We set up an exhibit at The Charlotte Museum of History this year to kickoff the Mad About Modern Home Tour!
We took most of the pieces to the museum before Baby Fos got here and went back to set up the week of the event - Mila helped (slept in her stroller). The exhibit featured an Eames Lounge Chair, 2 Herman Miller Fiberglass Shell Chairs, a Milo Baughman Recliner and Ottoman for Thayer Coggin, Lane Acclaim Step Side Tables, pair of Adrian Pearsall #916-CC Lounge Chair for Craft Associates, an Arthur Umanoff Wood and Iron Bench, a Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Desk Chair, Homecrest Lounge Patio Chair, Aluminum Group Desk Chair for Herman Miller Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, Burke Fiberglass Side Chair, and a Walnut Midcentury Modern Arm Chair in style of T.H. Robsjohn- Gibbings.
Each of the pieces had signs on them that told what it was, who it was designed by, stage of restoration the piece was in and what we would do to complete the restoration here at Fos Restoration.
"Like a lot of the homes that you see on the Mad About Modern home tour, when we restore furniture at Fos Restoration Co, pieces are 'torn down to the studs' and rebuilt.
We wanted to showcase the innards of the furniture so that you can see the guts - the interior construction - of chairs and pieces that you usually can't see hidden under pretty fabric. When you peel back the layers, you expose how these revolutionary pieces are assembled.
Even if the exterior is in rough shape, the bones of midcentury modern furniture almost always have more life left in them and we can restore the chair or table so it can be used for another 70 or 140 years. Preserving this furniture not only adds to the style of our homes, but it helps interrupt the cycle of consumption, lessens our impact on forests, and encourages preservation of our all our surroundings."
These are a few of the fabulous homes featured on the tour! The Mad About Modern Home Tour is live now! The virtual guidebook including gorgeous photography and 360-degree virtual tours is available now through October 22! Get your tickets at www.madaboutmodern.com.