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Why buy new when you can buy better than new?
I Like Mike\\\'s Mid Century Modern furniture and accessories combines the best of both worlds. Our pieces have the superior craftsmanship and materials of another era, yet have been meticulously restored to a like-new condition. The value far exceeds what you can purchase at today\\\'s retail furniture stores. Not only that, vintage furniture is the ultimate in stylish sustainability--why have your furntiure newly manufactured and shipped from half-way around the world when you can buy a piece locally that has not required the use of raw materials in decades?
My name is Mike and I\\\'ve been called exacting. When I look at a piece of quality mid century modern furniture, I admire the design, the materials, the craftsmanship, and yet I cannot help but notice any nicks, dings, drink rings, places that catch my skin when I rub my hand over a surface, drawers that stick...the decades of use can conspire to drive me crazy. There isn\\\'t much I can do about this part of my personality. I see a gorgeous piece trapped under the wear and tear and I yearn to liberate it. Luckily, I\\\'m really good at doing just that.
To begin with, I search high and low for vintage and mid century modern furniture and accessories that look and perform as well as they possibly can, or that are worthy of the time and effort that a restoration involves. Sometimes a piece needs only a good cleaning, and other times my labor and attention are saving it from the landfill. I work on pieces in my Brooklyn basement workshop, to my own extremely exacting standards. I also rely on professional Brooklyn craftspeople I have found through exhaustive searches to lacquer and reupholster pieces. Each journey of restoration has its own demands and I endeavor to meet them.
As I\\\'ve worked on this furniture, I have developed a deep admiration for the original designers and manufacturers. They strove to envision and build furniture for our modern life, at the nexus of form and function, with clean lines and ultimate ease of use. It is my pleasure to restore their furniture to the level of excellence that they intended.
My workspace/gallery is conveniently located in Brooklyn, just 5 stops in from Manhattan on the A train or 15 minutes from any of the bridges by car. Browsing is available by appointment at any time, simply by calling 917-562-0292 or emailing email@example.com to set up a time that works for you. Periodically we feature \\\"Open for Browsing\\\" weekends--sign up for our mailing list and we will keep you updated on the schedule.