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.
John and Sylvia Park both appreciate mid century modern and fell in love with the Florence Knoll Lounge Chairs and Settee which will go in their Raleigh, North Carolina living room. Their daughters Estelle and Esme kind of liked the Knoll furniture but they were much more intrigued with small objects around the store, especially the miniature Jacks and clock parts.
The Robsjohn-Gibbings Sabre Leg Dining Table very much appealed to Jane Alison. She felt dinner guests could gather in her Charlottesville home and linger over food and conversation in a setting she felt would be both beautiful and comfortable. She also wanted to use the table for round table discussion and paired the table with six Erik Buck chairs for great comfort.
Newlyweds Margaret and Chad Montgomery selected the two Kofoed Hornslet Rosewood Chairs to place in their dining room in their new West End home. Margaret grew up with beautiful Danish Mid Century furniture and she and her husband want to replicate that aesthetic in various rooms in their house.
Chris Bertsch has immersed himself in the history and knowledge of mid century furniture and decorative accessories. He likes to travel to find hidden or undiscovered gems whether they be in Canton, Ohio or in local antique malls. Chris is particularly attracted to furniture or small pieces others ignore or overlook. Chris carefully curates his own purchases and places them in selected spaces in his North Side home.
After looking online for several weeks, Julie Nozynski decided she needed and wanted the Saarinen Executive chairs for her birthday. She knew exactly where she was going to place them in her Museum District home. The Saarinen chairs give Julie great pleasure because they are the first thing she sees when she comes home from work--they are strategically placed in her living room.
Although Ken Cook lives and works in Oakland, California, he is originally from Hampton, Virginia and he manages to cross the country regularly to come to the "other coast" several times a year where he has a home and a mother. Usually, his daughter Nell and Remi accompany him. Nell likes his mid century selections, especially the Florence Knoll style chairs which she thinks make the living room of their Hampton ranch house look very modern and glamorous.
Andy and Jill Stefanovich came in to look at desks and fell in love with the Peter Hvidt Shelving Units. Andy loved the joinery on the cabinets and the fact that the shelves could be configured to taste and need. Andy and Jill placed the Hvidt units along one great display wall in their Fan home where they can house ceramics and other objects.
This particular Fabricius & Kastholm Light Pendant is one of the largest manufactured in 1964. Andrew Finnan loves clean-lined mid century pieces. He thinks it will look perfect over the dining table in a newly purchased home on Grace Street in the Fan.
Lauren and Chris Lewis love Danish design which they already have in their Norfolk home. Chris agreed to buy the Drylund Dining Table and then agreed to buy the Gunni Oman Credenza because Lauren really loved its size and design and because she wanted the extra storage. Lauren was very happy to acquire both Danish pieces. Even though Chris had to make two trips to get the furniture home, he was happy Lauren got furniture she wanted. Love!
The handmade Panama Bowl is not only generous in proportions but painted with regional iconography. Latoya Asia who is at VCU and lives in the Fan was eager to purchase the bowl because her mother is from Panama and she'll be reminded of her mother every time she uses it.