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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:26 am 
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I think there are many folks here that, like me, love mid-century modern design. I decided to start a thread where people can post their favorite retro modern designs. I decided to use the term "retro modern," rather than "mid-century modern" so that examples of art deco and 60s designs that are technically not mid-century modern can be included.

Oh, and bonus points of pictures of examples that you own.

I'll start witht one of my favorites- Louis Poulsen's Artichoke Lamp-

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:06 am 
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I won a raffle last night at an industry lighting party, $100 off of a chandelier, too bad that doesn't really take a dent out of the $8000 price tag on that one! They also gave away an Arne Jacobson table lamp! Certainly need to go to more of these events! Maybe I can collect gift coupons till I can afford an enigma pendant light or something.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:30 am 
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I won a raffle last night at an industry lighting party, $100 off of a chandelier, too bad that doesn't really take a dent out of the $8000 price tag on that one! They also gave away an Arne Jacobson table lamp! Certainly need to go to more of these events! Maybe I can collect gift coupons till I can afford an enigma pendant light or something.


I had an opportunity to purchase one of these at a "relatively" reasonable price, and almost went for it, but the size of it made it very impracticle for my apartment, so I went with this instead:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:33 am 
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I was at Brimfield last week and saw an old table and chairs for lots a money that must have been the inspiration for this ikea product that I would have bought immediately except for the fact that my kitchen has no room for a table.
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I'm sorry I didn't get a picture of the original or remember the name!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:41 am 
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I'm obsessed with these MCM room divider screens from Crestview Doors, but there's tons of MCM decor and hardware to love on their site. 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:18 pm 
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I'm obsessed with these MCM room divider screens from Crestview Doors, but there's tons of MCM decor and hardware to love on their site. 8) 8)



Kelly, those are awesome!!! I wonder if they make versions that will fit into where the pane panels normally fit on French doors? I would love to dress up some doors in the Hooper Lounge with some of these swank screens!

You can see the doors in some of these pics of our den/lounge

My wife found the glass and chrome coffee table on ebay. It is an original production from the late 50's and (incredibly) arrived in its original packaging. The celophane packaging had turned brown and was as hard as plastic. The only thing wrong with the table was that the ornamental discs bolt fittings were also dry and cracked easily. But, the table looks fine without the discs, so no big whoop.

My personal pride and joy are the two round Eileen gray E1027 tables (also known as Gray's Cantilever Table) that I got for a steal!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:49 pm 
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Biggest claim to shame: I had an opportunity to purchase two Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs, original to the lobby of 860-880 Lakeshore Drive, Mies van der Rohe's twin tower apartment buildings in Chicago. These two chairs were beat up and needed major repairs. They were "pick-up" only and Rootie would not let me drive to Chicago and claim these treasures. DAMN IT!!! I hope they went to a good home!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Vince Martini wrote:
Biggest claim to shame: I had an opportunity to purchase two Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs, original to the lobby of 860-880 Lakeshore Drive, Mies van der Rohe's twin tower apartment buildings in Chicago. These two chairs were beat up and needed major repairs. They were "pick-up" only and Rootie would not let me drive to Chicago and claim these treasures. DAMN IT!!! I hope they went to a good home!


When I was picking out my loveseat, I had a hard time deciding between a Barcelona and a marshmallow. I went with the marshmallow because you don't see them too often, but love the Barcelonas:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:37 pm 
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Our local post office was built in 1963 and I'm confident that many folks here would love it. Captain Quad calls our county offices "Westworld," because they're so MCM and I adore them. However, most everyone who lives here hates these buildings, thinks they're eyesores. There's been a big movement to demolish them, which I fear may have gained steam due to flooding from Irene.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:44 pm 
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I love this guys stuff http://www.etsy.com/people/jorybrighamdesign?ref=ls_profile

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Very cool, and... it's affordable. :shock: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:26 pm 
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Very cool, and... it's affordable. :shock: :lol:


Yes...to both!!! It is expensive being sophisticated.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:50 pm 
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Ooh. I dig.

Here's one of my favorite pieces - a vintage Eames elliptical table that I found back in '95 for $20 at a Salvation Army in Louisiana (and the rest of my living room, 'cause I think it's a cool pic).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:46 pm 
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Vince Martini wrote:
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Very cool, and... it's affordable. :shock: :lol:


Yes...to both!!! It is expensive being sophisticated.

Not really. Just remember to hold out your pinky when sipping your Blatz.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:00 pm 
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turbogod wrote:
Vince Martini wrote:
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Very cool, and... it's affordable. :shock: :lol:


Yes...to both!!! It is expensive being sophisticated.

Not really. Just remember to hold out your pinky when sipping your Blatz.


Blatz? What, are you made of money?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:28 pm 
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Blatz? What, are you made of money?

When I said "your" I was implying that I would be drinking his.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:25 pm 
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Here's our living room - I also posted it a while back, but this is a good spot for it :D

Most of this came from an assortment of Estate Sales (couches, chair), Thrift Stores (lamp, lampshade, hanging ashtray), ebay (boomerang table, witco stuff), vintage stores (floor lamp, mosaic wall hanging), flea markets, etc.....

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:50 pm 
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All your houses are so clean. :?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:56 pm 
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All your houses are so clean. :?

They are never home.
They are out shopping.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:49 am 
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Very cool, and... it's affordable. :shock: :lol:

That's what I thought at first. Then I noticed that was the price for shipping.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:36 am 
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All your houses are so clean. :?

They are never home.
They are out shopping.


But that is when cats make the biggest mess. Those are well kept homes.

Any thoughts on table lamps? What is a source for the tall drum shades these days? They are around 16" diameter and 25" tall.

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Moonshine Shades is a great place for shades. http://www.moonshineshades.com/index.ph ... 2&Itemid=1

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:53 am 
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I've been doing a little upgrading and I'm pretty pleased with this section of our living room:

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Captain Quad just built himself an electronics workbench in the basement and will be using it to rehabilitate some of the vintage hi-fi equipment and appliances we've been collecting, so I look forward to being able to use those soon(ish). :wowza:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:40 am 
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I've been doing a little upgrading and I'm pretty pleased with this section of our living room:

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Captain Quad just built himself an electronics workbench in the basement and will be using it to rehabilitate some of the vintage hi-fi equipment and appliances we've been collecting, so I look forward to being able to use those soon(ish). :wowza:


Very nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:41 am 
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Here's our living room - I also posted it a while back, but this is a good spot for it :D

Most of this came from an assortment of Estate Sales (couches, chair), Thrift Stores (lamp, lampshade, hanging ashtray), ebay (boomerang table, witco stuff), vintage stores (floor lamp, mosaic wall hanging), flea markets, etc.....

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Great room!

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