AboutVNTG combines the collections of 300+ European vintage furniture dealers in one overview, making it ideal to browse - compare - shop. The mix of start-up traders and well-established experts makes the offer on VNTG vary from affordable (anonymous) design up to the most iconic pieces.
How does VNTG work?VNTG works as a referral portal: find the items on VNTG, buy directly from the dealer. To buy an item or ask a question: use the 'E-mail dealer' button. VNTG dealers are charged €0,20 for every referral to their website, they don't pay commission over sales. Therefor, VNTG dealers are able to present their best prices. Registration is not needed for VNTG, only when using the wish list.
HistoryIn 2008, Pieter and Margriet Akkerman started a website, listing Dutch vintage design professionals, then called 'RetroStart'. It didn’t take long for professionals outside Holland to show interest in the list as well. The site was converted into a .com domain to welcome international dealers. In 2011, an important feature was launched: ITEMS. The collections of the dealers were now directly visible on RetroStart. From that point, the site grew steadily into being an important starting point for both professionals and the public, with the number of joining dealers reaching 150. The following year was a memorable one, organizing the kick-off edition of trade show Design Icons Amsterdam. The latest changes to the site were made in 2017: major improvements to the usability, launching the wish list and introducing the new name VNTG.
Design Icons AmsterdamOnce a year, VNTG invites the public to come to Design Icons Amsterdam: one of the largest trade shows in Europe for vintage design furniture. 75 professionals, including many VNTG dealers, offer their furniture for sale to professionals and the broad public. Design Icons takes place in the inspiring, industrial venue of former marine engine factory De Kromhouthal, in the North of Amsterdam.
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