Monday, June 23, 2014


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Thursday, June 12, 2014


Very hard to find a pair of genuine mid-century modern armchairs, and even harder to find a pair with this style and presence. The clean lines of the beech frames and the simplicity of the minimalist design make a beautiful silhouette and will make an amazing addition to any modernist inspired interior. We have had both chairs upholstered in a rich Designers Guild orange tweed fabric to give that MadMen wow factor. for more details, to view or reserve these chairs please contact


We have just taken delivery of some amazing vintage Scandinavian pieces and first to be photographed is this tall and stylish storage unit from the 1960s. A slim beech frame with teak shelves and teak cabinet on atomic legs this is a very stylish unit that screams Scandinavian Modern. Dimensions are 80 cms wide x 37cms deep x 150cms tall. For more information or to view or reserve this piece please contact


A beautiful neat secretaire form the 1950s. Finished in teak with 3 drawers to the side and slim drawer under the worktop - this is small but perfectly formed for a tight space. On each side there are file or magazine slots to keep everything in its place. Cute! Dimensions 91x 46 cms. For more information or to view this piece please contact


This beautiful little coffee table would make any MCM fan smile. Teak with splayed legs, curved underside which houses a small drawer, and two handles at either end. Nicely made stylish and unique piece - 90 x 38 cms. For more information or to view this item please contact

Thursday, May 29, 2014


This elegant G Plan Fresco desk/dressing table has just arrived in stock. G Plan's design consultant, Victor Wilkins, described 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." This top of the range G Plan, beautiful solid teak with rosewood edging and tapered legs, is sought after for its sleek Scandinavian design and floating drawers complete with hidden centre drawer. A fantastic streamlined design, beautifully made to enhance any retro interior. To reserve this piece or get more details on original vintage furniture in stock please contact

Monday, May 12, 2014


We have been sourcing some modular Ladderax shelving units for a client and came across this fantastic contemporary piece by Avalon. This single span unit has elegant clean lines, tall and slim with lots of storage and display space - perfect for a tight space, and alcove or home office. As with Ladderax, the units are positionable at any height and can be used in any combination. The bottom cabinet has teak sliding doors, the top unit has an internal shelf and glass sliding panels. A fantastic piece of mid-century design from the 1960s, and so useful - you will wonder how you lived without it! Dimensions are 84cms wide x 181cms high. For more information, to reserve or view this piece, please email


A nice original pair of vintage bedside lockers have just arrived in stock. These guys are from the 1950s complete with atomic legs and suspended shelf, finished in teak with nice brass detailing on the doors. Hard to find an original pair in this condition that have been together since they were made over 60 years ago. Dimensions 37cms wide x 69cms high. For more information or to view please contact

Sunday, May 11, 2014


This stunning armchair is an iconic 1950′s piece with original Black and rich Red vinyl covering in the atomic style which was considered cutting edge 'moderne' in mid-century Europe. This original vintage cocktail chair is a beautiful shape and a real eye catcher - guaranteed to be the talking point of any room. For more details or to view this piece please email


Industrial metal pendant shades have become extremely popular as an easy way to integrate mid-century industrial aesthetic into a modern room setting. Increasingly hard to find original examples....
we have just sourced 4 vintage shades in cool grey enamel, 14' wide, yet take a standard light fitting - great for a kitchen over a worktop or dining table. Please contact me if you would like more information. Email -


Fantastic retro suite just arrived - presented in original condition. Classic 1950s mid-century shape with winged arms and atomic legs. This is a really neat little original vintage set, the two seater sofa is just 135cms long, and comes with two matching chairs all in cherry coloured velour - a supremely comfortable set that will fit in the tightest retro room. For more details or to view this set please email

Monday, May 5, 2014


We have just taken delivery of this very rare, early E Gomme sideboard. This handsome piece was made in 1951, the year of Festival of Britain, and was one of the first modernist pieces by E Gomme, who soon after changed their name to G Plan. A beautifully proportioned compact piece with great styling and detail. Two cupboards with internal shelf and topped by two drawers, 124cms long x 86cms high x 46cms deep. Nice detailed streamlined strips to the front, elongated handles and fantastic atomic splayed legs - original vintage pieces of this quality rarely surface in Ireland. For more information or to view please contact

Saturday, May 3, 2014


G Plan "Housemaster" Danish design chair circa 1969 now available. This is an original vintage chair and a highly sought after mid century statement piece -the pinnacle of design in the G Plan range. Designed by Ib Kofod Larsen for G Plan, the chair is made in solid bent teak wrapped in chrome banding to the back. The chair rotates a full 360 degrees and is on a central sprung chromed leaf spring, solid teak base with easy glide casters. Finished in original rich chocolate brown velvet, but easily recovered as all the seatpads are removable.This is a deluxe chair, supremely comfortable, low and wide and with real MadMen styling that commands a room. A rare piece, especially this side of the pond. For more details, to reserve or view, please contact call or text 0872600789. 

