Testimonials

Press

“The Midcentury Modern Fairs at Dulwich are design heaven for me.” Orla Kiely

“Masses of covetable stuff at Dulwich College mid 20th C design fair #getin.” Comedienne Jenny Eclair

“Modern Shows enthusiasm and commitment is inspiring” Barbara Chandler, Evening Standard

“This show could cause design lovers a cardiac arrest.” Grand Designs

“The brilliantly curated Modern Shows is a must-visit event for anyone after original mid-century design.” Charlotte Abrahams, FT How to Spend It, Guardian, Observer, Elle

“Midcentury Modern is a dangerous show. All the must-see vintage furniture, lighting and accessories dealers in one place makes for serious temptation. Lucy and organise the shows with their idiosyncratic verve and energy and in atmospheric locations so the events feel like an occasion / day out and not just a shopping experience.” Jenny Dalton, freelance writer, FT How To Spend It

“Held in the beautiful and very appropriate Christison building designed by Wates in the Sixties, this show is stuffed with all the recognisable classics of 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, furniture designer

“Just found out the Midcentury Modern show in Dulwich College is the same weekend I'm out of London! #absolutelygutted. Anna Quayle, Editor

“Damn you @modernshows and your beautiful vintage furniture. #Quality” @absolutebombs

Shows

“The people who attend are interested in design, they get it. A lot of our customers here come back again and again to add to their collection.” Helle, Elements

“Their shows are literally a shoppers paradise whether you're looking for collectable one-offs or small gift items. Get a ticket for the next show now!” Michelle Mason, designer and shop owner, Mason & Painter

“It’s a day that is good, short, sharp, quick. People with money come.” Thorsten Van Elten, Theo

“Nothing compares to the standard and quality of their shows.” Haji and White

“What a great venue with a nice atmosphere and quality pieces.” David, Sigmar London

“It's really well organised. The hall is fabulous and a great backdrop for the furniture. The PR from Lucy and Petra is amazing, people were queueing to get onto the stand...” N. Le Comber, World's End Midcentury Modern

“The people who come are really interesting, customers of all ages but very like-minded.” Enzo, Lovely and Company

“It is simple to sell as the shows are always busy. We bring useful good quality mainly Danish pieces and have sold well since the very first show ten years ago.” Michael Marks, 20thC Marks

“This is a great day out, a well-loved, friendly show.” Chris, Vintage Unit

“Beans on toast for the rest of the month after out visit to @modernshows, so much lovely furniture.” Elliw Gwawr 

“We don't trade on the web any more as the Midcentury Modern and Midcentury show are so successful for us. Other shows could learn from this show ... the marketing is always directed at the right people.” Homescape

“Just a quick thank you for all your hard work on Sunday. Pleased to say we made our highest number of individual sales, with some existing midcentury customers and also plenty of new industrial fanciers who hadn't been to the show before ... look forward to next year’s shows.” Chris, Vintage Unit

“It’s a brilliant show. My boyfriend and I have been coming here since 2008. We bought our ‘greige’ sofa, 2 vases, an Eames chair. Midcentury Modern was part of the reason we moved to Crystal Palace.” Louise Wilkinson, designer, Midcentury Modern and Design Junction pop up

Marketplace

“Been keeping an eye on the stats and the buy modern page is definitely having an impact. It's one of the main referrals, which is great! We are pleased.” Olivia Scott-Taylor, winner of Liberty Open Call 2014

“The Modern Shows Marketplace drives more traffic to our website than any other design hub.” Bark Furniture

“The interest that we have received as a direct result from being on the directory more than justifies the small inclusion fee on the site.” Das Programm, top dealer in Dieter Rams’ Braun

“Being listed on the Modern Marketplace is hassle-free compared with being listed on selling platforms that require time consuming stock updates with little return. I genuinely think it’s a better method, reducing the admin for dealers and directing customers to our websites, which makes it less commission hungry.” NoRepro

“You go to google analytics and the modern marketplace is right up at the top of our stats. It is always in our top five referrers.” Mario, Mourne Textiles

“I wish I’d done it sooner. When my work appeared on The Modern Marketplace I had a large order the very next day” Kevin Dutton, photographer, Apple inc

“The Midcentury Modern Marketplace has always been our top referrer, better than Living Etc…” Saxon of Metro Retro, suppliers to Jamie Oliver restaurants, James Bond’s ‘Casino Royale’, Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’