Vintage electronics, toy robots and mid-century modern furniture add tons of whimsy to Benjamin Jay Shand’s retro-modern loft in Sydney. We spotted this incredible place on 1stdibs, and decided to bring it to Vintage Industrial Style to inspire you. Have a look!
The airy Sydney loft that Benjamin Jay Shand calls home has a history that could rival its contents (it was originally built for Victorian-era boat makers). But it’s the rare mid-century and postmodern collectibles, like Panasonic radios and Elami Jr. robots, that Shand loves so much.
A 25-year-old University of Sydney architecture and design graduate known for his thoughtfully curated blog and Instagram account, Designtel, Shand is as passionate about Bang & Olufsen CD storage towers as he is about Betec fluorescent bar lights, one of which he installed in his kitchen.
“The aim for the place was to create something that was equal parts Italian, German and Danish in its decor and resembles something of an American toy store in its entirety”, says Shand.
The result is a real-life embodiment of Designtel — very much of the past with an eye toward the future.
All photos © Simon Bernhardt
With its blog and Instagram account, Designtel tells a fascinating visual story about 20th century design — and makes a good argument for why McDonald’s is as influential as Frank Lloyd Wright. Make sure you visit the website, a must-read for mid-century design geeks!
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