Showing posts from November, 2010


With Thanksgiving nearly here for those in the US, thoughts of dining and relaxing on Thursday are foremost on the agenda. Giant vintage tables and broken in leather chairs may be the perfect way to deal with the holiday bloat. Currently dreaming of pumpkin pie and turkey... For vegetarians, here's a tasty carved turkey you can put on the table without the guilt. If you still need a dining table or a place to lounge and unbutton your pants on, take a look at the warehouse . We might just have something that can help out with the holiday. Just no pies. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Den Style

As everything starts getting colder and days much shorter, warm up with some cozy den style. Anchor any den with a Hans Wegner daybed. Doubles as an extra sleeping spot for unexpected overnight guests unwilling to brave the cold.  Hang a Stilnovo aluminum lamp over a coffee table for intimate lighting. Pair with Rohe Noorwolde Bamboo hoop chair for as extra seating for extra special friends. Layer books, magazines and delicious snacks on a mid century coffee table with a sturdy chrome base . Clear it all off for an impromptu dance party. Throw in some vignettes of your favorite vintage pottery, West German or just a retro curvy ceramic  vessel . Load a bar cart with your favorite spirits to get you through those long winter months. Mix up a barrel of Swedish Glögg to drink away the holiday malaise. Cozy den inspiration with a dash of Hans Wegner. Better with a cocktail and a good book.

Credenza Bonanza

Perfect in pretty much every room, long and lean credenzas combine form and function with that extra bit of Scandinavian aesthetic charm. Useful for extra storage and display in the dining room, den, living room or bedroom these multifunctional units are also increasingly gaining popularity as media hubs. Mid century credenzas were created by a huge range of designers and manufacturers and can vary widely in both shape and material. We are just recently getting back from a big buying trip in Amsterdam and have a container load of vintage items that will be arrving in a few short weeks. Check out our Facebook page for images of what will be coming soon. If you can't wait, please come by and see our large selection of insanely incredible credenzas at our warehouse location as well as great storage pieces at our retail location at Mohawk General Store in Silverlake store. Stop in and say hello!

Ilmar Tapiovaara

‘Only the simplest is best. Take away all that is unnecessary, develop the plasticity’.   -Ilmari Tapiovaara The noted industrial Finish designer Ilmar Tapiovaara faced the practical challenges that modern industrial design posed by addressing how to assemble series of pieces, how to package for transportation, how to create solidity, ergonomy, and investigate new materials and techniques. Alongside dozens of chairs and other furniture pieces designed mostly for public premises, Tapiovaara also designed interiors for numerous banks, offices, hotels and shops. Classic furniture designs include the Aslak Chair (1958) , Domus Chair (1946) , Mademoiselle (1956) , and Fanett Chair (1949). Click here to view our current Ilmari Tapiovaara pieces.