Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Time for a nice sit down!
What better chair to bring a smile to any mid century collectors face than this 1958 designed plywood armchair by Norman Cherner. A mid-century icon found in design collections worldwide, the
armchair combines the best of both moulded plywood and solid bent wood construction.

The Cherner Chair is still regarded as one of the most dramatic designs of the 20thC. with graceful, sweeping arms made of solid beech which give this chair strength and beauty. For more information on this, or any of our other mid-century designer furniture in stock please contact

Sunday, December 9, 2012


A new book RetroHome has just been published by Merrell Publishers, in UK and USA and
kirkmodern is the only Irish company listed as a source of Vintage Scandinavian design.

An inspirational photographic journey that focuses on essential retro pieces and styles for the contemporary home.

Katherine Sorrell, formerly Associate Editor of Homes & Gardens Magazine, is an experienced interiors writer who contributes to publications such as, the Sunday Times Style magazine, Real
Homes and Country Living. Throughout the book Katherine combines fun, inspirational ideas with practical advice, helping anyone to achieve their favourite retro style.

To kick off the Dublin Flea Christmas Cracker next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we will have some copies of RetroHome at a special promotional price €25.

A great present for anyone interested in Vintage & Retro interiors.

Call in and pick up your copy next weekend at the Christmas Cracker, (or there will be lots of special Christmas offers, some great, unique retro gifts and a selection of newly arrived vintage furniture.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


 Original 1950s American 'bullet' table is now available. Curved chrome frame with double strut legs and an extendable patterned Formica top. A great hard working and stylish addition to any mid-century interior. Dimensions are 119cms long x 91cms wide and extending to 148cms long. To reserve of view this piece or get more details on all the Mid-Century originals available - please contact

Sunday, December 2, 2012


This elegant G Plan Fresco desk has just arrived in stock. G Plan's design consultant, Victor Wilkins, descibed the Fresco range as " look sculpted modern furniture. A rounding of hard corners, a delicate curving of edges and a molded feeling to handles. Fresco is Modern Sculpture to live with - comfortably." To reserve this piece or get more details on original vintage furniture in stock please contact

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


A great delivery of vintage furniture has just arrived, some fantastic pieces in great condition - and one of the pieces is this G Plan Fresco coffee table in teak with toughened glass panel. This is a retro classic (we had one a few months ago and it sold immediately) and comes in original pristine showroom condition complete with original label. Depth: 51 cm Width: 137 cm Height: 43 cm.
Really solid frame with beautifully turned legs and curved supports for a low slung magazine shelf - this is top quality G Plan with beautiful sleek Danish lines. To view or reserve this piece or to get details of other vintage coffee tables available contact

Thursday, November 22, 2012


 This very rare "wing" desk c1957 by Peter Lovig Nielsen for Hedensted Mobelfabrik, Denmark is now available. Asymetrical top with rolled edges and brass and teak stretchers on the legs. In the front there is a display/bookshelf and a lockable mirrored cocktail cabinet. Everyone should have a cocktail cabinet in their desk! This piece comes fully signed and dated. Dimensions are 150w x 90d x 72h. Please contact for more details or to view this piece or many other fantastic Mid Century Modern classic designs.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Why are good vintage chairs like buses? Because you wait around for ages and then two come at once! We have just taken delivery of a second vintage Parker Knoll chair with solid teak frame. This time we have had it recovered in a classy teal blue tweed and together with the cool grey tweed version they make a great pair. For prices, sizes or more information on any items in stock, please email

Thursday, November 8, 2012


This stunning teak coffee table by Finn Juhl has just arrived in stock. Genuine vintage pieces of this calibre are rarely seen in Ireland - beautifully hand crafted by France & Son, Denmark, this piece has all the hallmarks of a classic design. Gently curved shape with rolled rosewood edging and immaculately executed strapping joining the tapered legs. A rare and exciting find!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Very excited with our latest find.... a set of 3 original 'Cascade' metal lamshades designed by John & Sylvia Reid for Rotaflex - the Rolls Royce of vintage lighting! Originally intended to be hung in a cluster of three or more, they are now more often hung in a row over a kitchen bartop or a dining table. These shades are in A1 pristine condition, looks like they are unused. Made from anodised steel tube with coloured perspex inserts - these shades look absolutely amazing when illuminated and give a stunning effect. These shades are very very very rare and highly sought after by Mid Century Modern collectors. For more detail please contact

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


We have been sourcing reclaimed wooden ladders for some of our contract work and they have proved really popular for display and storage. We are now offering some of these pieces for sale as they are becoming increasingly popular with interior design magazines re-purposed as towel rails, hanging storage in a contemporary kitchen setting, or hung sideways as book shelves. We have a few different sizes of wooden ladders, all cleaned, stripped and waxed, and a few smaller pieces like this rare folding 'Clerk's Stool' with a lovely sloping top - really comfortable as an occasional stool and perfect as a small step ladder. For more information or to view any items listed please contact

