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The Gold Standard


Our inexplicable love of credenzas is well documented, but apparently we’re not the only ones.

Red Hook modernists Standard41 whipped up six different models—including this one, aptly named “Big Boy”—to assuage their own 60s nostalgia. One of the other types includes a wine rack, but we’re happy just to have a few drawers, some sliding panels, and an alternative to buying something that was actually made in 1961.

Ladies and gentleman, your arduous credenza search is over.

The Credenza Strikes Back


Believe it or not, there’s still a lot of early 60s staples that have yet to make the retro jump. Our pick for the next candidate is the credenza, a staple of old school interior décor that’s completely dropped off the map in recent decades, but the *Mad Men* set dressers clearly haven't forgotten. By our lights, it’s due for a revival, but only time will tell.

If you happen to be in the Second City, you can pick up this Herman Miller version (circa 1955) for around five grand at Chicago’s Wright Design Auction on October 7th, along with a few Eames chairs and an embarrassment of interior design riches.

But if you want to stick with your coffee table, we understand.