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Eames Fiberglass Shell Chair Restoration Project

My First Eames Fiberglass Chair

My First Eames Fiberglass Chair
Now that I learned how to restore the Eames fiberglass shell chairs, I decided to tackle another project. I was going to restore one of the two orange arm shells I purchased online a few years ago. I have been using one with a rocker base and the other with an […]

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George Nelson Case Study Inspired DIY Bed

Modernica Case Study V-Leg Bed

Modernica Case Study V-Leg Bed
I have an eleven-year-old dog named Cid with a back problem. He has a hard time jumping up on our bed – so I decided it was time to do something… Get a platform bed! I have always wanted a George Nelson Case Study Bed with hairpin legs (v-legs). Needless to […]

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Through Green Colored Glasses: An Eco-Friendly Twist On Old Classics

Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Feeding into the whole “green” frenzy, modern furniture manufacturers are now producing some of their most classic designs using eco-friendly materials. Manufacturers like Herman Miller and Knoll are giving green makeovers to iconic designs by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll and Eero Saarinen.
 
The Eames Lounger is a fine example. Originally produced […]

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Herman Miller Sale

If you are thinking about buying Herman Miller products, now is the good time. Herman Miller’s semi-annual sale is currently running through June 20th, 2009. All Herman Miller products including the work of Eames, Nelson, Noguchi and others are 15% off at many retailers, such as SmartFurniture.com.
SmartFurniture.com also offers free shipping on many of their […]

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Saving the Eames Shell Chairs

Free To a Good Home

One Saturday morning on the way to go a garage sale, I spotted three padded Eames armshell chairs in a lot filled with junk. They were the kind attached together to the spider bases with a little side table. By word of mouth, I found out that the lot belonged to my coworker. He gave […]

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Denver Modernism Show 2009

The Denver Modernism Show will feature some of the very best vendors from the Rocky Mountain Region and around the country offering a wide selection of mid century modern, art deco, retro, pop and modernist furnishings, artwork and objects. There will also be manufacturers and companies specializing in newer modernist home accessories, appliances, fabrics, and […]

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Tips for Selling Your Mid Century Modern Furniture

Do you have an extra mid century modern couch sitting in your garage? Are you thinking about selling your mid century modern furniture you have now, so that you can upgrade with that extra cash? Are you moving to a smaller place and unable to fit all of your pieces? Whatever the reasons, here are […]

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Where to Find Mid Century Modern Furniture

Eames Side Shell Chair

Now you know what to look for when buying mid century modern furniture, you will need to know where to find your special mid century modern pieces. Always keep your eyes wide open – I’ve heard some stories about finding some of the most sought mid century modern furniture pieces at very unusual places, from […]

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Tips for Buying Mid Century Modern Furniture

Eames Rocker

Mid century modern furniture are known for its simple, clean lines and organic shapes. It is sleek and elegant, yet functional. Whether collecting only the ones designed by a specific mid century designer or collecting anything that appeal to your eyes, it is always exciting to acquire furniture you love piece by piece. Here you […]

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