If you’re design-oriented in Boston, you know Abodeon, a home furnishings shop on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge. It’s filled with treasures, with a mid-century modern and of-the-moment bent, all mixed together. Owner Terri Anderson emailed me last week to say that they’ve finally (finally, finally) got their website up and running, and it’s even ecommerce enabled. Yay! (Not that I plan on buying anything; it’s convenient for sourcing stuff for articles. Really.) She says, “There’s still much more for me to photograph and add, but we’re happy with the initial look and feel.” Here’s a screen shot of the home page, and a sampling of supremely covetable stuff.
Eva Solo Knife Stand, $135
Late 1950s to early 60s black walnut chairs with black vinyl pads designed in 1958 by Norman Cherner for Plycraft.
Late 19th to early 20th century enormous steel spring coils with hand forged ends and a dark patina. Each stands 31″ high and weighs 40 lbs. Exceptional pieces of industrial sculpture.
Early 20th century four-fingered glove molds in brass and copper (the skirt on the left glove is steel). In untouched, weathered condition. Graphic examples of American industrial history.