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Ready Steady Bid

It might seem a tad odd to see five people huddled up tightly together along a table but at the beginning of the year, back when we could cuddle, a month before the dawning of Corona Lockdown, Modern Shows® co-founder, the writer of 100 Midcentury Chairs, Lucy Ryder Richardson headed off up to Yorkshire to…

Midcentury and Contemporary on tap this March 15

Join interior designers, influencers, collectors, auctioneers, fashion designers, art gallery owners and vintage junkies at the show with the midmod mojo, a biannual event a stones throw from Dulwich Picture Gallery and Park that is as sexy as it is sustainable. Expect to see celebrities (actor Andrew Garfield is a regular) including some of the…

Ceramics and Carmelites

The best Midcentury destinations are often the ones you just happen upon while out and about doing something totally unrelated. And this is exactly what happened to me after my love of all things holistic recently led me to a day retreat at Aylesford Priory, a Carmelite monastery in the heart of Kent in England,…

Tapio Wirkkala

 “In solitude imagination swells.” Tapio Wirkkala I have often been asked to name my favourite mid-century designer and I find it a very easy one to answer. Yes I love the Eames, the Days, Mr Jacobsen, Mr Nelson et al but my real design crush is Tapio Wirkkala. I have five pieces from the collection in…

Balfron sponsors Midcentury East

We are proud to welcome superstar developers Londonewcastle to this October’s Midcentury East. Want to learn more about the restoration works at Ernö Goldfinger’s Balfron Tower, due to complete early next year while shopping for the best in midcentury design for your home? The team will be hosting a Balfron stand in order to share…

At home with Studio Yaya

This Sunday 13th October we welcome Studio Yaya to Midcentury East.        Photography credit:  Morgane Lay and Jonny Cochrane  Brainchild of Daniel Smith, a fashion commerce manager for streetwear brand Supreme and Les Beaux Arts fine art graduate and psychology major Marine Edith Crosta, Studio Yaya evolved after the partners took the leap and purchased…

Going with the Flo

  “I was once asked, “How do you know you are living?” and I said, “I create so I know I am living”.’ Florence Broadhurst Australian Home Journal, 1968 In 1977, Florence Broadhurst’s whirlwind life of eccentricity and design was brought to an abrupt end when she was brutally bludgeoned to death in her Sydney…

Beni Boy

You might think it is the stunning Arabia ceramics, the Finn Juhl chairs, the Poul Henningsen lights and Arne Vodder sideboards that keeps us doing our shows after fifteen years. It is also the dealers. An interesting bunch of people they have all come to Midcentury Modern® from different walks of life. One such dealer,…

The Coutu Effect

Having worked with the late great British artist Jack Coutu for many years Emma Mason, an expert on print, joins Modern Shows® at Midcentury Modern® at The Hepworth Wakefield with some rare pieces of his for sale on June 29th and 30th.        Jack Coutu Spatial Growth – Etching and Aquatint 1962   Specialising in…

Newbies at Midcentury East

This May we will be introducing some of the most iconic and sought after work from The School of Polish Posters. Look for CYRK (aka Circus) posters on Projekt 26’s stand. The first CRYK poster from 1962 was part of the Communist government’s drive to modernise the image of Poland’s State Circus which soon became…