$90.00 desk that has “somewhat matching hutch” that goes on top of it, buy the whole thing for $110.00!
Seller lists it as Danish by maker Sodergren, who I’m guessing is in fact Evert Sodergren:
Evert Sodergren of Seattle, WA is the “dean” of the Pacific Northwest woodworkers. Among the pioneers of “studio furniture,” this 4th generation woodworker blazed the trail of creating a livelihood making contemporary custom and speculative pieces. He served as a role model for many, who have shown their appreciation by honoring him as a Living Treasure. viasodergrenfurniture.com
Here are some photos of what I’m assuming are Sodergren’s other designs that you can find on the website:
The photographs in this slideshow were taken in the 1950s by Walt Scarff. They were originally developed for display in the 3D Roto-vuer, a stereoscopic slide viewer device.
Those photos and stagings on the slideshow sure make formica tops look mighty good! Aside from the sculpted chair, I’m curious if the other designs are in fact Sodergren designs. Oh internet, give me more information..!
Destination Earth was a cartoon made in 1956 for petroleum company.
I picked this cartoon for the animation, vibrant color scheme, and all those crazy mid mod type it has going on.
Here’s a plot line internet looted from IMDd:
“The American Petroleum Institute presents “Destination Earth” Color by Technicolor… The cartoon begins by establishing the planet Mars, ruled by a dictator named Ogg. The martians are small green guys with big noses and space helmets. The poor guys are herded by soldiers into a space-age colliseum where Ogg forces them to applaud as they hear his criticisms of problems with martian ground transportation — no good fuel and too much friction. A single martian is sent to Earth to find a solution. The intrepid Martian crashes his saucer into a farm, sets forth into the city, learns about the glorious benefits of petroleum AND capitalist competition, steals a few library books, and heads back to Mars. He excitedly reveals the truths he’s learned to the crowd in the colliseum. The crowd is fueled by the spirit of capitalism and the dictatorship breaks down instantly, to be replaced by the Oil Pioneers…”
The animating cast includes:
Ken O’ Brien
Ross Von Neida
Many of these animators went on to work on familair classics. Some of them include, Spider man, Scooby doo, Fat albert, H&B classics, and Disney classics (Ken O’ Brien) like sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, the Lady and the Tramp, and Bambi.