Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are all the furniture pieces at Noden vintage?

Yes. All our hand picked one off vintage Scandinavian furniture pieces at Noden are guaranteed 100% authentic. We also stock a carefully selected range of new home decor and design goods.

How old are the vintage furniture pieces at Noden?

We specialize in original vintage Mid-Century and Scandinavian Modern design, in particular Danish Modern classics from the 1940s - 1970s, so most of the pieces you find at Noden were manufactured between the 1940's - 1970's.

Are all of the vintage furniture pieces at Noden restored?

Most of our vintage items are fully refinished (fully restored / fully refurbished) which is why most of the pieces you find at Noden are presented in an amazing condition, with some looking as good as new. Vintage pieces that are in a very good to excellent original condition are sold "as is" but we also provide refinishing and upholstery services upon request.

What does "Vintage" really mean?

The term "Vintage" has multiple meanings and ways it is used today, which often leads to confusion. Here at Noden, "Vintage" is a term we use very clearly and carefully to describe items over 50 years old, but less than 100, and is also used to date something that was produced within a particular period. If a particular item is described as "Vintage Hans Wegner chair, Denmark - 1960's...", that means it was produced during the 1960's and is at least 50 years old.

Due to the fact that many iconic designs from the 1930's - 1950's are still in production since its launch, we describe some 1980's production pieces as "Vintage". Furniture pieces over 35 years old at Noden is described as vintage. We never use the word "Vintage" loosely and we endeavour to be as clear and accurate as possible with our photos and description of every piece at Noden. 

What does "Antique" mean?

"Antique" is a term used to describe something manufactured at least 100 years ago.

Do you customise furniture?

No. We are not in the business of customising or copying any original design. We are however, able to help you source for highly affordable to highly collectible original vintage Scandinavian design with our custom sourcing services. Drop by our shop and have a chat with us.

Is every piece of vintage furniture listed online?

We try to list as many as possible but we have more in-store at all times.

Why is Noden's vintage furniture not available online?

Visible age related wear and tear is expected with vintage items including fully restored pieces. We highly recommend dropping by our showroom to have an actual look and feel of the vintage items you are interested in. From there, we will take you through the price, but more importantly, the history and value of each piece. 

If I see something that is no longer available, can Noden help me source for the same piece?

We can definitely help source for iconic designer pieces from Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Børge Mogensen, Kai Kristiansen etc Lesser known pieces are harder to find at times but we will do our best to source a similar piece for you, and if we're lucky, we will find the same piece. Drop by our shop and have a chat with us, we will take you through the process and terms of custom sourcing.

If I own a cafe or have a new home that I would like furnished with original Danish design, can Noden offer custom sourcing and styling services?

Definitely. We help source for both private and commercial clients locally and internationally so whether you are a cafe/restaurant owner, architect designing a new home or space, or a new homeowner and would like us to custom source specific Danish design items for you, drop by our shop to have a chat with us.

How do I know which vintage furniture items are available on the website?

Any item that is not described or listed as "Sold" is still available. 

Do you send out photos of incoming vintage pieces?

We used to, but as of June 2017, due to an overwhelming amount of inquiries, all incoming pieces will only be available on a first come first serve basis for walk in customers once they are ready on the shop floor. Photos taken by us will only be updated onto the website usually 1-2 weeks later. We recommend subscribing to our newsletter to stay up to date. See below.

Do you buy or take in used furniture?

We only take in original vintage Scandinavian or Mid-century furniture pieces on a case by case basis. Unfortunately, we do not buy or take in "REPLICA" furniture pieces or normal used (pre-loved') furniture.

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We are located in Singapore.