Featured Item of the Week: Herman Miller Lounge Chairs

Look what just came in! A matched pair of Herman Miller Lounge Chairs in cherry and black leather. With only one owner, these babies are in excellent condition and won't be here long! They're designed by Charles Eames for Herman Miller. Model no. #670 (chair) and #671 (ottoman) 

Photo by Enpundit

Photo by Enpundit

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Store Spotlight! Mission Arts and Crafts!

Mission Arts and Crafts is the marriage of two of two similar aesthetics that emerged throughout the 1800s and is still popular today. Often you hear people describe furniture of this era as Craftsman, Arts and Crafts, and Mission. Below you can read more about Mission, Arts and Crafts, as well as check out some items currently on our showroom!

Contemporary Audi-Stickley Bow Arm Recliner and Ottoman

Contemporary Audi-Stickley Bow Arm Recliner and Ottoman

1910 Oak Bar Cart in original finish

1910 Oak Bar Cart in original finish

According to Wiki, "Mission furniture is a style of furniture that originated in the late 19th Century. It traces its origins to a chair made by A.J. Forbes around 1894 for San Francisco's Swedenborgian Church (San Francisco, California). The term mission furniture was first popularized by Joseph P. McHugh of New York, a furniture manufacturer and retailer who copied these chairs and offered a line of stylistically related furnishings by 1898. The word mission references the Spanish missions throughout colonial California, though the design of most Mission Style furniture owed little to the original furnishings of these missions. The style became increasingly popular following the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901. The style was popularly associated with the American Arts and Crafts movement."

1910 Charles Limbert Oak Sideboard in original finish

1910 Charles Limbert Oak Sideboard in original finish

1910 Stickley Brothers Rocker with fresh leather upholstry

1910 Stickley Brothers Rocker with fresh leather upholstry

New Mission Workshop explains, "Arts and Crafts style began in England, Australia, America and Canada between 1880 and 1910 as a backlash response to the industrial revolution of the time. It was instigated in the 1860s by artist/write William Morris, who created the “Morris Chair” we still have with us today. The backlash was by artisans fighting back against “soul-less” mass-produced items from large factories. Also, it was a backlash against lavish ornamentation of the Victorian age. They were in favor of the master craftsman, who created all the parts of an item and assembled and finished it, with help from apprentices. This is in contrast to manufacturing plants, whose goal it was to turn out the most pieces possible." Read more on their blog here

1910 Hall Entry Bench - Great for storage!

1910 Hall Entry Bench - Great for storage!

1930 California tile table with Mahogany frame.

1930 California tile table with Mahogany frame.

Since we moved into our new location, our Mission Arts and Crafts showroom has expanded quite a bit. Our showrooms are stocked with a large selection of Stickley, Limbert, and other classic Arts and Crafts designs. Stop by this weekend and see what we have in store for you! 

Featured Item of the Week: Robert Heritage Rosewood Credenza

This 1950s Robert Heritage credenza is nothing like you've ever seen. This amazing piece is constructed of solid Rosewood and is in it's original finish. Let the simple design and striking wood patterns decorate your living room, office, or dining room.

According to Pomono.com, "British industrial and interior designer Robert Heritage is celebrated as the most awarded designer in the history of the British Design Council. Known for his wide breadth of work, which encompasses  furniture, interiors, lighting, and accessories, he is regularly associated with important 20th-century British designers and architects by the likes of Robin & Lucienne DayCharles Rennie Mackintosh, and Barber & Osgerby."

Pic courtesy of: santacole.com

Pic courtesy of: santacole.com

Our thermostat is set at a comfortable 70 degrees this weekend. So, get out of the heat and the smoky air, and come shop for your next dresser, credenza, or sofa. We're having our Mid Summer Sale, offering 20% off 20th Century and Industrial Design. That means that beautiful Robert Heritage credenza above is on sale for 20% off! For a limited time! Don't miss the savings!

Legacy Modern Welcomes Turning Earth Studios

Over the last few months, we've expanded our inventory to include a wider range of home accessories. If you've been by the shop, as of late, you might notice the beautiful works of Hanna Traynham.  

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Hanna is a ceramicist and a high school art teacher. When she's not teaching you can find her at her studio, Turning Earth Studios, making unique, stunning ceramics. 

Photo: turningearthstudios.com

Photo: turningearthstudios.com

According to her website, "Hanna pushes the limits of the material, piercing her wheel thrown forms with careful attention to how the piece may alter under the high heat of the firing. Often her work will slump, acquiring an entirely organic movement that occurs only by nature." Just look at these incredible designs.

