Friday, June 2, 2017

1960s ROSEWOOD and Ebony MID CENTURY MODERN Stereo Console KNOLL Eames Era General Electric Canada

For sale is this stunning Stereo Console done in rich rosewood, with an ebonized top and brilliant chrome legs. Although I am not sure of an exact date of manufacture I believe it was made in the early to mid 1960’s (an educated guess on my part). General Electric Canada made this Linea Stereo as the top of their line of their Designers Choice series. It is Model # AR890 ARW , Serial No. KL 1617. Adam A. Ludwig was the series Interior Design Consultant, and it is clear whoever designed this piece was clearly influenced by the work of Florence Knoll and her iconic Credenzas. The console measures 62 inches wide, 19 ½ inches deep and 26 inches tall (approximately) . It contains a Garrard Synchrolab 72B turntable. The auto play/changer feature on the turntable does not function, however it works fine in Manual mode. It has a powerful 150 Watt Amp, and has inputs and outputs for a Reel to Reel unit. This is advantageous as you can use these inputs to connect an iphone, ipod or other mp3 player to play through the console. The best part about this piece is its elegance. Unlike many stereo and hi-fi units this one hides its function behind good design. It has sliding panels of book matched rosewood that cover the speaker grills when not in use. Once closed, the piece has the look of a mid-century modern credenza or sideboard that would look stunning in any room. I have the original paper work that came with the unit, including care and maintenance instructions. This has it all, form, function and elegance. Your chance to add Knoll like design to your home at a fraction of the cost. Don’t miss out. $575.00

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with Metal Legs for Knoll Color Beige B

Fresh out of storage and for sale here is a vintage Eero Saarinen designed Executive Arm chair, manufactured by Knoll .I purchased several of these chairs a few years ago of the owner who purchased them off of IBM in the late 1980’s (all will be listed individually for sale on this website over the next few days) . Many of these chairs still retain their IBM inventory ID number (this chair does not). Discontinued for several years, Knoll has begun manufacturing them again, and they can be purchased from the Design Within Reach website for over $1500.00 US brand new: http://www.dwr.com/product/saarinen-executive-armchair-metal-boucle.do?sortby=ourPicks . This one is a vintage piece. The Knoll label was removed when this was re-upholstered in 1983 by IBM (other chairs have labels from the re-upholsterer indicating this, but this one does not). The color of the fabric is Beige. As I mentioned this is just out of storage. It needs to be cleaned as it is dirty (perfect if you want to re-upholster it) The fabric has no tears or rips. The foam does have a few spots of stiffening but is still fairly spongy over all . The legs are clean and free from tarnish, but there is one small spot of surface rust on one leg. The feet do have some tarnish and rust on them. I imagine these could be buffed off fairly easily. I have not done anything to clean or alter this chair. This is as I found it. This is a classic Mid Century design and are often featured on the set of Mad Men and many other television shows and movies. This would greatly compliment any Eames Era Mid Century modern living space, or add a slightly retro accent to any contemporary room. Here is your chance to own an original icon of Modern Design, at a fraction of the price. Please feel free to message me any questions you may have. I have several of these chairs available. They are in different colors and fabrics. At this price you could get them completely re-upholstered in your choice of fabric and you would still end up saving several hundred on each chair compared with new (and most Metro vintage stores). $299.99

Vintage MOD Op ART Pop Art MIRROR Retro GEOMETRIC SHAPES

For sale here is a fantastic Mod Mirror. Geometric shapes and color takes this from being your run of the mill wall mirror to something of a statement art piece. Made by the Stamford Art Company of Toronto sometime in the late 1960’s early 1970’s era, it measures 33 inches by 23 inches. A great design feature of this mirror is the fact that it can be hung in a vertical configuration or horizontal. This screams Modernist. This would greatly compliment any Mod or Space Age Pad, or add a slightly retro accent to any contemporary room. $99.99

Vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with Metal Legs for Knoll Colour Beige A

