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New Mid-Century Modern Inventory At Acme!

New Inventory and Special on Smilow Rail Backs

“Though recognized and coveted by collectors, Smilow’s work remains little known to the mainstream.”
— Dwell Magazine, Mid-Century Designer Focus: Mel Smilow, June 18, 2013

This weekend, we have some great new items coming into our store.  First is a large and tall vintage teak sideboard/storage/bookcase/display unit, in excellent condition.
 
Finished on the back, this can be used as a room divider.
 

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.  Note that this chair is on hold through this weekend for clients on our customer request list.
 

Special Price on Smilow Sofa and Lounge Chair!  $1000+ discounts!
This weekend 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!

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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All Clocks On Sale At Acme For For Daylight Savings Time! Vintage And New.

CLOCK SALE, Spring Forward Tomorrow!

10 to 25% Off All Clocks!

“Nelson’s office produced some of the twentieth century’s canonical pieces of industrial design, many of which are still in production:  the ball clock, the bubble lamp, the sling sofa.”
— George Nelson: The Design of Modern Design, by Stanley Abercrombie

In observance of Daylight Savings Time this weekend, we are having a sale on all clocks at Acme — 10 to 25% off!  Remember to “spring forward” one hour tonight or tomorrow!  And also remember to check or replace the battery in your fire/smoke and carbon monoxide detectors!

Add a decor accent or pop of color to your living room, office, kitchen, or even bathroom!  These are beautiful and functional, and can be incorporated into a variety of settings.

  

 
  

We have a large selection of new and vintage clocks available, and all are included in this sale. These clocks make great gifts as well!

Remember to mention the discount at checkout!

New Inventory
We have new stuff coming in to inventory all the time.   Two items available this weekend worth a look:

 
Stunning vintage teak wall tall display/china/bookcase unit, freestanding, finished back.


Vintage Knoll Barcelona Chairs (two available), just restored, in good vintage condition.

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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Books! On Design, Furniture, Art, And More! New Taschen Books Shipment Just In.

Acme is an authorized dealer for Taschen Books.

In addition to a selection of vintage and used books, Acme is also an authorized dealer for the renowned international book publisher Taschen Books.  Acme carries select titles on artists, architects, design, lighting, furniture, and much more.  We have a separate area in our store for our selection Taschen books:

We have carefully selected books most likely to appeal to our clients and customers, but as a Taschen dealer can also special-order any of Taschen’s other titles, including their famous limited editions.  Some of our in-stock titles include:

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Taschen books start at $15, and make great gifts!  Stop by and check out our new Taschen selection!

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If you have any questions or would like additional information, 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!

1218 King Street, Alexandria Virginia 22314
Near the corner of King and Payne

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New Mobiles And Vintage Ceramics At Acme!

Stunning New Mobiles by Mark Leary
Just in at Acme this weekend, several new mobiles by artist Mark Leary.  I have one of Mark’s pieces in my personal permanent collection, and hope to add another soon!

Amazing Selection of Vintage Ceramics and Pottery (recap)
Check out the amazing collection of vintage pottery and ceramics we have recently added to our inventory.  Vases, ashtrays, bowls, plates, watering cans, and other vessels!  

 
 

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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President’s Day Weekend Sale At Acme

PRESIDENT’S DAY SALE THIS WEEKEND AT ACME!
Acme open Saturday and 
Sunday, but closed Monday.

“Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit” (It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself).
— Latin Proverb

First, I’d like to ask you to take two minutes to vote for Acme in Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Best of NOVA” poll for 2019, in the “Best Vintage Home Finds” category.  Click on the link or the logo below to cast your vote! 

In observance of Presidents’ Day, Acme is having a sale, with at least 10% to 25% off everything!  Remember to ask about the discount amount on any item in our store, as discounts are not marked.

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

 
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.

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.  


Stunning new limited-run “Crackle” finish on Modernica desktop cylinder planter, with wood stand.  We have a couple in stock!


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