MidModMen+friends offers vintage modern home decor at its best. We hand-select each item and then clean, rejuvenate or restore it according to need. All you have to do is take it home and enjoy it. This is a sampling of currently available items. You also can keep up to date on incoming items on Facebook and Instagram .
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UPHOLSTERED LOUNGE CHAIRS WITH FLAIR | $895 EACH We love a good restoration challenge. When we acquired these chairs, the orange “dust” from the disintegrating cushions left a trail behind us. The upholstery was an unfortunate murky green. We re-imagined them in a dark charcoal woven fabric with just enough shade variation to keep things interesting. The front and back legs extend outside the seat buckets giving them the appearance of being suspended. Available individually or together.
GRETE JALK TEAK COFFEE TABLE | $1,295 This is an iconic Danish modern design by Grete Jalk and made in Denmark by Glostrup Mobelfabrik. All teak construction with flared tabletop edges and slatted lower shelf. Freshly rejuvenated with a hand-rubbed teak oil finish. Dimensions are 51″L x 21.75″D x 17″H.
GRETE JALK TEAK END TABLE PAIR | $1,295 SET These classic Danish modern accent tables were designed by Grete Jalk and manufactured for Glostrup Mobelfabrik. They’re all teak and in excellent condition – freshly rejuvenated with a hand-rubbed teak oil finish. Dimensions are 27.5″L x 19.75″D x 18.5″H.
48″ BENCH – TRIPLE OTTOMAN | $365 We upholstered this versatile 48″ long bench in a super soft, nubby cocoa brown fabric. Classic mid-century tapered wood legs. It’s a great coffee table alternative with the addition of a tray where you can park your beverages, remotes and reading. Or use it in the entryway or at the foot of the bed.
RUSTIC MODERN SPLIT TIMBER BENCH | $295 Throw a little rough-hewn character into your modern decor with this split timber bench perched on industrial style folding metal legs. Lacquered finish on the timbers. Dimensions are 61.75″L x 11″D x 19.75″H.
UNIQUE WALNUT GENT’S CHEST OF DRAWERS | $785 Dramatic chest with a strong visual presence and plenty of capacity. The cabinet and drawer fronts are warm walnut with vertical wood friezes. Storage includes three large drawers below and behind the top double doors two scoop-front drawers and a large open compartment. Freshly rejuvenated. Dimensions are 40″W x 19″D x 54″H.
HIGH BACK DANISH STYLE LOUNGE CHAIR + OTTOMAN | $1,295 Tall backrest, subtle contours, fully restored frame and fresh upholstery set this chair apart. The upholstery fabric is a deep blue linen weave. Includes a matching ottoman – also restored – for that full lounge effect.
‘LITTLE RED CORVETTES’ | $445 EACH These restored lounge chairs don’t sacrifice comfort or style despite their smaller than average footprint. Simple, boxed walnut frames are rejuvenated. The deep red linen-like upholstery is all new. Two chairs available.
CUSTOM BUILT WALNUT CREDENZA CIRCA 1967-1968 | $1,795 This walnut credenza is a room-definer, as well as a storage superstar. It was custom-built in the late 1960s by a local furniture maker. Features two sliding doors that open to reveal [LEFT] a series of shallow drawers perfect for linens or anything you’d like to store flat and [RIGHT] a large utility drawer and divided storage. The inserts are removable. Hand-rubbed walnut oil finish. Dimensions are 78.75″L x 22″D x 33″H.
RESTORED WALNUT CREDENZA BY ALMA | $995 Handsome and substantial credenza from the Alma Desk Company circa 1960s. This piece is all walnut, finished on all four sides and professionally restored. Features two banks of drawers plus double cabinets in the middle with bifold door access. Dimensions are 69.25″L x 19″D x 28.75″H.
DANISH TEAK CREDENZA BY DYRLUND | $1,495 Substantial teak credenza made in Denmark by Dyrlund. The triple cabinet floats atop a recessed plinth base and features a double-wide cabinet on the left and single cabinet with utility drawers on the right. Freshly rejuvenated with a teak oil finish. Dimensions are 71.5″L x 18.25″D x 29.75″H.
