Thursday, November 25, 2010


 A great new retro themed cafe has just opened on 1st floor of Tower Records on Wicklow Street, Dublin and we are delighted to have supplied all the original retro furniture. The brainchild of Siobhan (ex Gruel) the new Sound Bites cafe does great coffee and fantastic food all day in a relaxing groovy setting. Call in for breakfast, lunch, or just to soak up the great atmosphere over a coffee.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


One of the nicest nests of coffee tables I have seen in a while... this beautifully elegant teak set come fully stamped with the Heltborg Mobler, Domus Danica logos. Made in the early 60s the set has rich patina with no significant signs of wear and clean graceful lines to the legs and strapping.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


It's getting nearly impossible to find nice new pieces of Stig Lindberg, it was exciting to spot this beautiful gourd bowl recently. Painted in graphic dark blue stripes, which really accentuate the curve of this beautiful tactile shape, this piece was painted by Goivanni Pugno in c.1949.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I am always getting asked to source starburst clocks, the most common being Metamec, but this is one of the best. It is an Anstey & Wilson and has beautifully elegant, long teak rays that really burst from the clock and radiate energy and warmth. A mid century must have!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Just arrived, this original 1950s American office chair. Made by COSCO Columbus Indiana, it has a beautiful swivel action and spring tilt seat with a host of custom adjustments. Complete with its original green leather and pindot finish it has a fantastic 50s industrial feel with the chrome footrests adding to the American Mid Century look. Very MadMen
Available immediately, email for price.

Friday, November 5, 2010


I recently bought these beautiful Danish bookends complete with original box. The design is so simple, so streamlined and sophisticated yet practical. The two teak ends dismantle completely flat and the metal supports just slot neatly into the stand. They come with unlikely name of Bog Stotter, which I am assuming is simply translated as book stand! Class.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


During a recent research forage through old magazines I found this fantastic stylized illustration which
could have come straight off a MadMen storyboard. It manages to pull together all the essential references for the perfect 1950s setting. A Loewy inspired hourglass shade on a tripod lamp, Jacqueline Groag style fabric wallhanging, Lucienne Day cushion and a Finn Juhl sofa. All combined with some groovy sounds and great clothes, this captures the aspirational style of 1957 - just a pity about the cigarettes!

Monday, November 1, 2010


These two FAB funky chairs just scream 1970s. The seats have been recovered in vintage psychedelic fabric which really make this pair stand out. Fabulously comfortable padded seats in a textured oatmeal and petrol blue with steel frame legs made by Du-Al. Great design guaranteed to liven up any setting. €85 each/ €150 pair.