Look Modern

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There’s more than meets the eye at this Portland Danish-modern furniture reseller. Three warehouses more. We were tipped off by the kind shopkeeper at Canoe, where we were lured initially by the fantastic coffee tables (not for sale, and we don’t blame them) visible through the windows from the sidewalk.

Having learned that Look Modern was the place to go to get our own tables, thanks very much (the shopkeeper emphasized the sheer volume of great pieces), we rushed there 20 minutes before closing on Sunday.

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We weren’t disappointed; overwhelmed is more like it, presented with every inch of two large warehouse rooms filled with beautiful, unique Danish pieces, many name brand (as in Peter Hvidt, Larson Juhl, Hans Wegner) and in fantastic condition. The prices were on the higher side, but frankly we’ve seen worse. One of the owners confidently informed us that if there were ever a specific piece we were looking for, he probably has it.

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It should be mentioned that the showroom is only open on weekends, Friday through Sunday. It’s a little tricky to find, since it is on the second floor of the building bearing the address numbers. But just go around the back and throught the orange door — and pray you get out with your savings.

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