Is your furniture new or used?
Our vintage design furniture is sourced from across Europe – such as Italy, The Netherlands, Denmark and other Scandinavian countries. All of our highly collectable pieces are hand-selected on our annual buying trips, where we tirelessly seek out the most unique pieces for Modern Times. We also have a small range of new pieces exclusive to Modern Times that are all made and designed in Melbourne.
Is the furniture restored?
We lovingly restore and refurbish every item. At Modern Times, our restoration team work hard to return our pieces of vintage furniture to their former glory. Our Head Restorer – who leads a passionate and highly skilled team – specialises in mid-century furniture, with knowledge spanning traditional Danish weaving techniques and timber types. We believe that honouring the history and integrity of each piece enriches the furniture with a unique story, and we love watching each piece come back to life.
Is the timber solid or veneer?
Our furniture is made from a variety of materials, including solid and veneered timbers such as teak, rosewood, beech and oak. You’ll also find pieces in leather, marble and different metals. It’s common to find a piece of furniture made from a combination of timber types – for example, a sideboard may have a veneer face with solid legs, handles and edging. Veneer is a thin sliver of hardwood timber cut along the grain. Scandinavian pieces often feature a book-matched grain pattern, which is only possible with specially selected timber veneers. The result is a crown or ‘cathedral’ figure visible across the surface of a piece. This attention to detail often signifies high value and beauty.
What payment methods do you take?
We offer a variety of payment methods to place your order:
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, contact us and we can arrange a quote.
How can I show my work at Modern Times?
We’re passionate about representing and fostering exciting creative talent whose work aligns with the Modern Times brand. If you’re a local artist, designer or maker, we’d love to connect. Please express your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer lay-by?
Absolutely, we offer a 6 week lay-by. If you are looking to buy online, call us and we can arrange a lay-by over the phone.
We also offer ArtMoney. Apply online for instant approval and pay for your artwork in 10 payments interest fee. Apply here and contact us to take your favourite piece home today.
What are MT Editions?
The Modern Times Editions are our series of exclusive archival quality limited edition art, all of which are hand-signed and numbered by the artists. This collection of affordable art allows you to take home your very own special piece of artwork by artists such as Mark Alsweiler, Stephen Baker, Elizabeth Barnett, Sarah Kelk, Ellie Malin, Hannah Nowlan, Kasper Raglus, Stacey Rees, Billie Justice Thomson, Caroline Walls and more.
What Sizes do the MT Editions come in?
Available from A0 to A3, the prints are created to articulate your individual approach to art, either unframed or with our fantastic framing options.
What are the MT Edition framing options?
Available in White Paint, Black Paint, Black Stain, Walnut Stain or Tasmanian Oak, handmade in Melbourne to a conservation standard.
How long will my MT Edition take to deliver?
Framed editions can take up to 4 – 6 weeks to arrive, with an expected lead time of 2 – 3 weeks for unframed.