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Listed District’s Phenomenal Finds Vol. 16 – In the Woods

by Prince Of Petworth May 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm 7 Comments

Ellen Richardson, a graphic designer and Pleasant Plains resident, recently took her Craigslist hunting skills to the next level with the launch of her blog, Listed District. Listed District offers daily DC Craigslist findings of everything from Mid-Century and Industrial furniture, to bikes and the utterly strange.  Every week Ellen is going to share a roundup of some Phenomenal Finds with PoPville.

“Furniture is like architecture, only on a different scale. I’m happy working small.”
-George Nakashima

This week on Craigslist featured some incredible wood pieces – all kinds, all shapes. I’ve focused on, as usual, the ones that I want for myself!

Although I love modern design, when it comes to my own home I’m always careful to keep the overall feeling warm. That is, ‘modern’ doesn’t always have to mean sharp, white angles and chrome. One of the hallmarks of many of the great Danish designers was their ability to mingle the warmth and depth of wood with cool, clean lines. And, in my opinion, it doesn’t take much to soften the presence of too much of that white and chrome – any single one of today’s Listed District Phenomenal Finds could soften a modern collection, yet never feel out of place.

Happy Hunting!

Full list of finds after the jump.

$20 – 1950s Wooden Icebucket
$60 – Slat Bench
$100 – Walnut Lane End Table
$225 – Bassett Sideboard
$260 – MCM Basset 4 Drawer Dresser
$275 – Live Edge Sassafras Table
$600 – MCM Loveseat and Chairs
$650 – MCM Domino Desk


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