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Published December 10th 2013
The best shops for reproduction furniture
If you love vintage furniture you may know that trying to find original pieces can be incredibly difficult at the best of times. I discovered this when searching for chairs for our newly acquired wooden table. I looked on eBay and Gumtree and came to the conclusion that any furniture advertised with the keywords "retro", "Mid-century" or "antique" were asking for ridiculous amounts of money.
I then thought about getting replica furniture. These pieces are often manufactured and produced to the same specifications as the original designer piece. So if you are like me and want to enjoy the classic designs of the past but can't afford an original vintage piece then replica furniture may be the answer.
Here are some shops in Sydney that have great looking reproduction furniture:
Matt Blatt Matt Blatt has been around for quite a while now and has grown nicely. They started off as an online shop and have expanded to two retail locations in Sydney. I bought four chairs from here, the Eames DSW side chair. At $69 per chair they were good value for money and look great. Address: 88-92 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria NSW 2015, 408-410 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021.
Matt Blatt Alexandria showroom
Milan Direct With a mix of modern and retro furniture Milan Direct has a great range of furniture available in their online store. Personally I have never used them but I have heard good things and have on a number of occasions come very close to purchasing from them. I am hopeful that they will setup a retail shop somewhere in Sydney soon.
Sokol specialises in high quality replica and designer furniture. They pride themselves in providing replicas which are true to the original design specifications. I have never used them but I have heard great things about its furniture. They have been around since 2009 and have a huge range of products. They have an online store and a store in Alexandria. Address: 614 Botany Road, Alexandria, NSW 2015
Sokol Alexandria showroom
Glicks Glicks have a very large warehouse location on Sydney's funky Danks street this is a not to be missed store when you visit Sydney. They also have an online store. Great prices and a good mix of modern and retro means you can really build up an eclectic mix of furniture for your home.
If you want the best bang for the buck when it comes to replica furniture in Australia you should check outhttp://www.homeq.com.au/. Great selection, quality and price. I've bought off HomeQ twice and can highly recommend.
Another furniture store that sells genuine design furniture is clickon furniturehttp://www.clickonfurniture.com.au/ Found some nice Australian made furniture there. Also found some cheap replica furniture on their website.