In 2007, what started out as a life-long hobby and interest debuted as the first online mid-century modern furniture store based in Lynchburg, VA. The owner, John Wormuth, spent his childhood following his grandparents to flea-markets and estate sales, where he gained an appreciation for clean lines, quality materials, and unique design concepts.
As a teacher, John devoted his summers off to pursuing his interest in mid century design. At the time, he was part of a small group of enthusiasts before the movement grew into today's booming mid-century modern revival.
The online business quickly gained traction and by 2010, Galaxie Modern made a home for itself in our current brick and mortar location at 1225 Main Street in the heart of Downtown, Lynchburg, VA. Our storefront features two showrooms that house all of our expertly-chosen pieces that are available both at our physical location and online as well. Since opening in 2010, John has enlisted the help of his father Dave to operate a true family-run business and has met great success. Dave can be found around the shop re-finishing a mid-century masterpiece, telling stories of his glory days, or playing the role of doting grandfather to our shop dog, Winston.
Here at the shop we strive to maintain our small-town family-run roots, and encourage you to stop by for a visit any time. We are here from Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and always available by appointment as well. You can also check out what mid-century masterpieces we've got waiting to find their new home.
The Galaxie Modern family... and Winston, of course.