It is our core belief that good Danish and vintage design doesn't have to be inaccesible
to the average person. Whilst we do stock some high end and important pieces, the great
bulk of what we sell is thoughtfully designed, well made vintage pieces which won't cost
an arm and a leg.
We receive a container from Europe every 3-4 weeks. With an ever changing range and
very quick turnover of stock, we are one of Australia's largest vintage 20th Century specialists.
Danish modern makes up the core of our range along with Australian mid century & Industrial vintage.
We realise the importance of keeping a fresh and up-to-date website. When an item is sold
in shop it is instantly marked as sold on the website. When an item arrives in shop, it is usually
photographed and loaded onto the website within 24hrs. This ensures that you can be confident
that what you see online is available and not out of date.
Taking this a step further, we also take photos during our buying trips overseas. We'll upload these
photos to our upcoming page so you can get 1st dibs at our new finds.
In the workshop we restore a wide variety of items using methods and treatment required
to best enhance the pieces we sell. Stripping and refinishing is sometimes done prior to its
sale or given as an option on the purchase of a vintage piece. We also have much experience
using other experts including wood turners, cabinet makers, metal workers and rattan
and Danish cord weavers.
We are proud to have our own exclusive upholsterer using traditional skills to give new life to
old classics. We offer a wide selection of fabrics from many of the top suppliers including
Warwick, Zepel and Wortley. This service allows us to pass on great savings to our customers
as well as being able to complete work without a long wait.
All items for sale at Grandfathers Axe are also available to hire. TV and Film production
studios, local theatre, galleries and universities have used many of our iconic pieces in
productions and events around Australia. Standard rates as follows:
– Weekly: 20% of the RRP of the item, per week up to 3 weeks
– Monthly: 50% of the RRP of the item, per month, up to 3 months
– Longer period can be negotiated on an individual basis.
All hires must be guaranteed with a holding cheque to the full value of the item. If the item is lost, the holding
cheque will be retained and banked by Grandfathers Axe. If the item is damaged, the holding cheque will
be retained until suitable repairs can be made. The cost of the repair will then be extracted from the value of the
holding cheque. If item cannot be repaired, the holding cheque will be retained and banked by Grandfathers Axe.