Nord Modern is a sprawling showroom filled with lovingly restored mid-century Scandinavian furniture. You'll find it just off Sydney Road.

Owner Jarrad Turner’s furniture career started out as a hobby. While working as a graphic designer, he started collecting vintage pieces one by one in his spare time. Now he's opened this mid-century furniture-lover's dream. Around 80 per cent of the pieces here come from Denmark, with the rest sourced from other European countries including Germany and Sweden.

In the same space is a workshop, where Turner and his team restore the furniture that needs a bit of extra care before it can be sold. This might mean new screws for a set of unstable bentwood chairs, buffing out small marks on a rosewood desk or reupholstering an original Eames chair. Turner says having room for his workshop was a major factor in signing the lease on the former billiards hall.

One thing Turner really loves about vintage furniture is the different ways the pieces can come into your life. In his personal collection, his favourite pieces are two Grant Featherston Scape chairs that he says have become collectibles.

In addition to what’s on display, the Nord Modern team can also help you hunt down specific pieces. Just let Turner and his team know what you're after, and they can handle the rest.

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Updated: May 20th, 2021

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