Tuesday, October 26, 2010


We now have for sale this beautiful Danish 1950s extending dining table by H.P. Hansen. A rare chance to own a stunning solid teak table with elegant turning to the legs and a really useful two panel extension to turn it into a 6 (or 8) seating set. I have matched the table with an original 50s set of teak and black vinyl chairs which match the height and wood perfectly. A beautifully proportioned set with craftsmanship and finish second to none. POA info@kirkmodern.com. ***This set will be on view in Urban Outfitters in Dundrum until Thursday this week.

Sunday, October 24, 2010



The kirkmodern/retrorumage displays are now up and running in Urban Outfitters, Dundrum. Four great room displays over three floors featuring the best selection of mid century modern items in Ireland. Open all weekend including bank holiday Monday from 10am to 9pm - don't miss it!

Friday, October 22, 2010


The Alien force of kirkmodern and retrorumage have landed in Dundrum. Urban Outfitters are now showing the best retro display to be seen in Ireland. Open all over the bank holiday weekend from early morning to late night - so no excuse! One of the great new items on display is this Belgian 'flying saucer' desk light in bright orange. Beam me up!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This absolutely top notch Danish coffee table has just arrived and I am debating with myself if I should keep it - I have never seen another and it is such a stunner. Made from teak it has two draw leaf
extensions that slide from underneath, one that matches the table top and the second with a heat resistant Formica insert with a graphic black and white pattern very reminiscent of Jacqueline Groag. The piece is finished off with a cane magazine shelf. Zoweee! It will be making a debut at Urban Outfitters, Dundrum, this weekend.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Exciting news for all Retro lovers around Dublin this bank holiday weekend.... kirkmodern and retrorumage, http://retrorumage.tumblr.com/, will be showcasing some top class vintage retro furniture, lighting, art and collectables at Urban Outfitters, Dundrum. There will be four room displays over three floors designed by UO's creative display team - and all items will be for sale!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


This 1970s Italian table lamp would give any Verner Panton retro enthusiast a warm glow. It will form a key part of one of the retro room sets appearing from next week-end in Urban Outfitters Dundrum - more details to follow!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Our new kirkmodern postcards have just arrived from the printer and to celebrate we will send you a beautiful mid century icon card free. Just drop me your address at www.kirkmodern.com, let me know if you have a preference for Stig Lindberg, Jens Quistgaard or John Clappison and it will be in the mail - post haste!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Mari Simmulson (1911-2000) was born in Estonia but became a Swedish citizen in 1952. She started working for Gustavsberg in 1945, moved to Upsala-Ekeby in 1949 and worked there until 1972. Her beautifully decorated ceramics are becoming increasingly collectable, especially with buyers from Japan, and the 'hot' pieces at the moment feature stylized illustrations, like this stunning wall plaque with deep blue glaze. Her work is represented in museums around the world, and is beautifully illustrated in the current Upsala-Ekeby Keramik book by Karin Soderlind.
Definitely one to watch.