Lovers of mid-20th-century modern design have never had so many options. Vintage and new versions of designs that defined the century, from Art Deco to ’80s-style Memphis–often with a focus on Scandinavian aesthetics and 1950s “Atomic Age”–can be found everywhere from e-Bay to trendy High Street stores like CB2. Vintage treasures from gallery-level to quirky bargains abound online. And many of the best designs are still in production today, available from sources that specialize in finding that perfect Prouve dining table or Togo sofa, genuine or “inspired by.” Below you’ll find enough sources to make your modernist dream interior a reality–without a trip to Denmark or a time machine.
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Reproductions of the classics and new modern icons
This online shop offers good-looking reproductions of all your favorite covetable mid-century furniture and lighting classics, like this Serge Mouille style ceiling fixture, all supplied with a 10-year product guarantee, free shipping, and free 30-day returns. As a special promotion for 6sqft readers, Interior Icons is offering 10 percent off site-wide until November 6 with the code 6sqft10.
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This Manhattan-based source has long been the design world’s secret for impossibly accurate “knockoffs” of all your mid-century favorites–like these Jeanneret-inspired lounge chairs–at a fraction of the originals’ price. Quality is good and customer service goes the extra mile. Sales are perpetual so prices get even lower than advertised.
High-quality repros and a limited but well-curated collection of innovative modern designs make this classy Soho-based store a favorite with stylists and magazine editors. Clean, functional, minimal pieces are their specialty.
This high street shop is constantly tapping the best emerging and well-known designers to update their inventory of reasonably priced chic, modern furnishings, and home decor items. They also have occasional offerings of real vintage MCM classics and fab collaborations (such as a line of Paul McCobb designs). Quality is outstanding and their delivery and assembly service is a deal when it comes to convenience.
Anthropologie’s home furnishings studio seems to get more impressive every day with ever-more beautiful modern-inspired furniture in custom fabrics and colors. Prices aren’t bargain-basement, but these pieces have a one-of-a-kind look that won’t get boring anytime soon. Of note is the brand’s gorgeous collection of rugs of all sizes.
Though known for hipster fast fashion, this trendy brand has an enormous online trove (very little is offered in-store) of home furnishings that represent some of the best deals you can find anywhere on great-looking–and surprisingly high quality–of-the-moment items for the whole house. Example: The Marte furniture collection.
This Danish brand is the favorite of design junkies the world over for useful, colorful, and beautiful furniture–their Mags and Quilton sofas have become classics–and home goods. They’re as celebrated for their inclusive prices and ethic as for their brilliant designs.
This perfectly curated French “family concept store” is a distributor of some of the best examples of modern design, though it’s also known for kids’ fashions. Spot-on curation means you’ll find gems from companies like Broste Copenhagen (this armchair is just right) without having to look too hard.
Though they don’t sell actual furniture, Swedish fast-fashion giant H & M’s home store is fairly new to America (only available online) and we’d be remiss not to mention the collection of covetable Scandi-style home decor items like vases, pillows, tableware, and storage items–like these wall hooks–at seriously low prices.
From gently-used favorites to gallery-caliber collectibles
The high-end vintage, art, and collectibles marketplace is at the top of its class for gallery-quality goods, priced accordingly. You’ll find just about every rare iconic piece–like this coveted Paavo Tynell flower chandelier–from every corner of the world here. Sellers have to pay and there’s a strict vetting process, so you won’t find a lot of junk.
Chairish–a vast interior design resource that’s not as high-end as Dibs but head and shoulders above e-bay–owns Pamono, another collection of rare and everyday vintage furniture, lighting, and decor items from international sellers, with an emphasis on mid-20th-century design standouts and rare pieces. It’s hard not to covet items like these deco armchairs.
The name says it all: It’s a major design industry resource for vintage mid-century classics–like this handsome desk lamp–from all over the world (with shipping to anywhere) and prices aren’t at museum levels. It’s like having all of Europe’s flea markets at your fingertips.
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“Vintage is the future,” say the owners of this super cool and quirky Brooklyn-based mid-century vintage furniture and home goods shop. You can experience their passion for 20th-century design and one-of-a-kind treasures online, where you’ll find more mod, chrome, and curves than Eames and Knoll, but lots of unique finds rotate through their always-changing inventory (which sells out fast). They also offer rentals.
Another fabulous Brooklyn-based source (with a furniture showroom in the LES) for funky vintage MCM finds with an emphasis on the ’70s and ’80s vintage and up-and-coming designers’ wares, plus an ever-changing array of crafty decor items; you can even buy-now-pay-later with Affirm.
Kartell Componibili BIO by Anna Castelli Ferrieri – $295.00. Image courtesy of Bi-Rite studio.
This Berkeley, CA-based store offers high-end vintage modern furniture imported from Scandinavia and elsewhere in Europe, hand-selected on buying trips. A fine trove of classic mid-century goods includes lots of warm wood and wool. Prices are on the higher side, but they offer some unrestored items at a hefty discount.
It’s hard to beat this endless global stream of things vintage and handcrafted. Some serious deals can be had from sellers all over the world who offer everything from just-right Eames-era tchotchkes to classic mid-century designs.
This catch-all for everything that isn’t nailed down has become another source for some surprisingly good furniture and home design finds; every dealer and seller knows they must include it in their listings.
Mid-century icons, brand new
The real deal and new modern classics; collectible designs still in production and tomorrow’s classics by today’s best designers of modern furniture and home accessories.
Design Within Reach
This distributor of iconic modern furnishings is considered a gold standard among sources for design classics from the 1920s to this minute. The full range of goods from Danish design stars Hay are among their best new acquisitions.
This Boston-based store has a vast and exceedingly well-curated variety of new and old classic Scandinavian and mid-century modern designs, like this cozy and coveted Little Petra sofa. Custom options for upholstery are available so you can really make it your own.
Design Public & Danish Design Store
This duo of shops takes its modern design seriously; you’ll also find an impressive inventory of smaller decor and tableware items. They have what the bigger sources have, but you’ll also find things the others don’t carry. Speedy shipping and great customer service add to the positive experience.
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