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.
Saarinen tulip stools and Jens Risom chairs were the perfect addition to the Milo Baughman wood and chrome table
Katie Benson purchased for her midcentury home in Westham. Additionally, the table surface was large enough for
Taylor and Isabelle to assemble Leggos or draw masterpieces or just have snacks.
He may be a techie extraordinaire, but Marshall Thompson also has a deep appreciation of dovetailed drawers
and solid wood construction when buying pieces for his condo in Scott's Addition. He loves this Danish teak
case piece because the wood is aged, the drawer pulls are sensible and he can store tons of t-shirts while having
a beautiful piece of furniture to admire. Marshall thinks that's a bargain!
Eames aficionados love not only the hunting but the gathering stories they can tell friends. Miles Quillen desperately wanted an Eames Fiberglass Armchair. We happened to have two which needed some serious refurbishing. Miles was thrilled to give the chairs his tender loving care and he literally made them look new-- except for some strange tacking holes in the seats. Miles calls them "self-draining patio versions".
Loving very specific chairs is a constant source of focus and interest for Tron McLaughlin. While he loves all the chairs designed by Charles Eames, Tron found Gaetano Pesche's 543 Broadway # 2 Chair iconic and amusing because Pesche said the design "was a nod to both attitude and posture". Tron can sit and tip back in the chair all he wants because the chair accomodates flexibility.