I had been meaning to stop by City Issue for about a year and I finally did on Monday. Perhaps I sensed the danger; I wanted everything in this store! There’s been a void since Victory Vintage downsized (you can still find a booth at Kudzu), and City Issue will definitly help to fill it. Filled with Mid-Century Modern pieces, the set decorator for Mad Men could completely outfit offices of Sterling and Cooper from this store. It was the first time I’ve ever seen a George Nelson desk Paul McCobb wine rack in person:
Here’s the weirdest lamp I’ve ever seen:
Fabulous modern woodstoves without the mess or fuss (they are electric):
There are many foundry mold patterns to choose from. I love the way they have arranged them on this wall; the colors are so well-balanced:
I could go on about this place and post about 15 more badly-shot camera phone pictures, but I’m going to edit myself a bit. There are dozens of Danish Modern pieces, driftwood tables, original lamps by Mark Harding Designs, C. Jere sculptures, vintage ceramics, original artwork from the mid-century as well as exhibits and art openings of current artists. There are pieces by Thonet, Eames, Dunbar, Dansk, Aalto, Saarinen, and many more iconic designers. The store is in a great location (across Highland from Fritti; 325 Elizabeth Street), it is expertly merchandised, the owners are as nice and helpful as can be, there’s a mascot inside some days, her name is Ernie and she’s a sweet pup, and most importantly, they are HAVING A SALE THIS WEEKEND, tomorrow and Saturday and Sunday. I have been trying to stop myself from picking up the driftwood tables and a Scandanavian Modern sofa:
To see all of the inventory, go to cityissue.com. Even if you aren’t in Atlanta, you can call the store and have items shipped. They will also search for items that you are seeking and cannot find. To register for inventory updates and upcoming events, click here.