Sunday 18 November 2018
London SE21 7LD
9am Early entry for trade/collectors £15 on door (family, friend, dealer comps after 10am)
10am Cash or card on door £10
Last entry 3.30pm
Advance tickets - online only
10am - £9
2pm - Afternoon 2 for £10
Offers available until 17th November
“Modern Shows enthusiasm and commitment is inspiring” Barbara Chandler, ES Homes and Property
"The Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich College is design heaven for me." Orla Kiely
"This show could cause design lovers a cardiac arrest." Grand Designs
'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 Petra 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. How To Spend It. Financial Times.
'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 Scandinavian, 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
Love Scandinavian and American Modernism, European Bauhaus, British, French and German Industrial? Looking for a huge range of prices and styles from the best in 20C design classics and modern collectables? Find it here at the celebrated show backed by Elle Decoration that has been lauded as a top shopping experience by Time Out, Monocle, Rough Guide to Vintage London, Grand Designs and the London Design Guide.
The main building at this show, Christison Hall, is named after McCollugh Christison, Secretary of the Alleyn Club from 1906 till 1967, and long time College and Estate Governor. The building was designed by architects Manfred Bresgens and Malcolm Pringle of Austin Vernon & Partners between 1965 & 69. It is a fine example of the uniquely British architectural Brutalism movement of the 1950s and 60s. No wonder so many architects and designers love this show.
Come to this incredible light and bright building with its floor to ceiling windows, concrete buttresses and acoustic wall for anything from an original Cherner chair to a contemporary piece from a hot young British designer. Source the latest furniture, wallpaper, ceramics, cushions and gifts upstairs after you have scoured the most collectable vintage furniture and home ephemera on the planet downstairs.
Collectors on the hunt for even more mid-century furniture, ceramics, fabrics, art and glass can take a walk to the South Cloister, Lower Hall and North Cloister where 40 more dealers are situated. Midcentury Modern and Midcentury East have a cult following of midcentury aficianados and design lovers from all over the British Isles who gather one Sunday a few times a year at Goldfinger's Haggerston school and Dulwich College to feed off their mutual love for design at what has been described as an inspiring museum-style pop up shop.
The Modern Shows team was picked by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and The South Bank to be the main furniture and homeware curator for Vintage Festival 2011 and also picked to fill a quarter of the downstairs space at the top show of Design Week. Design Junction attracted 30,000 plus visitors from here and overseas.
'The brilliantly curated Modern Shows is a must-visit event for anyone after original mid-century design.' Charlotte Abrahams, freelance design writer FT How to Spend it, Guardian, Observer, Elle
Spotted shopping at our shows and pop-up: Orla Kiely, Patrick Kielty, Stephen Merchant, Jenny Eclair, Jimmy Carr, Artists Dinos Chapman and Mike Nelson, Simon Andrews: head of 20C design at Christies, SCP’s Sheridan Coakley, Britain’s top furniture Designers Russell Pinch and Matthew Hilton, Christina Schmidt: head of Skandium, Tilly Hemingway, Mary Portas – Mary Queen of Shops, Monocle's Tyler Brule, South Bank buyers, Tate Shop buyers, V and A buyers, The Crafts Council, James Bond set designers, The Conran Design team, Camilla Nicholls – Frieze, collector Dominic Palfreyman, curator Bruce Haines, Tent and Origin’s Ian Rudge, partners from architectural firms including Rogers and Fosters, top property developers, interior designers, top lawyers and accountants, stylists and many celebrities beside that would rather keep their anonymity.
Important Stuff: Refreshments on site. Plenty of parking available inside and outside the college on Alleyn Park, Hunts Slip Road, College Road and Belair Park. Regretfully disabled access is restricted to part of the show. Apart from guide dogs, dogs are not allowed into the grounds or buildings. Please leave prams in the buggy park provided outside.
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