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100 Midcentury Chairs

Want to know some fascinating stories behind your favourite chairs? It doesn't get much better than "100 Midcentury Chairs" (currently only £14 here) with a directory of international dealers. Former journalist and Modern Shows' founding partner Lucy Ryder Richardson went to great lengths to interview many of the children, partners and grandchildren of the design greats and producers 

Ceadogán Rugs

Cool, contemporary handcrafted rugs and wallhangings made in Wexford, Ireland in collaboration with leading Irish textile designers. 25 years of experience in making to specific commission. Check out their Mainie Jellett collection especially. Jellet's estate have given permission for the rug designs Eileen Gray swooned over back in the 30s to be brought to life. They are so stunning, one of the founding partner's Lucy Ryder Richardson has one in her sitting room.

Danad Design

Relaunch of the iconic, midcentury, Pop Art furniture design company Danad Design. Originally set up around the time artists Peter Blake, Bernard Cohen, Barry Daniels, Tom Adams, Edward Wright and Robyn Denny took over a rambling country estate and created a revolutionary new platform to showcase their fine art. Ronnie Wood even had a room in Marden Hill, which was visited by celebs of the day including Rod Stewart and Sylvia Plath. 

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Allegra Hicks

Allegra works closely with her clients to create entirely bespoke pieces to work perfectly with their interior. From rugs to embroidered walls and wall hangings to accessories and furniture.

Beyond the Fridge

Beyond the Fridge is a unique collection of home accessories designed by Amanda McIvor. Amanda’s designs often have a retro feel as she is particularly inspired by Mid-Century artists and designers.

 

Brilliant Neon

Stunning retro feel neon designed specifically for the home. Choose from a fab range of our unique designs or commision your own personalised neon. #affordableneon

Carl Hansen & Søn

A combination of hand craftsmanship and rational series production continues to set this company apart today. It was Carl Hansen’s son, Holger, who took a chance on the groundbreaking designs of the young Hans J. Wegner.

 

 

 

 

Cate & Nelson

Cate & Nelson is a London-based multidisciplinary design studio working in a variety of sectors including furniture, lighting, product, interior and art direction. With offices in Sweden, Spain and UK, Cate & Nelson create products and interiors to offer something over and above expectations.

Chris Eckersley

An innovative designer who produces a carefully considered range of furniture and objects, with the aim of creating a classic durability and a long-lasting appeal. Commissions welcomed.

David Mellor

David Mellor Design operates on the simple principle that well-designed equipment can improve your life. Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry was a key figure in British design with an international reputation as designer, manufacturer and shopkeeper.

Grace Hill Stationery

Grace Hill is a fine stationery company, we combine beautiful patterns with high-quality paper to create luxurious, contemporary stationery.

 

Hannah Turner Ceramics

Hannah Turner creates and sells beautiful handmade British ceramics and textiles for the home perfect for gift-givers and collectors alike. Her attention to detail and use of colour produces designs with a touch of wit that look great in any room. 

Libby Sellers

Since 2007, Gallery Libby Sellers supported the development of conceptual and critical design by commissioning and selling works through pop-up exhibitions, the permanent gallery and presentations at international collector's fairs.

Lily Stockman

Lily Stockman is a celebrated Los Angeles, California-based painter. She graduated from Harvard University in 2006 where she studied painting and botany. She also writes Vogue.com's Letters from Joshua Tree.

Marimekko

Founded in 1951 by Armi Ratia, this Finnish design house is celebrated worldwide for its original prints and colours. Marimekko is said to be one of the world's first real lifestyle brands combining fashion, bags and accessories as well as home decoration into one unique point of view.

Melin Tregwynt

Melin Tregwynt is a family company established in 1912. Its working woollen mill today employs over 30 people, and continues to weave traditional Welsh designs always transformed with beautiful colour and innovative design. Simple in spirit, satisfying in quality and timeless in design.

Michelle Mason

Cool graphic wool 'Stella' rugs, lampshades and textiles made exclusively in the UK. Special commissions include the Southbank Centre and London Transport Museum. Visit Michelle Mason's new shop too Mason and Painter.

Mourne Textiles

A design and handloom weaving workshop, set in the Mountain of Mourne in Northern Ireland. Founded by Norwegian textile designer Gerd Hay-Edie in 1947, has a range of sumptuous mid-century designed fabrics.

 

Oggetto

Oggetto design and source furniture, homeware and gifts that are simple, functional and thoughtfully designed for everyday use. Quality, longevity and craftsmanship underpin the collection with an emphasis on handmade processes skilfully carried out by artisans across the globe.

ON&ON

Contemporary made to measure shelving designed to suit spaces perfectly. Shelf lengths are available in any size up to 5 metres and come in a variety of different colours and finishes. ON&ON offers a complete design service from planning through to installation.

par-avion co.

par-avion co. is an East Anglian design partnership producing high quality objects that reflect a love of Mid-Century and Scandinavian design as well as Japanese and British craft skills.

 

Sally Weatherill

This American-born Brit-based textile designer's woven designs pop with colour, pattern and texture. Inspired by her weekly commute to London, this collection tells a visual story of her journeys.

 

 

Scott & Taylor

One of the select few brands chosen at the Liberty ‘Best of British Design Open Call 2014’ this mother and daughter design duo combine the unmistakable form and function of the classic mid-century British school chair with a distinctive contemporary twist.

 

SCP

SCP was founded in 1985 by Sheridan Coakley inspired by the designs of the Modern Movement. Nearly three decades on SCP remains true to its founding idea, to make and sell design products that are functional, beautiful and made to last.

Seven Gauge Studios

Pure lambswool knitted cushions and blankets made in England. Seven Gauge Studios contemporary products reflect a love of bold pattern and colour, with a midcentury edge.

 

sixninethree

From their London workshop, Sixninethree design and make contemporary furniture predominantly in wood. Always individual and well considered, their work compliments and enhances any modern interior.

 

Skandium

Love mid-century but prefer the spankingly new soap-washed version to the original? Skandium is a wonderful shop filled with Scandinavian delights for the home from all the greats.

Tate Shop

Tate’s mission is to promote knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of art. Many of the prints, art and design is specially commissioned so you can find a unique gift from carefully chosen collections of art inspired pieces, many exclusive to Tate. 

 

 

The Rug Company

The Rug Company endeavour to create the most desirable rugs in the world. They achieve this by combining the ancient craft of rug making with the creative brilliance of talented designers to produce individual handmade rugs that are beautiful, distinctive and original.

Thorsten van Elten

Ever wonder where the designers themselves shop? Check out Thorsten van Elten, owner, producer and manufacturer's wonderful online shop.

Twenty Twenty One

Twentytwentyone has a vast knowledge. Supplying over 60 of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers, they continue to offer vintage alongside classics and contemporary design through their showrooms and website.

Wendy Kaye

Wendy Kaye designs contemporary textiles with a nod to her mid-century and Scandi influences. Bold designs are applied to lampshades, cushions and homewares.

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