A Virtual Marketplace for Vintage Interiors

By Rose-Hannah Lishman

If you’ve ever struggled to find that bold statement sofa or appealing entrance-hall storage solution to match your vintage style, or spent days trawling antiques sales across the continent for a refined Italian piece, then Design Market is your saviour.

Negotiating with eccentric antiques dealers and scouring far and wide across the continent to find a piece by your favourite 20th century designer is no more. Instead just make yourself at home in front of your computer and travel through the biggest online collection of exclusive furniture by leading designers, professionally sourced and carefully chosen for you, from 250 galleries and antique shops internationally, in the world’s first virtual marketplace of its kind.

Representing 500 designers and boasting around 8000 pieces on sale, if you’re looking for anything vintage, designer or with an air of European elegance to add character to your home then you’ll definitely find it in this web-destination.

Amongst the most well-renowned designers featuring in the antiques collection are Charles Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Eero Saarienen, Charlotte Perriand and Marco Zanuso, to name but a few.

It’s also worth noting that just because it’s vintage, it doesn’t mean it’s shabby and in fact, most objects are the opposite: think slick, Scandinavian art pieces worthy of exhibition. What’s more, you’ll know the era, origin and the person behind the piece before you buy, and for those interior aficionados, it’s even possible to opt for a Certificate of Authenticity.

The interiors on offer at Design Market are a catalogue of truly iconic pieces; appraised and authenticated and often with a fair amount of history behind its item description.

Engineering and business backgrounds are behind the creative Design Market revolution, with David Mimouni and Lionel Obadia’s career taking a turn when Obadia began to tire of his search for a 50s Eames chair.

Taking the bull by the horns in 2014, the entrepreneurial pair has created a virtual space for everything interior, celebrating an influential period of European design and offering uniquely characterful pieces that are sure to command attention in any room of the house.

In today’s technology-fuelled world, Design Market could swiftly become the future for antiques shopping where the hard work and research is done for you, putting the enjoyment right back into the art of interior design.

By Rose-Hannah Lishman