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
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.
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.
Parker & Farr
Parker & Farr have been dedicated to delivering luxury bespoke upholstery since the 1950’s, making it one of the world’s most highly regarded furniture makers. Expertly created by its team of master craftspeople in Nottingham, each piece is meticulously fashioned, making an item of real desirability. Their Benson range was designed by David Hicks, the English interior decorator and designer famed for bright clashing colours and mixing antique and modern.
First imagined in India in 1952 by Edward Armitage, revisited in 2015 by grandson Joe Armitage; the design of the Armitage lamp has evolved over 60 years. "Unusual...original...superb...with a graceful profile like a wading bird...sinuously naturalistic." World of Interiors Magazine
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.
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.
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.
Learn all about the amazing powerhouse that was architect Charles and artist Ray Eames and shop until you drop.
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.
Architect and surface pattern designer Jen Taylor founded Hokolo in 2012, offering homeware and furniture with bold colours and geometric patterns inspired by the mid-century aesthetics and Jen’s architectural training.
Jane Sarre Ceramics
Simple ceramic serving-ware created individually by Jane Sarre. Designed for use, the clean lines and subtle textures make every meal a feast.
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.
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 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.
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. 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.
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
Finalist of Liberty's ‘Best of British Design’ Open Call 2014, this young designer's lacquered stripe version of the retro school chair is now on sale at the iconic department store and via the marketplace.
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.
Brit born / Denmark based Emma Sivell with her London and Copenhagen offset printed posters and cards. Architecture from both cities form the foundation of the collection. Colour, reflection and nostalgia brings her prints to life.
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.
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.
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.
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