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…

Getting cozy: 5 home essentials for fall (and what comes after)

When summer recedes, thoughts turn to preparing for colder months ahead. If you only have visions of tuning up the snowblower, fiddling with the thermostat and buying ice melt, you’re missing the more pleasant aspects of getting cozy in your fall/winter shelter. Getting your home ready to counter weather’s tougher elements – however you define…

Rescuing a rare Lane Acclaim Plateau coffee table

At MidModMen+friends, the pleasure of offering mid-century modern furniture to new generations of customers comes in two ways. First is the discovery of smartly designed and thoughtfully built furniture that’s stood the test of time, even when there’s acute evidence of 50 or 60 years of use. That leads to the second pleasure: restoring vintage…

Brief anatomy of a mid-century furniture transformation project

Restoring – and sometimes totally transforming – rescued 20th Century modern furniture is deep in the DNA at MidModMen+friends. It’s a process that sometimes requires as much creative imagination as it does physical determination. This well-worn but high-quality chest of drawers from the 1950s is a case in point. It began as a probable restoration,…

Three mid-century modern furniture transformations

  Buying vintage furniture has its advantages. Choose carefully and you’ll get pieces that are built to last. But let’s face it, with age comes wear and not all wear is charming – or even usable. At MidModMen+friends, we clean, rejuvenate or restore all of our offerings depending on the need. For sofas and chairs,…