About us

The Brand


The Brand

Altea Furniture is a residential and commercial furniture entity that takes worn or distressed European antiques and gives them new life with modern and traditional techniques, sumptuous upholstering and beautiful detailing. These pieces have been acquired by an antiques buyer in Greece who is backed by generations of antique curating, and each piece has an incredible back story that includes its most recent revitalization in Canada by award-winning interior designer Alain Courchesne. The individual antiques have been painstakingly chosen, based on their shape, relevancy and market potential, then stripped down and given new life, bringing together the old and the new in an unprecedented way.

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How we are unique
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How we’re Unique

Altea is unconventional in that many true antique dealers may wince at the fact that these antiques aren’t being “restored” in the traditional sense of the word… however, they’re even more special because they are each being given new life, with the application of modern-day materials and techniques, allowing what would have been a decrepit forgotten piece to grace a home or business with its renewed design.
 
Our products are classical crafts – which historically and typologically are differentiated from design. We see a strong differentiation between crafts and design – in which crafts are characterized by creating single pieces whereas design always has an element of mass production. These pieces are often much more creative and enable a stronger connection between the user and the producer.
The Founder


The Founder

Altea Furniture was founded by Vassilis Moudakis, who splits his time between his two homes in Montreal as well as Athens, Greece, where he’s established a reputation for being one of their pre-eminent antique dealers. He and his family have been curating antiques for generations, and his keen eye and meticulous attention to detail have earned him a reputation of amassing the most unique and beautiful antiques in Europe and beyond.
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