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Mid Century Modern Petite Sofa with Wood Trim Newly Upholstered Gray Black Taupe Geometric

Mid Century Modern Petite Sofa with Wood Trim Newly Upholstered Gray Black Taupe Geometric

I have loved the shape of this sofa for a long time and even loved its original Kelly-green upholstery, but it was just too far gone. I’ve waited for just the right time and the right fabric to come along to redo this great piece. It has a smaller feel for smaller spaces due to its angled sides, but the seating space is ample. All the wood trim details, and the conical tapered legs have been restored. They are so beautiful making them just the right touch. And the fabric? Well just wow! It is fabulous! Gray and Black and Taupe geometric that sets off the shape and wood details awesomely. I know this is just the sofa you have been waiting and wishing for. Make it yours!

Price: $3,995


Restored Adrian Pearsall 950-C Armed Side Chair

Restored Adrian Pearsall 950-C Armed Side Chair

We are so in love with this restored chair here at the shop. Going to be hard to say good-bye to this one! Designed by the renowned Adrian Pearsall at the height of his career circa 1960s for his company Craft Associates. The chair is comprised of a slender walnut frame with four round tapered legs which taper in both directions. The flat boomerang shaped arms are one continuous piece which curves around creating the support for the small slender oval lumbar back cushion. The seat is slender as well and perches atop the flat crossbars which hold the legs together. Simple and exquisite. We have chosen a fabric that although new resembles a vintage look that Pearsall may have chosen himself. It is in tones of gray, taupe, and black which plays off the warm walnut of the frame beautifully.

Pearsall has become one of the most sought after mid-century modern furniture designers. His pieces with their Atomic Age look are very indicative of that flamboyant time with its futuristic vision and sultry and sexy interiors. Pearsall graduated in 1950 from the University of Illinois with an Architectural Engineering degree and in 1952 founded Craft Associates to manufacture his own designs, which trumpeted in the Atomic Age and have now become mid-century modern design icons.

This is the perfect mid-century modern chair for a little extra seating. Plus, it will be a showstopper wherever you place it. Make it yours!

Price: $2,295


Vintage Mid Century Modern Pair Heath Ceramics Ashtrays by Edith Heath

Vintage Mid Century Modern Pair Heath Ceramics Ashtrays by Edith Heath

The ceramics and ceramic designs of Edith Heath are phenomenal. Thus, this unmatched pair of ashtrays leaves nothing to be desired. They are both simplistic bowl designs with deep V’s for holding the items for smoking. One is larger than the other with curved sides and in a light grey or oatmeal color gorgeous glaze of which Edith was a genius. This color is called Sand and was used through the 1970s. The other is smaller with flattened sides and in a sandalwood glaze on its outside and terracotta color glaze inside. This coloration was called Pumpkin and it too was used through the 1970s. According to my correspondence with Heath Ceramics, these two forms, and ashtrays in general, were produced from 1948 through 2003. However, the logo stamp on the bottom of this pair dates them to 1950-1953. Thanks to Heath Ceramics for keeping such great records and being open to collectors researching vintage items. And, although made as ashtrays, this pair could also serve as beautiful trinket or key bowls. Or, use them to hold your favorite incense.

Heath Ceramics was founded by Edith Heath (1911-2005) and Brian Heath (1913-2001) in 1944. They had met in 1938 while both were working at a summer camp in Batavia, Illinois. Brian as the director and Edith as the Art Teacher. They were soon after married and moved to Chicago where Edith attended Chicago Teacher’s College and the Chicago Art institute. They then relocated to San Francisco in 1941 where Edith again furthered her art education by attending San Francisco Art Institute and UC Berkeley. Edith naturally was the designer while Brian controlled the business. They began producing their successful and renowned stoneware line in 1952 in their Sausalito factory. Later in the 1950s they began making their award-winning architectural tiles. After Brian’s death Edith continued to work until the sale of the business in 2003. Their Heath Ceramics are collected and sought after today with Edith’s studio pieces bringing the highest prices, although most are in museum collections. The business still thrives under new ownership remaining faithful to Edith’s artistic vision. They are one of the only mid-century California potteries still in existence.

These ashtrays are beautiful examples of mid-century modern ceramics at their finest. You need to make them yours.

