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Archive of posts published in the category: News & Event
Mar
22

Lucienne Day: In The Spirit of the Age – A Good Read

Photograph Lucienne and Robin Day Foundation, courtesy of Antique Collector’s Club   Lucienne Day: In The Spirit of the Age By Andrew Casey ‘Lucienne Day: In The Spirit of the Age’ is a welcome addition to publisher Antique Collector’s Club series on textile design. British…

Mar
22

Formica: upcycled vintage furniture by designer Lucy Turner

By Jill Macnair For furniture designer Lucy Turner, a whole business evolved out of a single mid century purchase she made seven years ago, for her tiny 17th Century cottage in Cornwall’s Penryn. Namely, a £5 Nathan mid century sideboard she found in…

Mar
22

High Street Heroes: Mid Century Design for the Mainstream

Photograph and cover image courtesy of the M&S Company Archive   By Jo-ann Fortune Today with heightened interest in vintage and mid century design, British high street retailers are increasingly taking inspiration from the period. Marks & Spencer has teamed up with Habitat…

Mar
22

Ercol: the revival of a vintage Windsor rocking chair

Photographs courtesy of Rachel Keeley   By Rachel Keeley So I spray painted an Ercol rocking chair, a Windsor chair to be precise, from the Quaker series. I barely had time to debate with myself the delicate issues surrounding the potential de-facing of a…

Mar
22

A Modern auction: the new pop-up buying experience

Offering an antidote to the super-high-value specialist sales of the larger auction houses, pop-up Modern auction ‘The Cabinet Rooms’ was developed by established mid-century dealers Philip Thomas and Christian Quinlan with the aim of providing an accessible shopping experience to enthusiasts and collectors…

Mar
22

Mid century Prints: A Buyer’s Guide

In advance of Bouncing Off the wall: The 20th Century Graphic Arts Fair at the Erno Goldfinger-designed Greenside School in London this weekend, we asked co-organiser Neil Jennings, a dealer in 20th century original prints, to share some tips on buying mid century prints and posters. Kenneth Rowntree,…

Mar
22

Sculpture In The Home: An Exhibition of Mid Century Sculpture

With the exhibition Sculpture In The Home celebrating British Modernist sculpture in the domestic mid century interior at London’s Pangolin Gallery, we caught up with Curator Polly Bielecka, to discover more about this ambitious project.   All images courtesy of Pangolin London  …

Mar
22

Scandinavian Furniture: An interview with 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno

Boasting record online sales in vintage furniture last year, American online marketplace 1stdibs has now expanded to include mid century Scandinavian furniture. We talk to the site’s founder Michael Bruno about his recent trip to Copenhagen and Stockholm and what inspired the introduction of his new ‘Scandinavian Modern’…

Mar
22

Eames chair: a form for a function

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Mar
22

Wayne Hemingway: Desert Island Designs

In a new series of interviews, Desert Island Designs, our writer Imogen Adams talks to British designer Wayne Hemingway about his most treasured possessions – all mid century of course – and his own design philosophies. Wayne featured in the very first print…