Midcentury on the Move

Midcentury favorite Sputnik Modern moves to Dallas Design District

Midcentury favorite Sputnik Modern moves to Dallas Design District

Sputnik Modern, 20th Century furniture
Sputnik Modern has moved from Henderson Avenue to the Dallas Design District. Photo by Chris Thurman
Sputnik Modern, 20th Century furniture
Sputnik Modern carries artful midcentury modern treasures. Photo by Chris Thurman
Sputnik Modern, 20th Century furniture
Owner Chris Thurman loves the energy of the Design District.  Photo by Chris Thurman
Sputnik Modern, 20th Century furniture
Sputnik Modern, 20th Century furniture
Sputnik Modern, 20th Century furniture

Sputnik Modern, one of the top shops for midcentury modern furnishings and decor, has packed up its treasures and headed for the Dallas Design District, to 1329 Slocum St. Owner Chris Thurman says he needed more space to hold his collection of furniture, art and decor.

"We had two warehouses and only a small store and focused on online sales [via 1st Dibs]," says Thurman, who also co-owns Form, another midcentury shop on Henderson Avenue, the street from which its sibling just departed.

Sputnik Modern now has 6,500 square feet, filled with inventory that includes credenzas by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, early classic chairs by Hans Wegner and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, and table lamps by Damon Giffard. With his space needs better met, Thurman can now focus more on local sales, to interior designers as well as homeowners.

"I think [the Design District] is fantastic," he says. "It's blowing up and there's a lot of energy. There's a reason why people are moving down here."