GET BACK INC and Playboy Magazine

Get Back Inc - Industrial Evolution - Article in Playboy Jan 2011

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner who passed away September 29th, was known the world over for his entrepreneurial spirit. His death comes as a shock in a year that has been filled with the loss of many figures central to our popular culture from Harry Dean Stanton and Glenn O'Brien to Mary Tyler Moore and Robert Moore. In the January 2011 issue of Playboy--featuring Connecticut's own actress Chloë Sevingny, author Bret Easton Ellis, Pamela Anderson, and architect Frank Gehry--the magazine … [Read more...]

Connecticut Magazine Features GET BACK INC


For their September 2017 issue, Connecticut Magazine sat down with our founder, Tim Byrne, who for over two decades has lifted machines, furniture, and other abandoned objects out of the flame and ash of America’s manufacturing heyday and—like a phoenix—given them new life. The author writes “In more recent years, perhaps because of anxieties about what has been lost, the principles of design that governed this great boom in American manufacturing have become fresh again. There is a new American … [Read more...]

Get Back Inc Featured in Rough Luxe Design


Get back Inc. is honored to have a multi-page photo spread and an in-depth interview from our founder, Tim Byrne in Rough Luxe Design. ROUGH LUXE DESIGN features the most exclusive list of interior designers, furniture purveyors, industrial designers, and trend-setting entrepreneurs responsible for bringing “rough luxury” into the cultural consciousness. This beautifully illustrated book showcases the best examples of how the masterful staging of raw imperfection can fulfill the desire for a … [Read more...]

Retired Parts Work Overtime – The New York Times – November 23, 2006

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Vintage industrial is how Tim Byrne, above, a furniture maker in Connecticut, describes his aesthetic. Mr. Byrne, whose company is called Get Back, scours factory liquidations and salvage yards for industrial parts that inspire or make their way into his new furniture pieces, like a gooseneck floor lamp he designed for the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan.... Read More at New York Times … [Read more...]

Vintage Industrial Furniture – Phoenix Home & Garden July 2012

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The so-called Second Industrial Revolution (from about 1870 to 1914) has been considered a turning point in the development of modern industry in America. For example, according to the U.S. Department of State, 1890 Census data showed for the first time that the output of U.S. factories surpassed that of U.S. farms, and by 1913, America was responsible for more than one-third of the world’s industrial production. As a result, factories and institutions were filled with functional items … [Read more...]

“Elements” Repurposed – New England Home Magazine Nov / Dec 2010

New England Home Nov Dec 2010 Get Back Inc - Elements Repurposed

Repurposed - This industrial metal Holophane light was probably rescued from a factory, but now it would look great over a dining table, a desk or - in celebration of its former life - any kind of work surface. The pole length can be ordered to your specifications. … [Read more...]

Evolution in Oakville – Litchfield County Times

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Beginning in the early 19th century, and peaking with lucrative World War II contracts, the Greater Waterbury area was unquestionably the leading manufacturer of brass products in the United States. But after the Allied Forces’ victory, business slowed and then fell off precipitously, denoted by the now darkened factory buildings that help define the city’s skyline. These buildings once symbolized the Industrial Revolution’s heart, which mechanically beat with inner machinery made by … [Read more...]

“In Fashion” – Connecticut Cottages & Gardens March ’07

Connecticut Cottages And Gardens - Get Back Inc - In Fashion

It takes a person with a background in fashion to create a store as chic and interesting as Westport's Dovecote. Filled with unusual antiques, transitional furniture and fabrics and attention stealing accessories, the interior design and lifestyle store speaks to the moment while preparing us for what's coming just around the bend. Owned by Sarah Kaplan, a former buyer for Barney's New York, Dovecote has been in business for nearly five years. Kaplan's creative director is Corey Tippin, who … [Read more...]

CPTV’s “Made in CT”


Tim Byrne moved to Connecticut from Dublin in 1987 to make a better life for himself.  After 6 years working construction, he started making furniture using pieces from abandoned mills and factories - a style he created called "vintage industrial." Now, his Industrial Revolution-inspired works of art have landed in trendy restaurants, upscale hotels, and chic boutiques the world over. His company, Get Back Inc, is located in the old Scoville Brass Company in the Oakville section of Watertown. … [Read more...]

Vintage industrial furniture crafted in Watertown with Ann Nyberg

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WATERTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — On tonight’s NYBERG, a vintage industrial furniture and lighting company started by an Irish immigrant who started the business in 2000 with a small bit of money. Tim Byrne is passionate about finding pre World War II stools, tables, chairs, and pieces of stuff. He cleans it up, and makes something new out of it. His company is in an old brass mill in the Oakville section of Watertown. “We were buying, stool work benches, shelving units, lighting and anything … [Read more...]

CT business looks to solve tombstone mystery

Tombstone Mystery

WFSB 3 Connecticut OAKVILLE, CT (WFSB) - A Connecticut business owner hopes to solve a more than 150-year-old mystery. A tombstone woundup in Tim Bryne's Oakville warehouse, but they're desperate to find a family member. Bryne said once he finds that family member, the … [Read more...]

Architectural Digest Dec 2013


 Architectural Digest  December 2013 Bohemian Rhapsody With the help of designer Billy Cotton , artist Cindy Sherman recasts a dilapidated 19th Century Hamptons farmhouse as a richly layered, charmingly eccentric refuge. Text by Mayer Rus Photography by Jason Schmidt Produced by Michael Reynolds … [Read more...]

Get Back, Inc. on HGTV’d

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Get Back's Vintage-Industrial Cast Iron & Wood Swing Out Seat Table  with six seats [TA-4158] and Vintage-Industrial Bindery Rolling Cart [FI-4323] were featured on another terrific episode of HGTV's "HGTV'd" Episode 103 with Jamie Durie. … [Read more...]

Get Back, Inc on Extreme Makeover Home Edition

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Get Back, Inc. was proud to be a part of an Extreme Makeover Home Edition for the "Zeigler-Hansen Family" home makeover. (episode 816) … [Read more...]

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