Tag Archives: mid-century

Community: Vincent’s mystery chair

8 Sep

This question was emailed to us with photos attached:

Hello,
Can you identify the attached chair, sorry, the attached photo of the chair?
Thanks,
Vincent

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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)

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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.

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Interiors: Inside Today’s Homes 1954

8 Jul

I’ve been trying to scan in a lot of the old books I’ve collected on Midcentury interiors. Here’s one of my favorites that I have. mid_1001
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A bootiful shot of Girards living room photographed by Charles Eames himself!
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Book Shots: All about the wonders of chemistry

8 Jul

I found this really neat book thrifting the other day about chemistry. It has hilarious and cute illustrations about science.

I dont understand anything about it just that I like the way it looks!
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Moody Monday

8 Jul

I haven’t been back to work since Wed’s. GUH.

Here’s some Craigslists finds to get us through this gloomy Monday.

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25.00 Sacramento
I am gonna put myself out there and say I think these guys have potential to make a space look good. Especially if you are going for an eclectic bohemian look.
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100.00 Napa
Holy smokes! Get this to throw in some Girard charm in your life.
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1190.00 Sacramento
Long and low in bootiful condition.
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150.00 Cole Valley

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250.00 Martinez

The colors and possibilities with these stacking tables are awesome.

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75.00 Grassy Valley

Cheap little mosaic table on hairpin legs! YES PLEASE.

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75.00 Sacramento

Well hello Tiki dreams. HELLO.

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129.00 Sacramento

Cheap little high boy!

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150.00 Berkley

Partly I am amused by this and then also really curious how a huge green hulk hand would look in a room. I dunno guys. I dunno.

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180.00 Noe Valley

Sweet little chair!

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125.00 each in Sacramento

I love those little bucket chairs. Could prolly sit nicely in a covered porch.

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620.00 Castro

This piece seems like it would work for someone living in the bay area!

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900.00 IN WHO KNOWS WHERE
I skimmed the post and didnt see a location that bit me in the face. Seems like a nice piece for someone with a big living room.

Craigslist: High and Low

13 Jun

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30.00 Woodland
Doesn’t look like read wood but a good price for someone just starting out.
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70.00 Sacramento
Little box.
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200.00 Nevada City
Put your china in that top part. Show em what chu working with.
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1100.00 Sacramento
Someone got some set or something cuz craigslist is full of all kindsa wonderful Brasilia
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130.00 Sacramento
Ok price for this funky bean.
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175.00 Grass Valley
This color!
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450.00 Sacramento
Faux wood. Which IMO is a lil spendy for such a thing.

Craigslist: Two beans

13 Jun

Here’s two real good looking pieces in Sacramento.
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490.00 George Jenson Table in Sacramento
I love this sellers stuff. All the pieces look like they are in tip top shape.
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575.00 Arne Vodder desk in Sacramento
A great piece for a really fair price!

Craigslist this week.

12 Jun

Here’s some decent priced beans that are floating around craigslist this week guys!
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110.00 Sacramento
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260.00 Sacramento
Kent koffey dresser in South Sac.

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150.00 El Dorado Hills
Oh guys. You know how I feel about that burl.
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275.00 Sacramento
These legs are neat.
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525.00 Sacramento
Seems like a steal for this guy!
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480.00 Natomas
Real fiberglass and seller states really eames. DANG.
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50.00 El Dorado Hills
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600.00 Sacramento
GUH. These chairs! They speak to my soul.
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400.00 Sacramento
This isnt bad considering what they usually go for!

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700.00 Dixon

I love this table. It so clean and dynamic.

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150.00 Modesto

A neat little simple dresser for a decent price.

The Bosse is BACK

23 May

BO553LE

I have the most wonderful news Mimomito! WONDERFUL WONDERFUL.

The folks over at Modern Vienna Bronze will be releasing a limited edition 20 sets of Walter Bosse’s Hedgehog nesting ashtrays!
We did a post about him ages ago! So yeah. Super excite about this news! If you can’t tell by my exclamation points I am really really excited!!!

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Caturday

20 Apr

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500.00 Truckee
Seller has other items up for grabs too.

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125.00 Sacramento
I dont know how I feel about it. I think though with the right person they could look neat.

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100.00 Each Roseville
I like lucite because it is like things are floating in the air.

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1900.00 Auburn
I am just putting this here cuz its creepy. It scares me.

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150.00 Land Park
Seems like refinishing this guy would make it look better eh?

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350.00 Lincoln
Needs a lil fixing.

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175.00 Sacramento
Love lucite!

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50.00 Antelope

Bay Area for cheap

13 Apr

Is that even real?
Can you have bay area things for a good deal.
Yes. I think so.
A deal can be had anywhere my dear Mimomito.
I am bummed I didnt develop this further but I am gonna.
It’s something I really want to figure out and get good at.
I got franz in that bootiful little city, they need nice stuff too.

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113.00 Mission

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75.00 Alameda
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45.00 Martinez
I only picked this thing because of this hilarious cat.
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80.00 Freemont
*Whistles. YEAH WORK THEM LEGS GARL WORK EM.
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135.00 Concord
Like the brass circles on these guys. So good.
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80.00 Hercules
‘I saw the sun and it opened up my eyes’ Am I the only one that thinks they say sun instead of sign?
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225.00 Santa Rosa
HUGE rug. Yes yes. Love rug.
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140.00 Alameda
Need a lil work but do have a cool little bendy lip at the top of this precious bean.
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100.00
Does anyone else like this cokey brass pieces of furniture? Is it just me? Ya can put your bootiful plants on them guys!
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75.00 San Franny
Why hello bootiful. HELLO.

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80.00 Richmond
Hutch might be something all yall think is kinda too difficult to get or put in your home…but just in case theres some one out there who wants a cheap thing. Here it is!

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150.00 Alamo Square
Like these a lot. Look real classy office like.
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95.00 Hayward
I like how messed up this thing is. Too bad there is only one.
If you have a bar and like to eat along this guys for you.

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85.00
Says Urn. Which makes me a lil uncomfortable because I dont know anything and immediately associate the word with death powder. In any case this thing is huge and a nice color. Hopefully someone’s Great Aunt Helga wasnt once residing there.
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33.00 Mission
Love this guys stuff. It’s always cheap and always good.

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