Vintage

We spotted this beautiful set of vintage floor lamps at City Furniture. Produced by Raak Amsterdam in the 1970s, the glass fume globes have an internal chrome funnel structure and have a retro futuristic look that was so prevalent in the 70s.

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This mid-century credenza circa the 1950s on the vintage retail site modern50.com is listed as “Designer Unknown.” And while speculation in online retail descriptions is generally frowned upon, with a piece this beautiful, I can see why the possibilities seem so endless and grandiose.

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The Herman Miller Collection has released re-editions of five textile designs from its rich archival history with the iconic architect and textile designer Alexander Girard. At NeoCon 2012, the American company also launched an extensive vintage collection of Girard’s range of work in textiles, graphics, furniture and interiors, along with personal artifacts. The exhibit was assembled from Herman Miller’s corporate archives and private collections, including significant contributions from Bright Lyons, the Brooklyn NY retailer of vintage art and furniture.

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Kaikado Japanese tea caddies are made from copper, tin, brass and silver. A beautifully simple design that is made to grow more beautiful over time with years of use. The handmade tea caddies have a life long interaction with human hands that creates a beautiful patina as a reaction to the oils of the skin.

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