twenty21 opened in a small shop in Carlton in November 2006. After two years, we had outgrown the Carlton space and on April 1st 2008, we opened our larger and new shop in Fitzroy. As its name suggests, our focus is on bringing 20th century design to the living environment of 21st century homes. We are excited about what the 20th century has created and produced. We sell 20th century items, we buy them, we sell them, we hire them and we love them.
We source our items both locally and internationally and we bring them to you to share our enthusiasm for the period. We also believe that introducing quality vintage items in our contemporary homes is a small but valuable contribution to protecting the environment:
The fact that we are able to offer quality vintage for sale today is proof that these items were built to last.
If treated with care and respect, vintage pieces will retain or more probably increase in value. We do not need to keep cutting down trees to make short-lived furniture that decreases in value and we do not need to use the power needed to sustain these industries.
So, there you go, enjoy the pleasure that your vintage items bring to your home and feel good about yourself in the process!
But our name also suggests that we have also an eye on contemporary design.
twenty blends into 21 and back again. Past and present never part. The future is always around the corner.
So we also select a range of items that beautifully mix with our vintage pieces and bring them to you in our Melbourne showroom which is located at 160 Johnston Street in Fitzroy.
How to get there
TRAMS 86 (travel to Smith St), 96 (travel down Nicholson St) and 112 (down Brunswick St) BUSES 200, 201, 203, 205 and 207 with stops at Johnston Street BUSES 250, 251 and 253 with closest stop at Rathdowne and Elgin Streets.
If you are not nearby or cannot visit us in person, we can organise shipping to most destinations.