Monday, September 18, 2006

Sputnik Modern

Borrowed from Dallas's Shopping Buzz Blog:

Chris Thurman flips furniture the way some folks flip houses. The Dallas native grew up with a penchant for vintage clothing, which later morphed into buying, restoring and selling retro-modern furnishings. Turns out he was pretty good at it. Thurman was soon making a living hawking his refreshed pieces to dealers and, almost four years ago, opened up his own space inside Century Modern downtown.

Now, Thurman expands his reach again with Sputnik Modern, a new online-only source ( for 20th-century decorative furnishings. Expect to find everything from Harvey Probber mahogany stools to a Dunbar side table with Natzler ceramic tiles.

Ask nicely and Thurman may invite you to shop his warehouse by the Original Market Diner. Seems he keeps a rotating stock both here and at home. "I'm always changing things out," says Thurman. "I could replace our own dining table and my girlfriend probably wouldn't notice for a week."

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