The People

From TV shows to dinnerware lines, these individuals are doing big things.

Carter Averbeck

He’s the man behind Trompe Decorative Finishes, with hand-painted murals in homes and restaurants all over town, including Marin at the Chambers Hotel. He’s also the owner of Omforme, which started as a modern pop-up shop. Inspired by ABC Home in New York City, Averbeck transformed a derelict space into a visually stunning store and then filled it with refinished furniture, art, and handmade accessories. He puts a spin on nearly every vintage find; for the “atomic urban farm fresh” 1950s chairs on our cover, Averbeck reupholstered the seats in Knoll’s Atomic star pattern and dipped the legs in liquid rubber. Repurposing design and creating one-of-a-kind pieces, be it artwork or seating, is the major drive behind Omforme, where product will constantly be turning over with new finds. “Mostly I want to showcase things you can’t find anywhere else in Minneapolis,” he says.

The Places

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The Products

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