Friday, June 29, 2012


 This stylish Meganet swivel chair has been dubbed 'best modern chair' by some design magazines. The chair was designed by Italian architect Paolo Chiantini and Gualtiero Saachi, and the chrome wire frame and soft red leather pads make it a real head turner. To view or reserve this chair contact

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


This amazing vintage trunk has just arrived in stock. A really nice size, 44x75x31cms high, it would make a great coffee table - the flat top makes it perfect to use as it stands or add a beveled glass top.
Beautiful patination on the wooden strapping and metal edging make it a really 'grounding' piece for any room. This is one of key elements in interior design magazines at the moment - very 'on-trend'. To view or reserve this item please contact

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


This is a modern design classic by Herman Miller. An iconic design by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick, this chair not only looks beautiful, it is one of the most comfortable chairs you will ever sit in. Aeron changed the way everyone thought about office chairs—from its revolutionary look to its advanced ergonomics to the fact that it's 94 percent is the work chair redefined.
Amazingly adaptable, with adjustable height, seat, arms, tilt and balanced body support system. Its innovative suspension and easy-to-use adjustment controls let the chair move effortlessly as your body moves. To view or reserve this chair please contact

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


People are constantly surprised by the age of Stig Lindberg ceramics. There is a vibrancy and colour to the design and decoration of the items that was not evident in a lot of 1940s and 50s ceramics. I have featured the graphic pieces before, but they are getting harder to find and collectors are moving toward other pieces designed in the 1950s and 1960s - like the Karneval range. Heavily influenced by his time in Italy, these hand painted illustrated pieces are playful and quirky and really brighten up any mid century interior. This beautiful slab vase has just arrived in stock. In perfect condition with nice crisp illustration painted by Eduard Berchtold. POA

Thursday, June 14, 2012


These absolutely stunning vintage Art Deco salon style chairs have popped up just in time for the Dublin Brocante this Sunday. A really unusual find, these two stand alone seats have beautiful curved arms, studded seats and solid oak frames. These guys are rare and you can be guaranteed there are no other chairs like this in Ireland. Another unique find at kirkmodern. For more information or to reserve these chairs please contact

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I am frequently asked to source vintage crates to add accents to retro rooms, and these are some of the best examples I have come across recently. A really useful size - 30x46x14cms - they would be great for kitchen worktop storage, or stacked on a shelf. Originating in USA they are solidly made with metal strap banding on each end and stamp printed with Pepsi and Seven Up. These will be available for the first time at the Dublin Brocante this Sunday 17th - Newmarket Square.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


kirkmodern are hitting the road over the summer months with a series of shows around Ireland and UK. First up is the Vintage Home Show in Manchester this Sunday 10th June. We will be taking some fantastic new pieces of furniture, lighting, ceramics and glass by top Scandinavian designers and joining a fantastic selection of vintage dealers at the beautiful Victoria Baths - come along and say hello. (the fantastic vintage orange Mac Lamp, designed by Terence Conran will be just one of the new pieces on show this Sunday).

Friday, June 1, 2012


This is one of the more subtle Tretchikoff prints from the 50s. A delicately rendered 'Zulu Maiden" print, from 1953, on a canvas background this would easily fit into any cool contemporary interior.