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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

We are proud to introduce an absolute gem of a C20th designer brought back to life thanks to the fine craftsmanship of Irish brand Ceadogán Rugs.    Mainie Jellett, one of the most important, defining Irish Artists of the 20th century, is rarely mentioned in the Interiors Press. Part of the explosion of ‘Modernism’ in 1920’s…

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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.…

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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…

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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…