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Show us your mod home office

Postby Goffgirl » Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:55 am

Since home computers were not a part of the mod household fifty years ago, I wanted to know how folks have addressed this in their mid-century modern homes today.

I'll start...
At one end of our family room we have a Knoll-style dining room table set up for our main computer. There is a credenza to one side to hold supplies and typical office clutter. Excuse the power cords in the pic, and the fact that I'll never get my interiors to look like a professional magazine shoot. :roll:
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Postby STLModern » Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:11 am

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Postby wyneken » Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:57 am

What a beautiful desk, STLModern!

Goffgirl, it strikes me that even though there weren't computers in the MCM home of fifty years ago, there were televisions, and other technological objects such as hi-fi equipment and various appliances. It would seem to be consistent with the Modern aesthetic to admire and display such things to the extent that they were well-designed and pleasing and, of course, useful.

The problem is that so few computers and associated peripherals are well designed from an aesthetic standpoint -- though I would argue that Apple iMacs have a beautiful sculptural presence, and there was even that model a few years ago that looked just like something out of the Jetsons' "future."

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Postby ttblair » Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:44 pm

Midcentury anyway... Nelson EOG L-shaped desk from about 1960 ($80.00 on Craigslist).

The monitor doesn't seem too out of place, and the PC hides nicely underneath. ...though I plan on going laptop for my next home computer to avoid the clutter.

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Room could use some art & maybe a secretary.

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Postby ePimp » Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:32 pm

Temporary office

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Family office :oops:

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Future office :D

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Postby johnnyapollo » Wed Mar 14, 2007 6:15 am

Not as Sexy as some others but functional - I basically did a panarama of our office:

My Desk:
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Cindi's Desk:
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Calendar:
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Door to exit:
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Reference Wall:
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Fax and Filing:
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R. Land Painting:
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Ceiling:
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My Cat Mucha's thoughts on the whole thing:
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Postby Mid-Century Gent » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:41 pm

"The world’s richest nation should be able to produce a free – beautiful – Architecture for individuals – for people – to daily increase the Joy in life." John Lautner

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My temporary office

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I bought mine here


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Our recent home office project

Postby eggMCMuffin » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:02 pm

I definitely agree with original sentiment of this discussion, most MCMs were not designed with the need for a dedicated home office in mind-- just ask older parents or grandparents to compare the amount of mail they received in 1960 to the amount they receive today... The fact is, you just can't easily manage all of life's bills and paperwork at the kitchen table or a small desk anymore (let alone the need for an area for filing, computer space, printers, network hubs, etc).

My wife and I undertook a home office project about a month ago. We both have hobbies that require desk space and also work from home occasionally. As a result, having some personal desk space for both of us was very important. We also wanted to construct/finish our office in such a way that it was a good fit with the rest of the home. The results of our modest and ongoing project are at:

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Postby mr. and mrs. meow » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:31 pm

Not in my home office, but if I could create the one of my dreams, it would be using furniture from this line:
http://vitra.com/products/designer/wern ... lang=us_us

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Anyone here have any personal experience with this line?
it's good. ...for now.

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Postby jonu » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:20 pm

My office with a vintage Herman Miller desk...
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Postby T.O. MidMod » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:02 am

Here's a link to photos of our home office. It's the smallest bedroom in our 1300 sq. ft. home and we hung grasscloth on the walls (good marriage test!) and found the perfect-sized shelf at Ikea (it's also NOT chipboard, which I detest) to put all our design books and vintage bowling trophies (and Big Boy bank and small plastic cars etc). Anyhow, the desk is Danish Modern, the chair is a Canadian office furniture company (1970s) and the Eames lounger is a licensed Canadian version by a company called Plycraft. The hanging light fixture is original to the house.

There's another office pic if you look at the photostream.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/45285859@N00/388550709/

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Get your discounted 2008 Stendig Calendar!

Postby johnnyapollo » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:09 pm

There were some previous posts in regard to the Stendig calendar that I've got in my office - I just bought a 2008 at the mark-down price of $14.99 today at Crate and Barrel (usually $35). I just thought some of you might like to know and get yourself one. See the posts above the images.

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Just got done....

Postby Stephen » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:04 pm

I just finished this week:


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Postby tallrick » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:15 pm

My home office is a mess since I started this book scanning project, but here is my temporary desk. A section of bowling alley approach filler makes the desk, and the 1A2 telephone and Electro-voice mike are actually used. The GE wall fan and Cincinatti clock work and give the "real office" feel. There are also Sta-Brite flourescent fixtures and a Celotex ceiling, all salvaged from real 50's offices. Oh and the General Fireproofing chair. Yes there is a computer, but the CPU is under the desk. Also notice the cute "copy cat" on the printer/scanner. Once I move I intend to make a much more asthetic office but now it's functional. Believe it of not, I even have fire sprinklers and a paging system that connects to the real office. Videoconferencing and a projector screen can make the home office feel a lot like the real thing. I actually get more work done at home than in the real office!

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