New Retail Space

Posted: 19 August 2018

Hello to you all,

In my last blog I mentioned that I would shortly be making an exciting announcement about a new retail space.

In conjunction with the new Mode 707 website and Instagram page, I have just launched a Mode 707 retail space just up the road from my old Collingwood store, in the Smith Street Bazaar. You’ll find my stall at the top of the stairs, second on the left.

Here you can expect my usual selection of carefully curated and eclectic mix of lighting, furniture and decorative arts. Lots of the pieces featured on the website will be there, with new additions arriving weekly.

Smith Street Bazaar is one of Melbourne’s premier destinations for 20th Century Design, and my stock perfectly complements their already large and diverse range.

I hope you can pop in soon for a look.

Until next time, John.

‘Design for Life’

Posted: 8 August 2018

It’s such a great motto to live by, isn’t it!

‘Design for Life: Grant and Mary Featherston’, is now showing at Heide Museum of Modern Art, until 7 October 2018. To coincide with the exhibition, I’m highlighting the Featherston pieces which are currently for sale on the website, including a ‘Scape’ Lounge Chair and a rare desk. These desirable pieces are getting harder to come by, and will continue hold their value into the future.

And if it’s Australian Mid-Century you’re after, I also have a selection of 1950’s and 1960’s furniture and lighting to help you complete that look.

Since going online I’ve had great feedback, both about the site, and also the customer experience. I feel privileged to have a customer base that continues to support my store, and are so positive and enthusiastic about my curated online space. A big thank you to you all!

Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I will be announcing some exciting news about my next retail adventure. Based in Melbourne, it will showcase many of my pieces, and allow for closer inspection and purchase. This will complement the Mode 707 online store.

Until next time, cheers,



Mode 707 launches online!

Posted: 12 June 2018


Well it’s been a busy few months.

As many of you would know, in January I closed the Mode 707 bricks and mortar store in Smith Street, Collingwood after 5 incredible years. During that time, the business grew into a premier retail outlet, presenting high quality furniture, lighting and decorative arts from the last century.

It has been a great pleasure in meeting so many passionate people through Mode 707, and thanks to you all, I have established strong relationships with both Corporate and Private Clients, and also some of the country’s most renowned Interior Designers. Many of the pieces I sold through the store ended up on the cover of Australian magazines such as Artichoke and Vogue Living.

For those of you that visited the store, you will already be familiar with my passion for what I do, and my online experience will be no different. To get that happening, It’s involved preparing a large warehouse for stock, a workshop for detailing, and a photo studio. It’s been quite an undertaking. I have been focussed on putting together a selection of furniture and lighting in readiness for the launch of Mode 707 online, and I’m excited about what the future will hold.

I will be sending out a monthly newsletter, which will include new stock releases, and articles that I put together on 20th century design, including architecture. I’m looking forward to continuing to showcase what I consider to be the best in 20th century design, and look forward to hearing from you.

John Eggleton