MidModMen+friends offers classic modern decor at its best. We specialize in mid-century modern decor and mix in high-quality pieces from other eras. Every item is hand-selected then cleaned, rejuvenated or restored according to need. This is a sampling of what’s currently available. There’s even more in the the store. Stay on top of current offerings here, Facebook and Instagram .
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FRESH & FEATURED
LANE ‘RHYTHM’ BAR-SERVING CART | $795 Versatile serving cart from Lane Furniture’s Rhythm series – this one made in 1963. All walnut structure with durable black laminate top and brass disc casters. This piece is compact and portable. When you need to go party-sized, the two side leaves flip up to create an extra-long surface. There’s also a large utility drawer and a lower shelf for extra gear. Dimensions are 40″L (leaves closed) or 71-1/2″L (leaves up) x 15″D x 28″H.
MID-CENTURY CHINA HUTCH | $595 Fresh in the store is this handsome walnut china hutch. It has a large lower cabinet, two utility drawers above and great display behind double sliding glass doors. Dimensions are 50″L x 17″D x 67″H.
JOHANNES ANDERSEN ASYMMETRICAL DINING TABLE | $1,495 Exceptional expandable teak dining table designed by Johannes Andersen and made in Denmark by Uldum Møbelfabrik circa 1960s. The expansion leaf is a unique design. It is a single cantilevered leaf, with the heavy table serving as an effective counterweight. The leaf is nestled in a slide out tray that serves as the foundation for the leaf top, which fits snugly against the main table. Fully restored teak in top condition. Dimensions are 67”L x 35-1/2”D x 28-1/2”H. The leaf is 28-1/2”L for a total length of 96″.
NIELS O. MOLLER MODEL 83 DINING CHAIRS | $1,695 SET OF 4 Danish modern design and craftsmanship at its iconic best. These iconic Model 83 dining chairs were designed by Niels Otto Møller and made in Denmark by J.L. Moller. The frames are solid teak and the seats are upholstered in winter white wool. Every one is in mint condition. Sold only as a set.
CHROME & GLASS ETAGERE | $595 Styling 1970s chrome frame etagere with five tempered glass shelves. The frame has three vertical side rails and is framed flush to the top and base. The glass shelves can be adjusted to accommodate display needs. This is a well-built piece that came from the executive offices of a well-known St. Paul business. Dimensions are 38″W x 13″D x 78″H.
AUTHENTIC MILO BAUGHMAN RECLINER + OTTOMAN | $1,195 An early chair design by Milo Baughman for James Inc. – and it’s all original. The tall back chair tilts freely and can be locked into position with a manually operated stop. The ottoman adjusts, too. With the flip of a latch it can go from flat to raised. The frames are made of teak and beech. The black upholstery is a durable, lightly textured leatherette.
RETRO SWIVEL CHAIR REVIVAL WITH OTTOMAN | $695 This is an amazing revival of a retro style lounge chair using vintage wool fabric purchased in the 1960s. The charcoal and white plaid wool on the chair’s front is haute couture fabric purchased in Paris (yes, the one in France). The complementary vintage wool – also charcoal gray – was purchased from a now-defunct Minneapolis department store. The chair swivels and rocks, and comes with a matching ottoman.
MID-CENTURY MODERN LOWBOY DRESSER | $645 This walnut six-drawer dresser offers more storage than average with a longer footprint. Clean, modern styling with integrated wood drawer pulls. Dimensions are 60″L x 19″D x 31″H.
DRESSER-CREDENZA FROM LANE FURNITURE’S ‘RHYTHM’ SERIES | $945 Lane Furniture’s Rhythm series from the early and mid-1960s is a lesson in design simplicity – and of quality construction. With a mix of drawers and cabinet, this versatile piece can serve as a bedroom dresser or as a credenza. Includes a matching walnut framed mirror that can be mounted on top or used separately. Dimensions are 64″L x 18″D x 31″H.
NIELS O. MOLLER MODEL 57 & 77 ROSEWOOD DINING CHAIRS | $1,595 SET OF 4 Sculptural set of rosewood frame dining chairs designed by Niels O. Møller (circa 1962) and made in Denmark by J.L. Møller Møbelfabrik. The frames are solid and have the strong, organic figuring that makes rosewood a prized material. The seats are freshly reupholstered in black recycled leather. The set includes one Model 57 arm chair and three Model 77 standard chairs. Sold only as a set.
