MDFG

About MDFG
Modern Design Furniture Gallery (MDFG) in Brooklyn houses an array of important 20th century design by visionary architects like Jean Prouve, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, and Le Corbusier, as well as a fine-tuned selection of classic, iconic designs by Isamu Noguchi, Charles and Ray Eames, and others. The company sprang up in 2015 when owners Jeffrey Graetsch and Ashley Booth Klein were encouraged by fellow design collectors to create an intimate buying environment in New York City. The name MDFG, an acronym combining all the words the partners first discouraged, is a tongue-in-cheek description of what it is—ironically, it isn’t modern-oriented, and the owners see design as much more than furniture. In fact, it’s not a gallery, either. The new gallery space in Williamsburg is a mise-en-scene showroom, staged with pieces like Perriand "Cansado" Bloc cabinets, Prouve Standard chairs and daybeds, and lighting by Le Corbusier. MDFG also provides private consultation for collectors and interior design services from selecting design, textiles, and finishes to commissioning made-to-measure furniture and lighting. Clients are guided to build personal, cohesive, comprehensive collections over a lifetime. Likewise, MDFGs interiors bring together art and design in timeless, eloquent, precise, and architecturally sensitive compositions.
PIERRE JEANNERET Desk from the Administrative Building of Chandigarh
PIERRE JEANNERET Desk from the Administrative B...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Teak
Teak student desk from the administrative building of the modernist city, Chandigarh, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Functions well as a console.
Architectural "Flat" Roof Panel by Jean Prouvé
Architectural "Flat" Roof Panel by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Metal
Prefabricated, "flat" roof panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé, which lock together at the edges. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé.
Pair of Kindergarten Stools from Les Arcs by Charlotte Perriand
Pair of Kindergarten Stools from Les Arcs by Ch...
Charlotte Perriand
Mid-20th Century French Modern Stools
Oak, Steel
Two low stools for children which bolt into the floor, designed by Charlotte Perriand for the Les Arcs ski resort in Savoie, France. Sold as a pairs for $4,000.
Ten Aluminium Architectural Panels by Jean Prouvé
Ten Aluminium Architectural Panels by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Aluminum
Prefabricated, "flat" aluminium roof panels from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. Ten available in various heights, approximat...
Mira Nakashima, Conoid Bench, circa 1992
Mira Nakashima, Conoid Bench, circa 1992
Mira Nakashima, Nakashima Studio
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Benches
Beautiful Mira Nakashima Conoid bench with back, new hope, Pennsylvania, circa 1992 American black walnut, hickory, laurel Signed and dated: "Mira Nakashima April 14, 1992" with st...
Georges Jouve, Pitcher, circa 1955
Georges Jouve, Pitcher, circa 1955
Georges Jouve
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A nice example of a pitcher by Georges Jouve, circa 1955. Marked with cypher on bottom.
George Nakashima, Sliding Door Cabinet, circa 1955
George Nakashima, Sliding Door Cabinet, circa 1955
George Nakashima
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Cherry
George Nakashima sliding door cabinet, New Hope, PA, 1955 Cherrywood. Provenance: Copy of original invoice.  
Hans Wegner, Flag Halyard Lounge Chair, circa 1950
Hans Wegner, Flag Halyard Lounge Chair, circa 1950
Hans J. Wegner
20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Excellent example of Hans Wegner's "Flag Halyard" lounge chair for GETAMA, circa 1950. Metal, rope, leather and wood.
Pierre Jeanneret File Rack from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret File Rack from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Teak
Pierre Jeanneret file rack with five holes from the Administrative Buildings, Chandigarh, circa 1957.
Pierre Paulin, ABCD Sofa for Artifort, circa 1968
Pierre Paulin, ABCD Sofa for Artifort, circa 1968
Artifort, Pierre Paulin
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Beautiful ABCD sofa by Pierre Paulin for Artifort. Newly reupholstered in a off-white bouclé. France / The Netherlands, circa 1968.  
Mathieu Matégot Set of Modular Dedal Shelves
Mathieu Matégot Set of Modular Dedal Shelves
Mathieu Matégot
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Shelves
Steel
Set of five reconfigurable, perforated steel shelves in black, white, and pale yellow by Hungarian/French designer and material artist Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by Atelier Matégo...
Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret Bibliotheque, circa 1954
Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret Bibliot...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Wood
"Wooden Bookcase n ° 14", version with two original glass top boxes Edition BCB (Bureau de coordination du bâtiment) - Georges Blanchon. Designed in 1940, Adapted in 1947. This exa...
Jean Prouvé Sliding Cabinet Doors in Frames
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Oak, Plywood
Sliding cabinet doors with carved handles by Jean Prouvé in collaboration with Charlotte Perriand. Two white sliding doors on wood track frame for a 1950s integrated cupboard/storage...
Pierre Jeanneret Pair of "V-leg" Armchairs
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Pair of original "V-leg" armchairs by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigarh, India. Chairs have been cleaned and re-caned only to preserve rich patina from original use. Both chairs with ...
Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier Wardrobe
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Wood
Elegant student's wardrobe from the Maison du Brésil of the Cité Universitaire in Paris by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier. Refurbished interior with shelves and clothing rod. Pr...
Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier Tall Wardrobe
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Wardrobes and Armoires
Wood
Elegant student's wardrobe from the Maison du Brésil of the Cité Universitaire in Paris by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier. Refurbished interior with shelves and clothing rod. Pr...
Jean Prouvé Swing Jib Wall Light from Air Franc...
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Steel
A very special and rare African jib lamp by Jean Prouvé with exemplary provenance from Immeuble Air France, Dakar, c. 1950's
Le Corbusier, Rare LCII Wall Lamps, circa 1954
Le Corbusier
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces
Rare LCII "Ahmedabad Grand Model" wall lamps by Le Corbusier. Manufactured by Guilux, circa 1954. Provenance: India Two examples available. Priced individually. Grey lacquered...
Jean Prouvé, Aluminum "Cafeteria" Table, circa ...
Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
No. 511 "Cafeteria" table by Jean Prouvé from the Restaurant de l'enterprise Pechiney, Paris, circa 1953 Aluminum, wood and melamine. Measures: H 74, W 85, D 85 cm.  
Jean Prouvé Pair of Model 450 S.C.A.L. Daybed F...
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Daybeds
Steel, Wood
Great pair of Jean Prouvé S.C.A.L. bent sheet steel and steel tube bed frames manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. These beds were made in the early years of World War II for the st...
Charlotte Perriand, Stools from Les Arcs, Savoi...
Charlotte Perriand
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Pine
Great grouping of three pine stools by Charlotte Perriand from Les Arcs Ski Resort in Savoie, France, c. 1968. Sold as grouping of 3. Price is per stool. Will consider splitting up g...
Michel Boyer, Set of Three "X" Stools, circa 1968
Michel Boyer
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Stainless Steel
Here's a hard to find set of three Michel Boyer "X" stools with pony hide cushions, circa 1968. Each stool priced individually. Sold as a set of three.
Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu, Pair of Armchairs, c...
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Steel
Excellent pair of armchairs by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu from Martel de Janville Sanatorium, Plateau d'Assy, France, circa 1936.
Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Metal
Prefabricated, exterior wall panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Possibly from one of the 15 "Metropole" aluminium houses, 1949. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouve...
Georges Jouve & Mathieu Matégot "Patte D'ours",...
Mathieu Matégot, Georges Jouve
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
An excellent example of a Georges Jouve and Mathieu Matégot "Patte d'ours" ash stand, circa 1951. Painted Iron and glazed ceramic. Underside incised.
Charlotte Perriand, "6 Couverts" Dining Table, ...
Charlotte Perriand
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Ash
Black lacquered steel and solid ash wood "6 Couverts" table, circa 1956. Provenance: Galerie Downtown, François Laffanour, Paris.
Charlotte Perriand Oak and Rush Side Chairs
Charlotte Perriand
Mid-20th Century French Modern Side Chairs
Rush, Oak
A pair of rush dining chairs by Charlotte Perriand for Les Arcs ski resort in Savoie, France.
Jean Prouvé, Bed No.17, circa 1935
Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Steel
A great early Jean Prouvé bed, circa1935 from the Lycée Fabert, Metz. Original paint. Cushion is a newer replacement.
