Jens Quistgaard “Viking” Bowl for Dansk

Reminiscent of the symmetry found in the bow and stern of a Viking ship, this Staved Teak bowl designed by Jens Quistgaard for Dansk exemplifies beauty through simplicity.

Jens Quistgaard "Viking" Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard “Viking” Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard "Viking" Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard “Viking” Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard "Viking" Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard “Viking” Bowl for Dansk

This bowl is marked “Staved Teak – Danmark JHQ” (alternately IHQ) and features the four ducks logo.

Jens Quistgaard "Viking" Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard “Viking” Bowl for Dansk.
Jens Quistgaard "Viking" Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard “Viking” Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard "Viking" Bowl for Dansk
Jens Quistgaard “Viking” Bowl for Dansk

This elegantly curved bowl measures 15″ tip-to-tip, 10.75″ wide, 7.5″ to top of horns and is in very good original condition, with only minimal separation on the bottom (shown in image 4).

***SOLD***

StarTribune’s “2013 Best of MN”

MidModMen part of StarTribune's 2013 "Best of MN"
MidModMen part of StarTribune’s 2013 “Best of MN”

The StarTribune has recognized MidModMen+friends  in St. Paul, MN, as their pick for best “MidCentury Furniture and Accessories” in the “2013 Best of MN”  special section.  We here at Mid-Century Vibe are very proud to be a part of MidModMen+friends (we’re the “+friends” part) and are honored by this recognition from the StarTribune.

The article points out that MidModMen+friends is part of the “retro ghetto” along University Avenue. Businesses that cater to fans of retro furniture and accessories include Spinario, located in the Art & Architecture Building, Classic Retro @ Pete’s at University and Vandalia, and, the forerunner of us all, Succotash, around the corner from MidModMen on Raymond Avenue. Succotash has been in business for close to 20 years and owners Noreen and Paul have made us feel welcome in the neighborhood.

Thanks to the StarTribune for this unexpected honor. Thanks also to all of the people who’ve supported MidModMen+friends by stopping in to the store, following us on social media and loving the  mid-century and modern life.

That Ugly Brown Lamp

That Ugly Brown Lamp
That Ugly Brown Lamp

One of our retro children was insulted. And we had to do something about it so its self esteem would not suffer.

The lamp above, with its peeling paint stripes and weird brown color, was referred to as “that ugly brown lamp.”

Well, Ugly Brown Lamp, we’ll show the world how beautiful you can be!

Ta da!

That Pretty Blue Lamp
That Pretty Blue Lamp

Mr. Vibe upcycled Ugly Brown Lamp with 2 coats of metallic automotive paint and 2 coats of clear. He also sanded and oiled the wood and rewired the lamp. With the lighter wood and lighter shade, he was hoping to draw the eye to the sparkle of our Pretty Blue Lamp.

Ugly Brown Lamp says, “Look at me now!”

Dimensions: Base height to top of wood neck = 17.25″

Height to top of harp = 27.5″

Height to top of shade = 32.5″

**SOLD**

 

That Pretty Blue Lamp
That Pretty Blue Lamp
That Pretty Blue Lamp
That Pretty Blue Lamp

Bob Kinzie Pottery Lamp

This lamp, a classic specimen of the California artisan pottery movement from the mid century era, was designed by Bob Kinzie for Affiliated Craftsmen. Affiliated Craftsmen was founded in the early 1960s by Bob Kinzie and friends. This particular lamp was, according to Sandy Kinzie*, likely thrown by Bob’s partner, Phil Barkdol**, and features a walnut base.

Bob Kinzie designed lamp.
Bob Kinzie designed lamp.

Approximate measurements: Walnut base: 6.5″ diam., Pottery Vessel: 14″h x 10.5″ diam., 15.75″ to top of pottery vessel, 32.75″ to top of finial, and 38.5″ to top of shade (not original but is included w/purchase).

Bob Kinzie designed lamp.
Bob Kinzie designed lamp.
Bob Kinzie designed lamp.
Bob Kinzie designed lamp.

 

*A very special Thanks to Sandy Kinzie for providing us with authentication that this is, in fact, a Bob Kinzie designed lamp.

**Though we have seen Phil Barkdol’s surname spelled several ways online, we have chosen to use the spelling provided to us by Sandy Kinzie.