The Modern House staging

One of the really satisfying bits of working with midcentury dealers and modern designers is that we are often first in line to borrow, beg or buy at a discount from these already underpaid, overworked and yet still eternally effervescent people. Recognising our fortunate first in line status, that clever lot at The Modern House…

Haladuvo palace Hotel, Croatia

“I believe in my own obsessions, in the beauty of the car crash, in the peace of the submerged forest, in the excitements of the deserted holiday beach, in the elegance of automobile graveyards, in the mystery of multi-storey car parks, in the poetry of abandoned hotels.” JG Ballard At the end of the 1990s…

Get the latest Midmod lowdown

We are back at Midcentury Modern®  on March 10 2019 with some exciting new names in both vintage and modern design as well as our fabulous regulars. Make a day of it with friends and get discounted tickets to this show that’s hosts 60 plus dealers and 25 designers. With plenty of parking and vintage van…

Modern Makers at MM

We always get really excited when our November show comes around as it is always the most popular with contemporary designers getting busy with it before clocking off for Christmas. To add to our usual Midcentury master dealers we have a host of incredible contemporaries. One designer we are proud to introduce you to is Jo…

Stand Out Ceramics

Petra and I love going to auctions. We have a couple of pieces in the 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design sale at Chiswick Auctions taking place on Tuesday 9th October at 11am so we are doubly excited to see how they do. To add to our Scandinavian offering, which we will bring to light at the…

Our Goldfinger Show

Buy tickets now for this outstanding show for collectors and public alike. To find out more head to the main Modern Shows website where you will find a directory of the high standard we expect from dealers  and the huge range of prices of collectables and lower cost pieces or buy tickets. Make a day…

Hepworth Return

We are very excited to announce that we have been asked back to the Hepworth Gallery for 2019 and are booked into a lovely warm end of June slot to ensure you have all come out of Winter hibernation, have done your Spring cleaning and are geared up for a Summer of interiors love. Modern…

Modernism in Nice

In 1878 Queen Victoria, the woman dubbed “Grandmother of Europe” for making her children marry into almost every country on the continent, visited the capital of the French Riviera, Nice. To help her manage the hardship of being away, local business types ran up a home away from home evoking as much Victorian pomp and…

Copenhagen & Bellavista

When it opened in 1960 Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Royal hotel acted as a kind of airport lounge, a place where guests could enjoy a glass before being driven right to the SAS check in, more or less. It has changed, like a lot of things, but, it is still only about 20 minutes from Copenhagen Arrivals before you…

Jacobsen’s London

While it is unusual for us to post a piece about a place where tours are few and far between, we thought you might like to hear about our latest trip to the Danish Embassy. As founding partners of Modern Shows® we put on four shows where dealers and designers gather to sell beautiful wares to an…