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Collections We Love: Heywood Sacsmodrne

Kerry and Tammie Martens have made their passion for antique home decor available to the masses through Heywood Sacsmodrne, their vintage decor vending business that leans heavily into the midcentury modern trend.

By Lillian Stone

Mar 2018

Photos by Brandon AlmsThe blocky design on this solid wood credenza is a Brutalist design made for Lane furniture. Kerry purchased this at the I-44 swap meet more than 25 years ago. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsThe Martens have a special love for orange and yellow colors. They were drawn to these Knoll stools because of the color combination and the sleek design. These colors were also popular in clothing of the ’70s era, which the Martens collected to send to the studio to use in the hit series That ’70s Show. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsThis is one of the Martens’ favorite pieces of lighting. It’s a Majestic Lamp made popular after the end of World War II. This was the most unique Majestic Lamp the couple had found, so they decided to keep it and use it in their den. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsThe Martens’ dining table is a vintage rustic slab table, above which sits a Sputnik light. The vase is an original Dora Marr face vase. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsThis abstract ’70s canvas set hangs in the Martens’ floor-to-ceiling wood entryway. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsKerry and Tammie Martens purchased several downtown Springfield buildings in the 1990s with the intention of growing their antique business. The couple has since sold their storefronts, but they remain active in antiques circuits. See their collection for yourself at the Ozark Antique Mall, The Vintage Peddler and Queen City Flea Market, formerly known as Urban Market. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsThe focal point of the Martens’ main living space is this Andy Warhol rug. It hangs above a sleek vintage stereo that’s also home to a sculpture Kerry calls the Heartless Woman by an unknown artist. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsThis is a print by Alexander Calder, the artist known for mobiles and his use of primary color palettes. Primary colors were very popular and were adopted by many midcentury artists. Adding black and white to the mix created a graphic feel, leading to a boom in graphic style art. Purchase Photo
Photos by Brandon AlmsThis clock in the Martens’ living room was designed by George Nelson for Howard Miller and first created in 1947.
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When Kerry Martens began collecting vintage furniture nearly 30 years ago, he says he had a lot of time on his hands. At the time, Martens was working nights for a cable company. He entertained himself by spending days trawling flea markets and quickly discovered a passion for vintage decor. These days, Kerry makes up one half of antique vendor Heywood Sacsmodrne alongside his wife, Tammie. The couple collects and sells a variety of vintage pieces, but they’re most widely known for their extensive midcentury modern collection. Thanks to the down-to-earth duo behind Heywood Sacsmodrne, the midcentury trend is more accessible than ever for 417-landers. The Martens have made their collection available at a variety of local flea markets, but the couple also sells directly out of their home, which is brimming with midcentury style.