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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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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,…

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Robin Day’s 675

It is always exciting to hear a behind the scenes story like the one where a sixty year old lady  came to our Lord’s show hoping to find a rare table her grandfather had created. Serendipity was kind and within minutes she had spotted it on one of the stands and offered to buy it.…

Future Collectables

Bright pops of colour  and the occidental were the main trends at Collect this May 2014 at the lovely light filled Saatchi Gallery on the King’s Road. The leading international art fair for high end collectable contemporary objects, saw 36 international galleries welcome museums and collectors from all over the world to this hallowed art…

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The Ultimate High Chair by Royal Approval

To celebrate the birth of HRH Prince George, The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers ran a competition to “select a designer with the very best design to make a high chair celebrating excellence of British furniture design and craftsmanship”. Katie Walker one of our favourite furniture designers won it. As a stand holder upstairs in…