4 Favourite Finds From Vintage Matters
The founders of Vintage Matters, Paul Cody and Tom Edington, explain the design of their online emporium as intended to “help you create a unique personality for your home or business, with an eclectic combination of products, both vintage and new, that happily sit alongside each other.” Paul is a merchandising specialist, while Tom is an interior architect, and their combined expertise and shared passion for vintage homeware, typography, architecture and well-designed products has clearly influenced the distinctive format of the Vintage Matters site. Throughout the year, Paul and Tom launch a selection of new Vintage Matters collections. Whether large or small, from the charming to the colourful, the surprising to the special, every item in the Vintage Matters collections has been individually sourced by Paul and Tom. Complementary items are gathered together in select groupings that immediately catch the eye and excite curiosity. And there is a dedicated letters collection for typography fans.
“We enjoy the excitement and anticipation of finding characterful pieces on our travels, then taking those pieces and curating them with new products to bring a home environment to life. Now, we want to extend that experience into Vintage Matters and create an engaging platform that is constantly evolving – to keep people and businesses inspired!”
We’ve been admirers of Vintage Matters since their launch in 2015. So we thought it was high time we shared a snapshot of our favourite finds from this very special emporium.
Vintage School Desk and Bench, £340, Vintage Matters
Collection A is all about making a statement. And this vintage school desk (above) does just that. Sourced from Chartres in France, it features a cast iron frame and solid wooden bench seat and desk. A clever shelf is concealed just beneath the desktop. The school desk is filled with character and will make a wonderful addition to a child’s room or living room.
Wire Storage Shelf Unit, £50, Vintage Matters
In keeping with Collection B’s utilitarian theme, this understated wire shelf unit is practical and fit for many-a-purpose. With a weathered grey finish, it is a great industrial storage solution that can be adapted to any room. And those little hooks are very useful too.Use it for side plates and cups in the kitchen, toiletries in the bathroom or bags and scarves in the hallway.
Copper and Glass Open Divider Box, £18.95, Vintage Matters
The beautiful Divider Box from Vintage Matters’ Collection F was handmade in India from antique copper and glass. Featuring four equally sized compartments, it is a lovely little decorative accessory and would make a gorgeous gift for a friend or loved one.
Antique Wooden Hand Cart, £220, Vintage Matters
This antique hand cart from the early 1900s is part of Collection H, which offers practical and aesthetically pleasing pieces for outdoor spaces. Once used as a dog cart, the vintage trolley features a detachable handle, metal trimmed wheels and distressed timber panels. It would be ideal for garden storage – and could perhaps even be planted with flowers.
Vintage Matters are building on their vast experience of sourcing and styling to offer a bespoke service to homeowners, hotels, restaurateurs and businesses. They are even offering prop hire for special events and photoshoots. But, whatever your reason for exploring the Vintage Matters emporium, we have no doubt that you will be visiting often!
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