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March 24, 2014

Reproduction Mid-Century Modern Furniture at the Hyatt in Minneapolis

By RetroRuth

Sometimes it can be really annoying how trendy mid-century modern has become. Especially when you are trying to thrift or buy stuff at a garage sale and everything is either picked over or priced outrageously or just plain marked wrong. I mean come on, stuff from the 1980’s is NOT mid-century.

But sometimes that popularity can be really comforting.

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This is the interior of the Hyatt in Minneapolis, and this hotel was recently redone in ALL mid-century modern, from the lobby to the restaurant to the rooms.

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And when you are walking around the lobby of the hotel at six in the morning, bouncing a sick baby up and down on your shoulder after a night of no sleep, there is something really gratifying about being able to sit in a piece of mid-century furniture.

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Even if it is repro furniture. Even if it isn’t all mid-century modern and is mixed eras, it there is something relaxing about the familiar.

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If you look closely in the back of this photo, you can see Tom trying to get Alex calmed down. Luckily, most of the people in the lobby had a good sense of humor about a screaming baby. All the looks we got were filled with good-natured pity or humor.

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The weekend wasn’t the greatest. Alex didn’t sleep well, traveling was horrible, it was freezing outside but for some reason it was ridiculously hot inside all the buildings.  I hate staying in hotels and I had to stand up in front of a bunch of people, which I always hate doing.

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But even though we were far away from home, the hotel seemed familiar somehow. The mid-century lines were comforting to the eye when I was up at three in the morning, when I was jamming on my shoes a moment before we had to run out the door and in the exhausted sprawl in the afternoon between wedding photos.

So, sometimes I’m not sorry that mid-century is popular. Especially when it makes the unfamiliar seem like home.

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3 Responses to Reproduction Mid-Century Modern Furniture at the Hyatt in Minneapolis

  1. Andrea Reply

    March 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Wow, that hotel really is lovely. Definitely pleasing to the eye. Were the rooms MCM too?

    • RetroRuth Reply

      March 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      They were! I didn’t have time to snap a pic, but they were. I really liked the chairs and the nightstands!

  2. Sara In AZ Reply

    March 25, 2014 at 12:26 am

    That’s a pretty swank hotel!

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