LISTINGS CURRENT FOR 06/17/2019
offers authentic mid-century, modern and made-in-Minnesota furniture and decor at its best. The emphasis is always on quality, with each item hand-selected then cleaned, rejuvenated or restored according to need. We also feature locally made furniture, lighting and art. Here’s a sampling of current items. We post regular updates here and on MidModMen+friends Instagram and Facebook.
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DRAMATIC MID-CENTURY SOFA FULLY REUPHOLSTERED | $2,895 We’ve got an orange crush on this freshly redesigned and reupholstered sofa from KL Upholstery. The box-stitched and button-tufted back recreates the original in every detail, and it sits on sculpted wood legs in the style of Adrian Pearsall. Covered in a soft orange boucle with hints of blue, green, yellow and gray woven in. Measures 87”L x 31”D x 29”H.
TEAK NESTING TABLES BY MOREDDI | $695 SET Set of three teak nesting tables circa the 1960s. Made in Denmark by Moreddi and bearing the official Danish Control tag. The tables tuck into each other and can telescope out for a tiered display. Or they can be used individually. Feature raised edges on three sides of the largest table and finger joinery on the legs. Freshly rejuvenated with a teak oil finish. Overall measurements, when nested, are 23-1/4″W x 14-3/4″D x 20-1/2″H.
RESTORED WALNUT DESK | $745 Handsome mid-century modern desk with strong Danish design lines (although we believe it was American made). It’s finished on all sides, enabling flexible placement. There is a stack of three drawers on the left and a large utility drawer below the primary work surface. All drawers have integrated wood handles. This piece is fully restored. Dimensions are 50″L x 18″D x 30″H.
LANE ‘PRINCESS’ CEDAR CHEST CIRCA 1959 | $345 This Lane Furniture “Princess” blanket chest from 1959 is like two pieces of furniture in one. It’s for storage: you can store plenty of blankets, linens, sweaters and more in its cedar-lined interior. It’s for sitting: it’s built strong and is just the right size to serve as a bench. Restored and ready to use. Dimensions are 43″L x 16-1/2″D x 16-3/8″H.
NORWEGIAN MODERN WALL UNIT | $595 This tall, teak beauty bears all the traits of classic Danish modern design. Except that it was made in Norway – another Scandinavian furniture powerhouse. The cabinet base has sliding doors with access to storage space, with an adjustable/removable shelf. The open top has three adjustable shelves. Dimensions are 36-1/4″W x 17-1/4″D (cabinet) and 9-1/2″D (bookshelf) x 71-3/4″H.
DANISH MODERN TEAK BOOKCASES | $595 EACH Tall and slender teak bookcases made in Denmark. They feature five shelves each (four of them adjustable), finished teak panel backs and levelers (for placing on uneven floors). Dimensions are 36-1/2″W x 12-5/8″D x 78-3/4″H.
3-DRAWER TEAK CHEST BY TORRING | $695 Compact chest of drawers made in Denmark by Torring Mobelfabrik. This is a high-quality piece, made using all teak and hardwood. The craftsmanship is apparent in the uniform fit and movement of the drawers, as well as the overall quality of construction. Dimensions are 36″W x 18-3/8″D x 28-1/4″H.
JENS RISOM DESIGN FLOATING TOP ACCENT TABLES | $395 EACH These vintage modern accent tables from Jens Risom bear his design signature in every aspect. First is the floating top design with which Risom is so strongly associated. Then there is the quality construction, using rich American walnut for the bases and trim and high-quality walnut laminate veneer tops. These tables are oversized and can be used as coffee or end tables in home or office. There are two available. Dimensions are 32″ across x 21″ high.
BROYHILL BRASILIA HEXAGONAL DRUM TABLE | $395 Six-sided drum accent table from Broyhill Furniture’s Brasilia series. Single door access to the cavernous storage compartment inside. Makes a great nightstand. Refinished top and rejuvenated all around. Dimensions are 28″W x 24-1/4″D x 21-1/4″H.
