In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, sometimes you just want to curl up in a familiar armchair and feel at home. Luckily, there’s places you can do this, and Melbourne institution, Modern Times, is one of them. Delicately restoring designer furniture from Europe, owners Joel and Amy Malin give humble pieces from yesteryear a new lease on life, and showcase them alongside contemporary Australian art and design.
And it’s this rare contrast that gives such an individual feel to their showroom, taking visitors on a global journey and sharing the stories of preloved furniture. If you don’t like owning the same couch or coffee table as half the population, bump Modern Times to the top of your list.
Mid-century furniture, vintage European design, original Australian art
311 Smith St
Fitzroy VIC 3065