Forget old-hat antiquing, Magill Road is a Danish and mid-century paradise.
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Undeniably, Magill Road is a business district on the cusp of becoming a homewares haven, but those who live and work in the area were quick to remind us that it’s as well known for its historical household items as it is for its contemporary ones.
It is an antiquer’s dream.
Not because of the number of antique stores – though they are many – but because of the quality within.
Traditionally you might expect to wade through dozens of Pears’ Soap tins and collectible spoons to uncloak a beautiful desk that, while stunning, is far too ornate to match any of the other furniture in your home.
But on Magill Road, you’ll instead find that all your Danish and mid-century minimalist furniture desires are catered to, and presented in the clean and logical fashion the pieces deserve.
For an Allan Gould-style Compass Chair, or a Louis van Teeffelen-inspired floating top desk, drop into Mid Century Modern.
If you’re after that Børge Mogensen clean and simple cabinet vibe, or a floating top desk with a hidden drawer (who said minimalists have nothing to hide?), or even the completely superseded (but gorgeous nonetheless) telephone table, Pedlars Antiques have exactly what you’re after.
What Magill Road offers, in addition to great food, friendly people, and an abundance of homewares, is contemporary antiquing, and we at CityMag will be back for another hunt.