Modernist Love

October 13, 2014

Haggerston school in east London was the venue for this weekend’s fix of modernist furniture and interior design porn at the Mid-Century Modern Show, bringing together 50 top dealers in furniture, homewares and accessories. This was the second time the fair was held in Ernö Goldfinger’s modernist secondary school, which provides an ideal backdrop to the temptations on display. Incidentally, you can read my article about my trip to Goldfinger’s Balfon Tower here

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This is the school’s assembly hall with its unusual brickwork along one wall

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What – or who – wouldn’t look good in front of this wall?

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Love these Italian illuminated mirrors at Mar-Den. Possibly more late- than mid-century, but they look great.

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On the stage, Modern Warehouse had some lovely pieces

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Béton Brut is a new exhibitor shortly to open a shop/gallery in Hackney

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A row of colourful Mac lamps from Lovely & co

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Suitably retro refreshments from this colourful caravan

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Cute desk and a red typewriter with some nice prints from Elephant & Monkey

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Love this whimsical astrological bull

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Great original mid-century textiles from World’s End Midcentury Modern

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Furry creatures welcome at the show

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These chairs from Dagmar were probably my favourites at the show

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Classic soviet graphic design looks great against the building’s textures

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I liked this arrangement. It reminded me of a row of chairs outside the Headmaster’s office.

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The next Mid-Century Modern Show is at Dulwich College on 23rd November. See you there!

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