Blake and I loved to go to yard sales. We would pile our vehicle so full, we could barely get into it to continue hunting. We would come home and reimagine our finds into useful, and sometimes not, pieces for our home. Both of us have a creative streak, and we like working together on projects. One Saturday, we came across a wooden chair, with some kind of weird rubbery straps and no cushions. It was low to the ground and had clean lines. We had never seen anything like it and we had to have it! I started searching online for this chair and found out it was mid century modern and could possibly be DUX by Folke Ohlsson. Huh? What and who in the world is that?
The wonderful world of Google then led us to many pictures and websites about mid century modern furniture. And we fell in love with what we saw. Broyhill Brasilia, the Eames lounger, the Noguchi table, and the Adrian Pearsall gondola sofa. I could go on and on! We were hooked. We found a couple who sold MCM furniture in Knoxville. We went to check out what they had, and thought to ourselves,
"We could be doing this too!" We got a booth and called ourselves Warehouse 41 (diehard Dave Matthews Band fans here) and we started selling our MCM treasures.
So, here we are with that same couple and 4 more MCM dealers, running our own store, Mid Mod Collective. Instead of going to yard sales on Saturday morning, we hunt and pick for our MCM treasures all over the U.S. and abroad, everyday of the week. Stripping, sanding, staining and upholstery is a regular part of our lives now. We love bringing worn and faded furniture back to its former glory. We want Knoxville, and the surrounding area to have the best selection of mid century modern furniture and accessories. We hope to see you soon at MMC!
Blake & Shannon
Mid Mod Collective offers Knoxville a premier mid-century modern shopping experience. We are a collective of dealers who share a passion for the amazing designs of the era.