Monday, April 28, 2014


You wait for a nice original Astro coffee table to surface.... then two come along at once! We are delighted to have both an oval and a circular G Plan 'Astro' coffee table in stock, they are so sculptural and elegant - a pleasure to look at. Solid teak curved frame, with beautiful sweeping curved legs and glass top - these are design classics and a great statement piece in any modernist interior. To get your hands on one of these iconic tables please call or email

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Tall & elegant chest of drawers by Remploy in oak finish. Original vintage piece with 6 graduated drawers - 112x23 cms, solid oak frame and raised on slim sputnik legs. A nice genuine piece of mid-century design, really nicely made and a beautiful honey colour. For more information or to view this piece please contact

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


A great staple of any mid century interior is a good nest of tables and we have just sourced some nice original vintage sets. The top of the line G Plan 'Fresco' set is in pristine condition, teak with rosewood legs.... and the ever popular Quadrille G Plan nest in teak is also ready to go. We also have a Danish teak nest and a nice handmade Gordon Russell set from the 1950s. for more information, to reserve or view any item please contact

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


The latest arrival at kirkmodern is this original vintage Parker Knoll two seater settee. We have had this piece completely refurbished and professionally re upholstered in a cool grey linen mix fabric - a stunning combination that brings this lovely comfortable settee right up to date. At only 120cms long this piece will squeeze into the tightest retro interior, look good in a bedroom or warm up a family kitchen. For more information, to view or reserve this piece please contact me by email or text me on 0872600789


Some amazing original vintage lights in stock at the moment. Always a great selection of table and desk lamps, but good quality original standard lamps are a little harder to source. They are a quick and easy way to add warmth and mid century chic to any retro room. Here are three new examples have just arrived..... A beautiful triple head tulip lamp from the 1950s.... An eye popping red sputnik lamp from the 1950s ...... and a 1970s mushroom Guzzini style lamp. For more details, to view or reserve any item please contact me by email or 0872600789


An early 1950s/60s Ercol 'Cowhorn' Rocking Chair in dark oak. This is one of the most elegant Ercol chairs, long spindle back, splayed arms and 'cowhorn' top - a design classic, and one that is becoming harder to source. For more information, to reserve or view this piece please contact or 0872600789


This nice original pair have just arrived in stock. Vintage 1950s G Plan bedside cabinets in rich Tola wood with 'Chinese white' double drawers and brass tapered handles. Nice to find a pair in this condition - very elegant little units with a surprising amount of storage. Dimensions 65cms high x 35cms wide. For more information, to reserve or view this pair please contact

Monday, April 14, 2014


This original vintage kitchen cabinet has just arrived in stock. Original vintage 1950s piece with berry red Formica, 2 doors open to reveal a large storage cupboard topped off with a cutlery drawer and three curved Formica display shelves to the right hand side. Cream wooden frame and cream metal atomic legs make this a real vintage gem. To view or reserve this original vintage piece, or to join our mailing list and get a preview of the latest arrivals, please contact


Beautiful vintage hat form moulds, one in oak one in mahogany. Wonderfully tactile display pieces that are becoming harder to find. This pair date from the 1930s. To reserve or view these pieces please contact

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


The BA 3 is one of the earliest chairs designed by the prominent post-war designer Ernest Race, who designed chairs for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The BA 3 was unveiled at the 1946 V&A 'Britain Can Make It' exhibition that was intended to boost the public's post-war morale. The BA 3 chair was part of a range of innovative furniture made from cast aluminium, one of the few materials freely available at a time when rationing was still in place and more traditional materials were in short supply. Ernest Race was one of Britain’s most successful and inventive furniture designers, and his BA3 chair will form part of the newly opened permanent exhibition space for furniture in the V&A Museum, London.
 We have sourced 4 original vintage BA3 chairs and have had them lovingly restored to their former glory. Completely refurbished and re-upholstered in a beautiful pistachio tweed, these are design classics that are rarely found in Ireland. For more information, or to view this set, please contact or text 0872600789


