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Community: Vincent’s mystery chair

8 Sep

This question was emailed to us with photos attached:

Can you identify the attached chair, sorry, the attached photo of the chair?


Ahh, what a lovely chair, Vincent!

Immediately the things that stand out to identify this chair are the sculpted armrests and the thoughtfully attractive wood stretcher on its backside. These details are indicative of designer Folke Ohlsson of Dux.

“Folke Ohlsson moved to the US from Sweden in 1953, and established DUX, Inc. in San Francisco the same year. In 1959 he moved the company to Burlingame, California. His design is generally referred to as “Scandinavian Modern” but frequently gets categorized as “Danish Modern” or “Danish Teak”.

A popular designer of the late 1950s early 60s, and highly collectable, Folke Ohlsson has been credited for creating the concept of knock down furniture, or KD. This is furniture which can be flattened and assembled at its final destination which makes it less expensive to ship.

Folke Ohlsson passed away Oct. 23, 2002.” (via)

Dux ad

If you’re planning on selling the chair, I highly suggest you research further before you slap a big price tag with DUX on it – but if you’re going to keep the chair and love it, feel free to impress your friends with your “I believe it’s a piece by designer Folke Ohlsson” chair.

Modernica-Guest post

3 Jul

living room
Herrrrro Mimomito!
I’ve done a guest post for Modernica’s blog. It has helpful tips on finding sweet deals on craigslist. Hop on over to check it out! My thanks goes out to Modernica for asking me to contribute!

PDX Picker is coming to the Bay Area!

21 Dec

Friend of Mimomito Chris aka The PDX Picker from Portland, Oregon will be bringing down pieces to sell specifically around Christmas time. What a perfect last minute gift – if even to yourself or to your living room!
Chris has a lot of great pieces at negotiable prices, so don’t be afraid to contact him if there’s anything you like. He’ll be arranging pick-up out of Oakland, but for furniture traveling from Portland – I think that’s a pretty great deal, don’t you?

Lounge Chair by Kroehler. Reupholstered on 10/20/12.
Asking $295 obo.

1958 Saarinen Side Chair. Reupholstered on 9/7/12. Asking $275 obo.

Maple live edge log slice with Eames aluminum group base. Asking $600 obo.

Check out more of the PDX Picker’s inventory on his flickr page and drop him a line if you have any questions about his furniture.

Mimomito’s got friends.

10 Dec

midcentury mobler

Our buds over at Mid Century Mobler want to offer readers of Mimomito a discount on all online orders. Specializing in Danish and American mid century modern furniture, you’ll discover stunning pieces imported to the US from England and Denmark. Shop and get 15% OFF all items using code MIMO15.

Remember Mid Century Mobler? We’ve featured Julian’s SF apartment in our Homes, Sweet Homes feature here. We’ll be featuring a new piece from McMobler a few times a month, and in turn Mimomito will get kicked down some cheese when a reader users our code. It’s a treat for us all, and any money we get will go to paying our WordPress and domain fees! (This means no more awkward begging and panhandling at meet-ups.)

Community: Deco duplex for rent

22 Oct

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On a recent walkabout from my 9-5 jobbyjob, I stumbled on this adorable deco duplex just off Riverside for rent. Figured I’d share it with you other retro-living enthusiasts.

A very similar exterior to the home of Artist Curtis Popp whose home we’ve featured in our Homes, Sweet Homes tours, and you can check out here!

Labor Day yard sale!

31 Aug

Found this sale listed on Craigslist – we always love to find great stuff tagged with “mimomito” y’all, so keep it up! Unfortunately, I’ll be out of town Labor Day Weekend and can’t buy out this entire sale and pet that kitty peering out the window there, boohoo. But y’all can! Here’s the “sweet deets:”

Monday, September 3rd
Labor Day Mid-Century Modern Sale
9am – 3pm

Steelcase Office Chairs $20 each
Double-sided Library Book Cart $100
Lane Perception end tables $150 for the pair
Lounge Chair $50
Desk by B.P. John (Portland, OR) $200
Hexagonal end tables $40 for the pair
Set of six Kosuga dinning chairs and table with 2 leaves that need refinishing $80
Plus other vintage items

6019 Rowan Way, Citrus Heights
(Original Post and more photos)

Facebook friends finds

11 Jul

$20.00 tulip chair, looks like a Burke! Nice find, Angela!

And these two neat little chairs come by way of Kat’s eagle eyes! $15 each, for the couch and side chair.

Thanks so much for sharing your finds with us. Join the party and like us on facebook!

Alameda Point Antiques Faire this Sunday!

5 May

This is a fantastic, beautiful weekend to get down or out to the Alameda Faire and eat some Belgian waffles from the gourmet trucks and ogle some antiquities. Among the other regulars, some of the friends of Mimomito will also be there!! If you haven’t gone before, you really should check it out. It’s quite an experience to be on a man-made strip of land; above you only sky, on the ground — antiques as far as the eye can see.

Julian of Mid Century Mobler will be in space Y19 this Sunday – remember we showed you guys the inside of his San Francisco Danish Modern deluxe pad? If you haven’t seen it check out Julian’s Home Tour here. Be sure to also add Mid Century Mobler on facebook to get a peak their latest inventory.

Alameda Point Antiques Faire
2900 Navy Way (at Main Street)
Alameda, CA 94501

6:00 AM to 7:30 am $15.00
7:30 am to 9:00 am $10.00
9:00 am to 2:00 pm $ 5.00
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Free!

Don’t forget your sunblock and rolling carts! <3

Roush House: Buy your tickets, already!

2 May


Please join Sacramento Modern (SacMod) for a celebration of the Roush Residence in the Arden Oaks neighborhood of Sacramento on June 2, 2012. Reserved arrival times will be between 1pm and 5pm. Tickets will be available via Brown Paper Tickets.

– Tickets will be sold beginning April 23, 2012 for SacMod Associate Members at $30 each (members must use the correct password). To become a SacMod member, please visit SacMod’s blog and use the “2012 SacMod Annual Associate Membership” link in the upper left hand margin.
– General sales will begin May 7, 2012 at $45 each.
– There will be no tickets sold at the door. Last day for tickets sales is May 31, 2012.

Appetizers and beverages will be served and a commemorative booklet will be given to attendees. Vintage photographs and information about the home will be displayed. Local architects and design professionals will be present to discuss questions about the home. For vintage car enthusiasts, a recently restored 1956 Nash Ambassador Custom with tritone paint will be parked in the carport.

The Roush Residence was designed by Terry Waters, a Taliesin Fellow and colleague of John Lautner. Waters’ work was published in acclaimed design magazines such as Arts + Architecture and Domus. True modernists will be delighted in seeing this ultra-modern and unusual circa 1954 home.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the development of the upcoming exhibit “Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design,” at The California Museum tentatively scheduled to open later this year. Ray Eames was born and raised in Sacramento; she and her husband, Charles, were among the most important 20th century modernists.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all, please arrive for your reserved shift on time, park in the designated areas (a specific map with detailed information will be emailed before the event) and wear flat-heeled shoes. For the homeowner’s privacy, the event address will be provided after ticket purchase.

Blockhouse Modern sale just for Mimomito!

22 Mar

Blockhouse Modern, a dealer space in Scout Living, will be discounting items on Saturday SPECIFICALLY for Mimomito Cocktail Party guests! Don’t forget to RSVP to the party on Facebook!

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