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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 

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20th Century Cloth

Founded in 2012, 20th Century Cloth is a London based company that produces its own unique range of Mid-century inspired fashion and interior fabrics, beauty accessories and homewares.

 

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.

Anna Champeney

British-designed woven textiles in bold geometrics to enhance mid-century, modern and contemporary interiors. We perfect our designs on handlooms in the studio before production starts at a traditional family mill in Northern Spain.

Artemide

Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi in Italy, the Artemide Group is one of the most renowned illumination brands in the world. It boasts high skills in light design and innovation, with products originating from research and high-quality manufacturing.

B&B Italia

Founded in 1966 with the entrepreneurial vision of Piero Ambrogio Busnelli, B&B Italia is a leading Italian company in the international world of designer furniture known for its innovative industrial approach providing exceptional quality and timeless elegance. 

Barbican Shop

Offer creative design-led gifts, inspired by their artistic programme and dynamic architecture. They invest in the designers of today and tomorrow, creating bespoke products and new ranges, showcasing the talents of UK manufacturing, design and publishing.

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.

Cheeky Chairs

Proud creators of unique hand crafted dining chairs and bar stools that are traditionally upholstered in fabulous designer fabrics and hand painted in delicious colours.

 

 

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.

contemporary applied arts

CAA was established in 1948 to support and encourage the making of fine crafts in Britain and to keep them firmly in the public eye. They currently represent around 350 designer makers, spanning the entire spectrum of the applied arts.

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.

Established & Sons

A British brand representing all that is innovative in contemporary design. Well-known and respected as the brand that champions individual expression, shop the collection to find imaginative products with style and personality.

Grace Hill Stationery

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

 

Imagesurgery

Progressive designer and colour expert creating dynamic art prints and homeware collections. The insider source for inspirational, uplifting pieces that instantly refresh any interior.

James UK

Award winning, contemporary British furniture brand heralded by a team of young, talented designers passionate about innovation and the environment. They produce unique, beautifully made contemporary furniture and interior products inspired by tradition.

Jasper Morrison

Products are sourced worldwide, usually anonymously designed, and displayed under one roof beside some of Jasper's own designs, to form a modern interpretation of the classic hardware store. The webshop contains a selection of the items that are in store.

Jennifer Newman

Working with a team from her studio and showroom in Clerkenwell, Jennifer designs and supplies indoor and outdoor furniture for office, education and hospitality projects. Simplicity, longevity and robustness are key to her designs with bespoke options also available.

Ligne Roset

Known for its artful collaborations with established and up-and-coming talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset offers consumers an entire lifestyle in which to live both boldly and beautifully via its furniture collections, lighting, rugs & more.

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.

Magma

Their new flagship store reflects the evolution of the Magma brand from bookshop to a complete creative and lifestyle concept. It will include many new product lines, a large magazine selection, a print counter/bar and an accessories boutique.

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.

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.

Olivia McGill

A London based potter who works with porcelain to create vessels. Each piece starts on the wheel, is reshaped and altered by hand before being glazed, the end-result; hardwearing, beautifully shaped and coloured porcelain pieces made to last.

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.

Outline Editions

Showcase and sell limited edition prints and original artwork by outstanding and innovative practitioners of the graphic art and illustration scene. Commissioning exclusive work and curating exhibitions they celebrate the vision of hottest emerging artists.

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 McGill

Sally creates stunning contemporary hand built and thrown porcelain plates, bowls, mugs, jugs and vases which she decorates with underglazes and oxides. She shares a London studio with daughter and fellow ceramicist, Olivia McGill. 

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.

 

 

Sanna Annukka

Printmaker and Textile Designer Sanna divides her time between designing for Marimekko and working on her own range of silk screen prints and other products. Her work expresses a love for Lapland, tradition, pattern, decoration and mythology.

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.

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.

Standforth

A design led, kitchen cabinet makers, who offer a bespoke service. Solid design, high quality materials and finishes, modern aesthetic, all with attention to detail.

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.

V&A Shop

A broad range of inexpensive, inspiring ideas for all ages selected and commissioned from all over the world from leading design names both past and present. Choose from jewellery, furniture, books, craft, toys, ceramics, fashion, design, glass, accessories and textiles. 

Vitsœ

Vitsœ was the name of the company’s founder, Niels Vitsœ. Together with Otto Zapf he established Vitsœ in 1959 to realise the furniture designs of Dieter Rams. Over 50 years later they still make furniture built to last generations with excellent customer service to back it up.

 

 

 

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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