Pierre Jeanneret Dining Table
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Modern Dining Room Tables
Teak
Original teak dining table from Chandigarh, India by Pierre Jeanneret. Solid teak construction.
Jean Prouvé Flavigny Table with Stone Top
Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Steel, Limestone
Rare and Early "Flavigny" table by Jean Prouvé with folded sheet steel legs and tubular understructure. Limestone top. Literature: Peter Sulzer, "Jean Prouvé Complete Works Vol 2:...
Jean Prouvé, Armoire or Cabinet, circa 1947
Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Cabinets
Cabinet model AG11 variant with lock by Jean Prouve and executed by Ateliers Jean Prouvé, circa 1947. Black lacquered steel, solid oak and oak plywood.
Pierre Chapo T21 Dining Table
Pierre Chapo
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Elm
Iconic elm dining table in excellent condition by Pierre Chapo, circa 1960s.
Architectural Wall Panel by Jean Prouvé
Jean Prouvé
Mid-20th Century French Modern Architectural Elements
Metal
Prefabricated, corrugated exterior wall panel from an architectural project by Jean Prouvé. Mixed materials. Manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé. Measures: 84.75 in.
Jean Prouvé & Jules Leleu, Dining Table, circa ...
Jules Leleu, Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Heres a early dining table by Jean Prouvé and Jules Leleu from the Martel de Janville Sanatorium, circa 1935.
Jean Prouvé, Monumental Set of 12 'Semi-Metal' ...
Jean Prouvé, Atelier Jean Prouvé
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Monumental set of 12 'Semi-Metal' No. 305 chairs by Jean Prouve, and manufactured by Ateliers Jean Prouvé, France, c.1950. Enameled steel and beech plywood. Price is per chair. ...
Isamu Noguchi, Akari Mod 10A Floor Lamp, circa ...
Isamu Noguchi
20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps
Great vintage example of Isamu Noguchi's floor lamp model 10A. Akari Light sculptures by Isamu Noguchi are considered icons of 1950s modern design. Designed by Noguchi beginning i...
Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Punjab University...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Set of four tall counter stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, circa 1965. Incredible original patina. Sold in pairs. Literature: Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Ad...
George Nakashima, Round Coffee Table, circa 1960
George Nakashima, Nakashima Studio
20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
A beautiful walnut coffee table designed by George Nakashima, circa 1960s. Split visible from top is not damage and is contained with a hidden butterfly on the underside (see Image).
George Nakashima, Free-Form Slab Coffee Table, ...
George Nakashima, Nakashima Studio
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Walnut
A beautiful and soulful, free-from slab coffee table in walnut by George Nakashima, New Hope, PA, circa 1960. Marked underneath with clients name.
Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of Low Stools from Chand...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Teak
Great pair of low stools by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigarh. Sold as a pair. Priced Individually. Provenance: From the College of Architecture, Punjab University, Chandigarh, In...
Pierre Jeanneret Grouping of Four Teak and Iron...
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Excellent grouping of eight teak and iron low stools from the College of Architecture, Chandigarh. Set is in original condition with rich patina. A few stools show light traces of ol...
Mathieu Matégot Pair of Copacabana Lounge Chai...
Mathieu Matégot
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Canvas, Steel
Pair of steel "Copacabana" chairs by Hungarian or French designer and material artist Mathieu Matégot. Manufactured by Atelier Matégot, France. Plush canvas cushions newl...
Pierre Jeanneret Pair of Unrestored Committee C...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Faux Leather, Teak
Pair of authentic, unrestored Committee chairs by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigarh, India, c. 1953-54. Two pairs available. Sold in pairs, only. Price is $24,000 per pair. Chairs va...
Pierre Jeanneret Grouping of Six Floating Back ...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Teak
Exquisite grouping of rare, floating back "V-Leg" armchairs in original condition with rich patina, c. 1955. Each chair has numbers on back. Dimensions vary slightly due to...
Pierre Jeanneret Pair of Unrestored Office Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Modern Armchairs
Faux Leather, Teak
Six, beautifully patinated, unrestored Office armchairs available. Sold in pairs, only. Price is $28,000 per pair. Chairs vary slightly in dimensions due to handmade nature of the de...
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