Just as I had finished writing my last post about my home and my favourite interior design treasures, I discovered an amazing Australian made piece of furniture history.
The internet is an amazing place to find and source pre-loved furniture and bit and pieces. I watch a couple of websites and Facebook groups always keeping things that I might like in the back of my mind. Digital hunting!
This week I saw my dream desk and quickly commented sold! Well, I showed Josh and a few other people around me and then tried to make a quick decision despite the financial ramifications… I’m broke now but I don’t think i’ll ever have to buy another desk!
Instead of money I now have in the studio a gorgeous 1960’s Teak Parker desk. It has been very lightly loved considering it is over 50 years old! The timber is that lovley rich Teak colour so typical of that period of furniture making and perfectly matches another vintage Teak piece we have in our home. I’m excited about the day when they can live in the same room together.
The Parker’s crafted some of the most iconic furniture of the Australian mid century period. The family business was driven by continually seeking perfection in design and craftsmanship. That pursuit for quality is 100% apparent in the desk that is now sitting with an iMac on top of it in my studio. (I doubt in the 1960’s they would have thought having a computer in your home was possible, much less putting a computer on top of this desk)
The desk appears very delicate despite being very strong and able to withstand a fair bit of wear and tear. The only significant mark on the desk is where a small chip has been taken out on the front right hand corner. This has been patched up and doesn’t detract from the overall beauty of this desk. It looks beautiful from all angles.
Its a great example of furniture that was produced by the Parkers in this period. I love that it was made in Australia and people other than myself have worked on it. I’m so happy and feel so lucky to have my desk dreams fulfilled!
(Also, the Ikea table/desk that was there previously is now in the home of a lovely lady in North Fitzroy. Whilst I don’t think it will last as long as my new/old Parker desk, I’m sure if it’s taken care of, it could be passed on to another person once she is finished with it too).