by Studio BBPR for Olivetti
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1960s Italian Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Plastic

1980s Vintage Italian Marble Sphere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
creation. This object gives a distinct touch to your house and studio desk and can be an elegant gift.
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Marble

Studio BBPR 'Spazio' Corner Desk with Movable Cabinet
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' writing desk with various storage compartments, coated steel
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

1980 Vintage Italian Big Paper Weight in Black Marquina Marble
Located in Los Angeles, CA
handcrafted creation. This object gives a distinct touch to your house and studio desk and can be an elegant
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Marble

Studio BBPR for Olivetti Small 'Spazio' Desk with Drawers
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' desk with drawers, steel, vinyl, plastic, Italy, design 1959/60
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Corner Desk with Original Lamp
By Olivetti, Studio BBPR
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' corner/writing desk, coated steel, plastic, vinyl, Italy, design
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Desks in Grey Coated Steel
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' writing desks, coated steel, plastic, vinyl, Italy, design 1959
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Desks in Grey Coated Steel
By Olivetti, Studio BBPR
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' writing desks, coated steel, plastic, vinyl, Italy, design 1959
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

Studio BBPR Small Adjustable Desk for the Olivetti Store in New York, Italy 1954
By Studio BBPR
Located in Milan, IT
Studio BBPR Small adjustable work desk and typewriter station made for the Olivetti store in New
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Metal, Brass

Studio BBPR for Olivetti 'Spazio' Desk with Drawers in Grey Coated Steel
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' desk with drawers, steel, vinyl, plastic, Italy, design 1959/60
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

Studio BBPR for Olivetti Sintesis "Arco" Office 3-Drawer Desk w/ Key!, Italy 60s
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Basel, BS
The "Arco" Desk Mod, created by Studio BBPR for Olivetti Sintesis in 1963, features a sturdy iron
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Iron

Studio BBPR Versatile ‘Spazio’ Table
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Studio BBPR for Olivetti, 'Spazio' table, steel, felt, vinyl, plastic, Italy, design 1959/60
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

Studio BBPR Versatile ‘Spazio’ Table
Studio BBPR Versatile ‘Spazio’ Table
H 30.32 in W 76.38 in D 32.09 in
bbpr ultrarare writing desk early
By Studio BBPR
Located in Medesano, Parma
the BBPR Studio is celebrated for. The design also incorporates a distinctive Japanese intellectual
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Brass

bbpr ultrarare writing desk early
bbpr ultrarare writing desk early
H 31.89 in W 78.75 in D 31.5 in
Studio BBPR for Olivetti Sintesis "Arco" Office 3-Drawer Desk, Italy 1960s
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Naples, IT
Desk Mod. "Arco" designed by Studio BBPR for Olivetti Sintesis in 1963. The desk has an iron frame
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Iron

1960s Arco Office 3-Drawer Desk by Studio BBPR for Olivetti Sintesis
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This is an Arco desk, designed by Studio B.B.P.R for Olivetti Sintesis in 1963. The piece was
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1960s Italian Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Iron

Studio Walnut Desk by Phillip Lloyd Powell
By Phillip Lloyd Powell
Located in Atlanta, GA
customized this desk from Powell's New Hope, PA studio. From the estate of a prominent composer. Provenance
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Walnut

Bbpr for Olivetti, Spazio Table, Desk, 1950s/60s
By Studio BBPR
Located in MARSEILLE, FR
Large 'Spazio' table or desk with a top covered in green vinyl, resting on a gray and black metal
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Mid-20th Century Italian Industrial Retro Studio Desk

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Metal

Modern Studio Steel Desk Signed and Dated 1995
By RP
Located in Miami, FL
This is a rare steel desk. The legs are black enamel, the top is tooled steel. Stunning from any
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Late 20th Century American Retro Studio Desk

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Steel, Enamel

Tiffany Studios Style Iridescent Favrile Glass Scarab Paperweight
By Tiffany Studios
Located in South Bend, IN
manner of Tiffany Studios USA, 20th Century Measures: 5"W x 3"D x 1.75"H Very good original vintage
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Art Glass

Studio Craft East Indian Satinwood Desk by Gregg Lipton
By Gregg Lipton
Located in Hanover, MA
Spectacular tour de force art deco style desk custom made by Cumberland, Maine studio furniture
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco Retro Studio Desk

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Satinwood

Mid-Century Modern Custom Studio Craft American 7 Drawer Solid Maple Desk
By Alvar Aalto, George Nakashima Studio
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Beautiful Unique American Studio craft custom woodworker made 7 drawer knee hole Solid Blonde Maple
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Maple

