With an archive of excellent design from throughout the 20th century at their disposal, the current creative team at Baker is mixing in updates of several standouts from the mid-century era in with their new designs.
McGuire, who shares the showroom space at Baker, also has a rich history, getting their start in 1948. One of our favorite pieces at this week's market was a very glam version of a chair originally designed at McGuire in 1955.
From the 1950s: Baker's Butler's Table - a smart, small space solution with classic styling. This generously sized bar folds up very compactly when not in use. According to our wonderful guide, Robin, this piece was always a top seller back in the day and is still in use at Hollis Baker's home.
From the 1950s: McGuire's Officer's Chair - Amazing luxe version of a classic done up in black lacquered oak with hide upholstery. I tried it out and it is remarkably comfortable and sturdy.
From the 1960s: Baker's Friso Bench, an update of a Paul Tuttle design. With lovely light lines, the seat appears to "float". It's available in a neutral fabric or black leather - both feature decorative seams on the seat.
From the 1940s: Baker's Dana Coffee Table - beautiful craftsmanship, featuring an inlaid glass top and champfered edges.
(Images: Janel Laban)