Best of Boston

2008 Best Furniture, Vintage

Machine Age

If tripping over midcentury treasures is your idea of a good time, then you’ll party like it’s 1959 in this 9,000-square-foot showroom where Charles and Ray Eames are alive and well. Encompassing hundreds of pieces from the 1930s through the 1970s by Italian, French, Scandinavian, and U.S. designers, Machine Age may have a few items that creep you out a little (hey, wasn’t that easy chair in Uncle Morty’s living room two decades ago?), but for aficionados, shopping here feels so much more right than shelling out for those Design Within Reach repros.

645 Summer St., Boston, 617-464-0099,