38″ ROUND LANE PERCEPTION COFFEE TABLE | $495 Rarely available round coffee table from Lane Furniture’s Perception series era. Highly figured walnut top is offset by the subtle contrast of a rounded bullnose in fruit wood. The three-side base adds a sculptural element and also makes this table especially stable (that is, kid and dog proof). Freshly restored. Dimensions are 38″ diameter x 14-1/2″ high.
ROYAL METAL MFG. ‘ROYALCHROME’ SOFA | $895 The Royalchrome line of furniture from Royal Metal Manufacturing Co. had its heyday in the 1930s and 1940s. It was a quintessential expression of the streamline moderne design movement, which was influenced by Germany’s Bauhaus school. The steel tube frame is chrome-plated and features a backward arching continuous arm/leg structure. The frame is in excellent structural condition: strong and without distortion. The finish is clean and shows only low to moderate signs of wear – exceptional for its age. The coil spring seat cushions are firm and wrapped in a dense fiber. The seat backs use the same dense material. The cushion covers are a durable cotton duck fabric in black with white piping. Dimensions are 69-1/2L x 39″D x 33″H.
WRITING DESK BY FOUNDERS FURNITURE | $695 Handsome and compact writing desk from Founders Furniture that’s freshly restored. Two generous utility drawers and asymmetrical cubby holes beneath a stepped top. The desk is made of walnut, with a contrasting white writing surface. Dimensions are 42″L x 22″D x 29-1/4″H.
Shown with a sculpted hardwood frame accent chair with leatherette seat and seat back wrap. Priced at $245.
ASIAN-STYLE THOMASVILLE COFFEE TABLE | $445 Add a dash of Asian inspiration to your modern space with this handsome vintage coffee table from Thomasville. Three inlaid sections with subtly contrasting wood tones define the top. Minimalist Asian styling makes the base distinctive without sacrificing modern simplicity. High quality materials and construction. Plus, we’ve restored it in a medium walnut finish. Dimensions are 60″L x 20″D x 16″H.
VINTAGE WALNUT TELEPHONE CABINET | $285 This small walnut cabinet came from a St. Paul, MN company that purchased it in the 1950s. It was designed as a telephone cabinet – when telephones were corded and the Google equivalent was a set of thick telephone directories. You can use it however you want today with features like a locking cabinet door and open cubby above. Finished on all four sides and freshly refinished. Dimensions are 20″W x 16″D x 29″H.
ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN STARBURST CLOCK | $195</b Iconic starburst clock designed by Harry Laylon and made by Syroco in 1960 (where Laylon was senior vice president and director of design). Made of molded resin. Brand new battery-operated quartz movement. Measures 22-1/2″ across.
ORIGINAL FOLKE PALSSON J77 CHAIRS | $895 SET OF 4 Original set of four model J77 chairs designed by Folke Palsson and made in Denmark for F.D.B. Mobler. All wood construction in excellent rejuvenated condition with minor signs of use. Original manufacturer and assembly stickers beneath chair seats. Sold only as a set of four.
POUL HUNDEVAD ROSEWOOD DESK-WALL UNIT | $1,695 Slim, multi-function wall unit made in Denmark circa 1960s by Poul Hundevad. Made of Brazilian rosewood veneers and solid wood cores with a subdued finish, so it blends well both with walnut and teak. This is a two-piece unit. The top has a drop down desktop that spans the length of the piece. Behind it are asymmetrical, adjustable shelves. Above are adjustable, open shelves. The base credenza has two large compartments with adjustable drawers and shelves. The drop front and both cabinets lock, and there are two skeleton keys included. Dimensions are 54″W x 17″D x 77″H.
This is a two-piece unit that can be separated for moving. Local delivery is available.
ARTHUR UMANOFF BARSTOOLS – SET OF 4 | $1,195 Set of four authentic Arthur Umanoff bar stools with iron frames, slat wood seats and woven rush backrests. This design is less commonly found and all of them are in exceptional condition. Seat height 28″ x total height 40″ x width 18″. Sold only as a set.
HERMAN MILLER FIBERGLASS CHAIR – ZENITH ROPE EDGE | $995 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.
