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1968 Executive Desk



Executive desk formerly belonging to noted architect George M. Notter, (1933–2007) of the Boston firm Anderson Notter Finegold (now known as Finegold Alexander Architects). Current institutional memory at the firm suggests it was a special order from Herman Miller for the then new New York offices of MGM, however Herman Miller's archivist was unable to confirm. Styling, particularly the distinctive slim milled aluminum tracks through which the entire drawer carriage glides is clearly similar to Warren Platner's designs for Lehigh-Leopold which were then among the most costly of executive office furnishings. The bent flat bar chromed steel base is somewhat similar to a table base in Stow Davis' Electa Series, designed by Alexis Yermakov circa 1971. Walnut laminate top is very clean with no issues. One one corner edge shows a small separation. The only identifying markings are within the milled aluminum channel: G.P. F.I. 2 And the date Dec. 20, 1968. See image 18. Between the rectangular laminate top and the chrome base is a heavy blackened steel plate. Underneath the bent chrome pigeon toe feet are bars of a thick phenolic material which act as floor protector. We can have keys made to fit the two locking drawers. Tim Anderson and George Notter were some of the first architects to conceive of a new approach to architecture: adapt rather than demolish. They recognized existing buildings not as constraints, but as opportunities. Early projects such as the Prince Spaghetti factory and the adaptive use of Old City Hall in Boston, famously heralded in Architectural Record as “the most promising trend in modern architecture.” See photo of founders from 1967.


  • Similar to
    Warren Platner (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Width: 72 in. (182.88 cm)Depth: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good overall with scratches and wear to chrome plating. Some scratches to black finish on metal drawers. Let us know if you would like drawers painted.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU886623240162

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