Wednesday, April 24, 2013


mid-century modern

I love mid-century modern chairs.  Over the weekend I scored a mid-century office chair with original label: Murphy-Miller Inc.  Of course I had to research the history of this piece so I could share this great knowledge with you lovelies.  Here is what I found out:

The Murphy-Miller Furniture Company was located in Owensboro, KY and began in the early 1900s.  They  specialized in commercial furniture. They were purchased by the mega furniture company, Kroehler Manufacturing in 1964. Kroehler was the second-largest furniture maker in the United States at the time.  In 1981 Kroehler was acquired by the ATR Group of Northbrook, which put the company up for sale. By the early 2000s, furniture was still manufactured under the Kroehler name by two unrelated companies, one in North Carolina and the other in Ontario, Canada.

My chair dates from the 1960s.  Same styles are priced anywhere from $100-$400 per chair on eBay and etsy.  If you need this chair in your life, let me know.  It is going into inventory.

Vintage Mid Century Modern Mad Men Eames Era Gunlocke Walnut Office Den Chair Black

Ways to style this chair in today's design:

grey furniture, orange rug


mixed mid century chairs

aqua desk

mid-century modern style workspace


  1. cool chair, lucky you got it, I also like the Alphabet guide for the chairs that you posted!

  2. That is really cool. I have a thing for chairs, all chairs that speak to me and unfortunately a lot of them do,LOL!

  3. I have 60's chairs very similar to these that came out of my grandfather's office. I can't wait to see them in my new living room!


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