For the Love of Mod

Atomic Ranch - - Editor’s Letter -

For many of us who love Mid­cen­tury Mod­ern de­sign, it was the fur­ni­ture that first caught our eye. Some­where along the line a crisp edged cre­denza or a Formica-topped kitchen ta­ble won us over, and noth­ing has been the same since. Be it the piece you scored at a flea mar­ket years ago, the cof­fee ta­ble lov­ingly handed down from Mom or the dream piece you saved up to buy—ev­ery piece of fur­ni­ture has a story. By clean­ing it up and giv­ing it an­other home, you are in­sert­ing your­self into its story as a new chap­ter. Are you the chap­ter where a col­or­ful Blenko col­lec­tion gets dis­played on a hutch’s shelf? How about the chap­ter where a ta­ble is re­united with its co­or­di­nat­ing chairs?

No mat­ter what your chap­ter is, when we give new life to vin­tage fur­nish­ings, they have a unique way of bring­ing new life to our homes.

This is­sue brings to­gether homes that have ex­pe­ri­enced that very thing. In Kansas, a cu­rated home fea­tures a life-long col­lec­tion of mod fur­ni­ture (page 26), while in Seat­tle a fam­ily isn’t afraid to mix retro fur­nish­ings with kids and pets (page 36).

In fur­ther cel­e­bra­tion of the im­pact fur­ni­ture has on our homes, we’ve taken a close look at the com­pa­nies that are cre­at­ing the heir­looms of the next gen­er­a­tion (page 54). Plus, peek into a care­fully pre­served mid mod home in Utah (page 60), as well as a mod­u­lar kitchen from Kerf (page 22), and pick out a few fresh finds for your own home (page 16 and 18).

Sarah Jane Stone

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