Sputnik retro PC puts bureau back on the desktop
Part of the furniture
Some mod-jobs are too cool to overlook and this old school PC set-up certainly qualifies giving a welcome return to the desktop bureau of old.
The hinged wooden flap with integrated keyboard folds up when not in use, and there's even an optical drive cleverly fitted into the dashboard. Open up the Sputnik 0667 and you'll find a Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 Mini-ITX mobo, an Intel Core i3-550 3.2GHz CPU with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB WD hard drive. The graphics cards is a GeForce GTX 460 GPU with 1GB of RAM SweClockers reports.
The Sputnik 0667 runs Microsoft Windows, but is that really XP on the screensaver? Another retro touch perhaps.
Not only did Hultén go to the lengths of crafting this masterpiece bordering on Steampunk, he created his own imaginary advertising campaign too, modelled on Soviet promotions from the past.
Have a gander at his artwork. There are more pics of the Sputnik 0667 over on page 2. ®
Next page: More images of the Sputnik 0667
95% for style
very nice - until i saw that awful keyhole brass thing. I adore the clean 602 designs and a fine veneer work, but that item is pilfered from a whole different bulky-items rubbish skip.
Thanks for posting though, i'll forward to my brother who is a furniture- (not computer- ) geek .
I was about to make a similar comment. I like how the retro-designers do things in general, but that fascination with breaking the form in order to stick in an awkward brass key just grates.
Even in the 19th century they had an understanding of this.
Judging by the flimsy and inadequate stand I'd say this was inspired not so much by Sputnik as by the Apple G4 Monitor's stand, and will likely be just as unfit for purpose.
I love the wood casing though. Shame it'll end up a pile of matchwood on the floor when someone jostles the table it is standing on after all that cleverness.
The artwork is primo 60s retro though, down to the horrid orange dyework. Orange and black were popular (and above all cheap) options back then, as I found out when I saw my old (Sputnik-contemporary) vaccination records some years ago.
but the finish on some of the woodwork seems a bit sub-par for the era it attempts to mimic.