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Discover Big Savings At Acme This Weekend!

BIG SAVINGS THIS WEEKEND AT ACME!
Up To 50% Off, Big Discounts on Large Items!

“I truly believe that we’re about to enter a second golden age of design.  The first one was in the ’50s and ’60s, when designers like Raymond Loewy, Charles Eames, George Nelson, and Dieter Rams were shepherds of the brands they were working with.”
— Yves Behar


“The sale is thiiiisss big!” 
–Nauga

Clearance Sale on Select Item This Weekend
To make room for incoming furniture inventory, we have clearance pricing on a number of select items, ranging from 15% to 50% off.  Not all items are marked with a discount — mention you are a newsletter subscriber to receive our best price!

Vintage Raymond Loewy Dresser (2 available!), 50% OFF.


Vintage Raymond Loewy side table-bench/telephone table, 50% OFF.


Vintage Teak Credenza/Buffet, 87.5″ long!  By Alf Aarseth for Gustav Bahus of Norway.  20% OFF.

 
Vintage rosewood bookcase/desk unit, by Hundevad of Denmark (off-site), $500 OFF.

 
Vintage Peter Danko dining table and chairs, $250 OFF chairs, $250 OFF table, extra $100 OFF if buying both.


Herman Miller “Burdick” desk system, $500-1200 OFF, depending on configuration.


“Kubik” leather sofa, by Gerard van den Berg, 30% discount.


Rare vintage “Railback” sofa, by Mel Smilow, 30% OFF.  Reupholster in your choice of fabrics.

Buy both the Smilow sofa and matching chair for an additional $200 discount!
Bona fide and certified good taste — Pierre has a Smilow Sofa in his home!
 
Rare vintage “Railback” chair, by Mel Smilow, 30% OFF.  Reupholster in your choice of fabrics.


Long vintage Danish rosewood credenza, with tambour doors (off-site), $600 OFF.


We hope to see you this weekend!

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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Stunning Vintage/Modern Bespoke Pillows

Large Selection of New Vintage/Modern Pillows!

Acme is pleased to offer a new line of custom bespoke pillows, designed in collaboration with Ms. B Designs.  These pillows are available in a range of vintage, new, and modern fabrics, in a variety of sizes.  Standard down/feather fill, with other options also available.  With prices starting at $85, these locally-made hand-crafted pillows make an excellent gift or add a pop of color and comfort to your existing room designs.

For our non-local subscribers, these can be shipped for a very reasonable price as well.

Fabrics range from high-quality modern materials from Maharam, Knoll, and others, to select vintage and rare materials offered as limited edition pillows and sets.


“Stardust” limited edition 3-piece set, vintage fabric.


“Phylis Diller Limited Edition,” 1/1, vintage fabric, 24″ x 24″.


“Midnight Dovetail,” Knoll fabric, 18″ x 18″.


“Calderesque,” two available, 18″ x 18″.


“Mad Men Bowties,” 14″ x 20.”


“Single Helix,” Kravet fabric, 18″ x 18″.


“Venn Paprika,” pillow, Maharam fabric, 14″ x 20″.


“Atomium,” 18″ x 18″.


“Tangrams on Blue,” 18″ x 18″.

Come in and check out our many in-stock and custom-order pillow options!  We have a number of additional fabrics available.  We can help you design the perfect pillow to complement your decor.  Here are some more samples:

  

New Inventory – Lovig Desk, Dresser, and More!

We have a number of other new items coming into inventory this week, including a beautiful vintage teak Lovig “boomerang” desk, a rosewood dresser, and more.  Some sample photos:


Beautiful vintage Lovig teak “boomerang” desk, with bookcase and locking liquor cabinet in front!

 


Vintage rosewood dresser, with 6 large drawers and a number of smaller drawers for accessories and sundries on the right.

And much more!

We hope to see you this weekend!
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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.
If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

We hope to see you at one of our locations this weekend!

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Thousands Of Modernica Items Available From Acme!