RESTORED WALNUT CREDENZA | $625 This American walnut credenza has a simple, modernist look that’s almost architectural, with door and drawer fronts arranged in varying depths. Features a line of drawers across the top and a full-length cabinet below accessible by doors on either side. Dimensions are 56″L x 18″D x 28″H.
BROYHILL SAGA WALNUT COFFEE TABLE | $395 Most people don’t expect a coffee table to just be attractive. They want function, too. This restored walnut coffee table from Broyhill Furniture’s 1960s “Saga” line ups the ante with a generous center drawer for stashing things out of sight and a pair of open shelves for showing things off. Dimensions are 54″L x 20″D x 16″H.
DREXEL HERITAGE SURFBOARD COFFEE TABLE | $495 Long and lean elliptical coffee table from the Drexel Heritage line that’s a true surfboard style. Fully restored with a hand-rubbed walnut oil finish. Dimensions are 65″L x 17.5″D x 14.25″H.
TENSION POLE LAMP WITH CORK ACCENTS | $265 This lamp is tension pole cool. Creamy white post with chrome accents hold three flared metal shades with cork collars. Each shade swivels independently, allowing you to direct light in multiple directions. Three-way light switch. Height is ideal for an eight-foot ceiling.
CLASSIC MID-CENTURY LAMP PAIR | $245 BOTH A perfect pair of ceramic lamps in earth tone glazes – coppery brown, off-white and hints of gold. Brand new woven fabric shades. Lamps are 26″ tall to the top of the shades.
ROBERT SONNEMAN ‘LOLLIPOP’ LAMP | $495 This classic modern design from Robert Sonneman combines two simple geometric forms to create a distinctive accent lamp. Nine-inch cube base with chrome finish and opaque white glass globe. Three-way switch and original Sonneman brand tag on the back. Stands 23″ high.
CUSTOM MADE CONSOLE-PLANTER | $645 Imaginative, playful and yes – even functional. This custom piece by Ferrous Furnishings is a radical reimagination and repurposing of an antique Hungarian dough vessel. The vessel has been cleaned and sealed to enhance the rough-hewn texture of the wood. A live edge walnut “bridge” adds a flat surface for display. The base is hand-crafted steel bar. Use it as a console table, in an entry or as a planter. Dimensions are 50″L x 18″D x 27″H.
NORWEGIAN MODERN ROSEWOOD COFFEE TABLE BY TORPE | $695 For someone who has the space for it, this is an exceptional coffee table. Perfect for big parties, family game night or dining on floor pillows. Honduran rosewood base and multi-pattern inlaid top. Made in Norway by Torpe Mobelfabrik. Dimensions are 55″L x 32″D x 20.5″H.
EXCEPTIONAL ARMCHAIRS BY FOSTER-McDAVID | $1,795 PAIR We restored these vintage chairs from Foster-McDavid , from frames and cane insets to upholstery. These are chairs that make a bold statement with their angular lines, tall backrests and raked legs.
DANISH TEAK DINING CHAIRS | $395 PAIR Pair of handsome solid teak frame chairs with original black upholstered seats in excellent condition. Sold only as a pair.
‘VULCAN I’ ORIGINAL ETCHING BY TERRY HAASS | $345 Original signed and numbered (19/25) etching by Czech artist Terry Haass (1923-2016) titled “Vulcan I.” Framed size is 12″W x 13″H.
‘PERCEPTION’ COFFEE TABLE FROM LANE FURNITURE | $445 This long coffee table is one of Lane Furniture’s most daring designs for a 1960s mainstream line of furniture. Powerful figuring in the walnut top, basket weave drawer front and triangular base. This piece is in excellent condition. Dimensions are 56″L x 20″D x 13″H.
ACCENT TABLE DESIGN BY FOLKE OHLSSON FOR DUX OF SWEDEN | $545 Teak accent table designed by Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Sweden. Rejuvenated with a teak oil finish. Dimensions are 22″W x 32″D x 20″H.
