Saturday, September 09, 2006

Century Modern

This picture just doesn't do this desk or this store justice!
Century Modern is a fabulous store on Main Street in Deep Ellum featuring mid-century furniture and accessories. New stock come in from all over the country weekly, and the store features both original and restored versions. The store was featured in Architectural Digest and in Ralph Lauren's city guide, but it's been known to Dallas denizens for years, for the style and comfort from these classic pieces. This desk is a 1940s custom mahogany desk with a green leather top, adjustable wooden drawer dividers, and sliding letter trays. The massive piece has an imposing curved front that feels more like a command center than a simple paper-pusher's prop. The original owner's brass nameplate is still affixed to the side.

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