Rare Mid-Century Modern Walnut Push-Button Executive Desk by SLS Environetics
This ultra-rare and ultra-cool desk features a black steel frame, walnut veneer cabinet and brushed-aluminum legs with rosewood inlay. The contrasting woods, aluminum accents and minimalist, mid-century lines, make this desk is the epitome of 70's chic! However, what makes this desk truly remarkable is its parlor trick... Cable-actuated, spring-loaded drawers that open at the touch of a button! (see video) This unique desk was custom-designed by SLS Environetics and produced by Leopold/Litton Industries for use in offices at the Sears Tower in Chicago. The Design firm Saphier, Lerner, Schindler Inc (SLS) was given the gargantuan task of planning the 4.4 million square feet of interior office space for the newly constructed Sears Tower and this desk was part of that plan. Designed in-house by SLS Environetics (a division of Litton Industries), manufacturing of the desk was then tasked to the renowned Leopold Desk Company (also a division of Litton at the time). The result is one of the most unique desks to come out of the Mid-century era, both in design and engineering!
Condition: Very nice original condition with small veneer patch to right, front edge of top (see last photo)