Fresh out of storage and for sale here is a vintage Eero Saarinen designed Executive Arm chair, manufactured by Knoll .I purchased several of these chairs a few years ago of the owner who purchased them off of IBM in the late 1980’s (all will be listed individually for sale on this website over the next few days) . Many of these chairs still retain their IBM inventory ID number (this chair does not). Discontinued for several years, Knoll has begun manufacturing them again, and they can be purchased from the Design Within Reach website for over $1500.00 US brand new: http://www.dwr.com/product/saarinen-executive-armchair-metal-boucle.do?sortby=ourPicks . This one is a vintage piece. The Knoll label was removed when this was re-upholstered in 1983 by IBM (other chairs have labels from the re-upholsterer indicating this, but this one does not). The color of the fabric is Beige As I mentioned this is just out of storage. It needs to be cleaned as it is dirty (perfect if you want to re-upholster it) The fabric has some wear on the arms. The foam is still spongy. These legs are the stainless steel version. The legs are clean and free from tarnish. The feet do have some tarnish and rust on them. I imagine these could be buffed off fairly easily. I have not done anything to clean or alter this chair. This is as I found it. This is a classic Mid Century design and are often featured on the set of Mad Men and many other television shows and movies. This would greatly compliment any Eames Era Mid Century modern living space, or add a slightly retro accent to any contemporary room. Here is your chance to own an original icon of Modern Design, at a fraction of the price. Please feel free to message me any questions you may have. I have several of these chairs available. They are in different colors and fabrics. At this price you could get them completely re-upholstered in your choice of fabric and you would still end up saving several hundred on each chair compared with new (and most Metro vintage stores)$249.99

Vintage TEAK Base COFFEE TABLE with a Smoked Glass Top DANISH MODERN Style

Fresh out of storage and for sale here is a vintage Teak Base and Smoked Glass top Coffee table . The base is a unique design that is functionally solid, and stylishly eye catching. The wood has developed a nice patina that can only come with age and proper care. The round smoked glass top is in nice shape with a few lighter scratched here and there. I imagine most auto glass stores could buff these out if desired. Although there are no manufacturer or Designer marks its clear whoever designed this was clearly influeneced by the Danish Modern Design movement. The top is 35 ½ inches in Diameter and the table stands 16 ½ inches tall. This would pull together any Danish Modern Era / Mid Century modern living space, or add a slightly retro accent to any contemporary room. $299.99

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NOW SOLD Vintage Eero Saarinen Upholstered Tulip Arm Chair for Knoll

NOW SOLD Fresh out of storage and for sale here is a vintage Eero Saarinen designed Tulip Arm Chair factory upholstered in what I believe to be a Girard designed fabric, manufactured by Knoll . Although you can purchase the Tulip Arm Chair with cushion at Design Within Reach for over $1800 U.S. Dollars http://www.dwr.com/dining-chairs-and-stools/saarinen-tulip-armchair/7224.html?lang=en_US#lang=en_US&start=22 , they no longer manufacture these Upholstered versions . This one features a Knoll Label under the cushion. As I mentioned this is just out of storage. It needs to be cleaned as it is dirty (perfect if you want to re-upholster it) The foam is starting to deteriorate in a few spots, and there is some chipping to the bottom edge of the base. There are no rips or Tears to the fabric, and the swivel mechanism turns smoothly. Over all i would say it presents itself nicely. At my price you could afford to get this completely re-upholstered in any color you wish and get the base touched up at an auto paint shop and still save hundreds and hundreds over buying new. I have not done anything to clean or alter this chair. This is as I found it. This is a classic Mid Century design and are often featured on the set of Mad Men and many other television shows and movies. This would greatly compliment any Eames Era Mid Century modern living space, or add a slightly retro accent to any contemporary room. Here is your chance to own an original icon of Modern Design, at a fraction of the price.

Vintage Eero Saarinen Executive Arm Chair with Metal Legs for Knoll Blue B

Fresh out of storage and for sale here is a vintage Eero Saarinen designed Executive Arm chair, manufactured by Knoll .I purchased several of these chairs a few years ago of the owner who purchased them off of IBM in the late 1980’s (all will be listed individually for sale on this website over the next few days) . Many of these chairs still retain their IBM inventory ID number (this chair does not). Discontinued for several years, Knoll has begun manufacturing them again, and they can be purchased from the Design Within Reach website for over $1500.00 US brand new: http://www.dwr.com/product/saarinen-executive-armchair-metal-boucle.do?sortby=ourPicks . This one is a vintage piece. The Knoll label was removed when this was re-upholstered in 1983 by IBM (other chairs have labels from the re-upholsterer indicating this, but this one does not). The color is Blue. As I mentioned this is just out of storage. It needs to be cleaned as it is dirty. The foam is stiffening, and crumbling, and there is a seam split, and a split near the arm. The legs are clean and free from tarnish, but two of the feet are missing (these can be ordered from knoll, or find vintage ones on ebay) . I have not done anything to clean or alter this chair. This is as I found it. This is a classic Mid Century design and are often featured on the set of Mad Men and many other television shows and movies. This would greatly compliment any Eames Era Mid Century modern living space, or add a slightly retro accent to any contemporary room. Here is your chance to own an original icon of Modern Design, at a fraction of the price. $149.99 At this price you can have it re-upholstered in the fabric of your choice and still have many hundreds of dollars versus new.