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Large White Oval Dining Table by Eero Saarinen, ca 1960s

July 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Eero Saarinen’s tulip table and chairs were designed by the award winning architect and industrial designer in 1955 for the Knoll furniture company of New York City.  These pieces, considered “space age” at the time  because of their futuristic curves and artificial materials – the top shell is molded fiberglass with a reinforced, plastic bonded […]

2015 is the 45th year we have celebrated Earth Day!

July 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

“2015 – Earth Day’s 45th anniversary – could be the most exciting year in environmental history. The year in which economic growth and sustainability join hands. The year in which world leaders finally pass a binding climate change treaty. The year in which citizens and organizations divest from fossil fuels and put their money into […]

Adrian Pearsall Side Table, Lamp and Tilt Back Chair, ca Late 1950s

July 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Adrian Pearsall (1925-2011) was trained as an architect but quickly left that world for furniture design.  He founded Craft Associates in the early 1950s with his brother Richard. Known for its mass-produced pieces at a medium price range, Craft Associates became known for its daring designs:  while Adrian Pearsall’s “look” began with the low, bow-front […]

Retropolitan to Host Cocktails of the Prohibiton Event: Tickets on Sale Now

September 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

Join Retropolitan Fine Antiques & Vintage and Annapolis’ own Great Frogs Winery for an event featuring Prohibition era cocktails on Saturday, September 14th. This event will benefit the great works of Talisman Therapeutic Riding. Finger foods will be served. Prohibition era dress is suggested, but optional. Tickets can be purchased in-store at Retropolitan and on […]

Plexiglass at Retropolitan!

March 5, 2012 in Lighting, Mid-century modern, Uncategorized

  The Moss Manufacturing Company was established in San Francisco in 1937.  It originally produced traditional metal lighting with long-stemmed bases and a lamp shade.  World War II and the rationing of metal forced the company to come up with a new and innovative material with which to manufacture lamps:  Plexiglass!  With this new and […]

Beam me up, Scotty!

February 22, 2012 in Furniture, Mid-century modern, Tables & Chairs, Uncategorized

The “tulip chair” was originally designed for Knoll in the late 1950’s but rose to popularity with Star Trek in the early 1960’s on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise.  A smart sample of the industrial design, the curves and sleek lines of this set are still a favorite of interior designers looking to make […]

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