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Y50

Take your time to comb through Y50's jumble: patient, eagle-eyed shoppers will be rewarded with vintage crocodile bags and rare 1960's ceramics from Denmark.
ADDRESS
24 Ekamai Soi 21, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, Thailand

The Overview

Looking for the real thing? This packed-to-the-gills retro emporium is the place. Owner Pramet Srithongkul developed an affinity towards streamlined Scandinavian design during stopovers in Copenhagen while working for Thai Airways. "They use a lot of teakwood—maybe that reminded me of Thailand," he says. Pramet sources original pieces by midcentury masters from auctions held in Europe; printouts of his recent acquisitions are taped on the wall by the door for reference. A self-taught furniture expert, he's happy to consult one of his many design books—retro finds themselves—to tell you a piece's exact provenance. Take your time to comb through the jumble: patient, eagle-eyed shoppers will be rewarded with vintage crocodile bags and rare 1960's ceramics from Denmark. If you can't find what you're looking for, Pramet can direct you to his warehouse, about 15 kilometers away on Ram Intra Road. Before you go, flip through the photo albums cataloging his inventory. Upstairs is a bar popular with the neighborhood's bright young things, should you need a stiff drink before dropping Bt40,000 on a genuine Wegner chair. They also have a small gallery on the premises.

Tel: +66 2 711 5629

 

Published on Aug 31, 2010

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