Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Retro Modern desk : my latest flea market score!!

I just love to hunt the flea markets of Mumbai (the famous chor bazaar and the hidden treasure trove in the suburbs of mumbai at Jogeshwari ) where you can score amazing stuff. Being a designer and a promoter of recyling I can pass hours (if I could) at the furniture and antiques sections of the market. I scored this amazing retro (my current favorite style), mid-century modern table in burma teak with rosewood polish for Rs 4000/- approx 89 $...
It got me in a mode for some research for retro modern desks designed by famous architects and furniture designers.

Floating Milo Baughman Desk

Cavour : by Carlo Mollino via{kaboodle}

Compass desk by Jean Prouve 1948 . image via {architonic}

George Nelson's Swag Leg Group - Originally released in 1958 via{apartment therapy}

These desks will look awesome in a home office or your living room. 
I have placed this one in our living room. Check it out! 
Another idea is to buy a vintage desk from the flea market and paint it with a vintage white or vintage yellow color to give it a shabby chic look. Believe me even that goes well with your modern furniture. Will share an example that I have done in my Casa in a later post. Think Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!!!




  1. Lovely desk, Shivangi. Looks clean and retro :). I am still waiting (patiently) for the painting you promised me ;)
    Hope to meet up when I am in mumbai.

  2. Thanks Swati!!...I remember the painting promise...Why don't you tell me the size will keep it ready when you visit India...btw when r u?

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