Add:29 Tai'an Rd
Time:11:30am - 6:30pm
Born into a family trading Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties furniture, Gao Shiling gradually developed her own preferences and founded 1930, a store selling original furniture and lighting from Shanghai's 1930s. It stocks a kaleidoscopic collection of furniture, domestic facilities and decorative items that once graced bourgeois homes in old Shanghai. In collecting the items from special markets and street hawkers, Gao always scrutinizes each piece to ensure it is genuine. The rich variety of items - ranging from closets, desks and chandeliers to radios and watches - gives a hint of the owner's enthusiasm. A visit to the store definitely pays off for those who embrace Shanghai's bygone eras. It's a place where one can easily get lost in romantic thoughts of the stories behind all the aged pieces.