We are constantly on the look out for unique and interesting vintage pieces and this haberdashery display certainly fits the bill. Beautifully made oak frame with glass sides and top and eight stepped pull out drawers, this is an unusual piece because it is so small and neat, so could easily fit into a domestic as well as commercial setting. For more details or to view this piece please contact

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Vintage sideboards are getting harder and harder to find so we are delighted to have sourced this amazing top of the range unit by McIntosh. An original vintage piece from the late 60s, this has all the features and reference points of Danish sideboards of the period, at a fraction of the price. Two metres long, sleek and elegant with clean stylish lines, smooth sliding double doors, 3 stacked drawers and a hidden pull out drinks shelf - this really has a great modernist look and will be a great centrepiece to any mid-century inspired interior. To reserve or view this item please contact

Saturday, April 5, 2014


We have just sourced this stylish, elegant chair from Europe, and it is a stunner! This is a beautifully proportioned original Mid Century Modern lounge chair from Denmark with a solid teak frame, sweeping tapered arms and stylish kicked out legs. The sleek tapered boomerang shape of the seat and back have been recovered in original 1950s 'mobiles' fabric. This chair will be a focal point for any Madmen inspired room - a stunning and unique combination that you won't find anywhere else in Ireland or UK. For more details, or to reserve this piece please contact or call 0872600789

Friday, March 14, 2014


We have just sourced this original vintage plan chest from the 1950s. These pieces are very 'hot' at the moment with collectors as they combine function and style and give an instant industrial edge with the warmth of aged wood. This chest has 6 A1 sized solid wooden drawers, which makes it easier to accommodate into a room design (rather than the AO versions that are typically found in architects). Lovely oak example with wooden handles and brass label inserts. Ever popular, plan chests are both functional and extremely attractive vintage items, and it is easy to see why as they instantly 'ground' a modern styled room or a mid century modern interior. A rare item to find on this side of the pond. To reserve or view please contact or call 0872600789


This amazing chair has just arrived in stock. A real James Bond style original from the 1960s in original cream covering - this is a classic design with oversize arms, atomic legs and really comfortable cream velour seat - a vintage original ManTique!!! To arrange a viewing, to reserve this piece, or just have a nice sit down and plan world domination please conatct me on


We have some fantastic original vintage chairs just back from the workshop, re upholstered and ready to go are these two great examples of classic 1950s design. The chairs have no makers mark but have a Parker Knoll look to them, with a little Danish twist in the nice side profile - nice curved arms and sturdy frame. One is covered in a classic cream linen fabric with a button back, the other covered in a smooth orange tweed. For more information or to view any of the items listed please contact or call me on 0872600789.


Nice original vintage coffee table just arrived. Great atomic legs, brass feet and suspended magazine shelf, it has that authentic vintage 'sprung' look. Stylish piece of mid century funiture that will prove invaluable in any retro interior.
For more information on this, or any of the other great coffee tables in stock just email

Saturday, March 8, 2014


We are just back from another sourcing expedition and we have a selection of new chairs and suites about to go live. First into the studio for photography is this beautiful example of Irish Modernism from the 1960s. This Crannac chair is made in solid teak and finished in a rich pistachio tweed fabric, fantastic original chair with really clean minimalist lines - and very comfortable! For more information, to view or reserve this piece just mail


Small is beautiful.... I am always getting asked to source small sideboards, and they are hard to find as the style in 50s and 60s was for larger units - some Danish examples can be 3 metres long! So it was great to discover this pocket size teak sideboard at a neat 122cms long. A really nice unit with two recessed cupboards and three drawers, this one will fit into the tightest mid century interior and still give loads of space. To view or reserve this piece please contact me on


For those who like the slick mid century modern Hans Olsen dining set but not the price tag, here is a great alternative. This set is by McIntosh and is all original 1960s piece which references the best of Danish design. Extending teak table with four matching padded chairs - and just like the Hans Olsen set, the chairs fit neatly into the 'skirt' of the table (rather like wedges of a pie) - neat! Dimensions: 120cms extending to 160cms. A great original Mid-Century Modern set at an affordable price. To get more details or to reserve this item please contact

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Fantastic 15 drawer filing cabinet in polished steel. A great industrial piece in a really neat size that will fit into the tightest mid century interior. Dimensions are 100cms tall x 30cms wide. Please contact me if you would like to view or reserve this item