Are you a savvy investor? Did you see the Midcentury Modern trend coming before it happened? I feel a bit nostalgic when I see things that remind me of home when I was a kid. But I was glad when my parents got rid of those uncomfortable plastic basket weave chairs that snagged your stockings and made you sweat! And we were all glad when they replaced the cups and saucers with mugs – it halved the washing up!
Go back in time
I grew up with the wondrous colours and psychedelic patterns of the late 60s – the Hippy era – it felt so much like a breath of fresh air after a long time of sensible utilitarian interiors. The lava lamp epitomises the freedom I felt… yes, I had one in my bedroom. It provided little in the way of light but made the perfect atmosphere in which to burn incense sticks and play records.
To buy these things now I’d be recapturing my youth but of course many shoppers of this style are younger than me and never had first hand experience of it. Most of the stuff wasn’t designed for a long life… but the bits that have lasted will be treasured in their new homes!
Modern Shows offer you the chance to take another look. The craze for midcentury modern items will be around for a long time so if you’ve got any bits still hanging around your house go and talk to some of the dealers at this show. And designers and makers will be there too showing you new beautiful and stylish items that will look right in any number of interior settings – this show is not just about second hand furniture.
Experience the enthusiasm
At Midcentury Modern you’ll get to see something a bit different and more than that, you’ll meet the people who are directly in behind the products. Chat with collectors, designers and makers and get a unique insight into the world of interiors. It’s an experience that cannot be replicated in magazines …or even blogs!
“Midcentury Modern is a dangerous show. All the must-see vintage furniture, lighting and accessories dealers in one place makes for serious temptation.” Jenny Dalton. Freelance. How To Spend It. Financial Times.
Treat someone you love to a dangerous day out and take a trip down memory lane!
If you go along to the show make sure you say hello to one of my favourite designers, I feature her work on my Select a Maker page. Clara Castner is a potter who makes simply gorgeous vases.