While a certain Swedish homeware giant continues to flood the world with mass-produced flatpack furnishings, the demand for that special one-of-a-kind piece has never been higher.
And with the stream of increasingly discerning visitors coming to Mallorca, there’s no shortage of vintage and antique stores in which to discover that unique piece of furniture that would just fit perfectly in your living space. From modern design classics and mid-century vintage, to restored reproductions and museum-grade antiquities, here’s our guide to the top spots in Palma to shop for original furnishings for your home.
Es Petit Taller
As its name suggests, ‘The Little Workshop’ is first and foremost a furniture restorer, but they also sell a fine choice of vintage and antique pieces, all of which have been expertly restored to their former glory by their experienced team.
Visit Es Petit Taller at C/ Miquel Marqués, 10b, Palma +34 649 541 097
Opened in Santa Catalina in 2013, Frida Watson has made a name for itself with their consistently gorgeous selection of immaculate mid-century furniture. Expect to pay top dollar for some of the best examples of vintage on the island.
Visit Frida Watson at C/ d’Anníbal 5, Santa Catalina, Palma +34 666 539 401
This Aladdin’s cave of collectables specialises in antique jewellery and accessories, though you can also find a good range of home furnishings, together with retro movie posters, art prints and random curios.
Visit Midge Dalton at Plaça del Mercat 20, Palma +34 971 713 360
If ornate classical French-style furniture is your thing, then Alma Vintage has an excellent collection of reproduction pieces, most restored by their own hand. Art Nouveau and local artworks also feature.
Visit Alma Vintage at C/ Rambla 5, Palma +34 627 557 636
This renowned Palma gallery houses a surprisingly eclectic collection of 20th-century furnishings, with an emphasis on design classics from the fifties to the eighties, including some genuinely museum-worthy pieces.
Visit Gallery Red at Can Puigdorﬁla 4, Plaza Chopin, Palma +34 971 718 787
Obsolete Furniture Store
Obsolete in Santa Catalina focus on the restoration of old furnishings, giving antique pieces a new lease of life. Owner Michael Roberts often uses reclaimed woods, reworked to bring out depth, character and history. Dive into a world of classic vintage pieces here which include bedside tables, dining tables and spacious sideboards.
Visit Obsolete Furniture Store at Plaça de la Verge del Miracle, 2, Palma +34 648 150 300
This well-established antiques shop opened back in the seventies and offers a wide selection of high-end furniture and decorative fittings dating between the 15th and early 19th century from continental Europe and the Far East.
Visit Persepolis Antiques at Jaime III, 23, Palma +34 971 724 539
Dating from 1946, this antique dealers is now in its third generation, with a prime spot at the top of Palma’s La Rambla. Expect to be surrounded by a vast collection of antiquities covering a wide range of periods and styles.
Visit Casa Delmonte at C/ de la Riera 5, Palma +34 971 725 174
Photos by Estefanía Durán & Sara Savage
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