We are showcasing people who buy Midcentury at our store. Clients have good-naturedly consented to pose. We will periodically post photographs of buyers with their "stuff" either in the store or in their homes. You'll see folks from Richmond-- The Fan, Oregon Hill, West End, Far West End, across the river, North Side, Henrico, Goochland, Hanover, Petersburg, and north to Fairfax and down Williamsburg and Norfolk way. Our faithful keep coming back to Metro Modern to talk, to look, to make comparisons with other sources and eventually to select a keeper for a special place in their home. Half the fun is knowing who gets what, where it's going and and why. We genuinely appreciate having repeat customers and we are happy to meet new ones. We thank you. All of YOU create our success.
The Curtis Jere “Tree of Life” Sculpture appealed to David Banks’ sense of both symmetry and whimsy. He wanted a piece of art to hang in his West End home that had dimension and depth. Because he is an engineer, he really liked the intricate leaf pattern of the tree with the exaggerated, large fruit which still managed to give the tree balance.
Sarah Matheson and Eric Harris were very eager to acquire the Telefunken Stereo Casepiece so they could play vinyl records to their hearts’ content. They were pleased that the stereo’s streamlined design would fit well into their Fan home. Wonder if they play more Sinatra or more Moody Blues?
Christa Belt wanted a rare but clean-lined modern light fixture for her dining room table. Both she and her husband, Don Belt, agreed that the rare Danish Fabricius & Kastholm pendant would make a large visual statement in their Midlothian dining room while still providing focused and warm lighting for dining.
Laura Lay had a special area in her West Side home where she felt this Lecorbusier LC4 would fit perfectly. Laura wanted a special retreat where she could read a book or just relax. The chair’s spare profile especially fit this particular niche.
Elvira and Timothy Cashel had been looking for chairs to match their teak dining table. They were delighted to find these Johannes Andersen Uldum Chairs comfortable and a perfect fit for their dining room space in their West End home.
After admiring a pair of Escherik/Bertoia style bronze trees for a very long time, Keith Kissee purchased the trees to place in his home on Monument Avenue in The Fan. Keith loved the articulated workmanship of the bronze trees and he wanted to add this pair to the carefully curated Arts & Crafts collection of ceramics, lighting and sculptures he has accumulated over many years.
Patricia Brown enjoyed selecting furnishings for her new residence in The Fan. As an artist, she was repeatedly drawn by both form and function. Ultimately, Patricia chose several Paul McCobb case pieces because they are durable and provide a lot of storage. Eventually, all the pieces will look equally attractive in any other home if she needs to move.
Since Brewster Rawls already had a mid century executive desk in his law firm office of Rawls, McNelis and Mitchell at Rockett’s Landing, he thought the Maurice Bailey Arm Chairs, a Nelson Credenza and Kipp Steward Room Divider would complete his office and make the space welcoming and comfortable. His daughter Emily, who attends Elon, thought the furniture was timeless and elegant.
Although Isamu Noguchi designed the Paddle Fin Coffee Table in the 1940s, its very modern design appeals to Steve Humble’s aesthetic. He thinks it is a beautiful coffee table that is both useful and a focal point in his living room in the West End.
Carlin Grey loves all things which are delicate and intricate in construction. She immediately fell in love with this Curtis Jere Snow Tree which reminded her of landscapes during her childhood. She plans to showcase the Jere metal sculpture near some exquisite linen fabrics in her Charlottesville home.