Classic Race to the Finish

We love seeing our Midcentury Modern and Midcentury East shows come to life from the outset and having the chance to get first dibs on some of the iconic pieces that emerge from under blankets and out of lorries outside is just one of the huge perks. But another thing we delight in is hearing…

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 is…

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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…

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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…