Vienna and its inhabitants are renowned for being stylish and their eye for aesthetics includes both fashion and furniture. From antique gems from the Habsburg era, to Bauhaus-style living room sets, here’s our pick of where to pick up the best retro and vintage furniture.
Described as the ‘modernist showroom’, Vintagerie is a fantastic place to pick up a retro gem. Be sure to check out the surrounding area of the 6th district too, as it’s one of the city’s best areas for second-hand shops and retro furniture stores.
Vintagerie, Nelkengasse 4, 1060 Wien, Austria, +43 1 5812850
Naschmarkt is the most popular flea market in town. Market sellers can be seen setting up their stalls as early as 4am, giving those who are first on the scene a chance to head over to watch the sunrise over the canal and scour the streets for a trinket or two. The stalls sell everything from junk to jeweller,y and plenty of food stalls are dotted around so you can pick up a falafel wrap or hot dog to munch on as you browse.
Naschmarkt, 1060 Vienna, Austria, +43 1 4000 5430
At Dekorative, you’ll find a wonderful selection of furniture from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, with many hand-chosen items, so head over there if mid-century pieces, such as these Ercol chairs, is what you’re passionate about.
Dekorative, Margaretenstraße 125, 1050 Wien, Austria, +43 1 5480211
Stereogram offers a selection of design objects from the 20th century, largely from the decades between 1930 and 1980. The collection includes designs for the home, contemporary objects and items for passionate collectors and art-lovers.
Stereogram, Schönbrunner Str. 10, 1050 Wien, Austria, +43 699 19201233