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Stunning Vintage/Modern Bespoke Pillows, And New Inventory

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 – Lounge Chairs, Wall Unit, and More!

We have a number of other new items coming into inventory this week, including a beautiful pair of Jens Risom upholstered chairs, a Cado rosewood wall system, and a cool extending coffee table.  Some sample photos:


We have a pair of these stunning Jens Risom chairs, restored and reupholstered circa 2014.


Royal Cado 3-bay wall system, by Poul Cadovius, in beautiful rosewood.  Two cabinets, 9 shelves, in excellent condition.

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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Year-End Clearance Sale At Acme — Lowest Prices On Select Items!

YEAR-END CLEARANCE SALL THIS WEEKEND AT ACME!
Best Prices of the Year on Select Items This Weekend and Next Weekend!

“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

To make room for incoming furniture inventory, Acme is starting a year-end clearance sale this weekend.  Not all items are marked with a discount — mention you are a newsletter subscriber to receive our best price!

The sale will help us make room for some exciting new incoming inventory.  Examples of sale items include:

We have some great pieces by iconic American designer Raymond Loewy  for Mengel Furniture on clearance.

Loewy’s desk/chest of drawers is one of his most famous designs, in part because of the beautiful robin’s-egg blue interior.  Originally $3000, on sale for $1600 during our clearance sale!
 

We have two of Loewy’s 6-drawer “Accent” dresser/credenza units available.  Originally $3150, on sale now for $1600.

We also have one of Loewy’s “Accent” telephone stands/night table, with original fabric.  Was $1250, on sale now for $700.

OTHER CLEARANCE ITEMS INCLUDE:

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

 
Vintage Peter Danko dining table and chairs.  Table originally priced at $2000, now $500 off.  Set of 4 chairs, originally $2750, on sale for $2000.  Buy both the table and 4 chairs, and get an additional $500 off!


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


“Kubik” leather sofa, by Gerard van den Berg, $500 OFF.


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


Large (6-10 person) vintage rosewood/mahogany/walnut dining table, by Milo Baughman, with leaf, $500 OFF.
FEATURED MODERNICA ITEM
We are going to occasionally highlight a different Modernica item, to provide a glimpse into the thousands of customizable options Acme has available as an authorized Modernica dealer.  Modernica, based in California, makes a wide range of furniture, ceramics, and lighting.  We have a limited selection of floor samples, along with fabric swatches, wood samples, and fiberglass chips that allow us to work with customers to custom-design the perfect combination.  


The Modernica Case Study Alpine Shelf
“The Case Study Furniture® Alpine Shelves feature the simple and fluid lines synonymous with the Alpine line. Each shelf is constructed from North American maple ply and is finished between two layers of rich North American walnut veneer. The shelves are gently capped with understated curves. Turned, solid North American walnut dowels lift and separate each shelf.  The piece is meticulously molded, turned and built in-house by our master woodworkers.”  From $1255.50.


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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Acme’s Comprehensive List Of Great Holiday Gift Ideas + Open Monday For Last-Minute Shopping!

Plus Acme Open Monday 12/24/18 from
11am to 3pm for Last-Minute Shopping
 

If you are still looking for last-minute gift ideas, check out the fairly comprehensive idea list below from Acme.  We are open regular hours this weekend (Saturday 11am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm), plus special hours on Monday, from 11am to 3pm.

Looking for some some fun, inexpensive ($2.50 to $5) stocking-stuffers?  We have a variety of Eames Office small notepads and color pencil sets, featuring several original visual designs by Ray and Charles Eames:

 

“Head to Acme Mid-Century + Modern for this citrus squeezer with a very chic twist.  It’s designed by Philippe Starck and made by Alessi in Italy.  Acme is an authorized dealer of the brand, and carries it in two colors–white and the original polished aluminum.  It’s sculptural yet practical, and perfect for giving a kitchen luxe appeal.”
— “3 Creative Gifts – Wrap it up! Here are a few eye-catching presents to put under the tree,” by Faye Hadley, 12.07.18, Modern Luxury DC

We have more great new additions to our inventory for the holiday season.  First off, we have a stunning long vintage teak credenza/sideboard, designed by Alf Aarseth for Gustav Bahus of Norway.

