Monday, January 10, 2005


A cool Swedish company named Traspecialen makes a colorful line of retro-styled furniture called the Malibu. Now, there's a lot of retro out there, but what I love about this line is that the pieces come in odd sizes and configurations, and the colors include blue and orange (looks like a fluorescent green was recently discontinued...sigh).

The few pieces of Malibu I've seen in person seem reasonably well constructed for the price, along the lines of the higher end stuff at IKEA. The price for the storage cabinets pictured was in the $400-$600 range. Not too bad. In fact, I was hoping to get a few pieces myself, except...

malibu. where. are. you?
The only thing I don't like about the Malibu is that I haven't been able to find any for sale in the NY/NJ/PA area. If you know an online or offline store that carries the Malibu line, please let me know. (I e-mailed the company directly about where to find US dealers but so far...nothing.)


Blogger Lawrence said...

Try Dining with Mr. Barstool in Olde City Philly... when I was looking for a dining room table (which I bought there), I remember seeing these cabinets on their second floor showroom. And drooling, profusely. But this was almost a year ago, so they might not be there anymore. Or I might be completely confused and they weren't there at all. They were, though, somewhere in Philly, of that I'm sure. A call there may find them, or if not they might be able to direct you somewhere that does. Good luck!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Ngakaari said...

Very cool furniture indeed!.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years ago, I saw Malibu stuff at Basics Furniture (7th Ave near 15th St.). I haven't been there in a while, so I don't know if they still have it. But before, they had some desks and cabinets.


12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basics Furniture has a website:
Unfortunately, looking through it, I don't see any Malibu stuff, so maybe they don't carry it anymore. You should try calling them.


12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Malibu stuff several years ago at one of the art stores on 17th or 18th St. in Chelsea. I can't remember which one and I can't say they still carry Malibu but they did back in the day. Whoever they are.

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost positive I saw this line recently at Dane Decor in Philadelphia.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to and click on office and then you'll see Malibu. When you click on that you'll get all their products. Enjoy!!

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A store called Inspiration Furniture in Marlboro, NJ carries the whole line, and has many of the pieces in stock. I was just in there recently and they had a good selection.

Their website is:

12:29 PM  
Blogger val823 said...

i have 3 pieces of MALIBU that i need to sell! I Love them, but have moved to a smaller place in NYC and I have to scale down! I have a dresser, a medicine or storage chest, and a nice credenza type piece with glass that i use as an entertainment center. if anyone is interested - email and i can take pictures. it would be for NYC pick up only! It's all in the silver color!

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, dane decor downtown carries the Malibu line for certain. They are in Old City at 3rd and Arch.

7:27 PM  
Blogger val823 said...

My EMAIL address is I have the medicine chest, the 5 - drawer dresser, and a two door credenza ALL in silver. I bought them about 2 years ago.
I live in NYC and they can be picked up at my apartment. I love them, but have to scale down!!

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this stuff. I just bought a Malibu chest from a store in Soho called 'apt'. They had a couple of other models as well. Their website is

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

got a 6 drawer dresser aqnd a 3 drawer dresser for sale, silver, perfect condition 2 years old. $700for both ($1100 +tax new)
location Nolita/Manhattan, self pickup

5:27 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody knows a furniture that sells the Malibu line near Seattle? Or one that would ship to the West Coast at decent prices? Thanks, Jorge -

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Kara K. said...

Does anyone know where to find this stuff near Portland, Oregon??? Or does someone want to sell some?

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:18 PM  
Anonymous jd said...

Hey, have you found out where to get them? I own a few pieces, and want to add more to it. Please let me know. I am in the SF Bay Area.

4:35 PM  
Blogger johanna said...

apt-ny got tons of malibu furniture:

9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this furniture! Does anyone know where I can find the Malibu collection in California?? I live in San Diego! Thank you SOOOO much!

11:16 PM  

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