Mid-Century Modern Terrazzo Top Executive Desk from Playboy Offices in Chicago
This is a RARE piece designed by Chicago Artist/designer Daniel Czubak and custom-made for PlayBoy back in the 1960's (more information on Czubak at bottom of listing). This fantastic L-Shaped executive desk is all about presentation, elegantly simple and functional from the back while dramatic and imposing from the front. We discovered this desk in a Mid-Western warehouse, the owner had purchased it in a lot directly from Playboy when they relocated their editorial offices from Downtown Chicago to L.A. in 1989. Desk features a large 66" x 30" marble-like terrazzo work surface with inset, amber/brown glass aggregate that has been smoothed and polished. Top "floats" and cantilevers atop walnut-veneer cabinetry and gives the desk a wonderful architectural aesthetic. This look is complimented by a stepped-down return creating a terrific terraced effect. Return even features a hidden-door compartment for "reading" materials. She may completely lack any curves... But just look at those lines!
Desk: 66" L x 30" D x 29" T
Return: 46" L x 18.25" D x 26.5" T
Weight: We'll never tell
Interests: Holding stuff, starting conversations, and being the perfect Playboy "workmate".
An interior designer, graphic designer, photographer, and artist, Czubak was a student, and later, a teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he graduated. Often called Hugh Hefner’s “personal designer”, Czubak spearheaded the design of Hefner’s private DC-9 Playboy airliner, the "Big Bunny", and worked on the design of the Playboy mansion, numerous clubs, furnishings and promotional Playboy mailers. As art director and designer, Czubak received many awards for his promotional designs at Playboy enterprises.