Hello and thanks for visiting!
Here at Moderne our heart and soul goes into sourcing and restoring the best of twentieth century design.
All our pieces are chosen by us for their individual beauty and quality and then carefully and lovingly restored by professional craftsmen.
Many of our items are extremely hard to find if not unique and we offer you the chance to own something special which will stand the test of time.
We love what we do and we know you will too!
Here's a few things which are important to us and reasons why..
Everything we source is chosen for its individual beauty and design, and we only source items which inspire and excite us.
Our original pieces are expertly restored using age old skills, for wood this includes - sanding, treating and nourishing the wood, french polishing, re-colouring and lacquering in a vacuum room . For chairs and sofas it can include re-springing, re-padding, re-gluing and upholstering and for lighting, polishing and lacquering metals and rewiring. All done sympathetically to the period.
We only use highly skilled local trades people, helping to keep these skills alive and small businesses going.
We offer unique, hard to find and breathtaking pieces as an alternative to the mass production of the high street, and at comparatively competitive prices quality wise and design wise.
We want our boutique to be a relaxed and welcoming environment, so we'll help when needed but we hope you'll feel free to browse and to fall in love with something without any nudging from us.
We specialise in classic-yet-contemporary interior pieces from the French Art Deco period to Mid-Century modern and beyond.
We believe that Sustainability and recycling are becoming an ever increasingly important point and if restoring quality furniture helps to slow down the mass production of throw away furniture and provide an alternative then that can only be a good thing right!?
...One last important thing!
Not all pieces listed online are physically at the store, if you wish to view a particular item please ENQUIRE before visiting so we can arrange for it to be on show.