The Century House

Welcome.  Everyone here at The Century House is excited to present this glimpse at inspirational interiors in which to work, live, and play.

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The Century House
3029 University Ave
Madison WI 50705

Monday – Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-5

608 233 4488

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What began as a custom ceramics studio in 1948, The Century House now stands as a Madison landmark to art and design. From humble beginnings, the business has evolved into a full line furniture and accessories store, where clean modern design is the norm.

Today, the original studio in an 1850’s sandstone building, houses our dramatic collection of gifts and accessories from around the world. Just next door, our furniture showroom beckons, where our modern, Scandinavian aesthetic shines. A third building across the street offers a further extension of our vision; the latest in contemporary furnishings for home & office with beauty and design for every space. These three space combines represent our vision for blending design and the modern lifestyle. You can see more of that vision at our newly updated website where you can find even more inspiration and products available to be shipped anywhere. Browse, create a collection and dream, that is all part of the fun in creating your space.

A wooden flaoting bed frame and industrial walls provide a strong contrast in materials
Black and white modern design with clean, straight lines and a glass top desk
White chairs and a neutral table makes this bright and colorful art stand out
Black leather couches overseen by an open bookcase

Contemporary Home

To help you along in your design process, we have collected some of the best piece of furniture and design tips and tricks into our annual magazine, available in our showroom and here in digital format. Consider it a stepping stone to designing your perfect space. Welcome to Contemporary Home!

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A big thank you to everyone who came to our event yesterday! We had a blast and we hope you did too! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

The Century House updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Our 70th Anniversary Party is about to begin! Stop by our furniture store at 3029 University Avenue to join in the fun! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

***The FIRST 50 GUESTS at our 70th Anniversary Party will receive one of these special edition Swedish Dishtowels!*** 😄👍 They feature one of our favorite prints by local graphic designer Kristen Rost ( Hope you can join us for the party!

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If you would like to purchase one of these Swedish dishtowels, they are available at all three of our stores and online. All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and A Road Home!

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The Century House updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

You're invited to our 70th Anniversary Holiday Party! Check out what it's all about... - ... See MoreSee Less