Coolest desk ever: Han Solo encased in carbonite
As long as we're walking down Star Wars memory lane -- the evil of the Jabba cake; the fantasy-turned-reality of a Tauntaun sleeping bag; the splendor of two nearly naked Princess Leias -- the Force compels me to show everyone the greatest desk ever constructed.
The Han Solo Encased In Carbonite Desk!
Don't look for it an Ikea or Target near you. The desk was a custom job designed and assembled by Tom Spina and Richard Riley of Tom Spina Designs, a New York-based company specializing in the creation of furniture art and the restoration of original movie props.
According to Tom Spina, the Han Solo desk was fabricated for the home theater/office of Mark Hall, lead singer of the Casting Crowns. It took two months to build. Spina wouldn't divulge the exact cost that Hall paid, but said similar pieces usually fetch between $5,000 and $10,000.
"This was made to be a one-of-a-kind piece and that our preference is always to make unique pieces that suit the clients' needs, space and interests," Spina said via e-mail.Check out other pop culture icons -- turned into furniture -- at Spina's official Web site.