26 April 2012

A burl wood and lucite desk. A vintage chair.

This is not the first time I have introduced a piece of furniture composed of lucite and wood on this blog. I just love the combination of the two materials. So, when I see a handsome contemporary desk such as the one above, I want to shout out loud and make sure it is published right here. The desk, shown above, features a burled wood top from the European black Poplar tree. The desk top is supported by two sturdy lucite side panels and is punctuated with stainless steel hardware. An added bonus to this piece of furniture is that there are two drawers which make it exceptionally useful as a vanity or desk. This sophisticated and elegant desk may be combined with either traditional accessories or more contemporary details. A lamp with a Chinese Ginger Jar porcelain base, for example, would be at home on top of this desk as would a slick polished chrome desk lamp that screams modern design. This desk also provides a great deal of flexibility and versatility when it comes to pairing it with the right desk chair. I'm thinking a chair in a stainless steel with a raw silk upholstery fabric in a neutral beige tone. Or, the mid-century vintage chair pictured below. This chair has a polished chrome frame, and silver and white cowhide upholstery. The chair has some signs of age due to it's history. This only enhances the vintage beauty of this unique piece. Paired with the lucite and burl wood desk above, the curved lines of this chair perfectly juxtapose the straight, sharp lines of the desk. It is just one of many different combinations to consider.