The comeback kids: 6 seating rescues

There are multiple reasons to rescue and restore high-quality vintage and modern furniture. It’s absolutely environmentally sound and keeps materials out of the waste stream. Quality is another factor if you choose pieces that were well-constructed from the start. But we have to admit that we also love the creativity of restyling chairs, benches and…

Celebrating the timeless mid-century modern designs of Jens Risom

Aficionados of any era can be absolutists, and mid-century modern enthusiasts aren’t exempt. Some are fierce proponents of designs by Scandinavian masters like Hans Wegner, Grete Jalk, Folke Ohlsson and Arne Jacobsen. Some embrace the American icons including Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Paul McCobb, and Florence Knoll among others. So it’s fitting that…

MidModMen+friends relaunches vintage modern decor store Feb. 4

MidModMen+friends, a longstanding vintage retail presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, is reopening on Friday, Feb. 4. The business has been closed since late September 2021 following a fire that damaged its storefront. “We’re a silver lining kind of people so we turned the negative of the fire into a positive,” said owner Neal Kielar….

Featured art: “Portal of the Mind” by Marcia Söderman

“Portal of the Mind” | 1989 | Marcia SödermanOil on prepared paper | 93-1/2” long by 37-1/4” high framed size Price: please inquire Marcia Söderman is an accomplished artist, art educator, art history scholar and mentor to emerging artists. Her creative work is informed by nature – water in particular – and our innermost perceptions…

Future Heirlooms: original giclee prints by Jeff Hinchee

Featuring local artists and artisans is core to the MidModMen+friends shopping experience. Each creative partner brings fresh energy, ideas and perspective to our take on modern living. In late 2021 Future Heirlooms showcased Jeff Hinchee, an artist and illustrator with a high-profile national portfolio. Blending 2-D and 3-D techniques, Jeff’s illustrations are an assemblage of…

Reviving an Adrian Pearsall 1401-C lounge set

“They don’t make things like they used to” was once just a tired cliche to us. Then we launched a business finding, restoring and selling vintage mid-century modern furniture. That’s how we learned what well-made really means, what’s worth rescuing and what it takes to do it right. Sometimes we alter or adapt pieces because…

Broyhill Brasilia “cathedral” round coffee table revival

Broyhill Furniture’s Brasilia collection, bold and futuristic on its commercial introduction in 1962,  has become an iconic representation of mid-century modernism in home decor. The line was an up-market-yet-mainstream offering and encompassed dozens of case goods, dining and accent table options. (There were no lighting or upholstered seating entries.) The groundbreaking architecture of the then-new…