Startup: Philco PC

SchultzeWORKS placed highly in a design competition for this steampunk-antique-minimalist computer case they call the “Philco PC” so named because it resembles the Philco Predicta, an iconic 1950’s era television set famous for its detached CRT. While SchultzeWORKS remains a going concern, Philco went bankrupt in 1960 due to poor sales of the Predicta. While the Predicta was largely purchased by the Holiday Inn hotel chain, consumer sales were dismal because of the whacky design, black & white picture tube, and high failure rate. A still-working Predicta will fetch you a tidy sum with a collector.

  • tiberiusẅisë

    Dear god that is gorgeous. It reminds me that it is time to blow out my keyboard with the air compressor.

  • That keyboard! DO WANT!

  • Number_Six

    Holy crap, that is fantastic.

    • Number_Six

      In case you, like me, feverishly bash your way over to their website in hopes of getting one, you'll find this:

      "Thank you to everyone who has called or written to inquire where they could buy the Philco PC. However, these images are 3D renderings of a design concept which does not yet exist in the real world. We are currently meeting with PC manufacturers and hope that will change in the near future. In the meantime, thanks for the interest, and it’s very cool that you thought the images were real."

  • Chad Geidel

    Wait – Googie is now “steampunk”?

  • zaddikim

    I would so have this on my desk.

    Not running Windows, mind you – I'd have OpenStep with a greyed out theme to complement that gorgeous chassis.