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Eames and Saarinen Should've Decorated the Star Trek Set

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Watch one episode of the original Star Trek—heck, watch one minute of the show—and it's clear how much the 1960s Space Age aesthetic, one marked by Googie architecture and post-war car culture, inspired its set designers. Still, the midcentury influence could have been way more explicit, as this vintage ad for Enterprise Cabinets teases. Oh if only the Starship Enterprise had Eames molded plastic chairs, fiberglass pendants, graphic starburst rugs, and Eero Saarinen's tulip chairs. Hubba hubba—swooning on all frequencies.

· Star Trek Re-imagined as Mid-Century Modern [Retroist via Gizmodo]
· All Herman Miller posts [Curbed National]