“The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere — in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves.”
—John O’Donohue

   

HUGE MODERNICA SELECTION, 10% OR MORE OFF
THOUSANDS OF NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE AT ACME!

 

While Acme has a wide selection of vintage furniture, we also carry several lines of new furniture and home goods originally designed in, or inspired by, the mid-century period.  Most notably, Acme is an authorized retailer for Modernica, the renowned Los Angeles, California company that has for over two decades manufactured some of the highest quality and most iconic furniture and home accessories.

Acme’s Modernica mini-showroom and design studio features sample furniture, ceramics, and lighting, along with samples and swatches of the many fabric, metal, fiberglass, and wood finishes available in the customization process.  We have some representative floor samples, including a Grasshopper Chair and Ottoman, a Case Study 220 Storage/Media Unit, several fiberglass chairs, more.

Modernica manufactures desks, tables, bedroom furniture, sofas and daybeds, chairs, storage, and outdoor furniture.  The amazing number of customization options allows customers to obtain exactly what best fits their needs.  In the famous Case Study Fiberglass Chair line, for example, there are over 4000 potential customized options, given the various fiberglass colors, base options, wood and metal finish choices, and upholstery elements.

As an authorized dealer for Modernica’s various furniture lines, we can special-order a wide variety of custom colors, materials, sizes, and configurations to suit your needs.  We have samples in our stores, along with fiberglass and fabric swatches, and are available to assist you in customizing the many options available to best suit your decor and functional needs.

Included in the sale in Modernica’s new Case Study Pearl Lamp, a stunning elliptical pendant light, suitable for dining, living, kitchen, and a variety of other settings:

 
The Pearl Lamp is also practical, providing 100W LED light equivalent, and featuring three standard pole lengths for ceiling mounting.  It can also be mounted on slanted ceilings (up to 30-degree slant).

Other Modernica lines include:


Case Study Storage Units (every element customizable!)


Case Study Daybeds (including several outdoor versions)


Case Study Beds, Nightstands, and Dressers (many size and finish options!)


Upholstered chairs, love seats, and ottomans (with many fabric options)


Sofa, chairs, and more


Case Study Outdoor Furniture, chaises, benches…


…tables, chairs, and more!

CASE STUDY CERAMICS
Modernica offers a wide selection of choices in their Case Study Ceramics lines.  Color options, shapes, base finishes, and shapes for this stunning accessories line.  Acme can custom order any configuration available to meet your indoor and outdoor ceramic needs.


   

I had an opportunity to visit and tour Modernica’s facility in Los Angeles a couple of years ago, and was very impressed by the craftsmanship, expansive options, and pride evidenced by its workforce.  Here are a few snapshots of this great facility:


Vintage fiberglass presses saved by Modernica and restored for production.


Repollo, the Modernica factory cat.  He wanders around as he pleases!

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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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Modernica Indoor And Outdoor Ceramic Planters

Mid-Century Modern Planters, Ceramic and Fiberglass
Plus a welcome to our new neighbors, and some home improvement project ideas!

Including the “Arroyo” ceramic planters by Modernica:

And the new “Jewel” planter line by Modernica:

And a range of colors and sizes of retro fiberglass planters:

Modernica Ceramic Planters
We have just received a large shipment of ceramic planters from Modernica, including a number of tabletop/desktop sizes, in a variety of colors, shapes, and base options.  As an authorized dealer for Modernica, we can custom order any of their ceramic planters beyond what we have in-store.

We also carry modern fiberglass “bullet” planters in a range of colors and sizes:

 

The fiberglass bullet planters come in 16 different colors, 3 different heights, and several metal stand finishes.  The prices range from $175 to $210, depending on size and features.  We have several in stock, or can custom order the perfect combination for you.

 

There is also a smaller, aluminum tabletop version available, for $85. This option makes a great housewarming gift!

