We love great vintage things. Because they don’t make ‘em like they used to. Vintage is distinctive. It’s intriguing. It tells a story and begs many more.
This is a place where vintage enthusiasts of all stripes can buy or sell great vintage items. It’s a place where vintage is celebrated and memories are preserved.
We believe vintage style adds color to the world. It adds personality to our homes. Vintage is timeless, it’s cool, it’s even environmentally friendly. We think everybody should have some.
Our mission, quite simply, is to help people buy and sell great vintage items with ease and confidence.
Buying? Selling? It’s easy and fun. We take care of the details so you don’t have to.
The Brutal Vintage Team
Alan is the Owner of A. Ross Noel & Associates in Atlanta, our exclusive restoration partner. Alan has been a professional furniture restorer for over 35 years, perfecting a wide range of classic techniques and finishes in order to bring vintage pieces back to their original splendor.
Aside from his encyclopedic knowledge of restoration history and techniques, Alan has also become a trusted advisor to countless collectors and aficionados who rely on Alan’s guidance for assessment, valuation and restoration.
Alan regularly teaches a series of classes through an affiliation with Highland Woodworking in Atlanta, and he often lectures throughout the Southeastern United States. He also serves as a finishing consultant for various furniture and cabinet manufacturers in Georgia and surrounding states.
Alan writes columns for Highland Woodworking’s Wood News Online, and was an associate editor for Professional Refinishing Magazine and Finishing and Restoration Magazine. In addition, Alan was a contributing editor for both Homes and Gardens’ Wood Magazine and Wood Shop News.
Brian is Managing Director of A. Ross Noel & Associates. A former Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, Brian began his career in residential and commercial construction and remodeling.
Discovering a natural affinity for woodworking, Brian transitioned full time into furniture refinishing and acquired a Furniture Medic franchise in 1995. He soon began focusing on antiques and vintage pieces, continually developing his skills and building an impressive client list. Today he’s recognized as a master craftsman specializing in the valuation and restoration of classic furniture and vintage heirlooms.
In 2009 Brian merged his practice with A. Ross Noel & Associates, where he currently leads an outstanding team of restoration artisans and refinishing experts. Brian and his team always bring enthusiasm, deep technical understanding and personal care to every project they touch.
Francisco is the originator and motivating force behind Brutal Vintage. Francisco is quite an obsessive and determined perfectionist when it comes to things he’s passionate about. Antique and vintage pieces are certainly among them.
Francisco met Alan Noel 20 years ago, when Alan restored several European antiques Francisco had inherited and brought to the USA from family back in Spain. Over the years Francisco acquired and sold several more pieces, with Alan advising him every step of the way, and more recently with Brian’s team helping as well.
Long story short: with a shared passion for great vintage craftsmanship and the enabling possibilities of software and technology, the idea of Brutal Vintage was born.
Francisco is a software engineer by training but also a former McKinsey consultant, a software startup veteran, and a marketing technology expert. In the past 12 years he started two successful consulting firms and focused on helping large companies define their overall marketing strategies. He also helps clients execute their strategies using a variety of marketing automation technologies.
Francisco is a citizen of both Spain and the USA and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. He was born in Madrid and lived in Brasilia from ages 10-18. He now lives in Atlanta but spends as much time as possible in New York City.
Francisco has an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a BA with double-major in Computer Science and Economics from Brandeis University.