If you're looking for a new home accessory that stands out, make sure to stop by our store and check out the lovely ceramic work of Hanna Traynham! 

Legacy Modern supports local artists and you should too!

Dual Sale! Join us for our Mid Summer Sale and the Gus* Modern Summer Sale!

Since we're having our Gus* Modern Summer Sale right now, we decided to take 20% off Mid Century and 20th Century Design inventory too! Get a credenza to go with your new Gus sofa!

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Take advantage of all the savings on Elliotts of Newbury, G Plan, Milo Baughman, and other great Mid Century designers! Get 20% off your next credenza, cocktail bar, dining room table, and more. 

Keep in mind our Gus* Summer Sale is going on as well. If you're in the market for a new sofa or chair, you'll find gorgeous pieces at a fantastic price! Stop by this weekend and check out our showrooms!

Gus* Summer Sale is happening now!

The summer heat is here and so are the savings! Our Gus* Modern Summer Sale is happening now! Save huge on sofas, sectionals, accent chairs, ottomons and beds. There’s no better time to hop in the air-conditioned car and come down to the store than right now.

Is your sofa looking old? Upgrade to new, high quality Gus* Modern sofa. The comfort and style is everything you’re looking for. The Jane Sofa featured below is a classic, button-tufted club sofa with a distinct Mid-Century feel. Oh, and it’s currently 20% off with the Gus* Modern Summer Sale!

Make sure to pop over to the shop this weekend and take a peek at all the new Gus* Modern inventory we’ve recently added to the showroom and take advantage of the #gussummersale! You won’t be disappointed!

Featured Item of the Week: Milo Baughman Recliner

We're always thrilled to find a Milo Baughman piece, and we knew we found a gem when we came across this beauty. 

According to Wikipedia, "Milo Ray Baughman, Jr., born in Goodland, Kansas on October 7, 1923, was a modern furniture designer. His American designs were forward-thinking and distinctive, yet unpretentious and affordable. Contemporary furniture designers and dealers continue to copy, reinvent, and revive his work in the new and secondary decorative arts markets."

"Baughman designed for a number of furniture companies starting in the mid-1940s until his death, including Mode Furniture, Glenn of California, The Inco Company, Pacific Iron, Murray Furniture of Winchendon, Arch Gordon, Design Institute America, George Kovacs, Directional, Henredon and Drexel, among others. He is most famous, however, for his longtime association with Thayer Coggin Inc., of High Point, NC, which began in 1953 and lasted until his death in 2003."

Photo courtesy of Design Within Reach

Photo courtesy of Design Within Reach

Join us for our July 4th Sale!

We're getting into the patriotic spirit this weekend with our July 4th Sale! This weekend through the 4th, we're offering 20% off Mid Century Modern and 20th Century Design, as well as 15% off Mission Arts and Crafts! 

Stop by the store this weekend and have a refreshing glass of lemonade and a slice of apple pie from Pacific Pie Co.

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If you've been eyeing a new credenza or dining room table, this is the weekend to take advantage of some serious savings. 

Sale does not include local art, pottery, Gus*Modern, LR Design.

Featured Item of the Week: Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms

Originally created in 1950 by Russell Spanner, the Lounge Chair with Arms has become a classic of Canadian Mid-Century Modern furniture design. Out of production for more than 50 years, Gus* worked in collaboration with the Spanner family to revive this iconic chair, carefully matching the construction, materials, and design details to stay true to the original in every way.

The seat is woven strapping, and the frame is solid birch with exposed bolts and finger-joint details. Like the original, the Lounge Chair with Arms is built in Toronto and available in a variety of finishes. To commemorate the return of this design classic, the first 100 chairs produced will be part of a numbered, limited edition series.

  • Designed in 1950 by Russell Spanner
  • Frame is constructed with solid birch and curved birch plywood components
  • Finger-joint and dowel-joint construction
  • Woven-web seat material is 100% cotton strapping
  • Tapered legs are attached to seat with exposed carriage bolts
  • Available in 4 finish options: Light Birch/Red Webbing, Light Birch/Green Webbing, Dark Birch/Red Webbing, Dark Birch/Green Webbing
  • Product colours may vary slightly from those shown on your display. Visit Legacy Modern to preview samples of fabric and finish options.
Color options available.

Color options available.

Gus* Modern has arrived at Legacy Modern!

Recently we’ve brought on some exciting new partnerships to help enhance your shopping experience. One of the biggest expansions to our store is the introduction of Gus* Modern! We’re happy to be partnering up with a company that believes quality and style go hand in hand!