GEORGE NELSON DESIGNED PENDULUM CLOCK | $895 Chrome-framed floor-standing clock that is the very definition of late mid-century modern style. Designed by icon George Nelson and made by Howard Miller, it features Nelson’s signature clock hands and face. The clock’s works are visible through a smoke-tinted Lucite panel. This is a weight-driven clock that chimes each hour and on the half hour. Professionally serviced. Dimensions are 13″W x 2-1/2″D (case only) x 9″D (at base) x 56″H.
OCTAGONAL MIXED HARDWOOD PEDESTAL TABLE | $595 Octagonal table made of mixed solid hardwoods in a butcher block style. Rich walnut tones dominate, with strips of lighter and darker wood. Oil finish with high-quality beeswax top coat. The table top sits on a four-point, solid wood pedestal base. A great option for dining, conferencing or game-playing. Seats four. Dimensions are 48″ across x 28-1/2″ high.
LANE ACCLAIM KNEEHOLE DESK | $995 This Lane Acclaim kneehole desk is freshly restored. It has two stacks of drawers plus center drawer, and finished on all four sides. Restored to the original two-tone look – not too contrast-y and not too dark. Dimensions are 50″L x 23″D x 29″H.
LIVE EDGE WOOD COFFEE TABLE | $345 Organic meets mid-century modern in this one-of-a-kind coffee table. The top is a vertical cross-section of a tree trunk. It’s been stripped of bark, partially planed and lacquered. Perched on four black, bent steel legs. Dimensions are 44″L x 15″D x 17-1/2″H.
BRONZE ‘BIJAN’ WALL SCULPTURE | $245 Vintage wall sculpture depicts three quails in tall grass. Made of bronze with perfect verdigris patina. This piece is signed “Bijan.” Hangs from two sturdy metal hoops on the back. Dimensions are 35″L x 4″D x 12″H.
VINTAGE SLIPPER CHAIRS REVITALIZED | $595 EACH Beneath the sad and worn upholstery of chairs from the 1960s is a powerful frame begging to be put back to use. We rescued a pair of well-built slipper chairs and brought them up to date – with a vintage flair. The fresh upholstery mixes warm color highlights on a cream background. Full-sized frames make these chairs comfortable for a long visit. Available separately.
MODEL 1114 WALNUT CHAIRS FROM JENS RISOM DESIGNS | $345 EACH Solid black walnut frame chairs by Jens Risom Designs – Model 1114 – and dated Sept. 1964. After more than 50 years of service, they are in amazing condition, including the original green vinyl upholstery. We made a few upgrades to ensure another 50+ years of life: re-webbed seat foundations plus cleaned and hand-oiled walnut frames. There are six chairs available, with one currently on display.
DANISH TEAK ACCENT TABLES | $695 PAIR Teak accent tables designed by Henning Kjaenulf in the 1960s and made in Denmark by Velje Stole Mobelfabrik. Adaptable design allows you to orient them long or narrow. Perfect as end tables, but also as nightstands. Cleaned and rejuvenated with a teak oil finish. Dimensions are 17″W x 26″D x 21″H.
DANISH TEAK DROPLEAF DINING TABLE | $895 Flexible Danish dining table made of teak and all solid woods. Two expansion leaves drop to the sides and raise independently to add as much space as you need. Fully extended, it can seat up to eight people. There are two slim drawers on one side, adding to utility. Dimensions with leaves down are 53-1/8L x 31-1/4″D x 28-3/8″H. Length with both leaves up is 87-1/4″.
SET OF 4 KOEFED DANMARK TEAK DINING CHAIRS | $1,495 Add some drama to mealtime with these sculptural dining chairs from Koefed Danmark. Solid teak frames – freshly rejuvenated in and oiled finish – show prominent figuring. The broad seats are freshly upholstered in a woven fabric with neutral background and subtle rows of color. There are two arm chairs and two standard chairs in the set. Sold only as a set.
There is an additional standard chair that can purchased separately if wanted.
ERIK BUCH MODEL 49 DINING CHAIRS IN ROSEWOOD | $1,595 SET OF 4 These classic Danish modern chairs were designed by Erik Buch and made by Odense Maskinsnedkeri Mobler. This set has solid rosewood frames and wool blend upholstered seats and backs. There are two arm chairs and two standard. Offered only as a set of four.
