Lease Extended! Modern Times Relaunch
It’s time to celebrate! We’ve been offered a lease extension so we are hanging around in Smith St for a few more months at least. Yay!
We think this calls for a party! Join us this Thursday between 6 – 8pm. We’ve got a brand new shipment of vintage finds from Denmark along with new artworks and homewares. Whilst you check out our new wares enjoy a glass of wine kindly supplied by Dromana Estate and listen to the soulful tunes of DJ Ari. We’d love to see you there!
Here is a sneak peek of the beautiful new pieces we have in store…
Stunning, simple pieces in oak speak for themselves. Pictured here we have Kai Kristiansen Dining Chair Model 42 (we have a number available both in teak and oak) and the unassuming oak RY26 sideboard by Hans Wegner. The bright colours of Julian Martins artwork look so fresh with this combination too!
We are excited to welcome Amanda Dziedzic to the fold with her beautiful glass bonsais. Stunning grouped or as a special stand alone piece – the colours are divine! New works from popular Arts Project artists, Warren O’Brien and Julian Martin. Aaaand, how about the phenomenal grain on this Ib Kofod Larsen sideboard!! Whoa!
We have plenty of new sofas to choose from including this classic style in a faded camel leather. Cushions by Igloo Home are inspired by 1950′s stonewall designs and complement the mid-century style perfectly. New artworks by Ellie Malin need no introduction! Simply beautiful as always. Holding the setting together is another of our beautiful new sideboards, a H.W Klein sideboard in rosewood.
Hans Wegner Plank Chair teams perfectly with oak daybed by Borge Mogensen and get crafty with the many varieties of handy sewing tables. Handpainted clock hand by Sandra Eterovic, original artwork by Eleanor Voterakis.
H.W Klein recliners seem to call out for a cigar and a whiskey and Luscious Jungle brings life to mounted antlers. Screenprint by Ghostpatrol, original painting by Ruth Howard.
This is just a sample of the new pieces we have in store and we will have more pieces coming in over the next few months too. See our homepage too for more gorgeous pics of the new stock. Also stay tuned for our new website with WEBSTORE coming soon! We really hope to see you this Thursday night.
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The Danish style sofa has become somewhat of an interior decorating staple. At Modern Times, we love a well-worn leather sofa but you can find brand-spanking-new leather sofas from long-running Danish manufacturers, Mogens Hansen and Stouby, or Australian vintage versions from manufacturers like Fler and Tessa. We have selected some fabulous Danish leather sofas, which will be available at our upcoming pop-up shop.
The vintage leather sofas take on a beautiful patina of age which adds so much character and texture. This idea is of age adding character is beautifully articulated by the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection, age and time worn irregularity.
This is my personal favourite - wabi-sabi at its best. I’m sure it will be snapped up very quickly.
Sofas and daybeds, new and old, in materials such as leather, wool, teak, rosewood and beech - everyone has their own favourite characteristics they are looking for in the perfect sofa. We love them in all their guises (save cheap knockoffs!) and one of the reasons they are so popular is that they can look just brilliant in all styles of interiors.
This is one of the Stouby sofas that will be in store, comfy caramel goodness!
Stouby is considered one of the finest manufacturers of the classic Danish sofa, second only to Borge Mogensen. The high quality of the leathers, dyes, fills and construction is what sets them apart from other manufacturers. Stouby was established way back in 1902 and still operates today, producing sofas in the Danish tradition, albeit in some more contemporary styles.
Come in to Modern Times Pop-Up2, launching December 9th, and see which one you like the most!
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