For the last few years, Andrei Meintjes has been selling refurbished mid-20th century furniture through Collectika, building a sizeable hoard of pieces gathered from thrift stores, auctions, garage sales and online.
The reappraisal, and subsequent popularity, of 20th century design led Meintjes to find a new space, both to house his collection, and to reach a few more potential collectors. Enmore Road held the perfect space, though it needed a bit of sprucing up.
But, like so many of the neglected pieces Meintjes finds kicking around in op-shops, with some careful (if intensive) restoration, he revealed his shop’s inner beauty. Now, Collectika is bursting with svelte Eames rockers, vintage Scando sideboards and one or two kitsch owls. There’s also a TITLE store with a select range of vinyl buried within.