Our Historical Mid-Century Modern Reconstruction
A Mid-Century Modern Law Office in Macomb
Known as one of the longest running law offices in Macomb, the building itself was built and designed in the late 1960s. In its 60 years of existence it’s housed many important lawyers and judges like the Honorable Lido Bucci, Honorable James Biernat, Honorable James Maceroni) and a number of other very prominent Macomb attorneys. As a child, Randall Chioini loved the building and it’s history and enjoyed spending time there. Later when Randall began buying out the building in 2016, he was determined to restore it to its midcentury luster. It was also important to the Chioini Group to keep their roots in Macomb and be a part of the rebirth of the community while also creating a space that provided clients with some peace and serenity during a tough time.
Staying True to the Original Mid-Century Design
Starting with the original blue prints, they tried to replicate original textures and materials that would be historically accurate. The wall paper is a tweed, the ceilings are a stained teak wood and the façade elements of the lobby are cedar. Even the door handles were re-cast to replicate the original late mid-century feel and vibe.
Aside from the details, many of the work, items, labor and improvements have great meaning to us as we called upon many of our clients to assist in this project who saw the vision and where glad to add their spin to it.We used Smith-Made to replicate tables and inlay door elements.
Other tile and marble work was done by Carlo Tile & Marble Company and custom cabinetry by Lori Albrecht of Great Lakes Custom Cabinetry. Flooring was designed and installed Conventional Carpet along with assistance from Shaw Carpets. All the artwork–inside and out–is from local Detroit artists and most are mid-century inspired. One notable framed piece includes a photograph by famous Detroit photographer, Balthazar Korab.