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Old 21.09.2018, 22:16
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Good stores for furniture?

Hey all - we are having a heck of a time finding furniture that suits our style. Not that we are super high fashion / picky but everything we are seeing is ultra modern, to the point it looks like it belongs on the Star Trek voyager 😳

Can anyone recommend some good spots for decent quality and stylish furniture? We are looking for MCM / Scandinavian style..

We have been to:

Möbelarena Dogern
Möbel Dick
IKEA

Haven't been to Pfister yet but that will be our next stop. Somebody recommended Maison Dumonde which we liked their stuff visually but we don’t really trust these online retailers like this and wayfair etc, quality issues and no real storefront to see quality first hand before purchasing.
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Old 22.09.2018, 12:51
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

Have a look at https://www.reseda.ch/

Big advantage is that many of the lines can be custom made, you select the size, wood type, mitred of block edges, wood thickness and and ....

Good luck with your furnishing.
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Old 22.09.2018, 13:23
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Hey all - we are having a heck of a time finding furniture that suits our style. Not that we are super high fashion / picky but everything we are seeing is ultra modern, to the point it looks like it belongs on the Star Trek voyager 😳

Can anyone recommend some good spots for decent quality and stylish furniture? We are looking for MCM / Scandinavian style..

We have been to:

Möbelarena Dogern
Möbel Dick
IKEA

Haven't been to Pfister yet but that will be our next stop. Somebody recommended Maison Dumonde which we liked their stuff visually but we don’t really trust these online retailers like this and wayfair etc, quality issues and no real storefront to see quality first hand before purchasing.
Have a roam in the Brokihaus in Zürich. You never know what you will find there.
http://www.zuercher-brockenhaus.ch/mobile/
Or visit one closer to you.
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Old 22.09.2018, 14:16
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

Do you want real MCM and Scandinavian furniture? We are going to be retiring in 6 months and downsizing to the south of France. I have some things that I am going to sell at auction, but you are more than welcome to buy them before then.


I have a 1970's Eames lounge chair and ottoman that need reupholstering. I have a Lane dining table and 6 Kai Kristiansen chairs that will be for sale. There is also a giant Merimekko fabric wall hanging and a white four seat sofa by Wormley for Dunbar. I've got sideboards and side tables and lamps. I've even got a service for 8 of Emilio Pucci china for Rosenthal. All of this will be let go for VERY reasonable prices.



Are you interested? I can post some pictures. Or, you can just come to my house with a truck and go shopping.
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

Interio and Pfister are good.
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Old 22.09.2018, 16:43
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

Taste, budget?
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Old 22.09.2018, 17:11
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

I suppose Scandinavian/MSM should clue me in, but it really doesn't. Can you post pictures or links to pictures of a few styles you like and maybe we can come up with stores where we've seen similar?
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Old 23.09.2018, 13:33
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Do you want real MCM and Scandinavian furniture? We are going to be retiring in 6 months and downsizing to the south of France. I have some things that I am going to sell at auction, but you are more than welcome to buy them before then.


I have a 1970's Eames lounge chair and ottoman that need reupholstering. I have a Lane dining table and 6 Kai Kristiansen chairs that will be for sale. There is also a giant Merimekko fabric wall hanging and a white four seat sofa by Wormley for Dunbar. I've got sideboards and side tables and lamps. I've even got a service for 8 of Emilio Pucci china for Rosenthal. All of this will be let go for VERY reasonable prices.
Are you interested? I can post some pictures. Or, you can just come to my house with a truck and go shopping.

Ok, whoa and slow down with the PMs, folks. Didn't realize I was opening a giant can of worms. I am not even at home right now to take any photos. I really haven't even decided yet whether I am going to sell everything to a dealer in one lump sum or sell it at auction. Once I get home and get organized, I will put everything on EF with prices before I sell it to a dealer.


Jeez, who knew there were that many people on here willing to plunk out the cash for an Eames lounge chair?
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Old 23.09.2018, 14:39
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I suppose Scandinavian/MSM should clue me in, but it really doesn't. Can you post pictures or links to pictures of a few styles you like and maybe we can come up with stores where we've seen similar?
MCM is short for mid-century modern. It was a period of time during the 1950's and 60's when furniture manufacturers started hiring architects and designers to design their furniture. There are quite a few dealers in Switzerland and if you look on their websites you will see the kind of furniture the OP is talking about.
https://bliss-shop.ch/
https://www.kissthedesign.ch/
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

Depending on your budget and time available a good place for hunting furniture from this period for a more reasonable price would be Ricardo.ch.

