Another Mela Local Hero is Bra Bohag. Brilliant secondhand furniture shop with a really gorgeous selection of midcentury pieces and art. The place to go if you want your flat to be a little more Don Draper!
This little shop is like a geode. The inside is where the treasure is. Not that it’s un-attractive on the outside – it simple white façade heralds a modest freshness to that part of Easter Road – but the changing exhibits on the inside demonstrate the real commitment to ‘good things’.
Jim possesses a keen eye for design and finding unique pieces. Luice is a gifted artist and regularly arranges the furniture displays in the window and showroom. They’re both extremely knowledge-able about mid-century artifacts and together they combine to make BB emphatically the place in Edinburgh for this range of furniture.
On the back of this, over the last 18 months our apartment has been almost exclusively furnished with rare and beautiful wares from BB. To name a few – 4 Hans Wenger dining chairs matched with an extending Danish dining table, 2 Robin Day chairs, an original Bra Bohag sideboard, a unique classic re-upholstered Danish day-bed and an exquisite 50’s cadenza designed for Heals.
On opening the showroom door the sniff of polish and the sparkle of rich timber patinas on the furniture is a welcome stimulant. In this time of economic reduction and constraint it’s a clear signal as to what BB stands for: a core belief in quality mid-century furniture at very reasonable prices. I hope BB will be there for a long time and continue to fructify its ambitious name . . .
We will definately be keeping an eye on your website and drop by when in edinburgh.
Anne and Patrick,(very grateful customers).
Caroline Key -Trash Furnishings- March 2011
A wee gem of a shop for all things to do with the home and for people who like something you won’t see anywhere else. Without doubt the best retro shop in Scotland, there is always something new to see, if only I had a bigger flat!
Lil – London – March 2011
The sideboard arrived safely last night and is absolutely fantastic! It fits perfectly in the space and finishes the diningroom to perfection. Delivery was smooth and the driver arrived spot on the time agreed. Thank you so much.
Flure – Edinburgh – March 2011
It was good to meet you in Bra Bohag last week and I am very please with my new side board. Thanks for the speedy delivery.
Andrew – Edinburgh - February 2011
Just a note to acknowledge your warm and friendly service, good luck in your venture.
Arlene – Portobello – January 2011
We bought a sideboard from you yesterday and I just wanted to say thanks for a great service and for arranging delivery so quickly. The sideboard looks perfect in our living room, we didn’t think we’d find the right one so quickly!
Donnie – Dalry, Edinburgh January – 2011
Thanks for delivering the Schreiber sideboard. It’s very smart!