Archives – Musings

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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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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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Mile High Poster Club

At Midcentury Modern there is one illustrator’s work people come back to again and again. It is so hard to keep your eyes off it. The images not only emote, big time, they proved, early on, how commercial art could succeed without words to draw people in. Back in the 1950’s TWA hit advertising gold…

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Architects Go Teeny Tiny for Charity

Ever had that dream where one of the world’s top architects designed your house? Well now you can own one, albeit a diminiutive one, designed with disabled children in mind. You just need to put in the top bid after a project led by the charity KIDS  asked twenty of the world’s leading architects to…

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The Day before Design Week

It is design week and here we are wearing our comfiest shoes and warmest coats on the ground floor of the very raw 60s sorting office on London’s New Oxford St in our second year of showing with designjunction. 20 hard working dealers and designers – Osimodern, Mar-Den (pictured setting up above), Augustus Greaves, Metroretro,…

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Hans-Agne Jacobsson

There is nothing that is more of a red rag to the bull of a mid-century collector than an under-appreciated but talented twentieth century designer. Part of the reason why mid-century has become ‘the new antique’ is that prices rise dramatically from one year to another depending on a designer’s newly formed popularity. In an…

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Things we have loved and lost

Determined not to be bad drug dealers – our drug of choice being mid-century furniture – Petra and I have let many beautiful pieces over the ten years go since we have worked in the field of pre-loved design classics. Not wanting to be slave to our profession but its master, we see ourselves as…