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.