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Design Elements | An Art Collector’s Vintage Sanctuary

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the world of vintage furniture, Design Consigned’s carefully sourced pieces offer the perfect gateway to adding character and a touch of nostalgia to your space. Drawing inspiration from a soulful apartment in Kyiv, Ukraine, which has become a vintage haven for its art collector-owner, we underscore the value of investing in quality, pre-loved pieces that will last a lifetime.

Reflecting on her approach to the apartment’s design, architect Yevheniia Dubrovska says, “I aimed to encapsulate the owner’s love of collecting – not just art but also vintage furniture. The spaces are filled with expressive, one-of-a-kind pieces rich in life despite their age.”

Casting an eye to the apartment’s living area, a vintage Tufty-Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia has been paired with vintage pieces from the Togo seating collection by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset – both renowned designs sought after in modern interiors. Additional vintage items, such as a glass nesting table by Giandomenico Belotti for Fly Line, leather armchairs by Mart Stam for Matteo Grassi, a floor lamp by Goffredo Reggiani for Reggiani, and a traditional rug, further enrich the home’s narrative. 

Togo sofa by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset
Tufty-Time sofa by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia
Frog lounge chair by Piero Lissoni for Living Divani

Tufty time sofa

The bedroom shares the same penchant for pre-loved treasures. A vintage leather chair by Arne Norell for Norell Möbel AB graces the corner of the space, while renowned vintage lighting pieces, such as a Kaiser Idell Scissor wall lamp by Christian Dell for Fritz Hansen and a Tab floor lamp by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for Flos, quietly captivate attention. 

These selections echo the sentiment of Design Consigned founder Mel Campo, who says, “Vintage pieces hold history and can tell a unique story about the moment in time in which they were designed, offering a meaningful connection to the past whilst sparking interest.” She adds, “A well-made, authentic design can have many lives. We are seeing far too much ‘fast furniture’ on the sidewalk on its way to landfill.”

"Vintage pieces hold history and can tell a unique story about the moment in time in which they were designed, offering a meaningful connection to the past whilst sparking interest."

– Design Consigned founder Mel Campo

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