This is a list of Blog posts on Collectika. Here we discuss anything and everything of interest about retro furniture and lighting.

Anyone interested in 1950s, 1960s and other mid century furniture and fittings will find these discussions informative and interesting. We welcome interaction and would like to have your comments.

Designer Furniture


Why Designer Furniture? What is the main motivation to consider designer furniture over mass produced? The way we decorate our houses has a lot of meaning in different ways. It

Designer Furniture2020-03-26T14:38:42+11:00

Vintage and Retro Furniture Come to Burleigh Heads


Parker, Eames, Danish and many more Collectika has moved its main store room to Buleigh heads from where we serve all regions in Australia Address : Unit

Vintage and Retro Furniture Come to Burleigh Heads2019-10-18T02:25:52+11:00

Collectika Features in House & Garden Magazine


We are delighted to announce that Collectika has been featured in the September issue of House & Garden Magazine in their Decorating section. House & Garden is the “go to” magazine for great tips on interior decoration and gardening.

This issue features our stunning easy armchair by Dutch furniture designer, Rob Parry accompanied by our lovely Parker furniture teak bed head. Both pieces are great examples of how retro and … Read the rest

Collectika Features in House & Garden Magazine2019-09-28T08:58:47+10:00

Retro Furniture


Retro Furniture Popularity

Retro Highback chairThe popularity of retro furniture continues to increase. Shops in vintage and retro furniture are starting up and growing worldwide and Australia is one of the leaders in this trend with some of the best retro furniture shops around.  Our local offers are boosted by many of the famous Australian designers of the retro era that saw the opportunity to build uniquely designed, high-quality products in the … Read the rest

Retro Furniture2020-02-20T07:11:09+11:00

Retro, Vintage, Mid-Century Modern Furniture – The Terms Explained


‘Retro’,  ‘Vintage’, ‘Mid Century’ and ‘Mid-Century Modern’ are terms being used by Retro and Vintage Furniture Stores everywhere. Further, qualifiers such as ‘style’ or ‘design’ are often thrown in either to honestly define a piece or to disguise its lack of authenticity.  Examples are:  ‘Vintage Style’, ‘Retro Style’, ‘Danish Style’, ‘Danish Design’.

To complete the list of casually interchanged phrases we should add ‘Antique’ and ‘Art Deco’.

The popularity of … Read the rest

Retro, Vintage, Mid-Century Modern Furniture – The Terms Explained2020-02-16T04:15:48+11:00

Danish Furniture in Australia – a Memorable Movement


The Danish Furniture Design Movement

Danish Furniture became famous and in high demand when Danish furniture designers started a trend in furniture design in the 1920’s that was innovative, creative and functional. Danish designers used new industrial technologies, ideas of simplicity and functionalism.  The movement’s innovations were incorporated in the design of furniture, household objects sculpture and architecture.  Perhaps the most iconic architecture that came from Danish design is the … Read the rest

Danish Furniture in Australia – a Memorable Movement2020-02-20T13:00:25+11:00

Collectika Features in Habitus


Habitus Feature on Collectika Vintage Furniture

We are very pleased with the feature on Collectika in Habitus Magazine this month.  Habitus is a prestigious magazine with regular articles on design, architecture and interior decoration.

Their team of “Design Hunters” focus on finding the leaders in design locally and globally.

“Habitus 20 finds inspiring people from all walks of life…  from rugs, to heating and coffee machines, we find that the

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Collectika Features in Habitus2018-09-06T18:19:16+10:00
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