Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SETTEE FOR TWO


The latest arrival at kirkmodern is this original vintage Parker Knoll two seater settee. We have had this piece completely refurbished and professionally re upholstered in a cool grey linen mix fabric - a stunning combination that brings this lovely comfortable settee right up to date. At only 120cms long this piece will squeeze into the tightest retro interior, look good in a bedroom or warm up a family kitchen. For more information, to view or reserve this piece please contact me by email or text me on 0872600789

SEE THE LIGHT



Some amazing original vintage lights in stock at the moment. Always a great selection of table and desk lamps, but good quality original standard lamps are a little harder to source. They are a quick and easy way to add warmth and mid century chic to any retro room. Here are three new examples have just arrived..... A beautiful triple head tulip lamp from the 1950s.... An eye popping red sputnik lamp from the 1950s ...... and a 1970s mushroom Guzzini style lamp. For more details, to view or reserve any item please contact me by email geoff@kirkmodern.com or 0872600789

CLASSIC ERCOL


An early 1950s/60s Ercol 'Cowhorn' Rocking Chair in dark oak. This is one of the most elegant Ercol chairs, long spindle back, splayed arms and 'cowhorn' top - a design classic, and one that is becoming harder to source. For more information, to reserve or view this piece please contact geoff@kirkmodern.com or 0872600789

TWIN BEDS

This nice original pair have just arrived in stock. Vintage 1950s G Plan bedside cabinets in rich Tola wood with 'Chinese white' double drawers and brass tapered handles. Nice to find a pair in this condition - very elegant little units with a surprising amount of storage. Dimensions 65cms high x 35cms wide. For more information, to reserve or view this pair please contact geoff@kirkmodern.com

Monday, April 14, 2014

STRAWBERRIES & CREAM

This original vintage kitchen cabinet has just arrived in stock. Original vintage 1950s piece with berry red Formica, 2 doors open to reveal a large storage cupboard topped off with a cutlery drawer and three curved Formica display shelves to the right hand side. Cream wooden frame and cream metal atomic legs make this a real vintage gem. To view or reserve this original vintage piece, or to join our mailing list and get a preview of the latest arrivals, please contact geoff@kirkmodern.com

GET A HEAD

Beautiful vintage hat form moulds, one in oak one in mahogany. Wonderfully tactile display pieces that are becoming harder to find. This pair date from the 1930s. To reserve or view these pieces please contact geoff@kirkmodern.com

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DESIGN CLASSIC


The BA 3 is one of the earliest chairs designed by the prominent post-war designer Ernest Race, who designed chairs for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The BA 3 was unveiled at the 1946 V&A 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition that was intended to boost the public's post-war morale. The BA 3 chair was part of a range of innovative furniture made from cast aluminium, one of the few materials freely available at a time when rationing was still in place and more traditional materials were in short supply. Ernest Race was one of Britain’s most successful and inventive furniture designers, and his BA3 chair will form part of the newly opened permanent exhibition space for furniture in the V&A Museum, London.
 We have sourced 4 original vintage BA3 chairs and have had them lovingly restored to their former glory. Completely refurbished and re-upholstered in a beautiful pistachio tweed, these are design classics that are rarely found in Ireland. For more information, or to view this set, please contact geoff@kirkmodern.com or text 0872600789