WILDLY RE-IMAGINGED HOLLYWOOD REGENCY BARREL CHAIR | $745 Sometimes a piece of furniture outside our usual point of view grabs our attention and stokes our imaginations. This is one of them. We brought a mid-century barrel chair with a Moroccan vibe into the 21st Century with a complete makeover: + Fully restored solid wood frame + New cushions in a subtle turquoise and white fabric, plus a pair of accent cushions + New seat foundation webbing
The result is chair with beautiful finishes and head-turning presence.
RECLAIMED & ENHANCED BINDERY CART | $645 This smartly redesigned bindery cart can be a versatile player in your life. Use it as a display unit, somewhere to house your stereo gear and even as a portable wardrobe using the sliding clothes bar. Restored steel frame and new white oak slab shelves. All on smooth-rolling rubber wheels. Dimensions are 27.5″L x 21″D x 56″H.
WALNUT TWO-TIER CONSOLE TABLE | $595 This two-tier walnut console table could become the foundation for your home entertainment system. Or the display table that tucks perfectly beneath a bank of windows. Or in your office where you stow all your peripherals and gear. Fully restored with a hand-oiled finish. Dimensions are 48″L x 22″D x 22.5″H.
METAL WALL ART
EXCEPTIONAL BRUTALIST WALL SCULPTURE | $1,295 Hand-crafted and signed dimensional wall sculpture with “floating” abstract and geometric shapes. All metal construction with finishes that range from patina-ed gold to bronze to black. Embossed signature “JN.” Dimensions are 53″L x 28″H x 4.5″D.
HAND-CRAFTED METAL WALL SCULPTURES | $495 PAIR Vintage dimensional wall sculptures with high-quality metal grid and individually cut abstract ornaments. Embossed signature “JN.” Dimensions are 11″W x 21″H x 4″D. Offered only as a pair.
BRUTALIST-FOLK ART STEEL SCULPTURE | $195 If your pipe dream is to possess art made from actual pipes, rods and rebar then this piece is for you. Handmade steel sculpture with muscular style and complexity. Light oxidation in all the right places. Hangs by two metal brackets. Measurements are 44″L x 40″H x 9.5″D.
C. JERE ‘BIRDS IN FLIGHT’ SCULPTURE | $695 Dramatic “Birds in Flight” modernist metal sculpture from C. Jere. Signed and dated 1987. This piece can be hung or rest on a flat surface. In excellent condition. Measures 55″L x 22″H.
RESTORED WALNUT DRESSER BY KROEHLER | $695 Strong symmetrical lines, recessed drawer handles and rich walnut finish set this mid-century modern Kroehler dresser apart. Fully restored in our workshop. Dimensions are 55″L x 18″D x 31″H.
KENT COFFEY ‘DUPLEX’ LOWBOY DRESSER | $695 Furniture maker Kent Coffey was known for highly distinctive styling of their furniture lines. This six-drawer dresser from the “Duplex” series steps back the top two drawers to create a unique profile – and to add some extra inches to the lower four drawers. Dimensions are 53″L x 20″D x 33.5″H.
TRANSFORMED WALNUT TALLBOY CHEST OF DRAWERS | $545 This vintage tallboy chest of drawers by Dixie has a lot going for it: roomy, extremely well-built and distinctive design. But the finish was worn and the drawer handles had way too much going on. The workshop overhaul included a thorough cleaning and fresh walnut finish, plus a set of simpler, more modern pulls. Dimensions are 38″L x 18.75″D x 44.4″H.
FOUR-DRAWER TEAK CHEST | $295 Practical and stylish teak four-drawer chest with simple Danish modern styling and quality construction. Dimensions are 32″L x 18″D x 29″H.
SIX-DRAWER LOWBOY DRESSER BY CRAWFORD | $545 Solidly built from solid maple, this six-drawer dresser has distinctive lines and lots of storage capacity. Dimensions are 60″L x 19″D x 29″H.
SOLID MAPLE NIGHTSTAND-CABINET | $265 Vintage Crawford nightstand made of solid maple. Slim top drawer and lower double cabinet. Dimensions are 26″L x 15″D x 22″H.
