On a sunny Sunday afternoon I sauntered to the Lord Cricket ground from my newly moved into flat. Not to see men running up and down some grass in white but to the most recent Mid Century Modern show. I previously visited one of their events in Dulwich. With a great selection of collectors and sellers all under one roof displaying all types of mid-century eye candy for the avid mid-century addict (which I counts myself as one), from textiles, furniture, lighting and upholstery.
Not particularly inspiring from the outside, but inside it was an Aladdin's cave of wooden framed upholstery and design refinement.
Thankfully my flat doesn’t have the space for anything new otherwise my bank account could have had quite a pummeling. I only had my iphone to hand, so apologies for the quality of images, but here are a few highlights.
Vintage fabrics on Lucy Bates stand, a great way to add some retro colour to boring modern interiors.
Loving a lot of items on the Omipod stand, but especially this buttoned back armchair, which wouldn’t look out of place in the high-street now. They current have these amazing pair of cocktail chairs on their website (fingers crossed for a lottery win soon).
Danish Home stores always a great source of inspiration, they also had these great business cards, using old Monopoly money.
Gra Silver yet again had an eye popping selection of vintage silver jewelry to die for. Collectable and beautify designs from the likes of Georg Jensen, Astrid Fog and Henning Koppel. There are some absolute gems I would be tempted to invest in.
One of my favourite stands was Osi Modern the white armchair wouldn’t fit under my arm or my budget unfortunately, their website it great ad have a good selection of accessories and object's like the above Modernist 1960’s stoneware sculpture.
Mid Century Modern Interiors had these chairs and rocking chairs, perfect proportions and craftsmanship, to keep these pieces on trend for may more decades.
Industrial and deco lighting are on the up and Skinflint Designs had quite a mix, I love these pressed glass wall lights with their subtle deco detailing; yes please.
Some fantastic vases on the Toffler Pruskin stand, graphic and monochrome patterns, very familiar making an resurgence on todays design blogs.
Then the Da Silva Interiors stand had a set of these insane round armchairs, so wrong their right. Their store also has a great selection of mirrors; well worth a look,
Just what I needed, a cosmic pickle fork.
Just love pressed glass and annealed metal.
Last stop Hopper and Space with a large online collection, and user friendly clear product images.
Then back home to fantasize about having these beauties in my home and to try and sketch a classic design of the future.