Tuesday, November 29, 2011


A big thanks to The Irish Times for featuring kirkmodern selection in their Christmas Special Gift & Shopping Guide. Here are the pieces that were featured.... A selection of original 1960s Carltonware ceramic moneyboxes in various bright colours and shapes including an Owl, Ark, Piggy and Train.
Various vintage prints by Tretchikoff, Shabner and J.H.Lynch. A selection of framed original vintage Penguin Paperbacks from the 1930s to 1950s. A 1950s upcycled artists' palette table in eye popping acid green with original sputnik legs. For prices and a list of other special vintage Christmas ideas drop a line to info@kirkmodern.com 

Monday, November 28, 2011


This fantasic mid century desk has just arrived at kirkmodern. Made of solid darkened oak it has plenty of storage with 2 drawers and a deeper file drawer under a great expanse of workspace. Lovely patination and obviously used and loved this desk has all the character and charm you would expect from an authentic 1950s piece of craftsmanship. Dimensions are 136 long x 75 deep x 76 high.      POA geoff@kirkmodern

Saturday, November 26, 2011


We will have a limited number of framed posters available before Christmas and to complete the trio of "Alphabet of Design Classics" and "Eyetest" is this little stunner "Alphabet Designer Orangina" featuring a great selection of bold graphic representations of mid century classic designs. Great unusual present for the design enthusiast... and unique to kirkmodern. Get your orders in soon! For more details contact geoff@kirkmodern.com - or drop into the Dublin Flea tomorrow 27th and have drool.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


These vintage storage boxes are unique to kirkmodern and last year and they sold out immediately. Really useful in the kitchen for counter top storage and display, these guys are always a big hit with interior designers and people with an eye for something different. Happily we have sourced a fresh supply and they will be making their way to the Dublin Flea this Sunday 27th and the Block T & Dublin Flea Christmas Cracker on 10th/11th December. Get in first and reserve your favourite by email info@kirkmodern.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This is one to watch for the future. The Clam storage box designed by ALAN FLETCHER one of the most influential figures in British design and a founder of Pentagram. Designed in 1968 and made by Mebel in Italy, this stunning design was produced in a number of colours, the bright primaries are now the most sought after and highly collectable. Original examples now being snapped up at Mid Century Auctions in US and Japan. This fully stamped original orange and yellow Clam will be available at the Dublin Flea this Sunday 27th along with some fabulous new finds unique to kirkmodern. For more information on new arrivals just send an email to info@kirkmodern.com for a full list.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Our designer chair "EyeTest" framed poster was a big hit earlier this year and was snapped up in double quick time. We are glad to announce that we will have a limited number of framed posters available before Christmas and the first to be released is this beautiful and colourful "Alphabet of Design Classics" featuring a bold graphic who's who of mid century design. All the big names are there, Eames, Bertoia, Zeisel, Saarinen and Nelson. A great present for the design enthusiast... or a great reminder of which design classic box you have to tick. Get your orders in soon! For more details, or sneak preview of other designs available contact geoff@kirkmodern.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


"The mother of all destinations for 20C design classics and modern collectables"
Midcentury Modern, Sunday 20 November 2011, Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD 
There is much excitement being generated by pre show articles in Time Out, Elle Deco, The Observer Magazine, London Design Guide, MidCentury Magazine and International Design Blogs.
"We are expecting the day to be very busy - pre-show ticket sales are the best to date" says Petra Curtis from MidCentury Modern.
kirkmodern will be showing a selection of iconic Scandinavian Design by top designers including this absolutely stunning and unique large scoop bowl in Spektrum design by Swedish designer Stig Lindberg.
The standard at Modernshows makes it "the best mid-century modern show in Europe."  A chance for design enthusiasts to see the best in Mid Century design and rub shoulders with artists such as Dinos Chapman and Mike Nelson, SCP’s Sheridan Coakley, Britain’s top furniture Designers Russell Pinch and Matthew Hilton, Mary Portas – Mary Queen of Shops, South Bank buyers, Tate Shop buyers, The Crafts Council, The Conran Design team, Camilla Nicholls – Frieze, collector Dominic Palfreyman, curator Bruce Haines, Tent and Origin’s Ian Rudge, top property developers, interior designers, stylists and many celebrities spotted shopping at previous Midcentury Modern Shows.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


kirkmodern will be showing a selection of iconic Scandinavian Design by top designers at Midcentury Modern, Sunday 20 November 2011, Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD
The mother of all destinations for 20C design classics and modern collectables.
Media-backed by Elle Decoration and a Time Out top London attraction.
Don't miss it!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


This is an exciting find from my recent UK trip - an Eames wire chair with Eiffel tower base and original "Bikini" seat pads in a groovy 50s green. Introduced in 1951 this chair was an immediate success due to the strong but lightweight construction. Distinctively Eames, the wire chair is a design icon and a great statement piece in any setting. POA: geoff@kirkmodern.com

Friday, November 11, 2011


Nice early example of a G Plan coffee table. Solid teak top with ebonised sprung legs and magazine shelf, this model is from the 1950s and is in pristine condition. POA geoff@kirkmodern.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Continuing on an Industrial Theme.... these four little Belgian beauties have just arrived at kirkmodern. Very unusual tripod steel legs, which make them great for stacking, and rich nut brown bentwood seats and backs, these are without doubt the best industrial seats you will see this side of the pond. POA as usual geoff@kirkmodern.com

Sunday, November 6, 2011


This industrial chair has just arrived. With metal spider legs and bentwood back and seat it has a beautiful simplicity and elegance. A fully adjustable seat and backrest make this a surprisingly comfortable desk chair and a stylish addition to an Industrial interior. POA info@kirkmodern.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


A really comfortable retro rocking armchair is hard to beat, and this is one of the best I have found. Made by Cintique, a traditional furniture maker established in 1908, this is a really solid piece of furniture that will last a lifetime. Solid ash frame fitted with their unique Spring Rocker System and covered in a soft moss green velour with button back and winged arms, this chair is in tip top condition and is one of the most comfortable vintage chairs you will ever sit in. For price and details of free delivery in Dublin area contact info@kirkmodern.com