When Jeff Gold lost his travel industry job last year, he jumped at the opportunity to get serious about his love for designer furniture.
While he’d had a side hustle selling high-quality reproduction mid-century modern furniture in the space of the year, he turned his passion project into a thriving business: Retro Modern Designs.
“If you buy a piece from our collection, there is a good chance it will be the last piece of furniture you ever want to sell,” Jeff says.
“When it comes to quality in the reproduction market, I look for the highest quality, and I continually strive to improve that if I’m not satisfied.”
Each piece sold by Retro Modern Designs is handpicked by Jeff, who also adds pieces to the collection based on customer feedback.
“I could sell any style of furniture, but I chose this style because I love it,” he says.
Jeff grew up with many of the original mid-century modern styles in his home, including a beautiful Eames chair. His father, a fashion designer, inspired his eye for quality designer items.
While Gold initially decided to open his showroom in Pemberton to serve the development in the rapidly growing community, he has found that the internet and social media have expanded his reach across the country.
Today, most of his business is made up of customers in Vancouver and he ships every week to Toronto and Montreal. This summer, Jeff plans to expand his showroom and his collection.
Retro Modern Designs customers appreciate Jeff’s personalized service and his quick reply to all enquiries.
“When you reach out to our company, you’re getting direct access to the owner within minutes,” he says.
He also offers hassle-free local delivery, not only dropping off the pieces, but unboxing the furniture and clearing away all packaging.
“I don’t leave clients anything to deal with other than their beautiful new piece of furniture,” Gold says.
To learn more about Retro Modern Designs and to order online visit www.retromoderndesigns.com.