Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier: How Midcentury Modernism Shaped Our View of the Future

Star Trek: Designing the Final Frontier: How Midcentury Modernism Shaped Our View of the Future

Star Trek: The Original Series (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. Designing the Final Frontier is a unique, expert look at the mid-century modern design that created and inspired that aesthetic. From Burke chairs to amorphous sculptures, from bright colors to futuristic frames, Star Trek TOS is bursting with mid-century modern furniture, art, and design elements—many of them bought directly from famous design showrooms.