Friday, October 5, 2012
Ugh...Just Got Home From Work. Graveyard Shift. TGIF. Let's Check Out Some Of The Amazing Seating Available At BAM In Chicago. Status: Two Floors Of Goodness.
It's got to cost these vendors a small fortune to keep such an uncluttered vignette such as this every month. I guess the turnover must be real good or maybe it's just a hobby but I only see 10 items for sale in this space (which is only half what the vender is selling out of, but it's pretty much the same story in the other half!). At least it looks REALLY Good! I love steel frame furniture like this but it often looks a little kitschy or retro. This set looks...well, expensive and well appointed!
First thing you gotta know about Broadway Antique Market in Chicago is that the place is
BIG. Two floors big! Thanks the heavens that there's plenty of places for your tired bum
to rest! Of course those comfy pit stops are there to be sold and not necessarily for your
convenience...but just keep a pleasantly surprised look on your mug and everybody'll think
your "test fitting" your back side. Not only is there a generous supply of seating but a great
selection of styles from the vintage modern era. The phrase "Kid in a Candy Store" comes
Right there at the top of my current wish list is a vintage Knoll Barcelona Chair. I really want
one that has leather that has been broken in...like an old motorcycle jacket. That one up there
above will do just right...if anyone is wondering what Mr. Modtomic needs for X-mas! That
pair of Streamline Modern chairs (kinda reminiscent of Kem Weber designs) look mighty
You know, I thought those folding chairs I picked up a while back and sold in my booth at
the Green Shag Market were about the coolest folding chairs ever...'til I spotted that set
above! THOSE are amazing looking chairs...folding or otherwise. Those tall back swivel
armchairs have me scratching my head a little bit. Office seating turned dining chairs?
What's not to love here? That curvy orange number is just too sexy. The danish split sofa
was sporting a SOLD tag...as were a Lot of items around the joint. I love Arthur Umanoff
stools and chairs. Not enough to trade my Erik Buck stools...but I do love them. In stark
contrast to the sexy orange number, this blocky Baughman-ish sofa sported some intriguing
upholstery. I'd be happy to take a nap on it!