Also just in is a set of six vintage Fritz Hansen “Heart” chairs like this one.

Recap:  Alessi, Including The Juicy Salif 

We also have just received a new shipment from Alessi of Italy, with some beautiful new items from this famous design house.





Acme is an authorized Alessi dealer, with a variety of home and gift items, starting at just $32.

Recap:  Retro Wall Clocks
Another excellent gift item we can recommend is our selection of reproduction retro clocks.  Options include:
 

We thought we would also recap some of our prior shopping and gift ideas:

Recap:  Johannes Andersen Vintage Teak Furniture 
We have a number of stunning vintage Danish teak pieces by Johannes Andersen recently arrived at Acme.  Upgrade your dining or living room with some of these beautiful pieces:
 
A long teak coffee table, with a charming mosaic inlay.  Note the slight tapered boat shape of the table, and the slightly upturned ends.


We have a pair of matching Andersen side tables as well.


A large storage/buffet/high sideboard unit, with beautiful grain and incredible sculptural handles.

 
A long Johannes Andersen credenza/china cabinet combo, with matching sculptural handles.  Perfect for books, china, collectibles, or anything worthy of display.


And a matching dining table, with two leaves stored internally, also by Johannes Andersen.

Recap: “Lytegem” Lamps, by Michael Lax (new in original box!) 

Acme had an opportunity to buy a number of new, unopened boxes of the iconic Lytegem lamp.  Designed by Michael Lax in 1965, this lamp is featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  In 2003, for their 100th anniversary, the manufacturer, Lightolier, brought back a commemorative edition of the long-discontinued Lytegem.  We have these in black, and they make an excellent gift.

 
Vintage ads for the original Lytegems.  

The anniversary edition of the Lytegem features the same design as the 1965 classic, and incredibly cool packaging based on the original.


The 2003-4 commemorative edition of the Lytegem.

Recap: Locally Made Custom Pillows in Cool Vintage and Modern Fabrics
Acme is pleased to carry a line of custom 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.  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.
     

Recap:  Books!  On Architecture, Design, Art, and Much More! 
Acme carries a variety of new and used books on a diverse range of subjects, with a focus on design, art, architecture, history, and more.  We are an authorized Taschen dealer, and have a variety of their beautiful books on these subjects.

Recap:  Vintage Japanese “Senshukai” Wood Animal Figures 
Another great gift option is our selection of vintage “Senshukai” wood pet figures.  Inspired by Danish modern design, the Senshukai were made in Japan during the 1960s.  We have received several shipments from Japan in the last couple of weeks, in preparation for the holidays.  Great for adults or older children, these collectibles also make a great gift.  We currently have all varieties, including some in the original boxes.  $25 to $75 each.
     

Recap:  Nambé Home Goods and Gifts 
Acme is a dealer for new Nambé products, which include a number of great gifts for the home and kitchen:

     
Recap: Furniture and Leather Care Supplies By Cristophe Pourny 
Acme also carries fine Cristophe Pourny wood and leather care products, which make great gifts.  The author of “The Furniture Bible,” Pourny produces a number of high-quality oils, tonics, waxes and other items for the care and restoration of wood and leather.

Shopping in Old Town, Alexandria 
The great shopping, dining, and activities Old Town has to offer resulted in it being named “one of America’s top holiday towns.”  Have you been naughty or nice?

We hope to see you this weekend!

==========

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.

———————

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.

Acme Mid-Century + Modern, LLC
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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More Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Acme + Acme Mentioned In Modern Luxury DC!

More Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Acme!
Plus Acme Mentioned in Modern Luxury DC!  

“Head to Acme Mid-Century + Modern for this citrus squeezer with a very chic twist.  It’s designed by Philippe Starck and made by Alessi in Italy.  Acme is an authorized dealer of the brand, and carries it in two colors–white and the original polished aluminum.  It’s sculptural yet practical, and perfect for giving a kitchen luxe appeal.”
— “3 Creative Gifts – Wrap it up! Here are a few eye-catching presents to put under the tree,” by Faye Hadley, 12.07.18, Modern Luxury DC

We have more great new additions to our inventory for the holiday season.  First off, we have a stunning long vintage teak credenza/sideboard, designed by Alf Aarseth for Gustav Bahus of Norway.