Monday, October 29, 2012


Quite a rare piece of Hornsea pottery, this little bon bon dish has just arrived in stock. Designed by John Clappison in 1960 as part of the Studio Craft range this is one of a set of four designs appropriately backstamped - Tasty Dish!! For more information or a list of some of our more recent finds in designer ceramics, glass and furniture please contact

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Kitchenalia has long been a favourite collecting area and "Long Line" design pieces are the most sought after for their bright colours and great monochrome graphics. Originally designed in the 1950s and produced in Bristol by Pountney & Co, the design won the official seal of approval from Good Housekeeping in 1961. We have just sourced some of these great pieces including a really rare rolling pin - great if you practising for the next series of The Great British Bake Off! For more information please contact

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Sometimes a piece of furniture arrives in stock and you just know it is a little bit special, and this is one of those pieces. A beautifully finished teak sidetable designed by J Andersen for Silkeborg Mobler c1960, this is a craftsman piece which is handfinished with sleek tapered legs and bevelled rolled edge top. Set into the teak is a tiled panel for hot coffee pots etc and the design of the tile is typically Scandinavian of the period. The design, balance and finish on this table make it a top notch piece of mid-century Danish design. Dimensions are 60x37cms x 51tall. For more information on this or other designer pieces in stock please contact

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Scandinavian ceramics have never been more sought after, and it's tempting to stick to the big names like Stig Lindberg, Upsala-Ekeby, Rorstrand, but there were lots of very creative small studios producing excellent work through the mid-century period. One name to watch out for is Laholm Keramik from Sweden, their work is not so well known yet and so prices are still reasonable. This elegant tall vase in striking monochrome matte glaze is a great example - a fantastic simple graphic design on a striking shape and very reminiscent of the work of Lindberg and Nylund but at a fraction of the cost. For more information please contact

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Two fantastic vintage storage units have just arrived in stock. First up is this classic G Plan 'Fresco' low chest of drawers in tip top condition. A really useful 81cms wide x 54cms high, this has lots of storage and can be used as a classic bedroom unit or re-purposed as TV unit - perfect size for an alcove! The second unit is a tall and sleek Avalon teak unit from the 1960s. Absolutely loads of room in this vintage six drawer chest of drawers, yet skinny enough to fit into the neatest space - 61cms wide x 112cms high. To reserve one of these units or get more details just send a mail to Lots of new furniture items will be heading to the Dublin Brocante this Sunday 21st- pop along and say hi!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Stylish small vintage cabinets are hard to find so we were delighted to source this compact little teak cabinet which we have given a stylish makeover with a splash of colour. Originally a record cabinet this unit would fit neatly into any retro interior and could be re-purposed as a storage cabinet, small sideboard, drinks cabinet or TV stand. It has that great 1950s style with splayed sputnik legs and at 53cms wide is as cute as they come. To reserve this item or to get more information please contact

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


This beautiful Danish side chair has just arrived in stock. Great tactile curved arms and frame in solid rosewood and really comfortable black leather padded seat and backrest - this is classic mid century design. Beautiful to look at and beautiful to sit in - pure class. To get more information on this item or loads of other Mid Century items in stock please take a seat and contact

Sunday, October 7, 2012


We have featured these guys before and they are getting hotter and hotter - definitely one to watch out for! The Clam storage box designed by ALAN FLETCHER one of the most influential figures in British design and a founder of Pentagram. This is the piece chosen for the front cover of the Retro Dealers Bible - 60s Decorative Art by Taschen. Designed in 1968 and made by Mebel in Italy, this stunning design was produced in a number of colours and are now the very sought after and highly collectable. Original examples now being snapped up at Mid Century Auctions in US and Japan. These fully stamped original are now available at kirkmodern. For more information on new arrivals just send an email to for a full list.

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Original Mid Century lighting is always difficult to find but we have sourced some nice examples recently. This one is particularly elegant, a simple turned teak floor lamp with a simple taper and solid wooden base. A practical and stylish of adding some lighting accents to a retro room. For more information contact

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Two stylish Art Deco hall chairs with solid oak frames, leather seatpads and heart shape wooden backs. These chairs have beautiful clean lines, really solid shape ....and loads of presence. To reserve these chairs or get more details on any items just email

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


We have a great new selection of pieces being cleaned polished and generally jazzed up for the Dublin Flea this Sunday 30th. New stock includes vintage lights, nests of tables, sideboards, coffee tables, Egg chairs, industrial cabinets, posters, vintage easy chairs and some great storage solutions - like this original 1950s upcycled chest of drawers - a bit of a stunner - and unique! To get your hands on this beauty just email for more details

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


This classic Scandinavian 'Egg' chair is now in stock. Big, bright and beautiful in red tweed fabric this is a really comfortable vintage swivel and tilt chair that will make a great statement piece in your retro room. To view this item or get more details please contact

Monday, September 24, 2012


This print, designed by Werner Graul for the Fritz Lang film Metropolis, is one of the most iconic images of the 20th century. We have just sourced an amazing West German version form the 80s, and it is HUGE! An imposing 190cms high by 87cms wide this is an impressive piece and a real talking point in any retro interior setting.

