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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

Delightfully playful, stylistically sculptural, and a touch otherworldly, Mid-Century Modern furniture is our not-so-secret obsession. A catchall term used to classify designs produced during the Mid 20th Century, Mid-Century Modern furniture is easily identifiable by its swooped forms, teak frames, and bold-colored upholstery. Iconic makers include Adrian Pearsall, Milo Baughman, and, of course, Charles and Ray Eames.
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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

For those who dream in shades of cool California fruit trees (think sunburst orange and creamy avocado), like their teak-oiled arms accented with a bit of bright brass, and crush on anything Eames: meet Mid-Century Modern. A term used to classify furniture constructed between 1945 to 1970, Mid-Century Modern style encompasses everything from sparse Scandinavian pieces to exotic Brazilian masterpieces decked out in pillow-padded frames and butter-like hides. It’s a care-free, effortless style that brinks on boho, but thanks to integrated elements of Danish Modernism, never veers into overly layered or how-exactly-do-I-clean-that? territory.
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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

In its hey-day Mid-Century Modern furniture was not one to play it demure color-wise. Upholstery in shades of saffron, cobalt, and poppy was commonplace. Updated for a new millennium, however; we’re inclined to favor shade-dwelling colors a bit more than the full-sun showstoppers. Mid-Century shapes look divine when cloaked in emerald, navy, and oxblood velvets. With tables and case goods, opt for pieces with slightly darker finishes and brass or turquoise hardware or inlays. Unexpected metallic or stone will make for a room that reads more ambiguous (and glam) than the usual, brisk Scandinavian look.
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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

We are so much more than your average furniture store. We truly have something special for everyone. Beyond furniture we also carry a huge selection of home decor and collectables. Maybe you fancy geodes, artwork, stylish lighting, horns and antlers, or trophy skulls? Take the trip to come visit our two stores at 139 and 217 SE Taylor St. in Portland. Trust me, it’s worth the trip!
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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

At City Home we are dedicated to offering something different. We have a vast and artfully curated collection of vintage, reclaimed, mid-century modern, and industrial style home goods. Our online store hosts hundreds of items to choose from and our brick and mortar locations have items in the thousands. City Home is supported by our two warehouse showrooms spanning more than 20,000 square feet!
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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

New materials like bent plywood, fiberglass, and acrylic made it easy for designers to forge into previously uncharted territory. For the first time, they were able to produce furniture that wasn’t hammered and nailed together so much as it was sculpted. Additionally, manufactures like Knoll and Herman Miller provided designers with large-scale platforms on which to promote and distribute their designs. These manufacturers helped Mid-Century Modernism permeate the cultural consciousness, which in large part, has led to its enduring appeal.
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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

Last week we acquired more pieces of furniture than any other week in quite some time. Many of the pieces need a bit of work before we sell them. Here are a few of the pieces that have gone up for sale in the last few days. We were fortunate to find this complete Lane dining room suite; dining table & four chairs, bar cart, and sideboard. This set was a nice match to the Stow Davis executive set in this space. Lane dining set: Table & 4 chairs Lane bar cart Lane sideboard // Sold Pair of newly reupholstered mid century slipper chairs
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Mid Century Modern Furniture Portland

We recently finished two big projects and a few smaller projects. We also have several amazing new pieces coming soon. Huge 4 piece sectional sofa by Kroehler. This is the largest sectional sofa that we have upholstered. It’s a very nice set that can me arranged in multiple configurations // Sold Secondly, we refinished the largest dining table that we have ever had. It has 4 leafs and extends from 63”-138.5”. It can easily seat up to 14 people // Sold We also refinished and reupholstered this set of 6 dining chairs that we found with the large dining table // Sold Danish teak tambour door credenza. When I found this credenza it had a plinth base that I removed. I then added teak tapered legs to give it a more modern look // Sold. Lastly, we upholstered this maple frame lounge chair in Pendleton wool // Sold.
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Don’t get us wrong, we love a strong, silent type with masculine right angles—Jens Risom and Finn Juhl furniture add presence to a room like no other. But with that said, there is something oh-so refreshing about the unrehearsed contours of an amoeba-like coffee table. Their off-balance proportions keep a room from feeling overly predictable, and encourages the kind of casual, dine-on-the-floor atmosphere that purportedly advances any swinging soiree. They also beckon to eclecticism, welcoming tasteful layers and bold accents like oversized op art.

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