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Showcasing Designers

Joining us at this Midcentury Modern® is a wealth of inspiring designers to help make your house a real home. Mix it up with collectable treasures from the best of the UK’s vintage dealers with a couple of European ones thrown in for good measure.   Interested in the ‘infinite variations of the handmade’ and ‘soothing qualities…

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Wee Folk

As purveyors of Midcentury Modern we are sometimes perceived as being a little bit too up our Beton Brut. So when retailer and champion of young designers and German oddities Thorsten Van Elten asked if he could bring some garden gnomes (Gartenzwerge in German) to the March Midcentury Modern® show, he was a bit surprised…

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Need for Green

Green has been making a splash for a while now in interiors as seen in the green glass bottles mixed with purple on the shelves and green Kvadrat-covered Jacobsen chairs in founding partner Lucy’s kitchen.    But when Pantone named their colour of 2017 ‘Greenery’ we knew we had the stamp of approval. When everything else…

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Latest Designers

With Brexit looming, we at Modern Shows believe that never has it been more important to focus on the excellence of our home grown talent. Multi-award winning silversmith and jeweller, James Dougall (above),  exhibits internationally as well as at the V&A and Goldsmiths Hall. Although he came late to the world of designer silversmithery after…

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Booky Wook

5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly written and researched book Kim Dohm – Dohmus Lucy Ryder Richardson really knows what she talking about in this superbly written and researched book. I am sure it will become an essential reference book, full of valuable and useful information. Being an Anglo Danish designer it’s great to see…

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Marden Hill

Joining The Modern Marketplace this month is DANAD Design. This company founded by two members of the Marden Hill house collective ignited the Pop Art movement in Britain and created works that Liberty, Heals and Harrods could not get enough of in the Sixties, Unknown print left at Marden Hill between 1958-62 Originally the lovechild of Barry Daniels (DAN) and Tom Adams (AD), two friends…

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Poul Kjaerholm

Poul Kjærholm’s work whispers rather than shouts. A huge fan of game changing artists and architects Piet Mondrian, Gerrit Rietveld and Mies van der Rohe, the man who preferred to call himself a furniture architect than designer looked to metal while his contemporaries experimented with wood.  Rather than simply creating an indestructible skeleton structure, he wanted to show…

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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…