Fans of Mid Century Modern furniture spur sales for Akron’s Sweet Modern

This isn’t your grandmother’s davenport.

Well actually it just might be your grandmother’s sofa or at least someone else’s.

Walking into the second-floor showroom of Sweet Modern in downtown Akron is like stepping back in time. The furniture and furnishings in the showroom hark back to the late 1940s to the groovy early ’70s.

The furniture is in pristine condition and looks like brand new.

It is brand new — well sort of.

All the furniture and a warehouse full of other relics of a bygone era across town all started as a hobby for an Akron couple.

Sweet Modern’s founders, Ronald Higgins and Adam Krutko, started acquiring midcentury modern furniture as a hobby to furnish their own home in Highland Square.