Sunday 9 October 2016
10am - 4pm
Erno Goldfinger's Haggerston School
London E2 8LS
Early entry for trade/serious collectors, 9am - £15
£10 from 10am
Advance tickets, £9 ONLINE ONLY. Entry from 10am Paypal receipt is your e-ticket.
Buy "100 Midcentury Chairs and their Stories" (published by Pavilion in Europe and Gibbs-Smith in the USA) BELOW before it is out for rrp £20 and get your £10 door entry free (offer available to the first 100 who apply, not be available on the day). Pick up your signed copy after you have your paypal receipt number checked from a list. Founding partner Lucy (used to write for Guardian, Vogue, ES, i-D) spoke to family of the design greats for this insightful book while Petra compiled an essential international directory of dealers. Neither huge or heavy it will make a memorable souvenir of your visit.
Afternoon ticket, 2 for £10 deal Entry from 2pm. (Offer online only)
Children under 14 free
See location Map
All offers are online and will run out when we reach 2500 entries although we do keep 500 full price tickets for the door. Family, friend and dealer comps will not be taken until 10am unless you want to pay the difference between your comp £9 and the early door price of £15 = £6
We take Cash, Cheques and iZettle on the door. Only 40% of dealers take credit cards so worth bringing cash and cheque books.
“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 Decoration
Furnish your home with design classics while snooping around a Goldfinger masterpiece
Head East to the recently refurbished Grade II listed Haggerston School, Erno Goldfinger’s only secondary built between 1964 and '65. The Hungarian-born London-based Modernist was one of the first architects to develop the use of concrete aesthetically in the UK inspired by Auguste Perret and Le Corbusier and you will see them in the ceilings especially as you get a rare glimpse inside this working school which has some of Goldfinger's boldest interiors to date. As you probably know Erno Goldfinger was the architect behind Trellick Tower in Golborne Rd and the inspiration behind the Bond character of the same name so it is very fitting that one of our dealers, Saxon from Metro Retro who has supplied Bond films, will be one of the fifty dealers showing.
If you are mad about The Eames, Jacobsen, Bertoia, Nelson, Wegner, Charley Harper and The Days you will definitely get your fill from Europe’s best Midcentury Dealers in furniture, ceramics, glass, wallpaper, vintage fabrics, industrial, clocks, collectable posters and much, much more. Check out Modern Shows popular sourcing directory at www.themodernmarketplace.com to get a taste of what is to come and the kind of pieces Goldfinger himself would have had at his house, now a museum, on Willow Rd in Hampstead.
Taking part: Mobelfabrik from Belgium, Form & Function, Scandi-Mod, Manning Fine Art, The Modernist, Pencil Tree, Travel on Posters, Saunders Fine Art, Orson and Welles, 20th Century Marks, Twentieth Century Antiques, MAR-DEN, Beton Brut, metroretro, Scandinavian by Design, Sarah Potter, Da Silva Interiors, 1934, Diagonal Furniture, Fragile Design, Grasilver, GP Light and More, Bleu, Inretrospect, Early Bird Vintage, Post War Design and Before, Haji and White, Kadensek and Ward, Twentieth Century Furnishings, Elliott and Tate, Moderne, RetroBazaar...
Everything at the show can be bought, leased or ordered on the day.
Courier services available.
5 mins walk from Hoxton Overground. 2 mins from Haggerston.
Refreshments available on site from our vintage vans
Also on a Sunday...
Geffrye Museum (for the home)
The famous Columbia Flower Market is in walking distance
Vietnamese food on Kingsland Rd
The fabulous Whitechapel Art gallery at Aldgate East
10 min walk to Shoreditch High Street
Curry in Brick lane
All areas of the show are accessible to wheelchair users.
Parking is limited due to close proximity of Columbia Road Flower Market. If driving, please park in the nearest NCP car park www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/london-great-eastern-street/
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The door and most dealers take cash and cheques, only a few take credit cards. They will take deposits however.
A complimentary buggy park is provided. Buggies are no longer allowed into any of our events due to health and safety.
Dogs are not permitted, except for guide dogs.
“Vintage furniture dealers come out in force at this excellent mid-century fair, featuring classics of British, American and Scandinavian twentieth-century design from Eames to Ercol. A very stylish showcase of high quality, highly covetable furniture and homewares that you can buy direct from the dealers.” Time Out
“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