Courtesy Artek

Office Décor: Reissued Vintage Items Add Retro Cool

  1. 915 Side Table

    915 Side Table

    Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto created this table in 1932 for the Paimio Sanatorium, a medical facility for tuberculosis patients that he also designed. He turned the table’s edges up to keep papers from falling off—just as useful today as it was 80 years ago.

    Courtesy Artek
  2. Brionvega Cubo Radio

    Brionvega Cubo Radio

    First released in 1963, the Cubo was a portable music marvel, known for its retractable handle and sleek clamshell case. The new version comes updated with Bluetooth, a digital display, and a remote control.

    Courtesy Brionvega
  3. Perpetual Wall Calendar

    Perpetual Wall Calendar

    This pop art calendar by Israeli designer Dan Reisinger, originally produced in 1987, allows anyone to feel like a creative. The six reversible PVC panels can be endlessly rearranged into different shapes and colors.

    Courtesy MoMA Store
  4. Grasshopper Floor Lamp for Gubi

    Grasshopper Floor Lamp for Gubi

    Swedish architect Greta Grossman set up shop in California in the 1940s, where she designed and decorated houses for stars like Greta Garbo and Frank Sinatra, stocking them with her canted Grasshopper lamp. The piece’s understated glam, now available in colors such as salmon and blue-gray, still looks contemporary.

    Courtesy Gubi
  5. Pollock Arm Chair for Knoll

    Pollock Arm Chair for Knoll

    American industrial designer Charles Pollock constructed the prototype of this chair in 1960, early in his career, using scavenged plumbing scraps. Knoll’s version is obviously sleeker, with tubular chrome legs and Italian leather upholstery.

    Courtesy Knoll
  6. Station Wall Clock for Rosendahl

    Station Wall Clock for Rosendahl

    Danish architect Arne Jacobsen oversaw every detail of his buildings, down to the finishes. He created this clock, which features a strong exterior ring of aluminum, in 1941 for the electronics company LK.

    Courtesy Rosendahl
  7. 746 Phone by Wild & Wolf

    746 Phone by Wild & Wolf

    Released in 1967 by the British General Post Office, the 746 quickly became iconic. The reissued version by London design house Wild & Wolf replaces the original rotary dial with buttons.

    Courtesy Wild & Wolf
  8. Braun ET66 Calculator

    Braun ET66 Calculator

    Less practical than an iPhone app, but much more beautiful: The 1987 ET66 by German industrial design legend Dieter Rams is re-created here, down to the plastic casing and round buttons.

    Courtesy Braun
  9. Rainbow Mugs for Heller

    Rainbow Mugs for Heller

    $60 for a set of six;
    Originally sold in a spectrum of bright colors, these plastic mugs, created in 1964 by Italian designer Massimo Vignelli, were only available in black and white until Design Within Reach re-released this bold set last year.

    Courtesy Design Within Reach
  10. Architectural Series Desk

    Architectural Series Desk

    Brooklyn-born Harvey Probber is best known for inventing the sectional sofa in the ’40s. In 1960 he turned his attention to the office, creating the clean-lined Architectural Series. This desk’s wood-veneer finish is newly available in a choice of four colors (shown here in natural walnut).

    Courtesy M2L