A recent trip to Melbourne, Australia, turned up a multitude of fantastic shopping finds. Melbourne has an eclectic and artistic ambiance and is a great place to find unique home furnishings and textiles. One such shop, in the Prahran district, showcases some of the best designs from half-way around the globe: Scandinavia.Founded in 2003 by Anton Assaad, Great Dane provides Aussies a prime assortment of both vintage and new furniture from some of the best Scandinavian designers. What sets this shop apart — besides it’s beautifully displayed showrooms — is its restoration department. Vintage pieces are in prime condition, due to the fact that they have an on-site restoration workshop that specializes in Danish designs.
In fact, if you are interested in having your vintage pieces restored, or would like to know how to restore pieces yourself, Great Dane offers master classes in Danish restoration techniques as well as vintage restoration services. Check out their website to see about their upcoming February class. Be sure to read their blog for additional restoration and sale information.
Their shops showcase a variety of designs and designers including Arne Vodder, Grete Jalk, Lisa Larson, and Hans Wegner. A wide range of textiles are also available for custom designs. Great Dane currently has showrooms in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and can ship items world-wide.