Why Buy Antiques and Vintage Design?


Open any Elle Decor or design magazine and you will see antiques and vintage design on almost every page by noted designers. Why?

  1. Quality and durability- this was when furniture was a major purchase and made to be serviceable, not fall apart so you had to buy a replacement.
  2. It is a good value- tends to be better made from better materials, and retains its value better than new.
  3. It is authentic in a way that new furniture, especially locally available new furniture- can't come close to. This authenticity adds an important dimension to any interior.
  4. Antique and vintage pieces help to tell a Story- your story- and make your home and interior personal in a way that buying from a big box store can't.

At Nueve, we hold a sense of pride in this important part of Grand Rapids history, and the importance that the Grand Rapids area holds in US and world history. There were famous and influential furniture designers living in Grand Rapids during certain periods, who are known worldwide for their impact on mid-century design!

 

These include George Nelson, Ray and Charles Eames, Renzo Rutili, Isamu Noguchi, Bert England, Osvaldo Borsani, and more.

PHOTO CREDIT: Miranda Brooks and Bastien Halard’s Brooklyn Home  Photographed by François Halard in VOGUE magazine, featuring a Noguchi table and eames side shell chairs by Herman Miller.
PHOTO CREDIT: Miranda Brooks and Bastien Halard’s Brooklyn Home Photographed by François Halard in VOGUE magazine, featuring a Noguchi table and eames side shell chairs by Herman Miller.