Reader Q: The Hunt for the Trendy White Table
Audrey from Australia wrote in, "I was wondering if you and the decor8 blog readers might be able to help me..." Seems she's on the hunt for a trendy white table featured in a recent NYTimes feature about The Penthouse restaurant at the Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, CA designed by Thomas Schoos. Audrey continues, "I'd like to get my hands on it (or something similar) to use as my desk. I love the white square top with the round base."
Since that is wayyy out of my territory, I'm leaving this up to other Aussie readers who may be able to give her a hand. Or in this case, a table!
Anyone know where to get something like this?
Audrey - My first reaction is to contact the design firm to see where it was purchased, but given your location, you may do better to DIY it. Locate a vintage cast aluminum saarinen tulip base (Knoll) and work with a carpenter to create a laminate rectangular top and viola! You have exactly what you want. You could also contact 20th Century Design in Melbourne to see if they've come across anything like it... Mondo Trasho and Frhapsody 20C are great mid century design resources in your country that may also be helpful for you to contact.
Anyone else have a few clever ideas for our friend, Audrey?
(image from the nytimes)