Vintage-hip studios celebrate midcentury mod furniture.
“What’s important to me is provenance, that items are what people say they are,” says Patti Kagan, co-owner of still-new Mrs. PK & Oz (3600 Kirby Dr.), an Upper Kirby shop specializing in restoring carefully authenticated midcentury furniture—with an artful twist, such as adding a lacquered finish, or a shiny brass base. “We take things back to the original grandeur.” She and biz partner Troy Osborn got their start by placing Lucite sides on a pair of French modern club chairs and selling them at a show at the Lawndale Art Center. (“They sold immediately.”) Kagan says that Houston is embracing the midcentury-mod trend and moving away from more “shabby chic” pieces. In fact, it’s a bona fide trend; in related news, similarly minded Lynn Goode Vintage (3637 W. Alabama St., Suite 340) is set to open a brick-and-mortar location next month in River Oaks, following the success of its pop-up shop in the 4411 Montrose arts complex over the summer.