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Interiors Scoop

There is plenty more to mid-century dealers than they are given credit for. They not only have a vast amount of knowledge, quite a few of them have a very good eye. Just head over to our Modern Marketplace and drop in on Retrouvius, a company famed for reclaim and interior projects. Or Vintage Unit – a favourite with pubs…

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Hollywood or bust

What would you do if you had to choose between your new career as a furniture designer or working on the set of The Avengers with a cast you never dreamed you would share the screen with?  Thankfully Olivia Scott-Taylor did not have to make the choice.  While she spent most of last year working on The Avengers…

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Letter from Robin Day

‘An early design showing a clearly articulated structure. The slim steel rod frame cradles a shaped upholstered unit and timber arms which can also serve as shelves for glasses etc’ (Robin Day,2007) Back in 1951 Gerd Hay-Edie received a letter from the highly acclaimed designer, Robin Day. In it he said, “Of all the rugs which…

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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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The Chieftain

Have you ever wondered how to sit in a ‘Chieftain chair’? Well now you know. Above is an archive pic of Finn Juhl showing us how to sit in his most lauded piece for maximum comfort. Some say the Danish master saw life as a cocktail party, others that he followed the vagaries of fashion.…

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Modernism’s best kept secret

Getting geared up for Midcentury Modern this Sunday 15th March? Like you, we can’t wait for the smell of Danish oil and 60 dealers with their iconic C20 booty. But we are even more excited about our contemporary space upstairs in Christison Hall this time. We not only have some amazing names primed to entice…

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Noma Pops Up in Tokyo

We are very excited to hear from our friends at Carl Hansen that Noma, the world’s top-ranked, Michelin-starred restaurant, which has set up temporary home at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo, has chosen Hans J. Wegner’s Shaker-inspired 1965 CH46 Chairs and bespoke tables by Carl Hansen & Søn to set the scene.  These paper-cord and hardwood…

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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,…