The Artists of Legacy Modern

When Legacy Modern got started we focused primarily on mid century furniture like credenzas, dining tables, and sofas. However, over the the years, the store has evolved. While we're always on the hunt for great mid century finds from around the world, we have shifted our focus to provide a fuller shopping experience for our customers that includes art. We've worked hard to procure a collection of work, from local artists and beyond that compliment the furniture we sell. Below is a quick peek at the artists we have on the floor currently.

We're always looking for more to artists to showcase. If you're interested in selling your art in our store, please feel free to email  info@legacymodern.com for more information! We'd love to see your portfolio!


Meet MaryAnn Puls

"From the smallest particles of matter, countless variations of formations can occur. I’m intrigued by the possibilities. My work is abstract, the result is the reorganization of my observations and interests."


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Meet Tappen Studios

Fine art gallery and working artist studio. Offering creative workshops and promoting creative community.



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Meet Barloga Studios

An art company providing fine art black and white photographs for the home, office and hospitality environments



Meet Patricia Rubinelli

"We make glass that preserves the human element as well as the fluidity of this elusive material."



Meet Jacquie Walton

Handmade Pottery in the Arts and Crafts Style. Each JW art pottery vase and bowl  is thrown individually, by hand, on the potters wheel. The decoration is created by using the same technique that were employed at the Grueby Faience company circa 1900. 


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Meet Cobre Coppper

High-end beautiful hand-hammered copper products, home decor, vases, gifts - sustainably produced with reclaimed copper and fairly traded since 1994.



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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.


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.

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!


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! 


It's official! We're moving to SE 7th and Clay! Everything has got to go! Up to 50% Off!

So many new chapters have started lately. Kelly and I are now parents to beautiful twin boys, and after years at our current location, we're packing up and moving to a new one. We've grown so much here, met amazing people, and helped decorate a lot of homes! We're thrilled to be taking this next step with the store. It's one of the many phases the store will see over the next six months. 

With that being said, we have A LOT of furniture to move. We're having a GIANT moving sale with up to 50% store wide. If you've been thinking about buying a new credenza or dining room table and chairs, there's no time like now!

We have a wide selection of Industrial Design, Mid Century Modern, and Mission Arts and Crafts!  Come shop with us this weekend! You won't want to miss all the savings!

Featured Item of the Week: American Folk Art Ferris Wheel

If you're decorating a space a little out of the norm, this is the centerpiece you're looking for! This 1940s American Folk Art ferris wheel would be perfect in the middle of a horseshoe bar or the entry of a restaurant. If you're decorating a creative space, like an agency, clients will be blown away by this true American treasure.  This rare item is in excellent condition and is a great conversation starter! If you're interested in seeing more, please stop by our store on SE 2nd and Alder in the Central Eastside Industrial District! You can parallel park along the front of the building! 

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