Daniel Salazar Lundberg Studios Cherry Blossom Art Glass Paperweight
By Lundberg Studios
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Lundberg Studios paperweight by Daniel Salazar. With a lampwork cherry blossom and 3
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Late 20th Century American Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Art Glass

Steven Lundberg / Lundberg Studios Glass Tiger Lily Pedestal Paperweight
By Lundberg Studios
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine Lundberg Studios pedastal paperweight. By Steven Lundberg. With an upright tiger lily
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Late 20th Century American Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Art Glass

Desk by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis, circa 1960
By Olivetti, Studio BBPR
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
desk and his lamp by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis, circa 1960 The keys are present, some scratches
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Metal

Bowed Front Solid Cherry Desk with Suspended Drawers Maine Studio 1980s
By Thomas Moser
Located in Camden, ME
Bow front cherry desk with two suspended drawers studio built in Portland Maine in the 1980s in the
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Cherry

Studio Åhus Sommerso Art Glass Green Apple Hanne Dreutler Arthur Zirnsack Sweden
By Studio Ahus
Located in Clifton Springs, NY
Rare vintage art glass apple sculpture or paperweight by Studio Åhus was handmade in Sweden in
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Retro Studio Desk

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Art Glass

Rare Desk Set by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis, circa 1960
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rare desk set by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis, including a desk, a storage unit, an office chair, a
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Metal

Set of Swedish Ahus Glass Paperweights, Signed Studio Åhus 1992 HD-AZ
By Studio Ahus
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
beautiful as a desk accessory or simply as a display.
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1990s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Glass

Dale Holub Studio Craft Lift-Top Desk
By Dale Holub
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage mid-century modern studio craft lift-top desk by Dale Holub. Crafted out of solid walnut
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Walnut

Grey metal & Pagwood 1960s Dattilo low desk/console by BBPR for Olivetti Synthes
By Olivetti, Studio BBPR
Located in Varese, Lombardia
small typist's desk, arco model for olivetti synthesys. Ideal as a console, service table or
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1960s Italian Space Age Retro Studio Desk

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Metal

Arco Desk by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis - 1960s
By Studio BBPR
Located in Uccle, Bruxelles
Amazing Desk from the second office furniture program, which was designed by Studio BBPR for
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Metal

Studio Del Campo 1960 Letter Tray and Opener. Italian Mid Century
By Studio Del Campo
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful polished bronze and enamel by famed Italian artists, Studio Del Campo. Signed. Includes
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Bronze, Enamel

Studio Crafted by John Kapel Cherry Wood Desk
By John Kapel
Located in Denton, TX
Very Rare Custom Made John Kapel Sculpted Cherry Wood Desk. Incredible wood grains. Very sturdy and
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Cherry

Vintage 1950s Studio BBPR Design Chairs for Arflex with Iron Frame
By Studio BBPR, Arflex
Located in Rome, IT
Presenting iconic vintage chair designed by the renowned studio BBPR for Arflex, originating from
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Iron

M.W. Jr American Studio Roll Top Desk
By Michael Watson, Jr.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
signed, dated, numbered edition 5/5
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1970s American Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Maple

M.W. Jr American Studio Roll Top Desk
M.W. Jr American Studio Roll Top Desk
H 41 in W 45.5 in D 29.5 in
Mid-Century Studio Craft Walnut Desk Business Card Display and Holder
Located in San Diego, CA
Mid-century studio craft walnut business card holder and display. The front section slides to
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Wood

Oval Writing Desk Studio Crafted Walnut Spider Leg , 1970s
Located in Camden, ME
Unusual spider legged oval top writing desk with a single inset drawer. Handcrafted and laminated
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Walnut

California Studio Sculpted Walnut Executive Desk by Anthony Khan
By Anthony Kahn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Angeles studio is a haven where vintage treasures are reborn. Here’s a glimpse into our restoration
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1990s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Ebony, Walnut

Expertly Restored - American Modern Studio Craft Sculpted Walnut Executive Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
American Modern Studio Craft sculpted walnut executive desk
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Whimsical rustic Adirondack child’s Vanity Mirror desk and chair studio craft
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Whimsical rustic Adirondack child’s Vanity Mirror desk and chair American studio craft. Very
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1990s American Adirondack Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Midcentury Italian Arco Desk by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis
By Olivetti, Studio BBPR
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This impressive vintage modern desk boasts a floating top covered in faux textured leather. A
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Metal

