Found Vintage Living
Whoever said shopping for pre-loved furniture and homeware was a thrifty exercise has never visited the myriad high-end vintage sellers operating in Chicago today. Tired of seeing prices simply unaffordable to most, vintage aficionados Brian Mattes and Kevin Shulz decided to take matters into their own hands, opening their Andersonville store Found Vintage Living (no relation to Andersonville’s other ‘Found
’ in December.
Specialising in furniture, barware, art and accessories from the 50s, 60s and 70s, plus pieces with an industrial edge, Found’s less expensive location – just west of Andersonville’s main commercial thoroughfare and away from the ‘home-décor district’ – allows Mattes and Shultz to keep retail prices low. In fact, most furniture pieces sell for under US$1,000, with homeware items often less than US$100. A set of 4 classic Georges Briand ‘Spanish Gold’ glasses will set you back just US$45, a Lane ‘Acclaim’ storage side table only US$295, and a deco decanter with 6 gold-rimmed glasses a mere US$125. There are avant-garde timepieces, Kent Coffey chest of drawers, retro lighting, Canonsburg pottery and mint-condition Kraftware ice buckets – all at a fraction of what you’re likely to pay elsewhere. Whether you’re searching for a statement piece or a throwback style overhaul, guess where it’s to be Found?