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.Add another local source!
Now, Thurman expands his reach again with Sputnik Modern, a new online-only source (SputnikModern.com) 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."
Monday, September 18, 2006
Borrowed from Dallas's Shopping Buzz Blog: