Who We Are
Open Daily 10am - 8pm | 4023 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Forage Modern Workshop was formed out of a desire to provide a community where customers become friends, the competition becomes partners, and shopping becomes a movement. Every person has a story to tell and adds value to our community; our homes and furniture should do the same.
We love the Midwest and Good Design.
The four of us believe that our homes should reflect our unique personalities and are the physical representation of our story, filled with both old and new furniture and decor, gifts from friends and items we saved for months to buy, pictures of our past and spaces where we invite friends and family to gather. Our homes should be beautiful, because our stories are beautiful.
We believe that work should be enjoyable.
"Life was fun was work was fun was life." - Eames, The Architect and the Painter
We think that the future is bright and ours for the taking.
We Want to Get to Know You, Too.
Michael Smith | Owner
"I live in the Merriam Park Neighborhood of St. Paul with my wife Heidi, my friend Chris and my dog Rufus. I love my job! I spend most of my time working; doing design for Brownsmith Restoration and selling real estate. When I am not "working" I play music in the band Greycoats. I also enjoy taking my wife out for dinner."
What piece of furniture or style of home best represents your personality and why?
Furniture - Steelcase desk. I love retro - and I love working! Home - If it wasn't for my lovely wife, and if I was rich, I would live in a Frank Lloyd Wright home. I love the combination of simple lines and warm spaces. It would be an early modern home.
It's raining and you can only pick one song to listen to, what song would it be?
Human by The Killers
What's the best meal you've had in the last year?
Seafood Basil Curry at Sea in Brooklyn
James Brown | Owner
"John Steinbeck changed my life forever when I read East of Eden. I love riding my bike, going out for a beer, and trying to come up with ways to change the world all in the same night. I live with my wife and two daughters in South Minneapolis."
Heart of Gold by Neil Young
Rebekah Cook | Business Manager
"I have expensive taste, to a fault. Whether it's shoes or a couch, I'm always drawn to the highest quality piece with the highest price. I tend to spend most of my days in an alternate universe (my brain) where everything is neat and organized and people perform as efficiently as possible. In the world most people see, I love spending time with my husband, going to see live music, trying new restaurants with my dining club, trying to figure out how to be witty like my sisters, and wearing old t-shirts."
Heidi Smith | Buyer
"I love vintage! -clothing, textiles, homes, furniture, decor etc. I live in a big 100 year old home in a great neighborhood in St. Paul with my talented husband and scruffy dog. I love music, coffee, baking, and feeding people as we work to restore the home to it's former glory."