Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Ceramics from Scandinavia are very 'hot' at the moment with international collectors, Stig Lindberg and Gunnar Nylund prices are going through the roof. One of the most prolific factories in the 50s and 60s was Upsala-Ekeby (Sweden) and savvy collectors are snapping up any pieces that appear on the market. A particular favourite is Mari Simmulson (1911-2000) and this hand painted fully signed piece from 1954 is a real find. Look out for pieces by other UE designers such as Ingrid Atterberg, Vicke Lindstrand and Hjordis Oldfors. For a full list of pieces available email info@kirkmodern.com

Saturday, April 23, 2011


The fabulously tactile design of this chair will take you back to your school days. Simple yet elegant construction of anodised metal frame with bent ply seat and back, it is industrial design at it's functional best - and surprisingly comfortable! See it tomorrow (Sunday 24th) at the Dublin Flea, Newmarket Square. http://dublinflea.blogspot.com/

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Retro enthusiasts considering some spring decorating should check out Kevin McCloud's new capsule collection of paint colours all inspired by The Festival of Britain 1951 and launched to coincide with the 60th anniversary celebrations. Nice colours and great mid-century styling on the room sets.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The sun is out! and it's going to stay sunny for the weekend Flea Market in Dublin - a perfect time for a bit of retro picnicking with this dinky 2 person traveling Brexton picnic set. Straight from the 1950s it is in pristine condition and comes in a bright sunshine yellow carry case. POA

Sunday, April 17, 2011


She's a lady. She's from the orient. Yes, you've guessed - she's "The Lady From The Orient" by V. Tretchikoff. POA.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


The best range of vintage retro dealers in Ireland will be at the Dublin Brocante this Sunday. http://www.thebrocantemarket.com/ lots of vintage furniture and homewares and a great atmosphere.
This stunning Parker Knoll easy chair has just arrived in time for its first outing at the show on Sunday. Completely original solid teak construction with organic curved arms and really comfortable seat in original leaf green fabric - this one is bound to be snapped up by the early birds!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Exciting news for Tretchikoff fans.... just taken delivery of original framed prints of Miss Wong, a very reare print of Lady of the Orient and this great original version of the Chinese Girl. POA info@kirkmodern.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Original retro furniture doesn't have to cost the earth and this teak drop leaf G Plan bureau proves the point! It will be at the Dublin Brocante this Sunday with an unbelievable ticket price under €90!!! This is really neat piece of furniture, measuring only 61w x 99h cms it will fit into the tightest space and supply loads of useful storage with a handy drawer above a storage cupboard and topped by neatly laid out drop leaf bureau - perfect for a laptop. For more details contact info@kirkmodern.com or call into the Dublin Brocante this Sunday for the best selection of retro furniture and homewares in Ireland. http://www.thebrocantemarket.com

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Enamel kitchenware by Norwegian company Catherineholm is becoming harder to find and a real target for collectors worldwide.The beautifully simple and elegant ‘Lotus’ pattern was created by Grete Prytz Kittelsen, one of most influential designers in Scandinavia in the 1960s. I have recently acquired a collection of pieces and this vintage enamel kettle/teapot in a deep inky blue in the classic 'Lotus' pattern will be at the Dublin Brocante next Sunday 17th. A date for your diary to see the best collection of retro furniture and homewares in Ireland. http://www.thebrocantemarket.com/

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Mari Simmulson for Upsala-Ekeby, Sweden, c1955

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


A great selection of vintage retro footstools and pouffes just arrived including this plumptious leather one in fantastic condition and great retro colours. Drop me an email for a full list of different versions and clours available. Info@kirkmodern.com.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Original prints from the 1950s and 60s in their original frames are getting harder and harder to find. Anyone who likes the look should investigate the work of L.Shabner and JH Lynch as the prices haven't reached their peak yet. Undoubtedly the most sought after is the work of V. Tretchikoff and this original 1965 print of Miss Wong in the original frame has just arrived. POA info@kirkmodern.com