TRANSFORMED 1950s CHEST OF DRAWERS | $845 We completely transformed this extra tall 1950s chest of drawers, revealing complex wood figuring and adding black lacquer highlights as a counterpoint. With added height, depth and drawer size, this chest has way above average storage chops. Dimensions are 38”W x 20”D x 50”H.
AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE 6-DRAWER CHEST | $645 Mid-century walnut chest of drawers made by American of Martinsville. Characterized by clean lines and distinctive triangular inlays. Sits on classic ball casters. Dimensions are 36″W x 18-1/4″D x 42-1/4″H.
HANDMADE MODERN EASY CHAIRS | $895 EACH These handmade-in-Minnesota easy chairs channel some of the most daring mid-century modern design aesthetics. Designed and built locally using solid jatoba wood (Brazilian cherry) with swooping lines and top shelf construction. There are two available.
BAUMRITTER VIKO WINGED ARM CHAIR | $495 Fly into a state of relaxation in this vintage 1960s lounge chair made by Baumritter as part of the Viko line of furniture. The molded wood shell creates a space age look, while the brand new orange wool cushions keep it grounded. The double-post base is made of metal, a detail specific to the Viko line.
MILO BAUGHMAN STYLE COMPACT SOFA | $1,695 Never underestimate the importance of a high-quality frame when you’re considering a sofa or chair. You’ll never see the frame, but it’s important for durability, and most importantly for comfort. We fully rejuvenated this compact modern sofa because of its superior construction and its clean, modern profile. It was professionally reupholstered in a black and silver-gray fabric with sharp tailoring to elevate the look. The sofa sits on a walnut plinth base – in the style of Milo Baughman – for a streamlined look. Dimensions are 60-1/2″L x 32-1/2″D x 28″H.
HEYWOOD WAKEFIELD MODEL M568C CLUB CHAIR | $495 Get noticed even when you sit down. This Heywood Wakefield Model M568C open arm tub chair has gone a bit bohemian with batik style orange fabric on the seat, arms and back, augmented with brilliant orange wool. Features steam-bent wood arms in HW’s champagne finish.
WALNUT + AMBER GLASS GLOBE SWAG PENDANTS | $245 EACH The modern styling on these mid-century pendant lights is swinging. There are two available and they feature three-point walnut cages and ribbed amber glass globes. When they’re lit the mood takes on a mellow vibe. Fully rewired with line switches and new swag chains. Dimensions are 12″ diameter overall x 16″ high.
C. JERE ‘BIRDS IN FLIGHT’ SCULPTURE | $1,195 Dramatic “Birds in Flight” modernist metal sculpture from C. Jere. At the center is a dense cluster of birds, and as the sculpture expands the birds are spaced out like spreading wings. Beautiful muted brass finish. It can be hung or rest on a flat surface. In excellent condition. This piece is signed and dated 1968. Measures 58″L x 8-1/4″D x 22″H.
LANE FURNITURE 70″ PERCEPTION COFFEE TABLE | $495 Perception series coffee table from Lane Furniture circa 1959 features dimensional design with a floating top, triangular base and basket weave drawer front. Restored in a rich walnut finish. Measures 70”L x 18”D x 13-1/2”H.
PAIR OF DANISH TEAK BAR STOOLS | $695 PAIR Belly up to the bar in this pair of Tarm Stole OG Mobelfabrik (Denmark) stools. Solid teak frames and wool tweed upholstery. These have 32” bar height seats. Offered as a pair.
RETRO 1950s WICKER + IRON PATIO SEATING GROUP | $795 What are you doing inside on such a beautiful day? You should be hanging out on the porch! Colorful indoor/outdoor modular sofa and companion chair. Paintable woven wicker seats on iron frames with wood accents on the arms. Curvy, comfortable and cool.
PAUL McCOBB PLANNER GROUP SIDEBOARD | $1,895 The Planner Group for Winchendon Furniture, introduced in the 1950s, is a highly regarded mid-century modern collection by Paul McCobb. This sideboard is made of solid maple and features grass cloth-faced sliding doors. Behind each door is a combination of open storage, drawers and shelves. We restored the exterior cabinet and finished it in a neutral clear-coat polyurethane. Dimensions are 60”L x 18”D x 33-1/4”H.
