“I’ve always said that the Mechelsesteenweg would become the new design destination in Antwerp,” claims granddaddy of Antwerp’s vintage design scene Michael Marcy. And, with two stores a stone’s throw from each other, his contribution to the neighbourhood’s ascension is undeniable. Vintage Wooninrichting is his slightly more accessible shop, with a lot of mid-century modern and Scandinavian touches, all at affordable prices. His pride and glory though is his showroom in the Sint-Jozefstraat. Walking in feels like stepping into someone’s private museum. Indeed, this is where the tireless collector gathers his prime pieces, bringing some of the biggest names together in one place. Emphasis is squarely put on Belgian pieces and objects influenced by Pop Art. The very first Panton chairs, a rare Castiglioni speaker set or an original Willy Van der Meeren for instance. The uncontested heavyweight, Michael Marcy is an absolute treasure trove for design addicts.