Archives – Pieces

It’s all Hush Hush

We are so excited Freyja Sewell will be joining the Midcentury Modern fold this September at our pop up of 18 dealers and designers on the ground floor of the Old Sorting Office, New Oxford St at the biggest show of The London Design Festival, Design Junction. Ever since we climbed into her womb of a…

13_1503_Elegant English table lamp by Perihel

Desk Dynamo

We started checking our bank statements the minute this unusual English desk lamp by ‘Perihel’ Circa 1950 landed in our inbox. It was originally used as a medical ‘heat lamp’. Now fully converted to an elegant desk lamp it has a stepped copper shade and chrome plated stem mounted upon a corresponding brushed and lacquered…

loved_featured2

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…

madmen2

MidModMadness

Members of the lifestyle press often ask if we have been inspired by “The Mad Men effect”. And even though we love the programme as much as the next vintage-obsessed person our answer I’m afraid is “No”. Seeing that we started eleven years ago, back in June 2003, and that Mad Men did not burst…

papachair

Who’s the Daddy

We absolutely love this Papa Bear chair designed in 1951 by Danish designer Hans Wegner and seen at our latest Midcentury show at Lord’s Cricket Ground. It got its name after a critic said it looked like a giant teddy bear coming to wrap its arms around you and achieved global fame in the Sixties…