 

Modernica’s iconic Case Study Ceramics line offers hundreds of options.  Choose from various shapes, colors, sizes, and base options to create the perfect planter for your home or office.  We would be glad to walk you through the various options and choices in the store to craft exactly what you want! Plus, we offer a 10% discount on all Modernica planters!

     

Modernica has recently added two new color options for some of their planters, “Ceramic Mustard” and “Reactive Blue.”

 

Welcome to Our New Neighbor Businesses
We have two new incoming neighboring businesses coming to our block, expected to open soon!

First, we have Fleurir Chocolates, an artisan chocolate shop that is relocating from south Old Town to just around the corner from Acme, at 110 South Payne Street.  Amazing, delicious, fresh, high-quality chocolates!  Stop in and visit them!

AR Workshop is also relocating to the shop just East of Acme.  Currently at 107 North Fairfax, we believe they will be moving in next door very soon.

Home Project Ideas
If the arrival of Spring has you thinking about home improvement projects, Acme has some products and ideas for your consideration.  How about updating your exterior or interior lighting, with a vintage NuTone wall-mounted architectural cylinder lamp?  These are new old stock, in original boxes:

Certified and bone fide good taste! Pierre has installed one of these in his new Mid-Century Modern house!

Or how about another new old stock item, a retro “Diplomat” mailbox:
 

We hope to see you this weekend!

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Acme is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:
Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Acme In Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Best Of NOVA 2019: Shopping”

ACME IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE’S “BEST OF NOVA 2019:  SHOPPING!”
Runner-Up in Vintage Home Finds & Antiques Category
Plus, Special on Barware, New Rosewood Inventory, and Some 50% Off Specials!

“Don Draper’s character may have been questionable, but his city apartment?  A midcentury modern dream.  Live out all your Mad Men fantasies at this authentic shop...”
Best of Nova 2019: Shopping, by Katie Bianco, Northern Virginia Magazine, June 6, 2019 (link)


Acme Mid-Century + Modern is the runner-up in the Vintage Home Finds & Antiques category in this year’s Best of Nova poll by Northern Virginia Magazine!  Congratulations to our friends at Quinn’s Auction House for winning.

This comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that Acme has been recognized as a national “2019 Retail Star” by Home Accents Today Magazine!

 

In appreciation for both of these recognitions, we are offering an across-the-board 10% additional discount on all vintage items in store (discount in addition to any sale prices) to our newsletter subscribers, just mention the newsletter extra discount!

SALE! – 15% OFF ALL DOROTHY THORPE GLASSWARE (ongoing)
Last week, we had to empty out a large credenza/china cabinet that had sold.  Yowza, we had stored a bunch of Dorothy Thorpe and Thorpe-style barware and glassware!  So we are having a sale of 15% off this weekend on all Thorpe glassware.  Some examples:

PLUS, SOME NEW INVENTORY
We have a large lot of vintage rosewood coming in to inventory.  Three items already in the shop:


Rosewood bureau/desk (with fold-down locking desk surface), vintage Danish.

 
Vintage Danish dressers, in Brazilian rosewood.  Lots of storage!  Two available.

 
Danish vanity and stool (reversible top, converts to small table), in Brazilian rosewood.

AND, 50% OFF COLLECTIBLE FURNITURE BY RAYMOND LOEWY!
We are having a clearance sale on several pieces by iconic designer Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture.  Here’s the original advertisement for this line:


Loewy “Accent” side table/nightstand/phone bench, with original fabric. Reversible!


Loewy “Accent” six-drawer double dresser (two available!).


We hope to see you this weekend!

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The store is located at 1218 King Street, just a few blocks from King Street Metro Station and about eight blocks from Old Town’s historic Market Square.

Please note our store hours:  Fridays 3pm to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.

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Check our Facebook page or stop by our locations to see many more gifts, furniture and household goods.

If you have any questions or would like additional information on these or any other items, please feel free to call us at 703-836-0333.

Be sure to follow Acme Mid-Century + Modern on Facebook to get the latest on new inventory and in-store events.

Old Town Location:
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district