End of an Era – Modern Times closure

An unfortunate end in a modern time.

Modern Times, the iconic furniture store nestled in Melbourne, has left an indelible mark on the Australian design scene over the past decade. With its discerning curation and unwavering commitment to showcasing local talent, Modern Times emerged as a champion for Australian design excellence. Through its carefully curated collections and collaborations with emerging and established designers alike, the store served as a hub of creativity and innovation, elevating the profile of Australian design both nationally and internationally. Modern Times’ closure marks the end of an era, leaving behind a rich legacy that has inspired countless designers and enthusiasts alike.

Despite its closure, Modern Times leaves behind a lasting legacy that transcends its physical presence. Its influence on the design community reverberates through the countless designers it supported, the collaborations it fostered, and the appreciation it cultivated for Australian design heritage. The store’s ethos of championing local craftsmanship and celebrating contemporary design aesthetics has paved the way for a new generation of design enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.

While the physical space may be gone, the spirit of Modern Times lives on, embedded in the fabric of Australia’s design landscape and serving as a beacon of inspiration for years to come.

Front window of Modern Times furniture store before closing down.

Modern Times, the iconic furniture store nestled in Melbourne, has left an indelible mark on the Australian design scene over the past decade. With its discerning curation and unwavering commitment to showcasing local talent, Modern Times emerged as a champion for Australian design excellence. Through its carefully curated collections and collaborations with emerging and established designers alike, the store served as a hub of creativity and innovation, elevating the profile of Australian design both nationally and internationally. Modern Times’ closure marks the end of an era, leaving behind a rich legacy that has inspired countless designers and enthusiasts alike.

Interior of Modern Times furniture store showing artwork and furniture.

Despite its closure, Modern Times leaves behind a lasting legacy that transcends its physical presence. Its influence on the design community reverberates through the countless designers it supported, the collaborations it fostered, and the appreciation it cultivated for Australian design heritage. The store’s ethos of championing local craftsmanship and celebrating contemporary design aesthetics has paved the way for a new generation of design enthusiasts and entrepreneurs.

While the physical space may be gone, the spirit of Modern Times lives on, embedded in the fabric of Australia’s design landscape and serving as a beacon of inspiration for years to come.

Wall of artwork in Modern Times furniture store.

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