Tuesday, February 28, 2012


These Mid Century Modern Tony Paul Style Stacking Stools are the business. Industrial 1950s Design at its best, efficient, clean lines with rubber leg caps, bent rod iron tripod frames and moulded birch seats. Grab a seat at the Retro Rooms show in Belfast this coming Sunday or POA info@kirkmodern.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


This Robert Heritage leather "Q" chair has just arrived in stock. A stunning padded chair in soft brown leather with cast aluminium frame and padded armrests. Beautifully designed by one of the best mid century furniture designers, Robert Heritage RDI FSAI, and made by the distinguished RACE Furniture Co. in UK c.1970 - this is a rare find in superb condition. One of the most comfortable seats you will ever sit in. POA geoff@kirkmodern.com

Monday, February 20, 2012


This Danish designed table from the 1960s in solid teak with rosewood edging and solid teak cross legs and tapered crossbar is now on offer. Very nicely crafted and in good vintage condition it is a sleek 122cms long x 49 wide x 45 high. POA info@kirkmodern.com

Saturday, February 18, 2012


....it's Brocante time! Yes folks it's the third weekend in February and that means it's the Dublin Brocante retro vintage furniture and homeware market on Sunday. Newmarket Square, just off Cork Street and near Francis Street, from 11-5. Great food, great coffee and greatest selection of mid century modern furniture and industrial design in Dublin.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Nice set of G plan "fresco" teak tables arrived just in time for Dublin Brocante this Sunday. Always popular because they are really well designed and really useful. Solid teak with nicely styled curved legs and rosewood edging - these are top of the range G Plans with the larger table sporting a nice original period tiled top for hot cups and pots.POA info@kirkmodern.com

Thursday, February 16, 2012


 There was a great interest in foreign travel in the 1950s, and a fascination with Africa in particular. Exotic images of tribal dances and animal skin patterns popped up on glassware, fabrics and ceramics, such as this dish for Wade and the Zambesi pattern coffee pot by Jessie Tait. It is nice therefore to come across an original piece from the period like this Original Oil on Board painting from Mali. Fantastic graphic imagery - almost silhouette figures with a splash of vibrant yellow. Complete in the original frame, 70x50 cms, this is a unique statement piece for any Modernist Interior. POA-info@kirkmodern.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


This little Industrial Design cabinet would be a really useful addition to any modern interior. Completely stripped back to the original metal and polished, the 12 drawer unit can be used on a desktop, shelf or attached to the wall as kitchen storage. A very unusual and unique piece. Size 50cms long x 17 x 17. Poa info@kirkmodern.com .... or pop along to the Dublin Brocante this Sunday and have a look.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


We are always getting asked to source nice vintage kitchen 'saver' cabinets, and this great period example has just popped up. It's a "Maid Marion" from 1960 and is a really useful tall skinny version with tons of storage space. Making a show of itself at the Dublin Brocante this Sunday, a cabinet like this never hangs around long - so get in early! For more information, sizes, price, contact.... info@kirkmodern.com

Monday, February 13, 2012


This set of four streamlined chairs are definitely channeling the Space Age 'look' of the 60s fashion and interiors. The fabulous tulip shape, made popular by the iconic Saarinen design, is a contemporary classic and in these chairs is executed in a cool smokey grey shell with brushed aluminium base and a padded cream faux leather seat. We also have a matching smokey top coffee table which can be sold separately or part of the set. This style of furniture is all over the UK and USA style magazines at the moment and demand is high so ...get them while they're 'hot'. For more information, sizes and prices call or email info@kirkmodern.com


The February Dublin Brocante takes place this Sunday in Newmarket Square, and once again the bar has been raised! The best Mid Century selection in Ireland and great coffee - a heady mixture. To add to the excitement we are taking some of our latest finds along for their first outing and this 1950s Atomic Vintage Cocktail Bar is sure to be a star attraction. Get there early, or contact infor@kirkmodern.com for more details and a viewing.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


This stunning vintage chair has just arrived. Beautifully curved tubular chrome frame with a stunning electric red leatherette padded seat and backrest - this is a real looker! Reminiscent of the Gaja chairs by Kazuhide Takahama from the sixties, but with more than a nod in the direction of Eileen Gray, this is a classic design with both functional and aesthetic appeal. POA info@kirkmodern.com

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Original soap box c.1912. POA info@kirkmodern.com

Monday, February 6, 2012


We are delighted to be chosen by Obsessionistas to be featured on their website beside some great collectors such as Paul Smith and John Jenkins. Check it out at http://www.obsessionistas.co.uk/


Sunday, February 5, 2012


We always try and source items that are a little different from the norm, and this original mid-century coffee table is one of the best that we have seen recently. Solid wooden top inlaid with abstract curved sails in sample woods - rosewood, satinwood, mahogany, birch and teak. This is a unique craftsman piece and a stunning original design that screams 1950s. The top is fabulous and the legs are stunning - black lacquered with brass sputnik extensions and ball feet. A real statement piece. POA info@kirkmodern.com

Saturday, February 4, 2012


This vintage industrial steel office desk has just arrived in stock. A very useful neat size, this typists desk was made in Belgium in the Mid 20th Century and houses two drawers and a pull out shelf extension. Size: 107cms long x 61 deep x 68 high. Industrial design is featuring heavily in interiors magazines at the moment and this desk is very much 'on-trend', with similar models in UK selling for £600+. This is your chance to pick up an original and unusual piece for a fraction of that. For more information and price contact info@kirkmodern.com

Friday, February 3, 2012


The boxes are back!! We had some of these storage boxes in stock before Christmas and they lasted about 5 minutes, so..... we sourced some more! These guys are really useful as kitchen storage boxes, fruit and veg, bathroom storage or just for display. We have a very limited supply of these, so don't get left out, contact us for sizes and prices. info@kirkmodern.com

Thursday, February 2, 2012


We have just arrived back from a series of shows in UK and have sourced some great new pieces. One of our favourites is this large linen backed vintage map of the world. These college maps are very 'hot' at the moment with interior designers and stylists and a quick look through any interiors magazine or Sunday supplement will show just how sought after they are. We also have a selection of other designs and sizes.
For more information, sizes and prices please contact us at info@kirkmodern.com