Also just in is a set of six vintage Fritz Hansen “Heart” chairs like this one.

Recap:  Alessi, Including The Juicy Salif 

We also have just received a new shipment from Alessi of Italy, with some beautiful new items from this famous design house.





Acme is an authorized Alessi dealer, with a variety of home and gift items, starting at just $32.

Recap:  Retro Wall Clocks
Another excellent gift item we can recommend is our selection of reproduction retro clocks.  Options include:
 

We thought we would also recap some of our prior shopping and gift ideas:

Recap:  Johannes Andersen Vintage Teak Furniture 
We have a number of stunning vintage Danish teak pieces by Johannes Andersen recently arrived at Acme.  Upgrade your dining or living room with some of these beautiful pieces:
 
A long teak coffee table, with a charming mosaic inlay.  Note the slight tapered boat shape of the table, and the slightly upturned ends.


We have a pair of matching Andersen side tables as well.


A large storage/buffet/high sideboard unit, with beautiful grain and incredible sculptural handles.

 
A long Johannes Andersen credenza/china cabinet combo, with matching sculptural handles.  Perfect for books, china, collectibles, or anything worthy of display.


And a matching dining table, with two leaves stored internally, also by Johannes Andersen.

Recap: “Lytegem” Lamps, by Michael Lax (new in original box!) 

Acme had an opportunity to buy a number of new, unopened boxes of the iconic Lytegem lamp.  Designed by Michael Lax in 1965, this lamp is featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  In 2003, for their 100th anniversary, the manufacturer, Lightolier, brought back a commemorative edition of the long-discontinued Lytegem.  We have these in black, and they make an excellent gift.

 
Vintage ads for the original Lytegems.  

The anniversary edition of the Lytegem features the same design as the 1965 classic, and incredibly cool packaging based on the original.


The 2003-4 commemorative edition of the Lytegem.

Recap: Locally Made Custom Pillows in Cool Vintage and Modern Fabrics
Acme is pleased to carry a line of custom 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.  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.
     

Recap:  Books!  On Architecture, Design, Art, and Much More! 
Acme carries a variety of new and used books on a diverse range of subjects, with a focus on design, art, architecture, history, and more.  We are an authorized Taschen dealer, and have a variety of their beautiful books on these subjects.

Recap:  Vintage Japanese “Senshukai” Wood Animal Figures 
Another great gift option is our selection of vintage “Senshukai” wood pet figures.  Inspired by Danish modern design, the Senshukai were made in Japan during the 1960s.  We have received several shipments from Japan in the last couple of weeks, in preparation for the holidays.  Great for adults or older children, these collectibles also make a great gift.  We currently have all varieties, including some in the original boxes.  $25 to $75 each.
     

Recap:  Nambé Home Goods and Gifts 
Acme is a dealer for new Nambé products, which include a number of great gifts for the home and kitchen:

     
Recap: Furniture and Leather Care Supplies By Cristophe Pourny 
Acme also carries fine Cristophe Pourny wood and leather care products, which make great gifts.  The author of “The Furniture Bible,” Pourny produces a number of high-quality oils, tonics, waxes and other items for the care and restoration of wood and leather.

Shopping in Old Town, Alexandria 
The great shopping, dining, and activities Old Town has to offer resulted in it being named “one of America’s top holiday towns.”  Have you been naughty or nice?

We hope to see you this weekend!

==========

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.

———————

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.

Acme Mid-Century + Modern, LLC
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district

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More Great Holiday Gift Ideas From Acme — Alessi, Dorothy Thorpe, And More!

More Great Holiday Gift Ideas from Acme!

Alessi, Dorothy Thorpe, Pan Am, Pillows, and Much More!  