We were thrilled to be scouted by Gus*. When they approached us earlier this year, we felt their items were a good match for our store, and we were eager to move forward. After a lot of phone calls, emails, and a quick flight to North Carolina, we had landed a great deal with a great company.

Gus* Design Group is a furniture design and manufacturing company based in Toronto, Canada. The company was started by some like-minded friends who shared a passion for design, and had a vision to create an exclusive line of modern furniture that would continue Mid-century traditions, emphasizing originality, functionality, simplicity, and a focus on materials and craftsmanship. Today, the in-stock Gus* Modern Collection includes upholstery, beds, dining, storage, lighting, and accents, and is available at authorized furniture showrooms worldwide. Gus* has become a favorite choice of interior designers, architects, and design-minded consumers.

The new inventory arrived this week! We’re slowly getting items out on the showroom, so be sure to stop by the store this weekend, and have a look at all the new inventory! You can also shop more Gus* Modern products here.

Legacy Modern welcomes Tappen Studios!

Working with local artists is one of the great things when it comes to owning your own home furnishing store. Being able to support the art community and build strong working relationships with artists has proven to be beneficial to them, and for us. Our customers are always looking for the perfect piece of artwork for their home, and being able to provide a space for artists to showcase their work is a rewarding feeling. Over the last month we've brought in some great Portland artists and we're thrilled to welcome Tappen Studios to our repetroire. 

Tappen Studios has an array of artwork from large scale pieces to small ones. If you're looking to add some color and pzazz to your walls, you'll find just what you're looking for at Legacy Modern. 

As you can see, the wild colors and shapes of these pieces pair well with our Mid Century and Industrial items. 

Tappen Studios is located at 211 SE Madison St. in Portland, OR. On top of creating great paintings they also offer workshops teaching how to make Kokedama and macrame plant holders! Learn more about this Portland treasure on their website

Photo courtesy of Tappen Studios Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Tappen Studios Facebook page.

We're having an Estate Sale!

MASSIVE MULTIPLE ESTATE SALE

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Location: 12618 SE Lincoln Ct. Portland, OR 97214

Days and Times:

Friday: 9am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Sunday: 10am to 2pm

This is our annual 3 day estate sale!

We are proud to offer the contents from two fabulous Portland Estates plus a huge inventory of MID -CENTURY MODERN and INDUSTRIAL ARTS straight from EUROPE!!

All items must be sold! This is a ONCE A YEAR SALE! You will not be disappointed!

  • Furniture
  • Artwork
  • Jewelry
  • Collectibles
  • Goods from all over the world
  • True Industrial Arts Furnishings from OLD Europe!!
  • Primitives
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
  • So much it cant be listed here!!

All items must be removed by the end of the Sale on SUNDAY.  If you need other arrangements please let us know right away.  

  • This is a first come, first serve sale! 
  • No list or numbers given out early.
  • No early sales, no one is coming through the or the night before.

The Estate goods are in nicely arranged lots, perfect for dealers or collectors!!  

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 510-205-0647

We will accept CASH, CREDIT CARD - NO CHECKS PLEASE

Featured Item of the Week: Nathan Credenza in Oak

According to the NathanFurniture.com, "Way back in 1916, Barnett Nathan's vision was to design beautiful, elegant furniture offering quality and value. That vision remains at the heart of Nathan's products to this day."

photo courtesy of 70sretrogeek

photo courtesy of 70sretrogeek

NathanFurniture.com goes on to say, "Today we have one of the largest furniture manufacturing units supplying the retail trade in the UK of upper middle market furniture and the mill continues to produce high quality furniture for the Nathan and Sutcliffe Brands."

photo courtesy of nathanfurniture.com

photo courtesy of nathanfurniture.com

Currently, on the showroom floor, we have a stunning Nathan credenza that boasts clean, minimal lines with amply storage. The light neutral color will work well with many different colors and the long table top has extra space for stacking books and pics of the family.

Currently on the showroom floor.

Currently on the showroom floor.

It's going to be a beautiful, sunny weekend! Join us at our new location on SE 7th and Clay for all your home shopping. Whether you're looking for something big like a credenza, or something small for your shelves, we have the home furnishings you're looking for! 

Dimensions: 72.5" x 17.5" x 30"

Price: $1395

Featured Item of the Week: 1960s Bruksbo Folding Drink Cabinet

Need a space efficient cocktail bar? You'll love this 1960s Bruksbo folding drink cabinet!  

