Our last two shipments have arrived back to back, and with lots of goodies coming in, our front showroom has really been spruced up. There is a great array of modern 1970s and 80s furniture, lighting and decorative accessories.
Pictured above are a set of four convex mirrors that are mounted in giltwood frames. Hung together like this they are just so effective.
In the above shot here, you can catch a glimpse of a 1970s parquetry top dining table in Palmwood, an absolute masterpiece, which sits perfectly with the set of six chrome dining chairs we’ve also just had in.
The psychedelic painted timber screen is one of two that are instore now. They were both designed by the famed French interior decorator Jacques Garcia for the interior of the Royal Monceaux hotel on Avenue Hoche in Paris during the 1980s. Later around 2008 the interior of the hotel was pulled down and the contents auctioned. The most recent interior was designed by Phillipe Starck. I think these screens are a real steal at $4,600 each, coming with such a provenance, what a lovely piece of French design history.
We’ve really found the beauty of this modern stock, is that is sits so well in todays apartments and loft living yet is just as suited to the more modern homes that being built in our suburbs. Make sure you pop in soon and catch our wonderful display and maybe take a part home with you!
Last night was the opening night of our Melbourne antique fair for the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association. Put together by the association, the fair is a wonderful showcase of Australia’s best antique and art dealers. We had a great crowd last night, enjoying a drink and a conversation. Our display as Harlequin Antiques was well received, in particular our Antique French Music Box with exquisite Swiss movement was an absulute drawcard.
The fair is being held at the Royal Exhibition Building on Nicholson Street in Carlton from 11 until 7 tomorrow and from 11 until 5pm on Sunday evening. It’s well worth a visit to anyone seriously interested in collectables and antiques.
We had a crazy few days preparing the shop for the opening night of David Bromley’s ‘Another Time Another Place’ on April 7. As a result of David’s Guest Blog on Design Files we were absolutely inundated with inquiries for the throws.They only just arrived on the Thursday, and I spent the day busily listing throws on the site for all the interstate and overseas clients who were interested. At the same time it was all hands on deck, hanging the photo banners, and folding the throws with staff choosing their personal favourite.
The night itself was a great success. Responses to David’s limited edition banners were absolutely positive and the front shop, where we have them displayed, was filled with admirers both of the work,s and the model who attended the function. The throws were wrapped and unwrapped, wrapped and unwrapped; there literally was too much choice, with people completely overwhelmed about which gorgeous design they just had to take home. Drinks flowed and our delicious nibbles provided by Fresh Fork kept all happy and satiated. All in all a wonderful evening set amongst the glorious surroundings of our store.