If you are looking for pieces that are readily available and perhaps also newly upholstered or fully restored, and budget is lesser of a problem, try a place like Bumadesign.ch in the Bern Region, or sympledesign.ch , Chiccham.com in the Lausanne / Suisse Romande area.
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Old 08.10.2018, 11:11
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MCM is short for mid-century modern. It was a period of time during the 1950's and 60's when furniture manufacturers started hiring architects and designers to design their furniture. There are quite a few dealers in Switzerland and if you look on their websites you will see the kind of furniture the OP is talking about.
https://bliss-shop.ch/
https://www.kissthedesign.ch/
I get all my new furniture from Seipp in Germany. They are so good. They take care of all the tax, they deliver/install and their prices are so much better than here. I can't recommend them too highly
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Old 09.10.2018, 10:27
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I get all my new furniture from Seipp in Germany. They are so good. They take care of all the tax, they deliver/install and their prices are so much better than here. I can't recommend them too highly
i, too, bought 90% of stuff at Seipp. i was there recently and must say, the shop was not that cool like in 2008. the things on display were not that attractive like back then. could be that the temporary season is just like that and they re-shuffle and set up better choice?! online they have plenty of things to order that look cool. only problem is i would not buy any sofa without that i test-sit the lot for comfyness, size, height, depth etc. i always had to check how a 5-10k sofa works out live.
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

These two are great options as well


http://www.schweigert.de/startseite.html

http://www.wohnpark-binzen.de/
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

Hi, there's a great shop in Bauarena, Volketswil called Colmore. Their style is completely different to all the average stuuf you'll find in Interio, Möbel Pfister, etc.
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Old 10.10.2018, 13:01
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

I quite like Schubiger Möbel myself. They have a store in Dübendorf. They don't just do all the modern stuff (although they do a lot of that) but have other styles too. The staff are pretty competent when advising you but not overly pushy as they are in some other stores.

I don't like the Scandinvian style myself. Too cold and indsutrial and soulless. I'm more a fan of the Italian and generally Mediteranean stuff.

I also have a lot of stuff from various Brockis. A lot of the stuff there is obviosuly rubbish but sometimes you can get lucky. It's all a question of having an eye for what something could look like if presented slightly better.

I find that especially the Salvation Army Brocki by Hardbrücke has some better stuff. They also do deliveries. I bought a genuine solid oak art deco writing desk there a couple of years back. I had it professionally restored and it's a real beauty.

I also have some items that I bought in antique shops in Spain and had shipped back.

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only problem is i would not buy any sofa without that i test-sit the lot for comfyness, size, height, depth etc. i always had to check how a 5-10k sofa works out live.
That's when Theo Jakob becomes invaluable
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

Another possibility for secondhand stuff is HIOB. www.hiob.ch
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Re: Good stores for furniture?

I'm not impressed with the Brockenhäuser within Zurich, they tend to be overpriced and the quality is often very so-so. Unfortunately, places like Wohnzimmerbar / Bogen 33 are snapping up all the good vintage stuff and reselling it at a huge profit. The MCM dining chairs that I have used to belong to my uncle's parents and he was kind enough to give them to me after they passed away when they cleared their house, but not before he insisted that I promised not just to sell them on, they normally sell for upwards of 400 francs - per chair.

Going a bit further out (Zug used to be good, sadly they closed one of the largest Brockenhäuser last winter) often yields better results.

For brand new stuff, I recently spotted ads for Sofa Company in the tram, their stuff looks really nice, Danish design and they do more than sofas. Can't say anything about the quality or service, just something different if you fancy having a look. And if you want to really dive down the rabbit hole, Architonic is the architecture and design aficionado's ultimate drug. May severely damage your savings but, oh, the wonders to be had.
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yep, bought a few things from them, the big Wogg, some lamps etc.
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Old 11.10.2018, 12:51
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I'm not impressed with the Brockenhäuser within Zurich, they tend to be overpriced and the quality is often very so-so.
They can be, but not always.

The thing is, the people who work there don't for the most part have a clue what stuff is worth.

So when something is overpriced, that's not necessarily attempted extortion, but just ignorance.

Similarly, stuff sometimes gets priced at a farction of its market value. For the same reason. Because they don't have a clue.

But of course the stuff that is under price gets sold pretty quickly, leaving the impression there is only overpriced stuff.

So it takes a combination of luck and perseverance and also some charm skills to get the staff to tip me off when something comes in.

But isn't that all part of the fun?
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