I love old furniture. I think it is really fun to trace an old armchair or table, rethink it, give it a facelift and use it again in some new pomp.
This is exactly what one of my favourite furniture stores, Fabrika, does (just way more professionally than me). They rethink old objects and renew them with professional restorers and carpenters. You can feel the love and respect with which they approach the furniture: they are trying to leave it in its original state when it’s possible, and only change small things, or just emphasize on the original beauty of the objects.
Fabrika is a studio showroom and a restorer workshop in one, which you can both see from the show-window. It is so interesting to watch a half-ready furniture from the street for a while, and at some point later see it appear in the showroom fully reborn. There is also a storage on the first floor with dozens and dozens of pieces waiting for their new lives.
They have tables, chairs, armchairs, sofas, some posters, little sculptures, clocks, plant-holders, and my favourite ones: lamps in all form and color. Their wares are mostly mid-century modern style, but there are also some from the ’30s. There is a variety of places and origins: there is furniture from all over Hungary, but also from Scandinavia and the Czech Republic.
From time to time they also hold happenings in the showroom, like African coffee-tasting or Saturday brunch.