J.L. MOLLER MODEL 75 TEAK DINING CHAIRS | $1,895 Exceptional teak dining chair set – the Model 75 – designed by Niels O. Moller and made in Denmark by J.L. Moller. The set includes one arm chair and three standard chairs, all with solid teak frames and woven paper cord seats.
DANISH MODERN CHAIR BY TELL CITY | $545 Indiana was a mini-hotbed of mid-century modern design with the likes of Marshall Studios, Paoli Chair Co. and even Tell City Chair Co. Primarily known for traditional wood furniture, Tell City jumped into Danish modern design in the 1960s with a collection that included a sofa, easy chairs and this more upright guest chair. Features a well-built, solid wood frame (refreshed in our workshop), a cane panel back, and removable custom-made cushions.
SCULPTED EASY CHAIR DESIGNED & MADE IN MINNESOTA | $1,195 The striking and original design for this mid-century inspired easy chair comes from a Minnesota maker whose work we feature regularly. This is an all-new design, with the frame made of solid African sapele. It’s not only beautiful, it’s well-engineered for comfort and durability. The cushions are upholstered in a gray on yellow geometric fabric.
TEAK FRAME EASY CHAIR + BELGIAN LINEN CUSHIONS | $1,495 You’ll enjoy looking at the organic curves on this vintage modern teak easy chair. The high-quality teak used in its making. The Belgian linen cushions we had made for it. But we think you might appreciate sitting in it even more.
DANISH MODERN TEAK SERVING TROLLEY | $645 High-quality and highly practical teak serving trolley made in Denmark by Arrebo Mobler. Features a generously sized top, two utility drawers and lower shelf. Rolls easily on four disc casters. Dimensions are 31″L x 17-1/4″D x 24-3/4″H to top surface (28″H to top of handles).
WALNUT LAUREL FLOOR LAMP WITH GALLERY TABLE | $645 We appreciate the simple elegance of this piece, made by Laurel Lamp Co. and restored in our workshop. Features a slender reverse tapering post, convex wood base and built-in table. It’s not just a space-saver, it’s a space maker.
C. JERE WALL SCULPTURE – VILLAGE SCENE | $465 Like the end of winter in Minnesota, this 1970s vintage wall sculpture from C. Jere is less commonly found. The soft green and muted gold palette is reminiscent of the first full blush of spring. Details include a towering steeple, watermill, stream and thick stand of trees. Signed C. Jere. Dimensions are 52″L x 3-1/2″D x 25″H.
TEAK DISPLAY CABINET ON CUSTOM STEEL LEGS | $1,095 Wall-hugging display cabinet in teak, made by Poul Hundevad (Denmark) and updated by us with a pair of George Nelson-style steel legs that we had custom made. The design is simple: a streamlined teak cabinet with double sliding glass front doors and six adjustable shelves. Dimensions are 54-1/2″L x 12″D x 66″H.
ITALIAN MODERN FLAT BAR & LEATHER CHAIR-OTTOMAN SET | $2,895 Relax Italian style in lounge set imported by Bernhardt Furniture for its Flair division. The frames are chrome-plated flat bar steel and the upholstery is leather in a rich cognac color. Everything is in top condition, with only minor signs of their vintage. Offered as a set. Chair dimensions are 28″W x 34″D x 31″H.
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DANISH MODERN TEAK FRAME DAYBED | $1,495 Danish modern daybed with uncomplicated modern lines, superior materials and strong construction. The design is simple: a frame that houses a (brand new) mattress and a wood slat foundation that supports it. The frame exterior is made of teak and has soft rounded corners and edges. Use it as a child’s bed or guest bed – or just to lounge and relax. Dimensions are 76″L x 33-1/2″D x 20″H to the top of the mattress.