Friday, September 21, 2012


Original metal filing cabinets are very "on trend" for retro inspired interiors. As well as being stylish and adding a touch of Industrial design to your room they are also very useful storage solutions when space is at a premium. This great vintage cream laquered split metal cabinet on wheels came originally from a German doctors surgery and is a really neat unit which could also double as a TV stand or kitchen storage solution. Dimensions are 52cms wide x 40cms deep x 92cms high. To reserve this item or get more details please contact

Thursday, September 20, 2012


We have just sourced this stunning Mid Century Modern ceramic money box in the shape of an elephant. Made in Italy by Baldelli for the American market in the 1950s, this is one of the most collectable shape and colour combinations - bright Orange/Red - and at 18cms tall he really is a Jumbo piece of retro vintage studio pottery. For more information please contact

Monday, September 17, 2012


This stylish vintage wall unit has just arrived in stock. Two metal side ladders hold a series of shelves and a cabinet in any combination to make this a really useful modular system that can adapt to any room. At only 84cms wide x 181cms tall this unit will give plenty of storage yet not take up valuable floor space - ideal to fit in a alcove. Made by Avalon in the 1960s, the unit comes with a shelved cabinet with glass doors, one 31cm deep teak shelf and two 43cm deep shelves. To get more information or to reserve this item please contact  

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


This stunning 1950s sideboard will be making it's way to the Dublin Brocante this Sunday 16th. Beautifully crafted with beech frame and finished in rosewood with incised patterned door panels and turned wooden handles. This is a rare and iconic piece of original 50s furniture and will be a great centrepiece for any retro inspired interior. To get more details or reserve this piece please contact

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


This 1930s shop display cabinet is one of the nicest we have ever sourced. A really useable neat desktop size it remains in pristine condition. Made from oak with drop down back panel and slanted glass front it has a top mounted coloured decal panel with trade name Christopher Johnson & Co Sheffield, England. Very Deco. POA (Stig Lindberg not included!).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


This stunning dining set by G Plan is now available. Fresco pieces, designed by Ib Kofod Larsen, are the top of the range G Plan teak furniture, and this set has it all. It's stylish, practical, craftsman made and the circular dining table has an extension which flips out to make a spacious 6 seater - we even have the 6 original G Plan seats to go with it! For your chance to get this complete set, extending table and 6 chairs at a special price just drop me an email to

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Ercol chairs have never gone out of style due to their solid construction, great ergonomic design and timeless craftsmanship. Some of the iconic Ercol designs are being made once again, and prices are high due to level of skill required to produce such classic designs. Renewed interest has made vintage Ercol very sought after and made hard to find pieces such as the "dot" chairs very desirable. We have sourced two of these beautiful elm 'BlueDot' Ercol chairs, designed by Lucian Ercolani in the late 1950s, and they are stunning.

Friday, August 24, 2012


This fabulous 1960s bar set in rosewood has just arrived in stock. A real "MadMen" style Scandinavian set it has everything you need for the perfect cocktail party - including a set of cocktail forks that form the 'tail' behind the little bird. POA

Thursday, August 23, 2012


A nice selection of vintage Formica tables in stock at the moment including some nice wooden framed flip up tables with coloured tops, and this great 70s set. Chrome framed chairs with matching extendable table, all in original white Formica with pale grey stripe pattern. A really useable, sturdy set that would complete any retro style kitchen. Available at the Dublin Flea this Sunday. For more information or to reserve this set please contact


It's the August Dublin Flea this Sunday and we need space for new arrivals - so we are having a Retro Clearout with some fantastic vintage pieces going for great bargain prices - (for a full list in advance just email me). First up is this cute little teak bookcase with storage cupboard below and glass sliding doors above, only 86cms long it would be great in a home office or in an alcove. Available at €75 to the first in the queue. Even if you are not buying pop along and say hi - always a great selection of items, great coffee and great atmosphere.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Pair of mid-century Danish chairs now available. Beautiful curved lines in solid teak, fantastic condition, plush, stylish and really comfortable. For more information please contact