I arrived in Cincinnati, at the Sharronville Convention Center, around 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 23 and waited in line to enter the convention center floor...
I have tried to break things up into similar chunks and keep the comments to a minimum, while spotlighting some favorites and items I know my readers dig. You may want to pace yourself and settle back with your cup of coffee to enjoy the Bopfish Vintage eye candy tour of the 2013 Cincinnati Modern show.
(Dealers came from as far as Florida and Buffalo New York as well as Chicago, Iowa, Michigan, Indiana, Virginia, Missouri and Kentucky)
There was plenty of cool lighting
I love this room divider
These lamps killed me!
and even some shades
I mentioned there was a goodly amount of Art Deco
Did you need a real George Nelson clock?
There were a few typewriters (for Ton)-this is an Italian Antares
Are ceramic items your thing?
It's not all furniture and household goods, there was some clothing
(This pic is for Leilani @Thriftaholic)
One of my favorite pieces was this vintage 1950 motorcycle club uniform of matching gaberdine slacks and shirt ($200).
This was embroidered on the back ("Mounds" refers to the many Native American burial and ceremonial mounds in the area)
All right, here comes some furniture
Love that yellow upholstery
Pair of Tony Paul club chairs
Milo Baughman chairs with a Burke tulip base table
Gunilla Allard Sessel Casino arm chair
Bruno Mathsson chaise
Eames table with rosewood top
A wild all cardboard chair
A pair of wood and chrome planters by Dunbar. Remarkably with their original copper linings!
Arne Vodder dining table and chairs
Drexel Declaration arm chair (they had four)
Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin sofa
Selig lounge chair (love the blue)
ClassicHeywood Wakefield triple wishbone table with dog bone chairs
Super rare Heywood Wakefield corner cabinet
German "Schuboy" (shoe boy) shoe cabinet
Some other favorites
Paulo Venini "Clessidre" hourglass
Andy Warhol paper soup can dress in dead mint condition
A painting of Chic Harley, the first superstar football player for The Ohio State University
I've always loved this aqua and gold biomorphic design on these Federal produced glasses-MINT, in original box
Curtis jare sculpture
Op art painting
Stunning pay phone
Two panels of this super sci-fi barkcloth curtain ($200). I wanted these BAD!
The patron Saint of this show is the Cincinnati artist Charley Harper, who passed away a few years ago. There is always a large display of prints for sale.
The Russel Wright was WELL represented in the booths
This booth always has the totally boss travel posters (one there for my St. Louis peeps)
they also had this cool General Dynamics nuclear power poster
I have a weakness for stainless steel silverware and will spend hours digging through the bins at the thrifts, here's why
I will wrap things up by showing you all the special exhibit of Russel Wright (who was born and raised in Lebanon Ohio)
That's a picture of his dad, family and house (where do you find this stuff!)
Some of this super rare circus animals
How do sales display pieces like this ever survive?