ITALIAN MODERN VALET/BUTLER CHAIR | $245 Handsome and practical accent piece for the man or woman who likes order in the dressing room. Solid wood frame with brass accents plus a padded black seat that lifts up to reveal a storage compartment. Marked “Made in Italy.”
SOFAS & CHAIRS
HERMAN MILLER FIBERGLASS CHAIR – ZENITH ROPE EDGE | $1,195 Early production molded fiberglass arm chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller. This chair features the original rope edge production technique. Mounted on a four-point, swiveling, wheeled base. Shell, shock mounts and base are in excellent condition.
BAUMRITTER LOUNGE CHAIR | $565 We brought this Baumritter wood frame lounge chair back to life with a total frame restoration plus fresh cushions in vintage-appropriate fabric. This chair is like new and unlike any other.
NORWEGIAN MODERN LUNA CHAIRS | $335 EACH The Luna chair, designed by Odd Knutsen and introduced in 1970, pack a lot of comfort in a small footprint. We have two authorized reproductions featuring bentwood frames and woven upholstered seats. Buy them together or separately.
VITRA EAMES MOLDED ROCKING CHAIR | $395 This faithful, high-quality and authorized reproduction of the Charles and Ray Eames rocking chair features an Eiffel base and blue molded plastic seat.
HANS WEGNER PP 208 CHAIRS | $595 EACH Mid-century modern icon Hans Wegner designed these chairs for PP Mobler (Denmark). They were in production from 1972 until 2004. The frames are solid beech and we’ve restored them and applied a clear lacquer finish per the original design. Original seat upholstery in excellent condition. Original stickers. These chairs may be purchased separately.
STOW AND DAVIS TRIANGLE CHAIRS | $445 SET OF 4 The “Triangle” chair was an award-winning design by Robert DeFuccio for Stow and Davis, which produced them from 1975 to 1985. The continuous bent frames were a design innovation and define their modern profile. This set features solid blue and multi-colored fabrics. The backs are modular, so you can use the chairs in mixed fabric as shown or make them uniform.
RETRO SWIVEL ROCKER | $295 For those times you’d rather just relax and not try to make a fancy-schmancy statement. Neutral fabric, rejuvenated frame, clean as a whistle and ready to relax with you.
RE-IMAGINED FLEXSTEEL CLUB CHAIR | $695 This vintage Flexsteel club chair is the kind that you sit in rather than on. We re-imagined for a new generation by reupholstering it in a soft, slubby dark chocolate fabric (from Michael Jon Designs) that raises the bar on comfort. Polished chrome post legs.
COFFEE | ACCENT TABLES
EDWARD WORMLEY ‘SHEAF OF WHEAT’ COCKTAIL TABLE | $595 Mid-century designer and businessman Edward Wormley designed this elegant, smaller-scale table for production by Dunbar. The base is all walnut and “bunched” in the center to reflect the appearance of a sheaf of wheat. It’s topped with thick glass. There are minor age-appropriate flaws in the base, but it’s been thoroughly cleaned and rejuvenated. Dimensions are 24″ in diameter x 15″ high.
EDWARD WORMLEY ‘SHEAF OF WHEAT’ COFFEE TABLE | $645 Mid-century designer and businessman Edward Wormley designed this elegant table for Dunbar. The base is all walnut and “bunched” in the center to reflect the appearance of a sheaf of wheat. It’s topped with a 36″ piece of thick glass. Dimensions of the base are 24″ in diameter x 15″ high.
LANE ‘DANISH’ 2-TIER ROUND TABLE | $295 Handsome, restored two-tier accent table from Lane Furniture circa 1960s. This criss-cross leg design is informally known as their “Danish” series. It features Lane’s signature walnut and fruit wood combination, plus a woven cane lower shelf. Dimensions are 28″ across x 22″ high.
CONANT BALL MODERNMATES COFFEE TABLE | $395 The Modernmates badge from Conant Ball encompassed two distinct design lines. This coffee table is from our favorite line of the two. The pieces were more organic, unusual and stylistically versatile. This coffee table is made from solid birch and stained a chestnut brown to match its original finish.
