Maybe it was The Jetsons 1960’s interpretation of futuristic furniture or my time in Southern California that explains my affinity for Googie style architecture. Unfortunately for the popularity of Googie architecture, it sounds strikingly similar to the world’s number one search engine. Nonetheless, the style was a continuation of Space Age modernism of the 1940’s, its name borrowed from a coffee shop in West Hollywood. My favorite of the Googies’, and the only airport I ever enjoyed traveling through, was the spider-like Theme Building at LAX. The spider was never a control tower or any other functional component of the airport. Its only purpose was to mark the intended location of the central traffic hub noted in the original master plan of LAX. It’s now a non-revolving restaurant.
As for the desk, the powder coated 1.5″ x 3″ tube steel legs are loosely based on the Theme Building and were assembled by Art Metal Design Studio in Pilsen. The desk top is made of 3/4″ thick reclaimed Elm barnwood, has two touch latch drawers and was assembled by Demeter Millwork in the West Loop. No fish were harmed in the making of this piece.
It is available for purchase on Etsy.