Saturday, August 11, 2012

Vintage Selig Mid Century Lounge Chair - The Eames Alternative

Gotcha Modern! loves these Selig lounge chairs (it's the second one we've sourced in less than a year), particularly because it's an iconic mid century design that is affordable. The similar design by Charles Eames for Herman Miller will set you back $3-4K, and while for many the love of great mid century design runs deep, it doesn't run a few thousand dollars deep for a lounge chair.

Selig - a noted and well-regarded company that produced and distributed great mid-century furniture back in the day, some of it by top Danish designers, realized that Mr. Eames had a pretty good thing going with his lounge chair for Herman Miller. So, they joined the party and designed their own version.

The chair features a bentwood frame with steel supports and base. An adjustable recline mechanism on the underside of the chair allows you to adjust the chair to your preference. The original upholstery is an olive pleather.

Excellent vintage condition. There is a very small tear beginning at one of the buttons on the seats, and a couple small ones on the ottoman (could certainly be used as-is or reinforced - I'll let the new owner make that decision).

Chair: 32" wide, 38" high, 32" deep. Ottoman: 21" long, 17" wide, 15" high.

Best of all, this chair is comfortable with a capital "C!" Sit in it once, and you won't want to get up. Honest.

SOLD.  Thanks, Angela @ Chicago!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vintage 1970s Mod Space Age Orb Cocktail Table

Time to chuck that boring cocktail table in front of your sofa and replace it with something has uber style - this space age triple orb cocktail table!  The design reflects America's fascination with space at the time (space race, moon landing, etc.).

The triple orbs feature a grooved design and are made of a hard plastic resin.  The high quality beveled glass top is nearly an inch thick - and heeeeaaaavy!!

Excellent vintage condition.  No chips or cracks in the glass top.

The top is 40" in diameter.  The table is 16" high.

SOLD.  Thanks, Claude @ Evanston!  Hope your daughter likes it!

Great Set of Mid Century Stools with Orange Upholstery

Gotcha Modern! just sourced this wonderful set of four mid century stools - the shorter height would be excellent for children (bedroom, play room, etc.).  Maybe a cottage?

Solid hard wood frame (maple, I think), and orange vinyl upholstery with dashes of yellow (cleans nice and easy!).

Oustanding vintage condition - no tears or rips in the upholstery.

20" high and 12 1/2" wide at the base.

Mix things up in your decor with one or two (or four!) great mid century stools!

SOLD.  Thanks, Kristina @ Chicago! and Pam @ Addison!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Bevy of Outstanding Mid Century Floor Lamps + a Deco Torchiere

Following up on Gotcha Modern's offering of a flock of mid century chairs (of which there is one left, I might add - the Canadian modernist chair), we present a bevy of mid century lighting - in this case, floor lamps - with a great deco torchiere along for the ride!

All of these examples are in excellent, original vintage condition - and working, too. These are pieces you can take home and immediately begin to use - no repairs or cleaning needed!

If you're seeking some mod lighting, check out these examples.  More complete descriptions for some - with lots of additional pics - in previous listings.

Let there be mid century light!

The tripod and torchiere are SOLD.

Mid Century Fiberglass Conical Floor Lamp with Butterfly Design

Wow. Double Wow.

Those expressions nicely sum up this incredible 1950s conical floor lamp. Not much else to say, is there? Oh, there is one more thing: the lamp is in oustanding vintage condition. Just a fantastic all around piece.

Brass-plated steel frame. Great splayed legs with ball feet and cubist diamond design in the middle. Fiberglass shade with butterfly motif throughout. Pull chain for on/off.

Works well.

60" tall (five feet!) and 11" in diameter.

A guaranteed conversation piece!


Mid Century Tripod Floor Lamp with Original Shade

When you lool up the word "Modlicious" in the Mid Century dictionary there is, among other things, a picture of this lamp.

It doesn't get much better than this. Simple design. Stunning look.

Outstanding original condition, and works like a champ.  Steel construction with brass fittings.  The shade is original - with a great, long finial on top - and shows some slight staining on one side. Turn it to the back and you'll never know.

Nearly 60" tall (to the top of the finial).

Anyone visiting your modern lair will comment on this lamp - guaranteed!

SOLD.  Thanks, James @ Chicago - I hope it did the trick with your girlfriend!

Impressive Deco Torchiere Floor Lamp

Not of the mid century ilk, but a darn impressive piece nonethless.  Picture this beauty in a foyer or entryway - or perhaps next to your favorite leather club chair?

A deco torchiere floor lamp with the original creme (with tan highlights) glass shade. Solid marble accent at base. Brass fittings. Impressive size (think statement lamp!) at 64" tall.

Works well - ready to light your world!

SOLD.  Thanks, Megan @ Arlington Heights!