Finally popped my head into the new Guy Mathews Vintage Industrial Furniture shop in Johnston st, Fitzroy last week. It’s the perfect space for Guy’s eclectic collection – wandering from one room to the next you get the feeling you’ve stumbled into someone’s house… which is interesting because you get the same feeling at the beautiful Lee Matthews shop in High st Armadale…. *Bling* lightbulb moment – I realised whilst chatting to him that Guy is in fact Mr. Lee Mathews! (hope he won’t mind me saying that!).
Guy has designed all the Lee Mathews shops, in addition to running his own interior design business and various retail outlets over the years.
Guy Mathews has a beautiful collection of vintage and industrial furniture, which he teams with stunning large-scale artworks and prints to maximum effect. A number of French vintage posters were on display when I visited… but what really caught my eye were the striking pieces by Croatian artist Boris Bucan. Turns out Guy bought them from a Croatian Melbourne cab driver, who insisted on showing him the collection after a good chat about art on a long drive back from the airport!
154 Johnston st
(03) 9417 5750