Decorating MAD MEN Style:Mid-Century Salvage Grand Opening
It is no secret that AMC’s hit “MAD MEN” television series has inspired today’s fashion, but the set’s 1960s mid century modern décor has also brought about a resurgence of the era in home furnishings. The clean lines of the furniture are both modern and classic but for Scott & Darra, owners of Mid-Century Salvage, these elements never went out of style.
Mid-Century Salvage (formally Remember Me Antiques) launched its Grand Opening on Saturday, June 2, 2012. They out grew their previous space and opened this new location with a focus on what they love – Mid Century Modern (MCM) Furniture. This specialization has thankfully kept these pre-loved pieces out of landfills. Their 4,000 square foot showroom displays exclusively Mid Century and Danish furnishings and accessories giving them a second-life – one of only a few in Charlotte with this distinction. The salvage part of the operation represents their custom restoration (fix and restore) and upholstery services (currently a 2-month wait). Showroom merchandise changes weekly – daily even, and they keep fans up-to-date via Facebook (Facebook.com/midcenturysalvage).
This husband and wife team scours from Virginia to Georgia for gently used authentic MCM and Danish furnishings. All restoration and upholstery work is completed on-site by Scott in the showroom. This is a one man operation – no magic team behind a wall. The shop will restore and upholster clients own MCM pieces with their own fabric. The cherry on top is free delivery in the Charlotte area! Delivery services are also available to clients from Virginia to Georgia.
Below are a few pieces available in the showroom:
Kent-Coffey was a furniture company in Lenoir, NC owned by Harold Coffey, a leading influence driving the North Carolina furniture industry in the early 1900′s. He was a friend, neighbor and competitor of such icons as James Broyhill and John Bernhardt.
The Chromcraft Corporation began as a subdivision of the American Fixture and Showcase Co. that was founded in 1908. Chromcraft was originally located in St. Louis, Missouri, but continued growth lead to a move to a new plant in Senatobia, Mississippi in 1962.
Knoll Saarinen - The Tulip chair was designed by Eero Saarinen in 1955 and 1956 for the Knoll company of New York City. It was designed primarily as a chair to match the complementary dining table. The chair has the smooth lines of modernism and was experimental with materials for its time. The chair is considered a classic of industrial design.
Mid Century Salvage accepts request for special pieces, so please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mi- Century Salvage
Furniture, Upholstery & Restoration
5807 Highway 74 West
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Showroom hours: FRI & SAT 10am – 5pm
~Weekday appointments available~
all major credit cards accepted
www.midcenturysalvage.com (coming soon!)