So, this is a home tour that unfortunately got lost in the shuffle and kerfuffle of a Mimomito identity crisis. Thanks to the wonderful Heather and David for not sending rocks through our windows for taking so long to post this. It has likely been almost A YEAR since they welcomed us into their home to poke around and take photos. Thank you for your patience and kindness to allow us in your lives and beautiful home. I personally know that you both have added new items and pieces to your home, so perhaps this’ll be like a walk down memory lane, ha! Now, finally, Heather and David Hadley’s Home Tour.
Where is your home located?
When was your home built and when did you move in?
Built in 1957, bought home in 2010 / 3bd, 2.5ba 1800 SF
Why did you choose your home?
Good neighborhood; the layout; original hardwood floors; updated kitchen and granite counter-tops; but most importantly (according to David) the game room with a 1970’s built-in bar.
What attracted you to mid century design?
In my mid-20s, I rented an old one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Sac. I fell in love with the mid-century original features. It had a pink bathtub, elephant gray tiling and toilet, the kitchen was galley style and had stainless steel counter tops. I embraced the vibe, and carried that feeling into our new home.
$100.00 in Oakland – sent in from reader Teresa! BUY THIS POLLOCK-LOOKIN’ STEELCASE CHAIR!
For an extra 60.00 will come with hairpin legs!
$375.00 Sacramento dresser set!
$150.00 Lincoln brass bed
$100.00 Lodi – BIG starburst clock
Sent in from reader .. Stanzy Costanza on our Facebook page. Two Hollywood Regency lamps for $475.00 in Natomas
Beware of black chair at the tail end of the original post. THE PICTURES JUST KEEP GOING.
Couch with original orange upholstery going for $550.00, and matching swivel lounge chair for $475.00. $1025.00, enough gas to get you to SF’s Castro district and some extra money to buy you some taco truck tacos, you’re solid.
UH DEAL OF THE DAMN YEAR. Yeah, more than that $75 hutch that of course one of our friends is buying because HOW CAN YOU NOT.
Anyway, these are TWO DUX chairs for $100.00. Going “buy it now” price on eBay is currently $300+ a piece. Yeah. So. Think about that for a second.
“Pair of chairs made by Scandinavian “Dux”. Upholstery is in good shape, Frames are quality craftsmanship. These chairs are truly unique. Will throw in table in the picture if both chairs are purchased at price listed.”
They will “THROW IN” the side table if you feel like paying $100 for $600+ worth of merchandise here, people. GET IT TOGETHER! I literally do not have $100.00 from buying that other Dux chair this weekend – so if you love furniture, and making extra money when you’re done with it, I implore you, BUY THESE CHAIRS.
Then reupholster them, thnx. That fabric uggggs. :)
“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 lushpad)
We went to visit writer Rose’s husband, Ben “Squid” Della Rosa’s screenprinting studio Interval Press that had just moved into the Verge Gallery on 6th and S.
They had a rummage sale recently at the Verge Gallery and had some assorted miscellany tucked in the back roped off with caution tape. Of course seeing a collection of old crap I wandered in it’s direction. Between some amusing ash trays and beat up drafting table I saw a bright green chair sitting on a teak base. I of course grabbed my boyfriend to come look at it. As soon as he saw it he said “I think it’s a Dux.” He has a thing for Dux couches, and I could quickly note the urgency in his voice of “mmmehhh I waaaaant it!”
There are large splits in the arm rests where we were told that it was probably due to weather changes and moisture in the air – having the material drying out and shrinking and pulling apart. It is also in need of new strapping below the seat cushion, otherwise you just kind of fall in! The chair was donated by a family who sponsored the gallery and had bought it new in the 1960’s. The fabric is clean and obviously came from a caring home.
It was priced at $200.00, I told Alan to offer $100.00, and they accepted. HURRAH! Chair! I love the color of green so would like to see if some sort of repair can be done instead of completely reupholstering it. I e-mailed a photo to B&T Reupholstery who specialize in Deco and MidCentury furniture and asked if they had any thoughts on the matter and am waiting for their reply.
I can tell he already loves it and is happy to have a chair to put his impression into. Feast your eyes on these other mighty Dux.
- Our same style chair in green suede (I like ours more)
What!? These have been listed over and over and over again for well over 3 months? Are you kidding? Nobody wants to sit in a disco dentist chair in their own home? You don’t want to rent a flat-bed truck to drive to this weirdo’s house and pick up a sarcophagus/slug that you sit on? You say you don’t want to find out first hand what this thing smells like?
NO. No you don’t. Nobody does. Ever. INCOMING CAPSLOCK!
HERE ARE SOME COOL JETSON STYLE CHAIRS IN VERY GOOD ORIGINAL CONDITION STAR TREK HAS NOTHING ON THESE CHAIRS FEATURE 45 DEGREE SWIVEL BASE BACK RECLINES ADJUSTABLE HEADREST WOULD MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR RETRO DECR LIVING ROOM GAME ROOM,DEN,SUNROOM,STRAIGHT FROM THE JET AGE ERA SOLD AS IS 510-333-3650 DAYS
I love the addition of “DAYS” to the phone number. Get it! Oh hey, this guys a jokester. Because you couldn’t tell by his taste in seating. I can only imagine he is getting rid of these beauties because there’s some bad mojo attached to them. Y’know, like they’re posessed by satan. A pea-soup green satan.
Just in case you can’t imagine what it’d be like to live with this thing, here is a visual aid.