eBay is still one of the best ways to find affordable, original mid-century modern pieces online.
But scoundrels and mislabeled items abound, making it difficult to seperate treasures from trash.
We do the sifting for you. This is a hand-picked showcase of the most interesting items on eBay. Updated daily.
If good design is a balance of aesthetics and utility, the craft peaked in the years between 1945–1970.
This era of modernism hit the design sweet spot: functional beauty. Finding harmony between the natural and the manmade, designers made objects that serve their purpose with organic grace.
This site is a tribute to the mid-century modern movement as both a historical milestone and a living ideal, reflected in today’s best furniture, architecture, and design. Learn more »
From Simplymod, a Brown Saltman table so solid “you can seat your entire family on this baby or put your giant plasma TV on it and have no fear”. Expands from 55½ to 97 inches.
wow! i have one of these from 1960 and i never knew much else about it. so great to see this here! anyone have any further info on this table? it is an original or a reproduction?
The ebay sale is missleading. This is not a Brown-Saltman. These slat tables were made in Europe during the 1950-60’s. Most likely Chekoslovakia or Hungrary.
Oh my goodness! You post the BEST pieces…
Here is a scan from a 1950s article showing the Brown Saltman expandable Bench designed by John Keal.
I’m totally excited, just purchased this table and its coming soon!
just saw one of these at a junk shop in IL for 65 bucks
RSS feed for comments on this post.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
This site is a tribute to the mid-century modern movement as both a historical milestone and a living ideal, reflected in today’s best furniture, architecture, and design. Read more »
Edited and designed by Stephen Coles, Chris Hamamoto, and Laura Serra.