CREDENZAS + STORAGE
GEORGE NELSON FOR HERMAN MILLER WALNUT CREDENZA | $2,195 Rare walnut credenza designed by George Nelson and made by Herman Miller in the 1960s. We’ve completely restored this piece and were able to retain all of the original components. Unique configuration with a large cabinet accessed from the back end of the cabinet. There is a sliding door along the face that conceals two stacks of drawers. Plus, there’s an open shelf stack and small cabinet on the right end. Full walnut panel on the back and chrome-plated legs. Dimensions are 80″L x 18-1/2″D x 25-5/8″H.
CHRISTIAN LINNEBERG TEAK SIDEBOARD-CREDENZA | $795 Danish modern teak sideboard or credenza with three generous cabinets, utility drawers and adjustable shelves and push-open doors. Single cabinets on the left and right and a double cabinet in the middle. Sleek and simple design, superior materials and construction, and top condition. Dimensions are 66″L x 20″D x 30″H.
RESTORED MID-CENTURY MODERN KING-SIZED HEADBOARD | $295 Restored king-sized headboard that’s a fit for any level of mid-century royalty. Cherry wood with a medium walnut finish. Spans 80″ across.
MID-CENTURY KING HEADBOARD | $345 Make sweet dreams with this uniquely styled mid-century headboard from Tomlinson Furniture circa late 1950s. Braided wood pattern and cane inlays. Dimensions are 79.5″L x 40″H.
TEAK 8-DRAWER LOWBOY DRESSER | $895 Handsome teak dresser from dScan’s The Captain series. This is a substantial piece with distinctive styling: brass hoop drawer pulls, finger joinery detail and all-wood drawer boxes. Freshly rejuvenated and finished in a hand-rubbed teak oil. Dimensions are 63″L x 19.75″D x 29.75″H.
DILLINGHAM ‘ESPRIT’ TRIPLE DRESSER | $1,495 Dillingham tapped designer Merton Gershun to create its Esprit line of furniture, characterized in the line’s promotional brochure as an example of “classic simplicity and refined good taste.” Made of American Walnut with ebony accents and white lacquered internal drawer fronts. Freshly restored with a multi-layer walnut oil finish. Dimensions are 72″L x 19″D x 30″H.
SOFAS & CHAIRS
HIGH BACK EASY CHAIR FROM FOUNDERS | $795 High back easy chair made by Founders and now completely remade in an intense teal linen-style fabric. The fully upholstered seat is perched on a solid wood frame, which is also restored. Sits slightly lower than average, making it a good fit for both short and tall folks.
THONET ACCENT CHAIR IN TURQUOISE | $225 Vintage bent wood accent arm chair made by Thonet and reupholstered in turquoise/teal fabric.
DANISH STYLE TALL BACK EASY CHAIR | $695 Tall and slender easy chair with raked back legs and contoured arm rests. We restored this handsome piece from top to bottom, revealing highly figured hardwood now in a medium walnut finish. The new cushions are made with a deep red-orange, textured fabric that has a slight iridescence.
HOLLYWOOD REGENCY WINGBACK CHAIRS | $265 EACH Late mid-century wingback accent charis with solid wood frames, woven cane panels and soft lemon yellow upholstery. Low profile and high style.
ROSEWOOD FRAME CHAIRS | $445 EACH These restored lounge chairs don’t sacrifice comfort or style despite their smaller than average footprint. The simple, boxed frames are rejuvenated and the deep red linen-like upholstery is all new. Two chairs available.
SLATTED CHROME BENCH-COFFEE TABLE | $365 Modernist bench (or coffee table) made of chrome-plated steel slats with boxed legs. Structurally strong so it’s perfect for seating, yet light enough to easily move. Dimensions are 42.25″L x 17.25″D x 17″H.
EKORNES ‘AMIGO’ LEATHER SLING SOFA | $1,495 1970s era leather sofa made by Ekornes of Norway. The innovative frame is made of thick, solid beech posts with a dark rosewood stain. The support for each of the three independent seats comes from a set of interlaced canvas slings with leather straps and dowels that offer a flexible back. The frame is topped with leather double cushions and matching leather arms. Dimensions are 84″L x 29″D x 31.5″H.