PULASKI ‘OCEANIC’ QUEEN HEADBOARD | $645
Sweet – and probably vivid – dreams are made of this. It’s a headboard from the Oceanic collection made by Pulaski Furniture Corporation in the 1960s. It features three sculpted resin panels mounted on a solid wood frame. The vertical orientation of the panels add drama and height. The frame is fully restored and the panels underwent a light rejuvenation. This piece can accommodate a queen bed or a full bed. Dimensions are 60″L x 3-3/4″D x 47-3/4″H. Height from floor to the bottom rail is 21-1/2″.
12-DRAWER DRESSER IN NATURAL MAPLE | $895 Sometimes we find an exceptional piece of furniture that needs to be reimagined and not just restored. This solid maple dresser was originally finished in a toned lacquer, applied with the intention of masking naturally occurring variations in the wood. When we stripped away the old finish we found gorgeous spalting and naturally occurring variety in the wood tones. For the finish, we used a clear coat to embrace and elevate the beauty of the maple and all its unique characteristics. Dimensions are 56-1/2″L x 19-5/8″D x 32-1/2″H.
CONANT BALL MODERNMATES 7-DRAWER DRESSER | $545 Versatile Conant Ball seven-drawer chest is a mere 15-1/4” deep, allowing you to place it in tight spaces. Perfect for a kid’s room, guest room, walk-in closet, entryway or anywhere you need extra storage. Finished back panel. Dimensions 46″L x 15-1/4″D x 30″H
Leslie Diamond designed an extensive line of solid birch furniture for Conant Ball. The Modernmates series was launched in the late 1950s and fashioned as a modular collection, with pieces that could be regrouped as needs changed.
UNIQUE 4-DRAWER STEPPED CHEST | $565 Harmony House chest with an unusual profile: a three-drawer stack on the left with a shorter single drawer on the right. Freshly restored walnut case with black lacquered accents. Dimensions are 48-1/2″L overall (29-3/4″ + 18-3/4″) x 19″D x 29-3/4″H.
D I N I N G | S E R V I N G
There are multiple dining sets ready for restoration, including teak and walnut options with four, six or eight chairs. Just come in and tell us what you need. We’ll arrange a preview, let you choose and then get the restoration process going.
HENNING KJAERNULF FOR BRUNO HANSEN DINING CHAIRS | $995 PAIR Pair of teak-framed dining chairs designed by Henning Kjaernulf and made in Denmark by Bruno Hansen circa 1950s. The woven paper cord seats are brand new, using the original weave pattern. The frames are stamped with both the designer and maker names. Sold as a pair.
BORGE MOGENSEN MODEL 122 DINING CHAIRS | $1,895 SET OF 4 Set of four dining chairs designed by Børge Mogensen in the early 1950s for Soborg Møbler. They feature molded teak seats and backs mounted to solid birch frames. The contours of the seats and backs make them exceptionally comfortable. Freshly rejuvenated using a teak oil finish. Offered as a set of four. Shipping is available.
POUL HUNDEVAD TEAK SERVING CART | $995 This clever mid-century teak cart spreads its wings to create an impressive platform for your dinner or cocktail party. Designed by Poul Hundevad circa 1960 and made in Denmark by Vamdrup Mobelfabrik. It has three tray-style shelves with flared edges. The bottom two are removable and you can add one to the top tray, which slides aside to accommodate its companion. The cart rolls smoothly on four original casters. We’ve rejuvenated this versatile trolley with a full cleaning and fresh coats of teak oil. Dimensions are 29-1/2″L x 20-1/4″D x 26″H. With the extra shelf added on top, the length reaches 59″.
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WALNUT FRAME MID-CENTURY LOUNGE CHAIR | $285 Compact and contoured lounge chair made by Murphy-Miller circa 1960s. All original with rejuvenated frame and perfect upholstery – plus that amazing vertical four-button detail!
REIMAGINED MID-CENTURY IRON FRAME CHAIR | $565 Maybe you’ve ascended to royalty. Or maybe you want a signature piece of furniture that stamps your style on a room. Consider this mid-century iron frame, tall back chair. We had the frame professionally stripped and powder-coated in a black satin finish. Then we upholstered it in the grooviest vintage fabric in the collection. Chair dimensions are 23-1/2″W at the front x 23-1/2″D x 53″H x 20″ seat height.
