We have a general rule on Retro To Go that we try to feature items you can go out and buy. Sadly, these House Industries for Herman Miller limited edition Eames wire-based tables are only available to a select few of you. Although we are hoping for a wider release.
Sadly the auction is out of America, but the seller does offer worldwide shipping of this stunning 1950s George Nelson desk by Herman Miller.
we actually featured this desk in 2007 when it was reissued, with an asking price of a hefty £2,936. We're not sure if this is an original 1958 version or a reissue, but either way, it's an official one by Herman Miller, which is the important thing.
Solid walnut sides, a white laminate top, four hardwood dividers, chrome-finished steel-tube legs, adjustable glides and a 'grommet' for cable management are the features, with the seller claiming it is in 'excellent condition' and 'shows hardly wear'. Bidding right now is at £6.20.
Can you improve on a design classic? Herman Miller are giving it a go with their limited edition of the Eames' iconic Hang-It-All design.
Designed in 1953, the Hang-It-All was intended to encourage kids to hang up their colours, through its brightly coloured wooden spheres. This limited edition is definitely one for grown-ups then, as the coloured spheres have been replaced by a solid walnuts balls. The more somber look is reinforced by the black frame.
I can't help thinking the make-over loses the original object's sense of fun somewhat but if you like the look, better snap one up soon as it's only going to be in production until early 2011.
And better start saving too, as this edition will set you back $249.
Buy it from Design Within Reach