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Midcentury Modern
We Pop Up at designjunction

18 Sep 2013 to 22 Sep 2013
Pop-Up Shop
Wednesday 18 Sept. Preview 3-6pm Thursday 19 Sept. 10am-8pm Friday 20 Sept. 10am-7pm Saturday 21 Sept. 10am-6pm Sunday 22 Sept. 10am-4pm
Free Event
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Orla Kiely calls it "design heaven". Get a taste of the vintage and modern home show that inspires designers. See top dealers in original C20 classics - Jacobsen, Wegner, Ponti, Nelson, Bertoia - mixed with cool contemporaries including Ali Miller, On&On, Natasha Lawless and James Tattersall >>>>>>

Modern Shows, curators of Midcentury Modern, The Midcentury Show and the incredible sourcing directory Midcentury Modern Marketplace 
will be launching Destination Modernism (a travel blog for architectural tourists) & Inside Modernism 
(a behind the scenes look at their world) during Design Week as well as telling everyone about the new East London show at Erno Goldfinger’s Haggerston school in October.

Dealers and Designers


Beldi - the Beldi girls are passionate about these incredible midcentury modern rugs made by the Berber tribe and loved by Eames and Aalto

GP Light and More - Philippe offers an eclectic mix of art, antiques and decorative items from the 20th Century but especially large studio lights

Augustus Greaves - specialises in Dutch and Danish architect designed 20th Century lights and furniture and has an incredible eye for colour

Osi Modern - Danish Modernism, Italian Modernism and British Utility with a soft touch from this journalist turned 20th Century dealer

Retro Maps - Alex Tyrie is the person who has already made these giant colourful vintage school maps a feature in many fashionable homes

London Timepiece - Owner Russell Ackermann Callow is as flamboyant as his amazing industrial clocks gleaned from anywhere from a London bank to the Eastern Bloc

Metro Retro - Saxon Durrant's industrial pieces have not only appeared in Bond and a Scorsese but he fits out so many places you may have brushed past something he has lovingly rubbed and polished. Check out his hands.

Shepherd Wheel - design historian Frank Cartledge has been collecting and trading unique pieces by designers such as Hans Wegner, Gerald Summers, Robin Day, Isokon, Alvar Aalto, and many others for over 20 years. He's a clever clogs but lovely with it. Ask him about it.

MAR-DEN - our newbies. Less than six months in the game and they are out of the dealers block like greyhounds on Red Bull. We love their eclectic mix mixing art deco with Modernism. Check them out on the stage.

Molly Meg - sells everything we love but smaller, snap up her teeny Bertoia set with table before someone else does. Mixing Midcentury with Modern she has come a long way in a few years.

Tony Miles Vintage lightbulbs - Tony Miles sells reproductions of ten different vintage bulbs as well as creating bespoke metal lamp-stands and wall structures for interior designers' needs.


Ali Miller - we love her upcycled ceramics first spotted at our show by none other than Mary Queen of Shops herself, a regular visitor to our Lord's show

Lovely Pigeon - we can't get enough of the pinks, the coppers, the golds of her stationery, her fierce jewellery and those wicked vintage typewriters

By Kirsty - fresh out of college and passionate about ply. Check out her fab lighting

Katy Goutefangea - Handprinted wrapping paper with a modern Japanese feel that is just too good to give away

James Tattersall - we love the way he mixes different woods and formica the way no-one else can

NEW LAUNCH Aelder - Natasha Lawless, queen of the wild print unveils her new line of homeware plus a hot new new furniture line mixing her designs with the carpentry skills of partner William Floyd Maclean

On&On - Our favourite shelving designers launch 'little office', a small but magical shelving masterplan that comes in a box.

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"The Midcentury Modern show is design heaven for me" Orla Keily

'All the must-see vintage furniture, lighting and accessories dealers in one place makes for serious temptation.' Jenny Dalton. Freelance. How To Spend It. Financial Times.

'This show is stuffed with all the recognisable classics of Scandinavian, American and British heroes of 20C design. It's like visiting a design museum where you can sit on the classics, talk to knowledgable people and then take the exhibits home with you. I enjoy every show immensely and would recommend this show to any lover of design.' Matthew Hilton

'Damn you @modernshows and your beautiful vintage furniture. #Quality" @absolutebombs

Modern Shows curates large shows and pop ups as well as a popular online sourcing directory used by interior designers, architects, retailers and collectors Midcentury Modern Marketplace.

Mixing top dealers in 20C classics from all the greats, Wirkkala, Nelson, Eames, Jacobsen, Wegner, Ponti and Bertoia with the hippest young 21C designers has been a winning formula for eleven years.

The curators of Midcentury Modern and The Midcentury Show will be unveiling their new show in October - Midcentury Show East at Erno Goldfinger's Haggerston School where they will no doubt see even more of the design world gather to invest in, source or simply get inspired by iconic pieces from the world over.

A travel blog and an insiders blog for Modernism lovers are also to be launched this September:

Sign up to Inside Modernism and Destination Modernism for updates on behind the scenes gossip and the most awe-inspiring Modernist architecture from around the world. Access them from the main website.