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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.…

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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…

Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema

You could have been living in London for more than twenty years. You might be in spitting distance from the place and still not know about one of London’s best kept secrets ‘The Cinema Museum‘. A couple of weeks ago I had the rare privilege of being invited to the viewing of a film in…

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Midcentury Modern

Find rare fabrics, like the one above from WEMM, highly collectable furniture from the design greats including early Cherner chairs and a Pierre Jeanerret desk and chairs from the office of the principal at the University in Le Corbusier’s concrete modernist masterpiece Chandigarh in India , in fact everything for the home for mid-century and…

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Proud to work with Brindisa

The fabulous Brindisa chain has  opened a new tapas deli and cafe on Atlantic Road in Brixton this very week and we here at Modern Shows are proud to be part of it having eaten at their Borough restaurant for years.   As if having the best Iberico jamon and Spanish sherry on your doorstep…

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Valentine surprise at Nobu

    Who needs red roses when you can get your very own valentine ceramic? If you are lucky enough to get an invitation to Nobu in Berkeley Street this Valentine’s Day you will become proud owner of this dimpled double-lipped cocktail jug with pink interior and sipping cups created by a potter very close…

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Print Parade

Love Midcentury and Modern? There’s a riot of pattern on the radar for 2014, right across the board, from fine art to fashion, textiles to furniture. The work of Esther Cox (main pic), Louis Reith, and Marcus Oakley nods respectfully at mid 20thC art but with a decidedly 21stC palette and a whole lot of…