About Us

About Modern Times?

Modern Times uniquely combines vintage European design furniture with contemporary Australian art and design. What started out as a series of pop-up shops in 2010 is now a permanent and much-loved store within Melbourne's buzzing inner North.

Amy, Joel and their lovely team like to make everyone feel welcome in their store and look forward to your visit!



Modern Times 
311 Smith St Fitzroy, Victoria 3065


Store - (03) 9913 8598


[email protected]



Trading Hours

10 - 6pm Monday

10 – 6pm Tuesday – Friday

10 – 5pm Saturday

11 – 5pm Sunday


Wednesday 21st Dec, Thursday 22nd Dec and Friday 23rd Dec – Open until 7pm

Christmas Eve – we close at 3pm

Christmas Day – closed

Boxing Day – closed

27th December- closed

31st December- we close at 3pm

New Years Day – closed

all other days open as usual :)


Postal Address

Modern Times, 311 Smith St Fitzroy, Victoria 3065


Modern Times is interested in hearing from talented and motived people looking for a rewarding career. 

Please direct your CV to [email protected]

E-commerce Coordinator - Part Time 

Modern Times is a Melbourne design destination that presents a unique pairing of mid century European furniture with contemporary Australian Art and Homewares. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic E-commerce Coordinator to lead and oversee the Modern Times E-Commerce Business.

Read more ... 



Payment Options

1. Order through the website and pay through your PayPal account.

2. Don’t have a PayPal account? You can still order through the website and use PayPal, just choose the option “Don’t have a PayPal account”. PayPal will still process your credit card payment, but you won’t have to join PayPal.

3. Call us on (03) 9913 8598 and we can accept your credit card payment over the phone.

4. You can also make a direct deposit into our bank account. Call us on (03) 9913 8598 for details. Orders for this payment method will be sent once the payment has gone through.

Returns Policy

Sales are final for all second-hand furniture items purchased in store. New items may be returned in exchange for goods or credit within 14 days of purchase. The item must be in the same condition as when purchased and with any packaging intact and with proof of purchase. If you are wishing to return something purchased online please contact us to discuss return shipping arrangements. 

The address for postal returns is:

Modern Times
311 Smith St
Fitzroy, Victoria

This does not exclude guarantees provided in accordance with Australian Consumer Law.

Shipping information

We now offer $15 flat rate shipping Australia wide on all homewares and gifts, and it’s free when you spend over $150. Framed art shipping begins at $120 to metro areas, depending on location, check out our table of shipping rates.

Furniture varies by location, check out our table of shipping rates.

All items that can be safely shipped via post will be sent through Australia Post Express Post. Items should arrive within 5 days of purchase.

Furniture is shipped via one of our trusted couriers, and should arrive within 2 weeks.

Shipping is calculated at checkout where possible. If you purchase furniture and live outside a metro area or purchase a fragile item, we will contact you with the best shipping price before processing your order.

View shipping rates

All purchases through our site are processed through PayPal, one of the safest and most secure ways to shop online.

PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to ours using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, our server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.

Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.

See our full Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions for more information


Modern Times respects your private information and only uses such information to provide you with the best customer service possible. We do not share your private information with any third party. We may use your email address to send our email newsletters or other announcements regarding promotions and new products. Should you wish to no longer receive these communications please unsubscribe using the link in one of our email communications or contact us directly. If you wish to update your details in our database email us at [email protected]

See our full Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions for more information


Where does the furniture originate?

We source most of our furniture from Denmark but we are increasingly sourcing from broader Europe too – travelling to places such as Holland and Italy as well as Scandinavia we select the most beautiful, sought after and rare pieces to import into Australia.

Is the furniture new or second-hand?

All the furniture we stock is original vintage, mostly from the 1950's and 1960's. We do not sell reproduction furniture.

Do you do furniture restoration?

Our furniture is beautifully restored in-house by our expert team of restorers. Sometimes we acquire pieces in such great condition that little or no restoration is required.

We do not offer a restoration service.

Is the furniture solid wood or veneer?

Almost all furniture from this period is timber veneer. It is common to find a piece has veneer faces, such as on a sideboard, and then for the legs, handles and edging to be solid wood.

The beautiful book-matched patterns which are a feature of Danish Modern furniture are only possible using veneer. Another interesting point is that timber furniture which uses veneer is actually stronger and more stable than solid timber due to the lamination process.

See item descriptions for details on individual pieces.

Is my purchase insured in transit?

Insurance is not included in the shipping costs at checkout. If you would like your item/s to be insured whilst in transit please contact us to arrange a quote.