Iconic Modernist Furniture Designers

Adrian Pearsall 2011, Charles Ames 1978, his wife Ray 1988, Harry Bertoia 1978.  Arne Jacobsen 1971, George Nelson 1986, Paul McCobb 1969, Eero Saarinen 1961, Harvey Probber 2003, just to name a few, were all iconic furniture designers from the mid century modern and Danish modern periods.  All are deceased; their design craft has stopped. …

Lane Acclaim Coffee Table

Responding to a call to rescue a few “vintage pieces” we climb into our van and drive west through the New Englandlandscape. Our vehicle becomes a time machine as we glide through small farm and factory towns that have not changed in nearly 100 plus years. We pull into the driveway of a small modest…

Frederic Weinberg / Arthur Umanoff Stools

As I’m directed to the basement of this 1950’s cap cod style home I’m reminded of Indiana Jones looking for great treasure in great tombs.  I flip the light switch to on at the top of the stairs but only the steps are illuminated. Fortunately my vintage stainless steel flashlight is at the ready.  The…

Give it a good home

From families and acquaintances I regularly hear “I know you’ll give it a good home”. Or sometimes before they are let go the family history that surrounds the piece will be volunteered to me. At times I even detect a bit of sadness as the mid century and Danish modern pieces are transferred to my…