Newbies This Sunday

We have some marvellous new dealers with a keen eye for twentieth century joining us at Midcentury East in Haggerston School this Sunday. 55 top vintage dealers come together to tout their wares in curated spaces spread across the ground floor of the brutalist Ernö Goldfinger designed secondary school. Expect an eclectic mix of midcentury furniture, homeware and industrial treats. Chat to the experts before taking your booty home to admire and enjoy.

For time-tiered advance tickets including the introduction of a new 3pm for Free for people who want a last minute taster of the show before they head off to haggle for flowers in Columbia Road Flower Market click HERE

Sauce LDN will be premiering, an online store sourcing a carefully curated selection of Italian, French and Scandinavian furniture, lighting and objects predominantly from the mid 20th Century from across the UK and Europe. Founder, Adam Dillon studied photography at university before starting out his career in the furniture and prop hire industry where he fine-tuned his passion for mid-century design and interiors. Expect to see this rare coffee table by Italian designer Giuseppe Scapinelli in Brazilian rosewood with an inset glass top and chrome capped cigarette legs below. It still has the original paper label from the Scapinelli’s Sao Paulo factory on the underside.

Danish Vintage Jewellery offers a stunning collection of midcentury Scandinavian silver jewellery from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Nordic countries that shared one aim – to produce affordable, outstanding works of art to be worn, handmade by skilled craftsmen.

Home Modern will be showing a range of rare and interesting items from Denmark, France, Italy and beyond from their online shop which epitomises and captures the excitement of Modern Design from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Turners Vintage and Retro specialises in vintage, retro and industrial furniture, homeware and décor, sourced and sold through events nationwide.

East London’s own Studio Yaya is on hand in the main hall to chat all things interiors, a collaboration between Marine Edith Crosta and Daniel Smith combining a carefully curated selection of unique antiques and decorative objects. They mainly select French and Italian works, from 1930 to 1970, with an eye for interesting design, and the materials used – natural stone, parchment, rosewood or solid brass. All pieces are sourced and restored by the pair with great care and attention to detail.

If you can’t make it along to the show then check out our fabulous newbies both midcentury and modern on The Modern Marketplace, our online directory where you can source and shop to your heart’s content from the comfort of your home.

Fordius is a contemporary British furniture designer on a mission to redefine luxury with bold and architectural furniture and lighting ranges. The aim is simple: to deliver high-quality, precision-designed furniture in an affordable, fuss-free way. Clean lines and playful use of space and balance are hallmarks of designer and craftsman Rich Ford’s collection, which includes statement dining tables, side and coffee tables, benches and lighting all made in the Staffordshire workshop.

York based award-winning designer maker John Hollington’s  lighting and homeware is inspired by the clean lines and geometrical forms of Bauhaus design as well as modernist art and architecture.  Sustainability, attention to detail, simplicity of form and luxurious materials translate into designs that will last a lifetime. Hollington is proud to support Britain’s rich heritage of quality manufacturing and artisan crafts, such as metal spinning, with all designs being manufactured here in the UK. The team adopts a ‘cradle to cradle’ environmental philosophy using recycled materials such as brass and aluminium that is, Hollington says, 100% recyclable.

Wood & Wire design and craft midcentury inspired plywood kitchens and furniture with modern living in mind. Based in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, the designers and craftsmen challenge the flat-packed and mass-produced by creating bespoke pieces using quality materials that aim to bring joy to generations to come.

AU Bespoke has forged a reputation as the source for unique and timeless pieces that complement simple but refined interior spaces with Anna’s carefully edited collection combining antique, mid-century and vintage objects. The AU Bespoke collection of furniture, lighting and textiles are not just beautiful they are beautifully made. Anna specialises in sourcing pieces of real quality with the power, however subtly, to balance, complete or transform an interior. Materials and workmanship are key.

The Modern House, our favourite estate agency and a company Lucy and Petra often style for, sells some of Britain’s most architecturally stunning and unique homes and properties and blog about issues that inspire people to live in a more thoughtful and beautiful way. 

Head to The Modern Marketplace to check out our newbies.


Written by Tanya Pateman c


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