Modern Made

This month we welcome Lyon & Turnbull, a leading auction house in Modern, Post War and Contemporary Design into The Modern Marketplace fold.      Known for its international reach and strong results Lyon & Turnbull sales cover all the major movements from Pre-War French and British Modernism and Art Deco, to works from the Midcentury…

Rebel Rebel

Memphis designers with Masanori Umeda’s Tawaraya Bed 1981. Courtesy Memphis Post Design Gallery. Photo © Studio Azzurro. Fed up with the current climate? Feel a rebellious streak coming on? If you haven’t yet visited Memphis: Plastic Field, we encourage you to pop and see the perfect exhibition to explore going against the fun police. It seems…

‘the show that never was’

“Above all, art should be fun,” said artist Alexander Calder best known for his huge mobile wire sculptures. And Geoffrey Powell at Twentieth Century Prints wanted to focus on exactly that with his latest exhibition, ‘the show that never was’ which, due to current restrictions, could not take place. Away from the Covid conundrum, the…

Ready Steady Bid

It might seem a tad odd to see five people huddled up tightly together along a table but at the beginning of the year, back when we could cuddle, a month before the dawning of Corona Lockdown, Modern Shows® co-founder, the writer of 100 Midcentury Chairs, Lucy Ryder Richardson headed off up to Yorkshire to…

Midcentury and Contemporary on tap this March 15

Join interior designers, influencers, collectors, auctioneers, fashion designers, art gallery owners and vintage junkies at the show with the midmod mojo, a biannual event a stones throw from Dulwich Picture Gallery and Park that is as sexy as it is sustainable. Expect to see celebrities (actor Andrew Garfield is a regular) including some of the…

Ceramics and Carmelites

The best Midcentury destinations are often the ones you just happen upon while out and about doing something totally unrelated. And this is exactly what happened to me after my love of all things holistic recently led me to a day retreat at Aylesford Priory, a Carmelite monastery in the heart of Kent in England,…

Tapio Wirkkala

 “In solitude imagination swells.” Tapio Wirkkala I have often been asked to name my favourite mid-century designer and I find it a very easy one to answer. Yes I love the Eames, the Days, Mr Jacobsen, Mr Nelson et al but my real design crush is Tapio Wirkkala. I have five pieces from the collection in…

Balfron sponsors Midcentury East

We are proud to welcome superstar developers Londonewcastle to this October’s Midcentury East. Want to learn more about the restoration works at Ernö Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower, due to complete early next year while shopping for the best in midcentury design for your home? The team will be hosting a Balfron stand in order to share…

At home with Studio Yaya

This Sunday 13th October we welcome Studio Yaya to Midcentury East.        Photography credit:  Morgane Lay and Jonny Cochrane  Brainchild of Daniel Smith, a fashion commerce manager for streetwear brand Supreme and Les Beaux Arts fine art graduate and psychology major Marine Edith Crosta, Studio Yaya evolved after the partners took the leap and purchased…

Going with the Flo

  “I was once asked, “How do you know you are living?” and I said, “I create so I know I am living”.’ Florence Broadhurst Australian Home Journal, 1968 In 1977, Florence Broadhurst’s whirlwind life of eccentricity and design was brought to an abrupt end when she was brutally bludgeoned to death in her Sydney…