Today I want to introduce you to a very special reader of Mid Century Home: David Skelley.
Why is David special? Because he is one of the most active contributors on the Facebook Page and an Expert of mid century modern. How come? Because David is an authentic mid century modern enthusiast and collector. To join his passion and job, for nearly 30 years he has owned an amazing shop in San Diego called Boomerang For Modern.
I asked David to share with us few pieces he found for Boomerang For Modern and tell us their story, I think that all the discovery process it’s fascinating. Through simple objects you can actually find out about other people’s life stories; cool!
I hope you will also like the idea and, If you live in California I definitely advise you to stop into Boomerang For Modern to have a look!
More info below.
David Tells Us:
These items came from a beautiful modern Redwood and glass house, architect designed and built in a wooded area of Point Loma in the early sixties.
The original owners lived there until their deaths at which time their daughter inherited the house and its contents. She was not interested in living there so she took what she could use to her home in San Carlos, covered the furniture with sheets and plastic, locked the doors, paid the taxes but never went back.
This was well over 20 years ago where it remained in suspended animation until now. It had come time to dispose of the house and contents and I was invited to view and purchase the furnishings which I was thrilled to do.
They were all purchased at Dean Marshall in La Jolla -one of San Diego’s best modern furniture dealers in the fifties and sixties- back in the day. All are top quality Danish and American designs and condition-wise are nearly perfect and frozen in time.
Dining chairs model CH23 by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen of Denmark. They are Teak and Fumed Oak and designed in 1951. I don’t think they are still in production by any authorized maker. I did see some unauthorized remakes though.
Fumed Oak Scissors chair is by Folke Ohlsson for Dux of Denmark circa mid-fifties. Circa mid-fifties and no longer in production.
The #20 Sideboard by Hans Wegner for Ry Mobler of Denmark circa 1955.
It is in teak and beech. No longer in production.
The upholstery and Teak high back chair is by Hvidt and Nielsen for France and Daverkosen of Denmark.
Circa late fifties and no longer in production.
A pair of Hans Wegner Papa Bear chairs and ottoman. Designed in 1953 for AP Stolen of Denmark.
Still in production now by PP Mobler.