Procurement: Mid Century Modern Day Bed for the Crib Room
At the urging of our more intimate followers (friends), we have been scouring the eastern seaboard for a “Green” daybed. When we say green, we mean “used”, as we try not to buy new unless absolutely necessary. Last week we replied to a Craigslist advertisement featuring a bench that could have been used as a half bed. The bench was gone, but apparently this little flamer was available.
While the fabric and even, in our opinion, the back pillows are rather putrid, we are happy to say that the price was right! For something found on Craigslist through another posting, we were stoked as the piece was purchased for $395 including delivery from Bethesda, Maryland to Columbia Heights, DC.
We had been obsessed with a sleek daybed designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), but couldn’t see paying a thousand dollars or more for a newly made knock-off. So we decided on this wonder, crafted in Spain and made of real wood. While we are not aware of any attacjed ”label” , we know we likey!
The curator’s row house has a smaller than tiny room that, in old row house dwelling lingo, was called “the crib room.” The daybed was needed for that room and was styled to fit our old school taste…
The piece was purchased from Jose Nunez-Lizano who deals in furniture of the mid-century. He can be reached via cell phone at 202.276.8755 or via email at email@example.com. He deals by appointment rather than through a storefront.
Four flames for this piece.