Our Go-To Shops for Midcentury Modern Furniture
Midcentury is a trend that remains consistently in demand. Full of architectural allure and nostalgic, handsome detail, it is an aesthetic that remains forever timeless and sophisticated. If you have a keen eye for sourcing one-of-a-kind vintage to contemporary reproductions, we’ve got a list for you. Keep scrolling for our inside track on the best online sources for that perfect midcentury vibe.
Who: France & Søn
What: A modern design mecca for reproductions and contemporary works alike is our worst-kept secret. (We’ll tell anybody.) Our de-facto resource for beautiful, accessible design, the impressive collection of Serge Mouille lighting reproductions is a dream in itself.
What: This online behemoth is the first stop on the web for any serious collector. From art to important vintage and anomaly pieces sourced from dealers around the globe, 1stdibs is an embarrassment of riches. The easy-to-use search feature allows customers to search by a litany of criteria, from country of origin to decade to price.
Hans Wegner Pair of Hans Wegner GE375 Oak Armless Lounge Chairs ($8100)
Who: JF Chen
What: Venerable Los Angeles-based antique dealer Joel Chen is a favorite of celebrities and designers alike. Kelly Wearstler named Chen’s Los Angeles showroom among the first places she takes a client for inspiration. The store’s online selection is ever-evolving and always immaculately curated.
What: We’re all about supporting the entrepreneurial spirit and artisanal influence of Etsy. From handmade contemporary creations to found vintage, the selection runs the gamut from incredible steals to bespoke furnishings you won’t find in stores.
What: Located in Los Angeles’s prestigious La Cienega design district, Downtown is among our favorite local purveyors of vintage rarities. The classic selection will satisfy even the most discerning of tastes, with a cleverly curated best-of-the-best offering plucked from every decade.
What: Specializing in custom furniture, Joybird’s classic and sleekly handsome designs are a match for anyone looking to get the midcentury look without actual vintage. If hunting for hot-off-the-press sectionals in a rainbow of lush throwback fabrics, the company's high-quality craftsmanship and personal approach is as turnkey as it gets.
What: We especially love the ceramics and art selection of this notoriously chic L.A. storefront. Located in North Hollywood, the store specializes in midcentury modern furniture from Denmark and Sweden. You’ll find all the marquee names from Hans Wegner to Peter Hvidt. The online inventory is updated consistently, featuring lighting, objects, furniture, and in-house restoration pieces.
What: Chairish has all the charm of a fantastic flea market: no fuss, and easy delivery. Customers have the option to negotiate by placing an offer with the vendor, or they can buy pieces on the spot. The selection is well-edited, full of beautiful consignment pieces, vintage gems, and contemporary finds all at remarkably accessible price points.
Who: Dot & Bo
What: Another contemporary design brand turning out well-appointed reproductions and clean, modern silhouettes, Dot & Bo skews on the more wallet-friendly side of the fence. The company is a beautiful resource for sourcing confident, well-built pieces for first-time homeowners venturing beyond the IKEA nest.
Who: Design Within Reach
What: The OG of midcentury reproduction storefronts, Design With Reach hosts contemporary renditions of timeless classics from Herman Miller Eames to Philippe Starck. The site boasts the world’s largest selection of authentic modern designs from designers past and present.
Who: Danish Design Store
What: Flush with a selection of Danish modern furniture from top designers, this Marina del Rey showroom offers a stunning online collection of contemporary brands. The minimalist appeal and broad range of home accessories keep it among our go-to resources.
What: This contemporary brand is the epitome of edited, composed modern cool. Often juxtaposing vintage-inspired silhouettes with pops of vibrant color and high-functionality, the designs mesh with any aesthetic.
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