The first golden age of Scandinavian design extended from 1930's - 1970's, here the model and set of values were created (durability, functionality and reliability) and achieved in their simple forms. The purpose was to improve daily life through access to beautiful objects for the home. There is a strong relationship between nature, the materials used and the choice of shape. All of these design parameters and goals are still very much in place in all the items at Funkis.
It's jammed packed full of goodies, all pure and organic in nature. It's alluring and soothing to be there. It's a peaceful place to step in to. Even when it got busy, people just seemed to wander around and admire (and desire) all the pieces. There is lots of wood, leather and raw materials. I wanted to touch everything...and did! I'll be back to reconnect with the space and select a treasure to keep in my home as soon as I can choose just one!
Images: ℅ Funkis website and Google Images (Shop to shop, Urban walkabout, Get in my home, The strand melbourne)