“Dorothy Thorpe started her design in drinkware in a very DIY manner — by cutting the necks off beer bottles…When her brother took one of the first tumblers Thorpe created to work at MGM Studios, Clark Gable saw them and ordered six dozen of the design.  This was her foot in the door…Eventually, her client list included Princess Grace of Monaco and other Hollywood Stars.”
— From “Don Draper’s favorite designer:  Dorothy C. Thorpe,” by Aliana McNeal, Corning Museum of Glass blog

We have some great new additions to our inventory of possible holiday gifts.  We have just added a huge lot of vintage Dorothy Thorpe glassware, perfect for the barware aficionado or fan of the television series Mad Men.  Martini glasses and pitchers, tumblers, Collins glasses, and more!


“‘Fra-gee-lay,’…it must be Italian!” (from the movie “A Christmas Story”)

We also have just received a new shipment from Alessi of Italy, with some beautiful new items from this famous design house.




Acme is an authorized Alessi dealer, with a variety of home and gift items, starting at just $32.

Another excellent gift item we can recommend is our selection of reproduction retro clocks.  Options include:
 

We thought we would also recap some of our prior shopping and gift ideas:

Recap:  Johannes Andersen Vintage Teak Furniture 
We have a number of stunning vintage Danish teak pieces by Johannes Andersen recently arrived at Acme.  Upgrade your dining or living room with some of these beautiful pieces:
 
A long teak coffee table, with a charming mosaic inlay.  Note the slight tapered boat shape of the table, and the slightly upturned ends.


We have a pair of matching Andersen side tables as well.


A large storage/buffet/high sideboard unit, with beautiful grain and incredible sculptural handles.

 
A long Johannes Andersen credenza/china cabinet combo, with matching sculptural handles.  Perfect for books, china, collectibles, or anything worthy of display.


And a matching dining table, with two leaves stored internally, also by Johannes Andersen.

Recap: “Lytegem” Lamps, by Michael Lax (new in original box!) 

Acme had an opportunity to buy a number of new, unopened boxes of the iconic Lytegem lamp.  Designed by Michael Lax in 1965, this lamp is featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  In 2003, for their 100th anniversary, the manufacturer, Lightolier, brought back a commemorative edition of the long-discontinued Lytegem.  We have these in black, and they make an excellent gift.

 
Vintage ads for the original Lytegems.  

The anniversary edition of the Lytegem features the same design as the 1965 classic, and incredibly cool packaging based on the original.


The 2003-4 commemorative edition of the Lytegem.

Recap: Locally Made Custom Pillows in Cool Vintage and Modern Fabrics
Acme is pleased to carry a line of custom 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.  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.
     

Recap:  Books!  On Architecture, Design, Art, and Much More! 
Acme carries a variety of new and used books on a diverse range of subjects, with a focus on design, art, architecture, history, and more.  We are an authorized Taschen dealer, and have a variety of their beautiful books on these subjects.

Recap:  Vintage Japanese “Senshukai” Wood Animal Figures 
Another great gift option is our selection of vintage “Senshukai” wood pet figures.  Inspired by Danish modern design, the Senshukai were made in Japan during the 1960s.  We have received several shipments from Japan in the last couple of weeks, in preparation for the holidays.  Great for adults or older children, these collectibles also make a great gift.  We currently have all varieties, including some in the original boxes.  $25 to $75 each.
     

Recap:  Nambé Home Goods and Gifts 
Acme is a dealer for new Nambé products, which include a number of great gifts for the home and kitchen:

     
Recap: Furniture and Leather Care Supplies By Cristophe Pourny 
Acme also carries fine Cristophe Pourny wood and leather care products, which make great gifts.  The author of “The Furniture Bible,” Pourny produces a number of high-quality oils, tonics, waxes and other items for the care and restoration of wood and leather.

Shopping in Old Town, Alexandria 
The great shopping, dining, and activities Old Town has to offer resulted in it being named “one of America’s top holiday towns.”  Have you been naughty or nice?

We hope to see you this weekend!

==========

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.

———————

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.

Acme Mid-Century + Modern, LLC
1218 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
In the heart of historic Old Town’s shopping and dining district