In a world of streamlined minimalism, it’s not often a boutique home decor store champions the tradition of eclecticism. Madrid’s Rue Vintage 74 has broken that mould, filling its showroom with African, Asian, and European home furnishings, diverse in all aspects except their quality. The mix of furniture and accessories ranges from midcentury modern chairs by Czech-born designer František Jirák to placemats handwoven by artisans in Eswatini, formerly Swaziland.
Founded by Piluca Hueso in 2010 as an online decor store, Rue Vintage 74 is a family affair. Her mother, Pilar, owned an antiques shop in Madrid for over 10 years and has passed down her passion for vintage furniture to her daughter. The pair travel the world sourcing pieces for the store.
With Rue Vintage 74, Piluca has expanded upon her mother’s vision, opening two showrooms in Madrid: La Trastienda, an open-plan apartment in an industrial setting, and La Nave, a “secret” space meant to mirror the warehouse aesthetic of New York’s Dumbo neighbourhood. A visit to either will delight with a seemingly endless supply of distinctive antiques and treasured pieces from faraway lands that embrace thoughtful design in every way.
Photography by Marta Tena.