We have a soft spot for the clean-lined, sometimes angular and often unexpected forms of midcentury modern furniture and accessories. We can build a room around a few well-structured upholstered pieces or start a conversation with an fantastically restored vintage dining set. We may even have a C. Jere brass owl in a prominent spot in the living room.
Whether shopping for impeccable designer pieces or a diamonds in the rough, we turn to these six Dallas stores to add to our midcentury stash.
Within this 20,000-square-foot space in the Design District you'll find an assortment of midcentury and Hollywood Regency treasures from designers and unknowns. If you spy something you love that needs a little TLC, Antiques Moderne also offers restoration services, from reupholstering to lacquering. Visit the website to check out new and existing inventory, including credenzas and other storage, seating, dining sets, and unexpected art.
Collage 20th Century Classics
Owners Abby and Wlodek Malowanczyk carry a selection of museum-quality 20th century pieces from designers such as Hans Wegner, Florence Knoll, George Nelson and many others. Shop for occasional and dining chairs, covetable lighting and decorative objects, and every sort of storage piece imaginable — each one more exquisite than the next. The couple exhibits pieces at major design shows in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago annually, and many of their clients come from outside the city limits.
Co-owned by Buddy Hradecky and Chris Thurman of Sputnik Modern, this Henderson Avenue store stocks more affordable midcentury modern furniture for the design-savvy shopper on a budget. Look for barrel-back chairs, chaise lounges, credenzas and abstract wall art. Some come from named designers, some do not. But every piece is quality.
This Deep Ellum shop has a large selection of vintage modern and new modern furniture, mostly from the 1950s and '60s. Score items like Eames RAR rockers or Barcelona chairs, plus teak credenzas, dining sets and upholstered pieces. Owners Jennifer and Joel Eggleston believe in organic form, whether it’s vintage or new. The store also offers Gus* Modern furniture and Bend seating.
Sputnik Modern caters to serious shoppers — homeowners and decorators — looking for authentic 20th century furniture, art and decor. To put it into perspective, Sputnik Modern is a dealer on luxury online marketplace 1st Dibs. Owner Chris Thurman touts a well-curated selection of designer pieces from around the world, including credenzas by Edward Wormley for Dunbar and early teak classic chairs by Hans Wegner.
Shop this new Richardson spot for tulip tables; credenzas; Danish modern dining sets; and loads of brass, including covetable wall art from C. Jere. Owners Achlee and Nick Wise have a knack for collecting vintage pieces, and the couple also has a small selection of vintage clothing and accessories.