Even the most ardent 19th century futurists couldn’t have dreamed up this writing desk, which merges modern technology and conveniences with antique aesthetics. When it’s all closed up, the Tempel desk by Swedish designer Love Hultén has a rather mysterious appear, with a glowing planetarium locking indicator. Open it up and you’ll uncover a variety of electronic tools.
Constructed of ash, walnut and brass, the table was custom-produced for the designer’s own use crafting modest electronic projects. The lid of the conventional writing desk conceals a pop-up monitor, laptop, speaker technique, built-in soldering station and other tools.
The amber-toned lighting, brass accents and old-fashioned dials contrast with USB ports and electrical cords. Tools held to the back surface with pegs disappear when the monitor is raised. Twenty-6 drawers provide a lot of storage for extra electronics and other little things.
Reproductions of the retrofuturistic desk are offered upon request.