SHOWCASE: available furniture + decor

MidModMen+friends offers authentic mid-century modern furniture and decor at its best. The emphasis is always on quality, and every item is hand-selected then cleaned, rejuvenated or restored according to need. This showcase is a sampling of what’s currently available. There’s even more in the the store.

Design inspirations: modern context

A piece of furniture, a lamp and a work of art can be beautiful on their own. But when you place them in context – together and with other objects, textures, colors and space – the whole is almost always greater than the sum of the parts. This week we celebrate context, the art of…

Cool things that help you stay warm

Chilly where you live? Cold doesn’t begin to express it in Minnesota, so MidModMen+friends is featuring a classic modern mix of items that make you feel warm: + Valentine’s Day cards by Lisa Rydin Erickson-Artist + Moroccan & Persian wool rugs + Vintage coffee cups & pots + Glowing mid-century lamps + Teak, walnut, glass…

St. Paul Pioneer Press spotlights MidModMen in retail trend feature

St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Nancy Ngo sheds some light on the growing trend of start-up retailers launching as pop-up stores before making a longer term commitment. That’s the route MidModMen took when it opened its doors in October 2012, and it wasn’t long before we made the transition to a sustained presence. Read Nancy’s…

X-frame chair restoration transformation

We take a lot of pride in the work all our partners do to rejuvenate, restore and at times transform the furniture offered in the store. This vintage X-framed chair is a case study. When we found it, the upholstery was shredded (think cat claws) yet the frame was strong albeit a bit shabby. But…

Lane Acclaim: nearly 60 years old and still going strong

The Lane Acclaim line of furniture is a favorite of our customers (and us), and it’s enjoying increased popularity as collectible yet functional furniture nearly 60 years after its introduction in 1959. Designed by Andre Bus, it was created to straddle the allure of modernity with the comfort of tradition. Lane pulled off that balancing…

Restored Jens Risom floating top desk

I have so many handsome and finely crafted pieces of furniture coming through my life every day. I’m lucky and also grateful that I’ve not gotten jaded or take this for granted. If I was jaded, then I’d miss out on the excitement of having this exceptional Jens Risom floating top desk in our store….