Antique and vintage scandinavian furniture.
The white walls, concrete screed flooring and lofty ceiling of Mobler’s showroom provide a suitable canvas for a Scandinavian feel. It’s one reason why the founders chose it!
Homeowners who love furniture with character will find making a trip to this 2,200sqf warehouse-showroom very worthwhile indeed. Mobler, located in Balestier, carries antique and vintage furniture pieces, with styles ranging from retro and industrial to Gustavian, Art Nouveau and Rococo – all sourced from Scandinavia, mostly Sweden. That’s where Emelie and Ellen Heden, the sisters who run the shop, are from. They say that this focus is to not dilute the strong sense of style identity. Find chests, chairs, sideboards, tables, framed mirrors and more here, all with “a story to tell”, says Emelie. Pieces include a late 1700s’ handcrafted Allmoge bridal chest, which traditionally contained gifts for the bride from her family, and a letter organiser from an old post office circa the 1940s. The furniture pieces are made using a variety of wood, such as teak, oak, elm, birch, pine and mahogany. The sisters have kept them in their original condition for an authentic feel. You can also get decor items and smaller objects here, such as candle holders, lanterns, trays and nautical maps. Many are made of cast iron, tin, brass and nickel, which complement the wooden pieces nicely. “We’ve always loved vintage things – because of our grandma! We would spend summers in the south of Sweden at her country house, which was decorated with old pieces,” the sisters say. They plan to go home at least three or four times a year to make purchases, so check back periodically for new finds.
Mobler’s rare finds include a 1940s’ letter organiser, which can be used as a bookshelf.
Besides antique and vintage wooden furniture pieces from Scandinavia, find complementary decor accessories, such as maps, brass vases, rotary dial telephones and lamps here.
These antique “America Chests”, were used by Swedes returning to Sweden from the US in the late 1800s.