Arco Series Desk with Drawer by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis, 1960s
By Studio BBPR, Olivetti
Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, FR
Arco Series Desk with Drawer by BBPR for Olivetti Synthesis, 1960s Good condition Wooden top Metal
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Metal

Rare Mid Century Modern Italic Executive Desk by Gordon Bunshaft for GF Studios
By Gordon Bunshaft, General Fireproofing Company
Located in Lafayette, IN
This remarkable piece is one of the most spectacular desk designs to come out of the Mid-Century
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Walnut American Studio Craft 3 Drawer 3' Wide Writing Desk
By George Nakashima
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Unique American Studio Craft black walnut writing desk with tapered legs with two small drawers, a
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Walnut

Stand/Sit Desk or Worktable
Located in VUGHT, NL
-stand (desk) workplace is a Firenze (Italy) photo studio tripod from the 1960s, which later became known
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1960s Italian Retro Studio Desk

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Metal

Stand/Sit Desk or Worktable
Stand/Sit Desk or Worktable
H 86.62 in W 39.38 in D 35.44 in
Marzio Cecchi Diapason Desk, Italy, 1968
By Marzio Cecchi
Located in Padova, IT
Iconic desk one of only 40 made designed by Marzio Cecchi and manufactured by Studio Most, Italy
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Steel

Marzio Cecchi Diapason Desk, Italy, 1968
Marzio Cecchi Diapason Desk, Italy, 1968
H 29.53 in W 74.81 in D 23.63 in
Desk by Herbert Hirche, circa 1967
By Herbert Hirche
Located in Brussels, BE
Wonderfull minimalist desk By Herbert Hirche, manufactured by Christian Holzäpfel in 1967. Original
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Aluminum

Desk by Herbert Hirche, circa 1967
Desk by Herbert Hirche, circa 1967
H 29.34 in W 78.75 in D 39.38 in
Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Greenwich, CT
This vintage Mid-Century Modern writing desk has been completely refinished and refreshed to look
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

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Wood

American Oak And Birch Desk. 50's
Located in Madrid, ES
American oak and birch desk composed of two bodies with four drawers each. Portuguese pink marble
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1950s Central American Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Marble

American Oak And Birch Desk. 50's
American Oak And Birch Desk. 50's
H 31.5 in W 59.06 in D 31.5 in
H.P. Hansen Danish Modern Teak Desk
By H.P. Hansen
Located in Dronten, NL
Mid-Century Danish Modern teak desk with bookcase front. Three drawers on the left and two drawers
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Brass

H.P. Hansen Danish Modern Teak Desk
H.P. Hansen Danish Modern Teak Desk
H 28.75 in W 59.06 in D 27.56 in
Nanna Ditzel Teak Danish Desk Circa 1955
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Norwich, GB
A super sleek iconic Danish mid century teak four drawer desk designed by Nanna Ditzel. Circa late
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Teak

Nanna Ditzel Teak Danish Desk Circa 1955
Nanna Ditzel Teak Danish Desk Circa 1955
H 28.35 in W 68.9 in D 29.53 in
Italian Bamboo Rattan Writing Table or Desk
By Dal Vera
Located in Kaštel Sućurac, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Amazing midcentury bamboo and wicker desk with drawers. This wonderful piece was designed in Italy
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1980s Italian Campaign Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Bamboo, Rattan

Italian Bamboo Rattan Writing Table or Desk
Italian Bamboo Rattan Writing Table or Desk
H 30.71 in W 45.67 in D 24.02 in
Achille Castiglioni Quark desk BBB Bonacina Italy 1982
By BBB Bonacchina, Achille Castiglioni
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice post-modern 'Quark' desk designed by Achille Castiglioni and manufactured by BBB Bonacina
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Beech

Achille Castiglioni Quark Desk BBB Bonacina, Italy, 1982
By Achille Castiglioni
Located in ABCOUDE, UT
Nice ‘Quark’ desk designed by Achille Castiglioni and manufactured by BBB Bonacina, Italy 1982. The
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1980s Retro Studio Desk

Materials

Beech

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Retro Studio Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal retro studio desk for your home. A retro studio desk — often made from metal, wood and plastic — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a retro studio desk — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each retro studio desk bearing Mid-Century Modern, Modern or Industrial hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made retro studio desk over the years, but those crafted by Studio BBPR, Olivetti and Nessen Studio are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Retro Studio Desk?

Prices for a retro studio desk start at $75 and top out at $50,000 with the average selling for $2,479.