The Modern Furniture Store
For lovers of Scandinavian design, the days of staring longingly through shop windows may be over. Michael Josephson and his wife Melissa are the team behind The Modern Furniture Store.
The Modern is the couple’s response to what they saw as a fundamental problem with the Scandinavian furniture market in Australia. With so many pieces becoming collectable, furniture actually being used and enjoyed daily was becoming more rare. The couple formed a number of partnerships with family owned Danish furniture factories and began to import pieces directly.
The two-storey corner building is presented like a Scandinavian dream home, with products tastefully arranged in separate kitchen, bedroom, dining and living spaces.
Signature pieces include The Modern Dining Table in solid European oak, the elm-and-leather-topped Writer’s Desk, The Glass Oval Coffee Table and Curved Back Armchair.
In the kitchen you’ll find benchtops and cupboards exhibiting a stylish collection of homewares, from the functional, minimalist cookware of Höganäs and modern wooden utensils of Scanwood, to the sleek range of ceramics and glassware from Muuto and Iittala.
Pieces and clothing from the popular Finnish brand Marimekko look right at home in the store. You’ll see the brand’s signature range of patterned textiles, striking ceramics and wardrobes filled with the brand’s clothing for customers to try on.