Vintage Norman Bel Geddes Desk in 'Da House!

Posted by Randy Sloan on

Heads up Mid-Century Modern aficionados! This sweet Bel Geddes desk will make the perfect addition to your collection.

It doesn't happen very often, but when it does we couldn't get more excited! ALD has just received our second Norman Bel Geddes steel desk and she's a beauty. Our first Bel Geddes desk sold quickly, so if you are in the market for one of these iconic pieces, don't delay.

Originally designed by Norman Bel Geddes in the 1930s for Simmons Furniture, this all-steel desk is painted in on-trend gray and creme colors but should you decide to do so, this would look incredible stripped down to its bare gleaming steel!

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About Norman Bel Geddes:

To call American designer Norman Bel Geddes a visionary is an understatement. As an important industrial designer, he helped popularize “streamlining” as a distinct modern style.

Toward the end of the 1920s, Geddes adapted his ideas to industrial design, gradually building an organization that employed 2,000 people. His designs ranged from skyscrapers, inkwells, yachts, radios, and interiors to refrigerators. One of his best-remembered designs was the General Motors Futurama building and exhibit at the New York World’s Fair (1939–40). Geddes also designed theatres worldwide. He staged circuses, developed equipment and techniques for the armed services, and wrote books on many subjects.

 

 

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