Can Antiques get any more Beautiful
The Vintage Club Interview
Meet Oscar. The loveable Vintage Club Mascot
I have known the Vintage Club and its founder Kim for quite a while now and we have always shared our antique and vintage passion. We have enjoyed numerous chats around coffee at her wonderful maximalist apartment in the heart of Hamburg and although, she is very modest about her talent, I just had to take to opportunity to introduce her properly on the blog. Her restoration and embellishment techniques are astounding and she can turn long forgotten antiques into artistic masterpieces.
Her number one supporter and mascot Oscar, Kim’s loveable pug is nearly always at her side during her travels between Hamburg and Denmark and for this month only they are hosting a pop-up store in Hamburg Eppendorf. So be sure to drop by if you are in the area. Otherwise her website has lots of treats in store for antique and vintage lovers and if you have a piece of furniture that needs an antiques ‚refresh‘ then be sure to give her a bell. All details below.
During my visit to Kim's maximalist apartment
11 Questions to The Vintage Club
How did you come up with the Vintage Club idea and what were you doing pre-V.C?
I have spent the last 15 years living in Denmark and designing the interior of our large old house with my restored antiques and creating elegant cosiness for the whole family. Before that I had a stressful job in the media, which I wouldn't recommend.
Who are your biggest supporters and role models?
Definitely my family who have always supported me. Transporting furniture, finding new antique treasures to work on or just motivating me, they have always been there and they never seem to get tired!
Do you have any highlights since the start of Vintage Club?
Every time a client less the finished product for the first time and in technicolour, is an absolute highlight. Up until then, they have only seen pictures of their beloved piece and the pure joy in their eyes is worth everything to me.
Who are your typical clients and your favourite clients?
My typical clients are A-Typical. There is no age limit and I am always surprised and happy when younger clientele ask for my services and love my unique pieces. My favourite clients are those which a smile on their face and a precious piece of my furniture in their arms.
A treasure trove of antique goodies
Which antiques and products sell well and have you sold something you would have rather kept?
My client’s antique choices are very individual so it’s hard to say what sells well. And I have a tendency to keep more than let too much go. It's a bit of a habit and some objects certainly have sentimental value.
What are your future plans for V.C?
A huge emporium with 27 stores worldwide at least. Naturally ;).
What do you miss about Germany and Denmark when you are on your travels?
I am lucky to have the opportunity to regularly travel between the two countries so that I can take full advantages of both cultures.
What is your interior style?
Vintage Club, through and through, although I love style mix. If I had more space or would decorate a house then that would be the first thing I would expand on.
Sneek peek at the V.C Popup Store
And how is Oscar doing?
He is completely mental and loves to cuddle. He is also part of my security team and looks after the furniture.
How did your love of antiques come about?
I love how robust antiques are. They have been around for hundreds of years and will continue to be around for the next 100. Their amazing show handicraft expertise never fails to astound me and you can move 27 times with them and they won’t fall apart.
How do you restore your antique pieces. Do you have any tips for our readers?
Come by and find out!
Pop up Store
Eppendorfer Weg 170
1-30 November 2019
Can Antiques get any more Beautiful - The Vintage Club was first published here at www.graceandholmes.com
Photos: Bianca Demsa and Kim.S.