Modernizing Classic and Mid Century Furniture
Owners Laura Berland-Wyman and Lisa Berland are motivated by a passion for transforming pieces to give them new life. They credit their mother with instilling the “do-it-yourself gene” and teaching them some of the varied skills they draw upon in their work. An old time curb alert aficionado in NYC, mom rescued and revived many of the furnishings they grew up with — she modernized an antique oak table by replacing the pedestal with hairpin legs and repurposing a rattan chair into a hanging lamp shade.
Both Lisa and Laura have fine art training and Laura was a decorative painter for many years. They also have studied upholstery and wood working at the Elliot School in Jamaica Plain. The sisters started out in 2011 experimenting with some painted pieces out of a small studio in West Concord. The business seemed to have traction and with growing interest in mid century pieces, they launched Retrocraft Design studio and moved into a much larger space also in West Concord.