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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!

More about my visit to Modernica’s factory in upcoming newsletters.

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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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Eames and Herman Miller Sale at Acme – Furniture, Lighting, and More!

SALE ON ALL EAMES AND HERMAN MILLER!
+ Stunning Rya Rugs and a Bunch of Adrian Pearsall Furniture!

“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

10% to 20% Off Sale – Eames and Herman Miller
Everything in our store designed by Ray and Charles or manufactured by Herman Miller is on sale, with a minimum of 10% off.  Other designers represented in the Herman Miller line include such icons as George Nelson and Yves Behar.

Examples of sale items include:


Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair, in Cygnus Mesh, 15% off.


Newer Eames DCM Chairs, 15% off.


Herman Miller Aeron chair (medium size, with PostureFit), 15% off.


Early vintage Eames DCM chairs, 20% off.


The striking and functional Leaf Personal Light, designed by Yves Behar for Herman Miller, 15% off.


Herman Miller “Burdick” desk system, 20% off.


Eames Aluminum Group Manager Chair, in black leather, 15% off (2 available).


Rare vintage fiberglass Eames PSC Chair, 20% off.  “Many collectors’ hearts go pitter pat when they come across on of these authentic Herman Miller Eames Chairs from the 1960s.”


Eames Aluminum Group guest/side chair, in black Cygnus Mesh, 20% off.


Vintage George Nelson for Herman Miller “Swag Leg” table, polished aluminum/laminate, 10% off.

Adrian Pearsall Tables and Chairs
 
The iconic “Jacks” coffee table — one of Adrian Pearsall’s best-known designs.


Stunning Adrian Pearsall’s lounge chair, reupholstered (offsite).

 
An amazing Adrian Pearsall dining set — glass-top table and six chairs, all with beautiful sculptural wood bases. 

Two Large Rya Rugs!
We have two very nice large vintage Rya wool rugs.  Professionally cleaned before going into storage, these are ready to be used to give your home a colorful finishing touch!
  

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 Storage Units
“The Case Study Furniture® Storage Units are fully customizable, with a choice of finishes, colors and functions for every element.  They range in size from a single module to 20 modules!

 

Choose from a variety metal finishes, wood tones, and 37 different fiberglass panel colors!


Come in to Acme and let us design one of these beautiful units just for you!

Acme is an authorized dealer of Modernica.



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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Noguchi Table And Lamp Plus Big Specials At Acme!

New Inventory:  Noguchi Akari Floor Lamp and Table
Plus Specials on Danish Room Divider and Smilow Rail Backs

“Art should become as one with its surroundings.”
— Isamu Noguchi

This weekend, we have some great new items coming into our store, most notably two items designed by Isamu Noguchi.  First, we have an early version of Noguchi’s Akari floor lamp: 
Much like this one, though ours has a non-original replacement shade.We also have an authentic Noguchi Table, from Herman Miller, with signed base and signed glass, as well as  the original certificate of authenticity.
 

We have several special discounts this weekend as well.  First, $350 off this stunning Wegner tall bookcase/double sideboard.
 
Finished on the back, this can be used as a room divider.

We are marking down our stunning Smilow Rail Back Sofa and a matching Rail Back Lounge Chair:  $700 off the sofa, and $300 off the chair!  Buy both for an additional discount. Both are ready to be reupholstered in your choice of fabrics.  These are highly collectible pieces, and will look stunning once reupholstered.

 

 
Here’s an example of a different Smilow sofa reupholstered in Maharam Marquee “Penny” fabric (this is actually my sofa, currently in my living room!).  This is one of several fabrics available at Acme, and thousands of other fabrics available from our upholsterer.
 
  
Maharam Marquee in “Penny,” “Aegean,” and “Semisweet.”  Many other fabrics available!

CUSTOM REUPHOLSTERED PLYCRAFT LOUNGE CHAIR AVAILABLE
Next is a vintage Plycraft lounge chair and ottoman.  Usable as-is — it is quite comfortable, but has some color variation and fading.  We can have this professionally reupholstered in your choice of materials, including leather, Naugahyde, or fabric.

 

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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Modern Indoor And Outdoor Planters, Spring Home Projects, And More!

“My relationship to plants becomes closer and closer.  They make me quiet; I like to be in their company.”
—Peter Zumthor

Mid-Century Modern Planters, Spring Home Projects, and More!

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:

Mid-Century Modern Planters
Acme has a variety of modern and vintage planters for indoor and outdoor use.  As an authorized dealer for Modernica, we can custom order any of their ceramic planters, available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and base options.  We also carry modern fiberglass “bullet” planters in a range of colors and sizes, and have a new shipment of various colors arriving this weekend.


 

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.”

 

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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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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Art Sale At Acme — Paintings, Sculpture, And More! 20% Off!

ART SALE AT ACME — 10 to 20% Off Paintings, Sculpture, Ceramics, and More!

All art on sale, including new pieces added in the last week.

“I love the idea of modern art in a home that isn’t totally modern.  There’s a certain energy that comes out of that juxtaposition.”
— Darren Star

We are having a sale on all art this weekend at Acme!  From 10 to 20% off, including paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and other objects!

Here’s a sampling of some of the art available in our store in Old Town:


“Splinter,” a stunning original mobile by Mark Leary.

 
A large selection of very cool ceramics and pottery!

 
Vases, bowls, plates, and ashtrays in our selection of ceramics.


Beautiful mosaic art, which happens to be inlaid in a coffee table.  But it qualifies as art, so the table is on sale too!


“The sea was angry that day, my friends…”


Vintage ceramic mosaic.


One of several paintings by local artist Bob Lanzaro.


Another Lanzaro, and a painting by another local artist, Traci Robinson-Williams.


Large metal dimensional sunburst wall sculpture. Stunning!


“Three Rings” by Paris Lee Campbell.

“California” by Paris Lee Campbell.

And much more:
   

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SPECIAL DISCOUNT!  $700 OFF!

Modern leather “Kubik” small sofa/love seat, by Gerard van den Berg.  Very comfortable and attractive — I have one just like this in my home!
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An interesting mid-century related event:
Mid-century Modern Soirée at Riversdale House Museum

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Riversdale House Museum, in Riversdale Park, Maryland.

Mid-century drinks and snacks, a lecture, and much more.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please go HERE.
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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.


Acme is pet-friendly!

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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