Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier

How Midcentury Modernism Shaped Our View of the Future

Written By: Dan Chavkin, Brian McGuire
Star Trek (1966-1969) was the first installment of one of the most successful and longest-running television franchises of all time. Today, Trek fans champion its writing, progressive social consciousness, and aesthetic. Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier is a unique, expert look at the midcentury modern design that created and inspired that aesthetic. From Eames chairs to amorphous sculptures, from bright colors to futuristic frames, Star Trek is bursting with midcentury modern furniture, art, and design elements—many of them bought directly from famous design showrooms.

Author and midcentury modern design expert Dan Chavkin and Star Trek fan Brian McGuire have created an insider’s guide to the interior of the original starship Enterprise and beyond that is sure to attract Star Trek’s thriving global fan base.
Format: PLC
Published on: 8/3/2021
ISBN: 9781681885629
Pages: 168
Trim Size: 10.5 x 9.5

  • About the Author 
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Dan Chavkin, Author: Dan Chavkin began his photographic career studying at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He has received critical acclaim for his architectural photography from several modern preservation organizations and magazine publications, and has published two books on mid-century modern design.

Brian McGuire, Co-Author: Brian McGuire is a biochemist and midcentury enthusiast. As an avowed Star Trek aficionado, he is also the co-author of STAR TREK: Designing the Final Frontier.