This adorable cocktail bar was designed by Rolf Hesland for Bruksbo of Norway. This cabinet has everything one would want in drinks cabinet, as long as you have the key! All original excellent finish.

Measures: 27 1/2" x 18" x 26 1/2" is closed up

Price: $1295

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With the new location come a lot of new inventory! We have more vintage wet bars to choose from as well as buffets, and credenzas! It's going to be a gorgeous weekend! Make sure to stop by SE 7th and Clay to check out all the new items on the floor!

Meet Tessa Heck.

Our store is constantly evolving. Now that we are finally starting to settle into our new space, we want to let you know about another of the new partnerships that has come our way.

Currently in the store we have a wide selection of local art. One of our newest additions is the work of Tessa Heck. She has her MFA in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and her work is incredible. If you're looking for a medium to large scale pieces with a cool color palette mixed with abstract design, you're in luck! Our showroom has some great works up. See some of the pieces below that are in store now. If you get a sec, hop over to her website and see her recent work for Wildfang and Boys Club! It's pretty rad!

L+R Design Lab joins forces with Legacy Modern!

Now that we have a new space, we wanted to add some new partnerships to the repertoire. One of the first new partnerships is with L+R Design Lab. MC Lemay and Allie Rivenbark have an impressive background in design, welding, and woodwork. They specialize in furniture, home accessories, art, and photography. Their designs provide a modern, rustic look that combines mid-century furniture with wood and metal work. The clean craftsmanship behind their all original items is incredible, and provides a versatile piece of furniture that will compliment any home, office, or commercial space. You may have seen L+R display cases around town in places like Jacobsen Salt and Bee Local Honey.

We are thrilled about this new partnership and hope you take a chance to look at their website or pop by our store, at our new location, and have a look at what these talented people are doing!

It's the last week at SE 2nd and Alder!

The new store is conveniently located on SE 7th and SE Clay near the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood. The public is invited to visit the soft opening, on Monday, May 1st.

After creating a successful brick-and-mortar store in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, the owners, Mike and Kelly Albino,  have decided to move to a new space that caters more to them and their customers. "We have been given a wonderful opportunity to upgrade our showrooms and offer high-quality curated goods from all over the globe," says store owner, Mike Albino. "But we will miss the grassroots community of business people and ideas that have become part of the fabric of who we are." 

The new space will offer a finished look that will allow merchandise to be presented more professionally while creating an improved shopping experience for all. It comes complete with bi-level display floors, heat and air throughout the store, and restrooms for shoppers. Also, more street parking will be available at the new location, allowing customers to park easily while on the hunt for their next credenza.

On the horizon, Legacy Modern will be partnering with several local artists and new companies to add to their inventory. Legacy will become a more complete home furnishings and design showroom, allowing customers to not only furnish their space, but to design it with their new home accessories.

There will be a soft open on May 1st and Grand Opening opening news is coming soon. Stay tuned to our website and social media for all the details. 

Take a peak at our Moving Sale! All this month!

With the Moving Sale in full swing, here's a quick look at some of the items you can save BIG on.

1960s Danish teak credenza | 30% OFF

1960s Danish teak credenza | 30% OFF

1950s Brown and Saltman Sofa | 20% OFF

1950s Brown and Saltman Sofa | 20% OFF

Featured Item of the Week: Terra Cotta Olive Oil Jars

According to Eye of the Day, "olive oil jars are one of the classics of Greek pottery design and is still used as storage, especially in Greek homes to store the family olive oil.  In ancient Minoan culture, both liquids and cereals were stored in these large terra cotta pots, but they were also used as low-tech air conditioners by filling them with water in hot weather which would then evaporate, causing a cooling effect."

See decorating ideas below.

*Note: We have comparable pots in store*

photo cred: nousdecor.com

photo cred: nousdecor.com

photo cred: mercatoantiques.com

photo cred: mercatoantiques.com

With our Moving Sale in motion, you can save 50% on these beautiful olive oil jars.

See current inventory below. 

Featured Item of the Week: 1950s Czech Beechwood Folding Deck Chair

It is time to get ready for a spring in style. This 1950s Czech Beechwood folding chair is simple in design and style. It would look perfect next to a pool or under a covered patio, and it's super comfy!

Also, in store we have other vintage Czech deck chairs made from pine and beechwood!

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Come down and have a look this weekend! We have our giant Moving Sale happening where you can save up to 50% off. Come take advantage of all the savings and help us say to our old location as we being the transition to our new store on SE 7th and Clay! 

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