Posted on 11.01.13 by A_Gibb
Literally within minutes of posting about our Scandinavian Style Hogmanay dinner, I received the following mail out from the Modern Shows
Addicted to The Killing, The Bridge or Borgen? The characters are not the only stars of these Scandi-shows. If you are a fan of Nordic Noir you will love the mid-century booty for sale at the show Grand Designs Magazine said ‘could cause design lovers a cardiac arrest.’ See Mad Men style American Modernism, European Bauhaus, British, French and German Industrial too.
‘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
‘The brilliantly curated Modern Shows is a must-visit event for anyone after original mid-century design.’ Charlotte Abrahams, freelance design writer FT How to Spend it, Guardian, Observer, Elle
‘Held in the beautiful and very appropriate Christison building designed by Wates in the Sixties, this show is stuffed with all the recognisable classics of Scandinavian, American and British heroes of 20C design. It’s like visiting a design museum where you can sit on the classics, talk to knowledgable people and then take the exhibits home with you. I enjoy every show immensely and would recommend this show to any lover of design.’ Matthew Hilton
Spotted shopping at our shows and pop-ups: Orla Kiely, Patrick Kielty, Stephen Merchant, Jenny Eclair, Jimmy Carr, Artists Dinos Chapman and Mike Nelson, Simon Andrews: head of 20C design at Christies, SCP’s Sheridan Coakley, Britain’s top furniture Designers Russell Pinch and Matthew Hilton, Khristina Schmidt: head of Skandium, Tilly Hemingway, Mary Portas – Mary Queen of Shops, Monocle’s Tyler Brule, South Bank buyers, Tate Shop buyers, V&A buyers, The Crafts Council, James Bond set designers, The Conran Design team, Camilla Nicholls – Frieze, collector Dominic Palfreyman, curator Bruce Haines, Tent and Origin’s Ian Rudge, partners from architectural firms including Rogers and Fosters, top property developers, interior designers, top lawyers and accountants, stylists and many celebrities beside that would rather keep their anonymity.
Obviously ‘Great minds think alike….yes 2012 was the year of Scandinavia!!
And…obviously, unless you are NOT a top accountant, lawyer, stylist, interior designer, a very minor celebrity who would rather keep their anonymity or slightly mad, you too should get down there too!