Price: $595


Orrefors Sommerso Vase by Nils Landberg Dusk Series Signed Smoke Gray Green

Orrefors Sommerso Vase by Nils Landberg Dusk Series Signed Smoke Gray Green

This is a fabulous piece of Scandinavian glass to add to your collection. Or maybe to begin it! This heavy blown glass vase is done in the Sommerso style which is a thick layer of clear glass encasing an inner colored layer. The colored layer in this case being a soothing gray green from the Dusk series by Nils Landberg for Orrefors. He did many shapes and sizes in this series. I would call this one a U or V shape. It is signed and numbered Orrefors 3538/4. It will look marvelous alone or in a group.

Nils Otto Thorsten Landberg (1907-1991) was a Swedish glass designer and artist. He attended art school in Goteborg in 1924. In 1925 he continued his studies at Orrefors School for Engraving and subsequently began working at Orrefors. First as an engraver and then in 1934 as an artist and designer. He remained at Orrefors until 1972. He is best known for his Tulip or Tulpan series, which is a thin walled elegant glass tableware series, and his Dusk Sommerso Series of vases and vessels. He debuted his work at the Paris Exhibition in 1937 and exhibited at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In 1957 he won the gold medal at the Milan Triennale. Nils Landberg is a renowned glass artist and represented publicly throughout Sweden; and in the collections of museums in Sweden, Germany and the United States.

Orrefors glassworks was founded in 1898 in Småland, Sweden on the previous site of an older iron works. Until 1913 they made primarily technical, medical and household glass. In 1914 under new ownership and management they began making crystal products including cut crystal and etched art glass. From that time forward Orrefors has excelled in all types of creative glass manufacture employing renowned artists and winning multiple awards. They continue production today primarily at their glassworks in Kosta using techniques developed in Småland. According to Orrefors official site no fewer than 15 people contribute to the production of a single piece of glass. It is no wonder Orrefors is a revered name among glass collectors worldwide.

This piece certainly caught our eye. We know you love it. Make it yours.

 

Price: $695


Ello Optima Brass and Rose Gray Glass Wardrobe Entertainment Storage Cabinet

Ello Optima Brass and Rose Gray Glass Wardrobe Entertainment Storage Cabinet

Elegant, stylish, graceful, sophisticated, classic, chic, fashionable! All adjectives to describe this gorgeous cabinet by Ello for their Optima collection. This circa 1970-1990 storage cabinet is clad in beautiful brass and a mauvy rose gray colored glass. In some light it is more rose, and, in some light, it is grayer. It is comprised of a double doored touch latch mirrored glass upper section, that’s interior is shelved and lined in black laminate, with four full width mirrored glass drawers with brass drawer pulls. Two shallow drawers and two deeper drawers. The sides of the cabinet are clad in brass which wraps around and frames the lovely rose glass front. The overall effect is simply stunning!

Ello furniture was founded in Chicago by Lothar Molton in 1956, a few years after fleeing Nazi Germany with his family. In 1968 he moved the company to Rockford, Illinois and in 2010 it closed its doors. Ello’s motto was Contemporary Furniture of Distinction combined with Function plus Spectacular Glamour.

Ello’s motto perfectly describes this wonderful cabinet! You must make it yours.

Price: $3,995


Knoll Handkerchief Side Chairs in Gray by Massimo & Lella Vignelli, a Pair

Knoll Handkerchief Side Chairs in Gray by Massimo & Lella Vignelli, a Pair

The gently rippling form of this chair is intended to follow the contours of the body thereby being very ergonomic and making them extremely comfortable. The Vignellis are quoted as saying they used a handkerchief as their inspiration for the chairs design, hence their name; Handkerchief Chair. Knoll’s description of the chair states, they capture the lightness and organic ease of a handkerchief drifting in the wind. This set of two are comprised of a gray fiberglass reinforced polyester seat and backrest with a base of steel wire finished in brightly polished chrome. They are in excellent new old stock condition and ready to use. Please examine the photos and don’t hesitate to ask for more. You shouldn’t wait to make this iconic pair of Handkerchief chairs your own.

Price: $995


Vintage MCM Holmegaard Per Lutken Smoke Gray Glass Hellas Vase Signed 1961

Vintage MCM Holmegaard Per Lutken Smoke Gray Glass Hellas Vase Signed 1961

Beautiful and simple. This is the wonderful vintage mid century modern swedish Hellas vase by Per Lutken for Holmegaard. Smoke Gray, signed, dated 1961, and in incredibly great vintage condition. No chips, cracks or chiggers.

Price: $195


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