Introducing Von Braun Vintage and HomeApril 2 2014
Hello fellow vintage lovers,
Some of you may have noticed an exciting new stall at The Amazing Mill Markets Daylesford over the last month or so, called Von Braun Vintage and Home. Well, today we’ve got a little more info on the guys behind Von Braun, and the kind of vintage treasures you can expect to find in their stall.
Ben and Ash – the team behind Von Braun – are lovers of all things vintage, with a particular passion for Mid-Century Modern furniture and homewares from Scandinavian, American and Australian designers. You’ll find thing classic brands like Parker, Fler, Kartell, Stelton, Chiswell and Herman Miller to name just a few. They also have a pretty impressive collection of amazing glassware from Holmegaard, Orrefors and Whitefriars, plus great finds like West German ceramics, and super-collectable Nagel modular candleholders from Germany. And you’ll always a few quirky industrial pieces in the mix for good measure. After an extremely busy first month, Von Braun is reloaded with stock and ready to rock!
One of the most exciting new items is an authentic vintage Herman Miller Soft Pad chair, designed by Charles Eames in 1969. These are extremely hard to find in Australia, especially in this condition. With butter-soft black leather, and polished cast-aluminium frames, these American made chairs and worlds apart from the new cheap-and-nasty replicas! It’s the ultimate desk chair, uber-comfy and a true design classic of Mid-Century Design. You’ll often see Don Draper and the Mad Men crew sitting on one of these, so imagine how great it will look in your office!
Von Braun also has a matching Herman Miller Universal table, from the Aluminium Group range designed by the Eames’ in 1964. With a hardwearing black melamine top, it’s a great compact size, perfect as a dining table in an apartment, or as a small meeting table. Why not eat every meal off an authentic Eames design icon?
Speaking of design classics, there’s also a pair of vintage Kartell Componibili storage units in white, designed by Anna Castelli Ferrieri in 1969. These are the larger, 2 module units with rare castor wheels… even rarer that they are free of any yellowing. Also available is a set of 4 sky-blue painted 1970s Casala ‘Casalino’ chairs. Made from fibreglass, these curvaceous classics are great indoors or out.
Von Braun Vintage and Home is adding new stock every week – and there’s plenty of smaller retro collectables if you’re tight on space – why not stop in at The Amazing Mill Markets Daylesford and say ‘Hi!’