DOMORE WALNUT FRAME ACCENT CHAIR | $295 DoMore Chair Company is known for its industrial age task chairs made pre-World War II. But they also were active post-war, collaborating with the likes of Jens Risom and offering mid-century modern designs. This accent chair has a solid walnut frame, an angled back and brand new retro upholstery. It’s shown with a modern counter height stool with brushed steel frame and cognac leather seat (PRICE | $195).
EAMES MOLDED FIBERGLASS CHAIR – OCHRE DARK | $395 Charles and Ray Eames-designed molded fiberglass chair made by Herman Miller in the rare Ochre Dark (OD) color. This chair is all original, including the “H” base. The shell, shock mounts and frame are all in excellent condition.
MODERN BENCH WITH VINTAGE PLAID WOOL CUSHIONS | $245 We took a simple modern wood bench and got it all dressed up in new black, white, red and gray vintage wool cushions. Black lacquered white oak frame. Perfect in an entry, beneath a window or at the foot of the bed. Dimensions are 41″L x 15-1/2″D x 20″H to the cushion tops.
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MILO BAUGHMAN ROSEWOOD + CHROME WRITING DESK | $2,195 This Milo Baughman-designed writing desk is modernist simplicity at its best. It uses simple geometric forms and quality materials to make a quiet yet clear style statement. The desk case is a slender box finished on all sides. It has three “blind” drawers with wood drawer boxes. The base is made of chrome-plated, squared steel. Dimensions are 52″L x 26″D x 29-1/2″H.
ASIAN STYLED TRIPLE CREDENZA-SIDEBOARD | $995 Modern interior design is not monolithic. There can be many styles in the mix, including pieces with Asian motifs. This vintage triple credenza-sideboard is a case in point. The overall lines are simple and clean like the best of mid-century modern. Yet small flourishes elevate it to room-defining status. Features all wood construction and decoration, with original brass cabinet hardware. Each of the three cabinets is independent and all have a combination of open compartment, adjustable shelf and utility drawer. We gave this distinctive piece a light rejuvenation, leaving the vintage patina intact. Dimensions are 54″L x 20″D x 32-1/4″H.
SOPHISTICATED VINTAGE MODERN CABINET | $445 This small but mighty walnut cabinet has raised panels, double door access to storage plus a slim drawer, is finished on all sides and is topped with slate gray tile. It’s one solidly built and elegantly styled piece. Dimensions are 22″W x 15″D x 23-1/4″H.
MODERN WALNUT WALL UNIT | $645 Get versatile storage and display with this Danish-style tower wall unit. It features three standard sized drawers below, open display with one adjustable shelf in the middle, and a double cabinet on top. This piece is finished on all sides, allowing it to be used as a partial room divider. Dimensions are 32″W x 16-1/2″D x 72″H.
MILO BAUGHMAN CHROME + GLASS ETAGERE | $895 Here’s a popular entry from the chrome and glass wing of mid-century modern design. This stylish etagere designed by Milo Baughman might be the most attractive way to display your favorite treasures. Everything’s in top condition. Dimensions are 42″L x 16″D x 75-1/2″H.
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DANISH TEAK CABINET WITH TAMBOUR DOOR | $545 This small teak cabinet packs a lot of features and style into a small footprint. Access the inside via a sliding articulated door. Inside is a lined compartment with adjustable shelf and small drawer. The finished facings on all sides give you plenty of placement options.
DANISH DESIGN TEAK COFFEE TABLE | $545 Handsome Danish-designed teak coffee table with a wide top for spreading out. Well-built using teak solids and veneers, clean modern lines and distinctive finger joinery. Freshly rejuvenated with a teak oil finish. Dimensions are 52-3/4″L x 26″D x 15″H.
NIELS BACH SOLID TEAK ACCENT TABLE | $465 Solid teak (no veneer) accent table from Niels Bach circa 1960s with a 1-1/2″ thick top characteristic of this line. The oiled finish on this piece gives it a deep, rich color. Dimensions are 17-1/4″W x 27-1/4″D x 20″H.
