Machine Age

121 Boston Street
Boston, MA 02125
United States


          Located in Boston, Machine Age houses New England’s largest collection of twentieth-century furniture, lighting, & objects d’art. For over 30 years, we have been offering a comprehensive but highly edited assemblage of American & European pieces from the 1930s through the 1990s. Aesthetically, the work marries modernism’s clarity of line & embrace of experimentation with a refined craftsmanship.


Our constantly changing inventory prominently features timeless pieces by the most innovative and visionary names in design: Edward Wormley, Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Florence Knoll, Jens Risom, Vladimir Kagan, Paul McCobb, Tommi Parzinger, Paul Evans, Philip & Kelvin LaVerne, Gilbert Rohde, Greta Grossman, Milo Baughman, Harvey Probber, Frank Lloyd Wright, Raymond Loewy, John Widdicomb, Frank Gehry, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Eero Saarinen, Nanna Ditzel, Louis Paolozzi, Pierre Paulin, Arne Vodder, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Bodil Kjaer, Jean Prouvé, Arne Jacobsen, Bruno Mathsson, Afra & Tobias Scarpa, Poul Kjaerholm, Grete Jalk, Gio Ponti, Poul Volther, Folke Ohlsson, Niels Otto Møller, Charlotte Perriand, Vico Magistretti, Ole Wanscher, Carl Malmsten, Eileen Gray, Antonio Citterio, Tateishi Shoiji, Ib Kofod-Larsen, Poul Henningsen, & Patricia Urquiola.


All items are in very good vintage condition or refurbished with the finest textiles & highest quality finishes. Machine Age also offers one-of-a-kind artwork & custom productions.        


Normand Mainville Owner

Normand Mainville, owner, opened Machine Age in 1991 after a successful career in high-end retail in Montreal and Boston. He quickly translated his personal passion for mid-century design into a vast resource for outstanding vintage pieces. Normand continues to hone his eye for fine furnishings in his travels around the globe & is constantly sourcing quality pieces from Europe & North America.

Alicia Kennedy Showroom Consultant

Alicia Kennedy, showroom consultant, writes on design culture. She has conceptualized & art directed numerous design books, including Fashion Design, Referenced, for which she was lead author. For fifteen years she co-edited the award-winning architecture theory journal Assemblage. Her love of twentieth-century design extends to the courses she teaches at Lasell College on fashion history & culture. Alicia brings her editorial eye to researching and developing content for Machine Age.

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