BLACK LACQUERED WOOD FRAME EASY CHAIRS | $445 EACH Black and white is always in style, so we remade these mid-century wood frame chairs with that inspiration in mind. The all-wood frames are lacquered in black with a low-luster finish. The cushions are all new in a period-friendly ivory and black pattern. The chairs are available as a pair or separately.
COFFEE | ACCENT TABLES
TOMLINSON SOPHISTICATE SURFBOARD COFFEE TABLE | $795 Sleek surfboard style coffee table circa 1957 made by Tomlinson Furniture. Burled butternut marquetry on top. Solid wood frame. Original tags. Exceptional condition. Dimensions are 75ʺL × 17ʺD × 13.75ʺH.
DUX (SWEDEN) COFFEE TABLE BY FOLKE OHLSSEN | $845 Stretch out and take a long look at this walnut coffee table designed by Folke Ohlssen and made in Sweden by Dux (stamped on the underside). Freshly restored with a rich walnut finish. Dimensions are 72″L x 20″D x 13-1/2″H.
AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE WALNUT COFFEE TABLE | $245 Fully restored coffee table with tapered pencil legs. Deep, rich walnut finish. Made by American of Martinsville. Dimensions are 31″ square x 16″H.
SOLID TEAK TABLE BY NIELS BACH | $595 Danish teak table in solid teak made by Niels Bach can serve as either a side table or a tall coffee table. Slab teak top and discreet solid shelf. Freshly restored and finished in teak oil. Dimensions are 27-1/4″ square x 20-1/2″ high.
PETITE DANISH TEAK COFFEE TABLE | $295 Small spaces deserve big, modern style and that’s what this coffee table delivers. Classic Danish modern styling and made of all teak. Dimensions are 35-1/4″L x 18-1/4″D x 16-1/2″H.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE WITH LAMPS + SHADES Our lighting selection is always evolving. We carry classic modern floor, table and desk lamps. And we proudly feature newly made lampshades and pendants from partner ModiLumi. Visit the store for the latest offerings.
VINTAGE MURANO LAMP IN PURPLE GLASS + BRASS | $395 Hand blown Murano glass and brass lamp is strikingly tall with sinuous curves. The body is deep amethyst/purple and sits atop a two-tier lacquered brass pedestal. The lamp is in exceptional condition. The original shade, included, is in excellent structural shape but shows some age spotting. The lamp is 32-1/2″H to the top of the socket. With the shade, total height is 47″.
3-ARM FLOOR LAMP BY ARREDOLUCE (ITALY) | $795 Classic Italian modern floor lamp in chrome with black accents has boom-style arms supporting three lamp heads. The tilt of each arm is adjustable. The lamp heads adjust up and down, and also can be turned left and right. The black steel plate base anchors the lamp. Three-way switch. Height is 60″ to the top of the central post and overall height can be higher depending on the position of the arms.
TOMMI PARZINGER ‘ROCKET’ FLOOR LAMP BY STIFFEL | $395 This high-end floor lamp was designed by Tommi Parzinger and made by Stiffel. It’s nickname, the rocket lamp, is derived from the rocket shape of the four-point base. All brass base and body with a round Lucite table at midpoint. Triple light bulb sockets with a three-way switch. It includes the original shade in good condition with surface wear, plus an optional replacement shade at no additional charge. Overall height is 51 inches.
ART & DECOR
The art you choose for your space adds texture and interest. We offer a gallery of vintage and current art, including original works. Visit the store for the current selection.
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.
IB KOFOD-LARSEN EASY CHAIR IN RECYCLED LEATHER | $1,895 Handsomely contoured lounge chair with the design attributed to Ib Kofod Larsen. The frame is solid old-growth oak finished in an amber tone lacquer that makes it compatible with teak. The bucket seat is newly upholstered in soft brown recycled leather. An exceptional chair in exceptional condition.
To see this item, please contact us by phone or email and allow at least 24 hours to coordinate a showing in the store.
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
DANISH TEAK COFFEE TABLE: GEORGE TANIER SELECTION | $995
Finely crafted teak coffee table made in Denmark from the George Tanier Selection for Sibast Møbler. Floating tray style top with flared edges and rounded ends. Excellent condition. Dimensions are 60″L x 22″D x 17.25″H.
To see this item, please contact us by phone or email and allow at least 24 hours to coordinate a showing in the store.