MINIMALIST ROSEWOOD CONSOLE TABLE | $695 Scandinavian modern console table featuring a minimalist form with subtle details, like the dual wood inset grids below subtly tinted glass. Low profile for a perfect fit beneath a window or behind a sofa. Dimensions are 55-9/16″L x 20-3/4″D x 25-9/16″H.
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VINTAGE BELART SCULPTURAL MIRROR-SHELF | $445 Is it a shelf? A mirror? A sculpture? It’s all three in our humble opinion. Vintage Belart wall-mount mirror made in Minnesota using American walnut. Designed to hang horizontally, but it would look every bit as awesome hung vertically. Dimensions are 54”L x 5”D x 20-1/2”H.
AKSEL KJERSGAARD TRI-FOLD MIRROR | $795 Teak-framed mirror designed by Aksel Kjersgaard (Denmark) opens to give you an expansive vanity mirror experience. The mirror is designed to be hung or it can rest – while opened – on a countertop. Dimensions are 25-9/16″W (closed) and 51-1/8″W (open) x 1-3/4″D x 23-1/2″H.
DESIGN LINE LIGHTED PEDESTAL BY BILL CURRY | $595 American designer, inventor and promoter Bill Curry (1927–1971) created multiple collections of lighting that are the epitome of modernism. His lighting was sold under the Design Line brand, and included this illuminated pedestal lamp. The form is simple: a tall, square cabinet with vertical brushed aluminum and black laminate trim, faux walnut side panels, a recessed black plinth base, and a translucent milk glass top. The glass panel lifts to reveal a single socket and V-shaped reflector. The lamp provides up-lighting and is ideal for displaying a sculpture, decorative glass or other object. Dimensions are 13-1/4″ square x 36-3/4″ high.
For more information about Curry and his Design Line creations, visit this blog devoted to his work:
A R T W O R K
We have a large, diverse and frequently changing selection of artwork in the store – from original paintings, signed and numbered prints to sculpture, objects, textiles and pottery. The best way to see what we have is to visit the store.
A V A I L A B L E B Y A P P O I N T M E N T
These items are available by appointment. In many cases we’ll 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 612.234.1201 or email MidModMen@gmail.com.
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT If you’d like to see these in the store, contact us via email or Facebook private message. Please give us up to 48 hours to arrange a showing.
ICONIC J16 ROCKING CHAIR BY HANS WEGNER | $995 This 1944 design is one of Hans Wegner’s best known creations. The curve of the arms, the reverse tapered dowels and the woven seat – these are the details that make the design storied. Plus, it’s a generous size with thoughtful ergonomics that make it comfortable for long, leisurely sitting. We’re offering this all original chair with lacquered solid beech frame and woven paper cord seat. In top condition. Made in Denmark by Kvist Mobler and dating from the late 1970s or early 1980s.
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT If you’d like to see these in the store, contact us via email or Facebook private message. Please give us up to 48 hours to arrange a showing.
JANE & GORDON MARTZ FOR MARSHALL STUDIOS TABLE | $1,895 Rarely available large round console table designed by Jane and Gordon Martz and crafted by their company Marshall Studios, circa 1960s. The frame is solid American walnut, with a weighted round base, six slim columns and a rounded bullnose on the top. The hand-crafted top is a mosaic of round tiles of varying sizes in a deep charcoal gray that approaches black. Dimensions are 44″ diameter x 25-1/4″ high.
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT If you’d like to see this, please give us 24-48 hours to bring it into the store.
GEORGE KOVACS WHITE TULIP TORCHIERE | $1,000 Tall, slender floor lamp designed by Ernst Luthiger, made in Switzerland and offered in the United States by George Kovacs. The design of the lamp dates to 1965. It’s made of power-coated steel and has an external, pad-style control switch. In excellent condition. Measures 65″ high with an 11″ diameter footprint.
NOTE: Swiss designer Max Bill often gets credit for this design, but that attribution is incorrect.