Tait's Hideaway Vintage Workstation

Tait's Hideaway Vintage Workstation

Gregory Han
Jul 26, 2011

Melbourne-based UI designer, Tait Brown, shares a tiny one bedroom apartment with his girlfriend, so a compact workstation was a requirement. Instead of turning to the usual big-box, modern day home office solution, Tait decided to look back to the past for his home office setup....

From Tait's Tumblr, Nothing Insightful:

With no study or second bedroom, space is at an absolute premium. My parents had suggested an old writing bureau or stereogram and just before my birthday we stumbled across one. It came from our favourite second hand furniture place in Yarraville, Cattanach's. We've bought plenty of stuff from them before, as have friends and family. I think this is their eBay store.

But enough about that. Lauren bought it for my birthday and Dad spent a week restoring it and building the box that now sits over the turntable. It's beautiful and best of all, Australian made. The chair is Tasmanian made and came off hard rubbish of all places. Dad knocked it apart, reglued it, and it's as good as new.

When it's not in use, everything folds away nicely with a solid scissor hinge. There's also a storage area that houses the router and other gadgetry. The chair sits against the wall and you would have no idea what's inside!

Besides the fact the shortwave radio desk is simply beautiful to look at, it's also somehow perfectly suited to accommodate for Tait's trio of Apple tech, with the angle of the desk even complementing the swing back of his laptop. And the compact size when all closed up makes this workstation solution one of our favourite small space home offices we've seen in awhile. Now if only those dials were able to work with his iPad...

[via Minimal Mac]

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