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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mid-Century Modern

It can be hard to find real examples of mid-century modern classics such as Knoll tables, Eames’ chairs, and Barcelona chairs. There is one new store in the Austin area that has these classics along with other vintage items. This great store is Uptown Modern located in the Courtyard Shops at 5453 Burnet Rd., (512) 452-1200. I was in the store recently and visited with the owner Jean Heath and she informed me that it is getting harder to find mid-century modern furniture, because people are increasingly aware of what they have and not releasing that product cheaply to thrift stores, estate sales, and garage sales.

I personally know Jean and think she has a great eye, and can tell you that she always has great mid-century finds in store - So I often stop by just to see what new items she has found. Jean is a 20 year veteran of the antiques business and has great passion for what she does - stop by and see her and tell her "Hi" for me!