Unique finds in Dublin Furniture Centre
Finding a unique item to wow guests that you welcome in to your home is made easier thanks to the Dublin Furniture Centre.
The Dublin Furniture Centre on Capel St, is owned by Peter Noone. At the tender age of 18, he began working at Jim Langdan’s Furniture store situated on the same street. After some time abroad, it was back to his roots. He set up shop on the street where he started his career when he was a teen.
At first, his store, which opened 25 years ago, concentrated on new and modern furniture. He then switched to vintage and pre-loved furniture. This type of furniture has become a favourite among homeowners. “There used to be 33 furniture stores on this street” Peter explained. “People from all over the country used to come to Capel St to buy their furniture.” The number of furniture stores has decreased but Peter says it happens. “All streets go through transitions… before it was known for furniture, Capel St was the ‘shoe street’… everyone would get their shoes here”. Now Capel St is becoming known for it’s food offering with the likes of Camerino Bakery, brother hubbard and Klaw Poké moving in in recent times.
Customers into Dublin Furniture Centre are often people looking for something a little different. That is what Peter says he likes about his store, it’s never the same. Asked what makes his store unique, he said it’s about the “personal touch”. From when you walk in to point of sale – the staff help make your experience a pleasant one.
Speaking about his stock he said: “We revitalise old furniture… We have a lot of premium 1920s and 30s items. We now have items from the 1960’s that I would have sold new, that is now coming back in as vintage.. It all goes around in circles. It is all quality stuff that lasts the test of time and we are doing it up to make it last another 50 years!”
There is one problem with owning a vintage furniture store, you end up wanting to buy all the stock yourself! “I love so much things that we get in but you can’t personalise it,” he said.
Speaking about Capel St as a community, he said it’s a great community and everyone just knows everyone. “People come in and out all the time just to chat.. It’s a great place,” he said.
Dublin Furniture Centre is located at 54 Capel St.
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