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Midcentury Modern

Find rare fabrics, like the one above from WEMM, highly collectable furniture from the design greats including early Cherner chairs and a Pierre Jeanerret desk and chairs from the office of the principal at the University in Le Corbusier’s concrete modernist masterpiece Chandigarh in India , in fact everything for the home for mid-century and…

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Stella News

Last week we opened the shiny pages of Stella magazine to see we have been voted one of the UK’s best Interiors’ shops. October is now officially our favourite month. It kicked off with a party for a window we were invited to curate at the shop Skandium shares with Republic of Fritz Hansen in West One…

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Pop Up

When the marketing people behind the shop Fritz Hansen shares with Skandium offered Modern Shows a pop-up window and party in their fabulous shop and showroom at 13 Margaret St W1 we felt like we had just won the golden ticket to Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory. Our shows and popular web directory, The Modern Marketplace,…

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Rare Collectables

Most of us have a People Will Always Need Plates’ cup dangling from the mug rack. Some of us own the whole set of architectural icons not to mention the bold graphic plates and tea towels. But, lest you were a little worried People Will… had gone off the boil, having not seen anything new emerge…

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Robin Day’s 675

It is always exciting to hear a behind the scenes story like the one where a sixty year old lady  came to our Lord’s show hoping to find a rare table her grandfather had created. Serendipity was kind and within minutes she had spotted it on one of the stands and offered to buy it.…

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Future Collectables

Bright pops of colour  and the occidental were the main trends at Collect this May 2014 at the lovely light filled Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road. The leading international art fair for high end collectable contemporary objects, saw 36 international galleries welcome museums and collectors from all over the world to this hallowed art…

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The Ultimate High Chair by Royal Approval

To celebrate the birth of HRH Prince George, The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers ran a competition to “select a designer with the very best design to make a high chair celebrating excellence of British furniture design and craftsmanship”. Katie Walker one of our favourite furniture designers won it. As a stand holder upstairs in…

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Classic Race to the Finish

We love seeing our Midcentury Modern and Midcentury East shows come to life from the outset and having the chance to get first dibs on some of the iconic pieces that emerge from under blankets and out of lorries outside is just one of the huge perks. But another thing we delight in is hearing…