Golden Age Design Opens Its First Storefront

Five years after setting up shop in a home garage, Golden Age Design finally has its own storefront.

Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Bill and Kara Kurth, the company began as something of a happy accident—the pair ended up with a garage full of furniture that didn’t work in their new home, so they decided to put it on Craigslist. “There was no intention for Golden Age to really happen,” says Bill, who works full-time as a union painter. “I’m just a working joe who likes fancy furniture.”

The company quickly developed a cult reputation for its cultivated selection of midcentury and Danish-modern furnishings, all expertly restored to mint condition by Bill and a team of craftsmen.

When the business eventually outgrew their garage (and Craigslist), they realized it was time to look for a storefront. They found it in the form of a 125-year-old building located across the street from Travail Kitchen & Amusements in Robbinsdale.

The renovation of the historic space—which formerly belonged to a blacksmith—ended up taking two years to complete. But it was well worth the wait: The well-lit space is arranged with beautifully styled vignettes pulled straight from a modern home design magazine. And the original plaster walls help add an edge to the space—“We really loved the texture of all the years of drill marks in the plaster,” Kara says. “The juxtaposition between the walls and the modern furniture is really cool.”

Midcentury-modern furniture enthusiasts take note: the store is only open the third weekend a month, so plan accordingly. But one thing’s for sure: It sure beats shopping on Craigslist.

Open 3–9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat., noon–5 p.m. every third weekend or by appointment, 4157 W. Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale 612-408-6896,

Golden Age Design

Jahna Peloquin