A bit over 80 years ago, office furniture manufacturer Steelcase partnered with iconic architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright to produce his vision of office furniture that adorned the interior of the Johnson Wax Administration Building. Distinctly modern and elegant, yet functional, the furniture served to compliment Wright’s design of the building its self. Now, nearly a century later, Steelcase is resurrecting Wright’s designs with slight modern tweaks.
The flagship of the new collection is the Frank Lloyd Wright Racine Signature Desk, which retails at a whopping $9,750, and that’s without a chair. Available in either blond on maple or walnut, the Racine Signature Desk features integrated storage cabinets and a multi-tiered work surface. Modern tweaks include a larger work area compared to its older counterpart. The price of the desk can be reduced by opting to go without the cabinets, extra work tier, or integrated trash can, but the desk will still cost a pretty penny either way.
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The collection includes utility desks as well as chairs, which retail upwards of $2,000. Still, their sleek design and historic legacy make the attractive options for the affluent and architectually-minded.