Favorite mid-century modern shops in the Washington, DC area

September 15, 2009 at 12:38 am | Posted in decor, design, mid-century, modernism | 6 Comments
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1. Millennium: This small gem of a shop must be doing something right because they have been in the same location for nearly 20 years. Operated by Glen, Jeff and Richard (as in Richard Chartier, the electronic sound artist). The trio buys, sells and consigns quality Danish modern and teak pieces. Occasionally you will find classic Eames and Eero Saarinen. Items are priced to move so the stock changes on a weekly basis. Speaking from experience, I picked up a teak, roll-top desk from Millenium.

2. Cantilever Modern – Prominent Washington, DC painter, Robin Rose and photographer, Brandon Webster together buy and sell under the name Cantilever. They do not run a bricks and mortar store; items are viewable by appointment. Robin and Brandon’s focus is on higher-end American and Scandinavian design (Hans Wegner, George Nelson, Nanna Ditzel, and Borge Mogensen). I recently bought a Howard Miller clock and an exceptional teak cabinet from Cantilever.

3. Home Anthology – This enormous warehouse/store in Catonsville, MD (just outside of Baltimore) has a ton of mid-century furniture. You will be overjoyed with ideas for decorating your home. The service is friendly too. It’s worth a Zip Car trip out-of-town. My set of outdoor furniture by Salterini is from Home Anthology.

4. TableTop – Located in the heart of Dupont Circle, TableTop is always a fun place to shop for modern inspired gifts and home goods. Shopkeeper, Tai keeps the store full of small furniture, vases, glassware, cool books on design and typography, wall decor,  jewelry, and glassware. I always buy Jonathan Adler pieces from TableTop.

(Above, modern desk-top wallpaper is from David Vineïs.)



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  1. Just spent some time catching up on your blog–a visual delight as always, and I like the writing too! I always see new things here I love!–karen

  2. […] better. I was super pleased to find glass water bottles by a company called Lifefactory at my favorite shop, TableTop in Dupont Circle.  The glass bottles go for $22 and come with a silicone plastic […]

  3. If only we had a few more like these in Manchester, England!! Emma

  4. don’t forget the modern mobler on Georgia in NW. Gorgeous stuff, reasonable prices but inventory moves fast….

    • This was written before the shop opened but yes!! Modern Mobler is a great source — conveniently located very close to my house too!

  5. […] Also check out: My Favorite Mid-Century Shops in the DC Area. […]

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