Modern Times

A Melbourne pop-up shop gets inspired by the modernist spirit with Danish furniture from the 50s and 60s

09 Jun 2011

Get ready for 3 days of amazing 50s and 60s Danish furniture if you’re in Melbourne this long weekend with the Modern Times Pop-Up Shop.

Popping up until Monday 13 June, Modern Times features a great range of furniture plus homewares and art by local designers inspired by the modernist tradition.




Modern Times is the brainchild of Joel Malin and Amy Voterakis, collectors of pieces from designers such as Hans Wegner, Arne Vodder, Kai Kristiansen and Charles Eames.

Amy also saw an opportunity to involve local designers who she admires for their personal take on mid-century style:  “I love seeing the style of the 50s and 60s reinvigorated by contemporary designers, it really freshens things up and they work in so well with the vintage pieces”.



Amy encourages us to get hands-on with the amazing pieces on offer. “Just sitting for a while or even lying down can help you imagine what it’s like to use that particular sofa everyday and, while there isn’t a television, there are plenty of design books and magazines to kick back with!” Amy says.



While the Pop-up comes down on Monday, there’s already been enough interest for the pair to consider popping up elsewhere or maybe do something a little more permanent!

Go check it out if you’re in town.


Modern Times