For lovers of mid-century furniture and wooden art pieces from the 1930s-70s, a must-see shop to visit is WonderWood, located close to the Dam Square, Munt & Stopera. WonderWood features a deep and varied collection of over 100 vintage plywood chairs, along with a plethora of assorted wooden antique collectibles.
WonderWood is the only existing shop/gallery specializing in worldwide vintage plywood items. Prices range from 1 Euro, for a simple but nice wooden pencil to high-end prices for pieces with museum quality. The mix of vintage plywood, some re-editions, art, gadgets combined with WonderWood’s easy access creates a special atmosphere that provides surprises , not only for collectors, but for everyone interested in design, art and fun. More about Wonderwood on Dwell.
The outstanding quality and variety of furniture on display, and the warm welcome visitors are given by Wiet Hekking, the founder of WonderWood are two of the best things of a visit to this place. And if he is not kept too busy in his office at the back of the shop, Wiet will probably tell you amazing stories about vintage design and plywood.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Use what you know and what you see to become a smarter shopper. If you’re looking for quality vintage cast iron but haven’t a clue what it should cost, read the prices at a few booths that stock it, and think what you buy a new one for.
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