WALNUT & CHROME COFFEE TABLE | $325 This 26″ square coffee table is a quiet celebration of simple modern style. Solid walnut tabletop and chrome-plated steel base. Height is 15″.
IRON & FORMICA 2-TIER ACCENT TABLES | $395 PAIR These tables are the epitome of atomic furniture. They feature streamlined design, use of “space age” materials, and small futuristic flourishes. Plus, they’re amazingly well built, with iron frames and high-quality Formica surfaces. Dimensions overall are 14.5″W x 29″D x 21″H to the top of the upper tier. Sold only as a pair.
ARTISAN MADE MODERN COFFEE TABLE | $595 Modern coffee table made in Minnesota and one of a kind. The two-piece base fits together puzzle style and is made of layered birch. The top is a 1/4″ piece of tempered, beveled glass. The hollow created by the crossed base pieces supports a planter, art glass or pottery vessel, books or simply nothing at all. Diameter is 36″ and height is 16″.
DANISH TEAK INLAID COFFEE TABLE | $365 Velje Stole Mobelfabrik coffee table in all teak with an inlaid teak top. Simple lines and soft edges make this a Danish modern classic. Dimensions are 35.5″ square x 16″ high.
RUSSEL WRIGHT ‘AMERICAN MODERN’ ACCENT TABLE | $395 This is the real deal: ‘American Modern’ is the only line of furniture Russel Wright designed for Conant Ball and we’re happy to offer this accent table from that line. Made from solid birch, finished on all sides and featuring a generous drawer. This is a rare transitional modern piece in excellent condition. Measures 22″W x 23″D x 16″H.
LANE ‘COPENHAGEN’ DROP LEAF TABLE | $295 Rarely available dropleaf accent table from Lane Furniture’s late-1950s “Copenhagen” line. This versatile table has an expansion leaf on each side. Lift one or both up when you need extra space. A drawer provides even more utility. Freshly restored and in excellent condition. Dimensions are 22″ square with the sides down or 40″ long with the sides up x 25″ high.
OFFICE & STORAGE
PAUL McCOBB DESK FOR CALVIN GROUP | $895 Renowned designer Paul McCobb created a collection of furniture for the Calvin Group in the late 1950s under the Irwin Collection banner. This desk – in walnut with a brushed brass frame – is from the collection. It features a floating top and suspended drawer set supported by a minimalist frame. The desktop, drawer cabinet, drawer pulls and frame are fully restored. Dimensions are 54″L x 27″D x 29″H.
WALNUT DESK BY FLANDERS | $595 Get the job done at this fully restored walnut desk built by Flanders. This eight-drawer wonder has plenty of storage plus a work surface that’s not too big and not too small. Three flush mount drawers across the top, a three-drawer stack on the right, and a utility drawer plus file-depth drawer on the left. This piece has finished facings on all four sides. Dimensions are 48″L x 22″D x 29″H.
DUX OF SWEDEN TEAK DESK | $1,195 This desk, designed by Folke Ohlsson and made by Dux of Sweden, is an exceptional example of Scandinavian modern style. Thoughtfully designed and well built, this piece is now also carefully restored and in top condition. Right-sided double drawer set with tapered legs and lap handles. Dimensions 51″L X 27″D X 28.75″H.
Shop our ever-changing selection of mid-century, modern and hand-crafted lighting. You’ll find a diverse offering, from table, desk and floor lamps to custom lampshades and light fixtures.
LOCALLY CRAFTED TRIPOD FLOOR LAMP | $445 This head-turning tripod floor lamp is the latest offering from our lighting partner ModiLumi. It’s all new, including the dramatic three-tier fiberglass lampshade, and channels mid-century atomic design. This piece is one-of-a-kind, but there will be more lamps coming from ModiLumi.
OPALINE GLASS LAMPS | $195 EACH VIntage white glass lamps with new ikat patterned fabric lampshades and three-way switches. Measure 32″ to shade tops. A perfect pair but available individually.
