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…

Midcentury Modern® is back

This March, Midcentury Modern® returns with its heady mix of modern and vintage ready to kickstart Spring. Bring on the sun with Living Room’s sunflower yellow sofa part of a fabulous range of midcentury-inspired designs including sumptuous wool sofas and armchairs in ochres, rich reds and moss greens made by a designer who used to work for Made. You can be sure…

Mixing it up at The Hepworth

We are not only gearing up to furnish your home with design classics priced to suit all pockets from carefully selected top dealers at the first Northern pop-up event from Modern Shows®. We also can’t wait to hear Trevor McNamee, the owner of Jalapeño Records, who counts Smoove & Turrell, The Allergies, Kraak & Smaak and Gizelle Smith…

Nordic Exhibition 2018

Thanks to all who made our Hepworth Gallery show in Wakefield such a success. Our midcentury weekends are always a lot of fun and the follow-up stories really fuel our passion to do more shows. Neil Sully from Modern ID was particularly delighted when a couple of ladies bought the Verner Panton Moon Lamp for Louis…

Best Midcentury Modern® yet

This November’s Midcentury Modern® looks set to provide a heady mix of modern and vintage treasures to make your home welcoming and cosy plus plenty of curious, unique Christmas gifts. Mix an iconic early Eames chair with a dash of greenery in the form of your very own self-contained terrarium and get Christmas presents sorted…

Ch ch ch ch Cherner

Norman Cherner, Plycraft, 1957/8 One chair savvy furniture and art collectors snap up as fast as teenagers at a Supreme drop are the early Cherner chairs that dealers like Twentieth Century Marks and Pink Flamingos of 2 Columbia Road bring over from America. Keep your eyes out on stalks for them at our next two shows at…

Soft on Segal

Eliminating the faff of bricklaying and plastering, Swiss-born, Berlin-trained architect Walter Segal was one of many wartime Jewish immigrants who made it to these shores and changed the history of modular architecture, arriving in 1936, he later devised a system of self-build that was so low maintenance that families were able to construct their own homes.  …

Thunderball, Psycho and so much more

“Vintage furniture dealers come out in force at this excellent mid-century fair, featuring classics of British, American and Scandinavian twentieth-century design from Eames to Ercol. A very stylish showcase of high quality, highly covetable furniture and homewares that you can buy direct from the dealers.” Time Out       We are very excited to be heading…

Vienna

I thought I knew a little bit about Vienna. Chocolate cake, boys’ choirs, prancing horses, waltzing and a bit of Art Nouveau. That stuff (and some of it very good stuff indeed) is abundant in Vienna. But there’s also a different history, one less known, which puts Vienna pretty close to the centre of modernism…

Frédéric Menguy

We are huge fans of the Parisian Frédéric Menguy’s work here at Midmod towers, especially the dreamy lithographs produced around Villeneuve-la-Rivière, a town he moved to in 1967, which kickstarted the blurred colourful figuration that has gone on to define him as an artist.   He not only produced paintings. His dreamlike evocations of femininity, his love of the circus and its Pierrots, the rearing horses,…