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f you are on the lookout for that pure and simple aesthetic, which is so representative of Scandinavian countries, then Lys Vintage in Hamburg is exactly the right place for you. With its recently extended 400 sqm, this interior design store brings together the iconic names of Scandinavian design from the 50s and 60s and an accurate selection of contemporary pieces by young talents, strictly from Northern Europe.

 

The display area at Lys Vintage in Hamburg

The display area at Lys Vintage. This large loft-space is zoned into different rooms, like if it were a real home.

 

We are in Eimsbüttel, a borough not far from Hamburg city centre; this residential neighborhood is between the basin of the river Alster and the beloved Volkspark, the largest public park in the city. Here, eight years ago, an energetic and most pleasant Simone Sauvigny opened her store. She first started with 60 sqm and a backroom opened to clients, which during the first couple of years was also her home and office.

 

Living room scheme with pale green sofa and small tables by Hay. Cushions by Luckyboysunday and chandelier by Bylassen. 

Comfy armchairs, a functional basket and a coffee table at Lys Vintage

Comfy armchairs by Hay, a functional basket (by Vintage), a coffee table and a lamp (Cap by Norman Copenhagen). This furniture is ideal for small corners, which are often the most cherished spaces of every home. 

 

Since those early days, Simone Sauvigny hasn’t stopped for a second. She relocated her home and extended her store, started her online business and when the adjacent property became vacant, she seized the opportunity to double her display area, which reopened at the end of last year. Simone confirms that the secrete to her success was to develop her online store, in order to build up her contact list and expand her selection, alongside an in-house consultation service. She offers the chance to try everything out on display, as well as immediate purchase.

 

Refined simplicity even for home accessories, hand-picked and displayed with great care.

Refined simplicity even for home accessories, hand-picked and displayed with great care. On the left-hand side a pendant lamp by Gubi and a jug by Kling.

Must-haves in every home: a home office. Chairs by &Tradition, shelf by String. On the right-hand side, a scheme with modern and classic chairs, lamp by Flos. Below, a variety of different vintage and handmade accessories.

 

Without a doubt, Simone Sauvigny knows her stuff. Extremely detail oriented and with a keen eye for colour, she has been successful in bringing a distinct homely feel to her showroom. With wisdom, ease and trusting in her instincts, Simone is able to build simple and welcoming spaces, at the heart of Scandinavian living. And this fact never stops to amaze us. These are homes, which with next to nothing, become warm and romantic spaces and on top of that, are always extremely functional. So, let yourself be inspired: Lys Vintage of Hamburg is the perfect place for this. 

 

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Lys Vintage 

Eppendorfer Weg 8, 20259 Hamburg, Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 40 69 66 27 95

Opening times
Tue-Fri: 11.00 – 19.00
Saturday: 11.00 – 18.00
Closed on Mondays and Sundays

E-mail: hello@lys‐vintage.com

www.lys-vintage.com

Photos by Anna Sauvigny, Courtesy Lys Vintage

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