AMBER-GOLD CERAMIC LAMP PAIR | $245 PAIR Sweet pair of mid-century lamps that aren’t too big or small. Just 26″ from bottom to top. Rewired and new soft white lamps shades.
STYLISH RETRO CORKSCREW LAMPS | $395 PAIR Pair of corkscrew shaped lamps made by BALC circa 1950s. Black and gold striped design on plaster bodies. Three-way switches and brand new shades. Measure 28″ to the tops of the shades.
ATOMICALLY CORRECT LAMP | $245 We’ve combined a vintage atomic style lamp with a newly crafted fiberglass lampshade to create an explosively cool room accent. The combo measures 25″H.
ART & DECOR
We curate and offer a diverse selection of vintage and current art, from original paintings and numbered prints to metal wall sculptures and beautiful reproductions. Plus pottery and art glass. Our selection is always changing, so visit the store often for the latest collection.
‘LEE REYNOLDS’ PAINTING ON CANVAS | $395 Large, framed canvas painting of daisies signed “Reynolds,” which indicates that this original mid-century piece was created by staff artists at Vanguard Studios under the supervision Lee Reynolds Burr. The colors are vibrant and there is texture from thickly layered paint. The work is framed in a simple soft gold wood frame with white edges. Dimensions are 51″L x 40.75″H.
ORIGINAL PAINTINGS BY CARINA EUGENIO | $165 – $245 EACH Original works by Copenhagen-based artist Carina Eugenio. All pieces are watercolor and ink on paper, and some incorporate delicate embroidery and beading. All in 16″ x 20″ black frames.
MID-CENTURY INSPIRED SKYLINE ORIGINAL PAINTINGS | $200 – $400 EACH Original, mid-century inspired abstract paintings by John-Michael Zuerlein capture the drama of modernist skylines. Each painting is on stretched canvas. – Horizontal canvases | 48″L x 24″H | $400 – Square canvases | 20″ square | $200
These items are available for preview by appointment. In many cases we will be able to bring an item to the store. Some can be seen in a nearby storage location. Please give us a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. Call us at 612.234.1201 or email us at MidModMen@gmail.com.
Available by appointment only.
MILO BAUGHMAN FOR THAYER COGGIN SOFA WITH CHROME BASE | $1,950 If over the top (in a good way) is your style, then this stylish 1970s sofa could be your match. This chrome-based, button-tufted sofa was designed by Milo Baughman and made by Thayer Coggin. This specific piece is in top condition. The chrome-faced base has almost no signs of wear and the velvety blue striped upholstery is perfect. Dimensions are 96″L x 38″D x 28″H with 17″H seat.
Please email or call to make an appointment and give us at least 24 hours advance notice. This piece is located offsite in the St. Paul area.
Available by appointment.
ALVAR AALTO MODEL 401 EASY CHAIRS | $1,495 EACH These chairs were created by famed Finnish designer Alvar Aalto in 1932, although they didn’t go into production until after World War II. They’re a modernist take on the classic wingback lounge chair, with a slight cant back for relaxing. The slender wings were designed to minimize visual distractions while lounging. These chairs were made in Finland by Artek in molded birch with deep red wool upholstery. Frames and upholstery are in excellent condition. Available for purchase individually or as a pair.
Email or call for an appointment. Please give us at least 24 hours advance notice.
MIES VAN DER ROHE BRNO CHAIRS | $745 EACH The iconic Brno chair was designed in 1928 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the Villa Tugendhat, located in Brno, Czech Republic. These are authentic versions made by Knoll with full grain black leather seats and triple-plate steel frames. They are in excellent condition. Sold individually.
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
TOMLINSON SOPHISTICATE SURFBOARD COFFEE TABLE | $795 Exceptional coffee table circa 1957 made by Tomlinson Furniture. Birdseye maple with checkerboard parquetry top. Dimensions are 75ʺL × 17ʺD × 13.75ʺH.
To see this item, please contact us by phone or email and allow at least 24 hours to coordinate a showing in the store.