We’ve just picked up a lovely pair of matching vintage wooden chests of drawers.
They were designed by husband & wife partnership, John & Sylvia Reid, for Stag Furniture in the 1950s.
They have a strong mid century modern look with pared back, simple, clean lines.
They appear to be made from a combination of light oak and teak – with two large drawers and a slightly smaller top drawer standing on short, tapered legs.
We really like the subtle handles with their geometric influence. Having lived with the drawers for a couple of days, we noticed how nicely the light and shadow catches them. They’d look great with a background of a bold, mid century wallpaper picking up their geometric form – Minimodern’s Backgammon springs to mind.
They’re quite a useful, compact size; measuring 75cm wide, 70cm tall and 43cm deep.
We’re going to keep them together as a pair – they’ve made it this long as a couple – we’d hate to split them up now. They’ll go into our antiques centre space – or perhaps our eBay shop, We’ll hang fire for a day or so in case any of our readers want first dibs. Drop us a line if they’re just the thing for you.
This light-filled living room really lends itself to Mid-century Modern furnishings – and the owners have gathered some lovely pieces to fill the space. Scandinavian styling is much in evidence – the sideboard, seating, small table and lighting all look to have the touch of Scandinavian design – we could perhaps be even more specific and say Danish design.
Walls and ceilings are painted white to enhance the bright, airy feel provided by the large bay window and high ceilings. The wooden floor, leather sofa and textiles add warmth. There are some flashes of bright colour provided by art glass and a row of vintage pottery water jugs sitting atop the bookcase.
This Mid-century Modern living room looks the perfect place to socialise with family and friends.
- ‘Poolside Gossip’ photographic print by Slim Aarons
- Vita Silvia handing lamp shade
- Florence Knoll style leather sofa
- Adjustable eyeball table lamp
- Vintage Danish sideboard
- Vintage Fiesta ware water jugs
- Ercol Originals Windsor chair
- Arkana Tulip table
Any golfers with a love of mid century modern style out there? We might have just the thing for you.
We picked up this small bronze sculpture today and were very taken by the design. Long, sinuous limbs and strong facial features. We thought it had something of the Alberto Giacometti about it.
You don’t actually need to be a golfer to appreciate this striking little object. A simple yet bold design – perfect on a bookshelf or desk. It will be available in our web shop soon.
Every home should have its own atomic plant!
We picked up this gorgeous vintage plant stand on Monday which has just gone into our webshop.
The frame is black metal and it retains its original bright yellow plastic ball feet and liners. Ideal for trailing house plants, a cacti collection or herbs in front of a window.
The styling is perfect for mid century modern or bohemian vintage looks.
This fabulous house appeared in a recent edition of Stella Magazine.
It’s the Marseille home of Virginie & Jean-Baptiste Moutte, co-owners of vintage furniture store, Relax Factory.
As you’d expect from mid century modern dealers, their home is brimming with beautiful pieces from the era.
We love their use of bright, primary colours which does indeed put you in a cheery, holiday kind of mood.
It’s done supremely well – well judged and not at all gaudy.
There are eye-catching feature walls, textiles & artwork – or, as in the case of the dining space below, bold chair covers to lift the more muted, natural tones of the room.
With all the wonderful furniture, lighting and vintage accessories on view, the house could work as a staged shop display, but it manages to look very lived in and homely too – a little gem!
Anyone out there after some cutting-edge cutlery?
We’ve just picked up five boxes of classic mid century modern flatware.
There are six each of main course knives & forks, starter knives & forks – and spoons. That should cover lots of menu options!
They’re stainless steel with teak handles.
We love the handle shape and grain of the wood.
It was produced in the 1960s by Mills Moore of Sheffield – the steel city and home to some great cutlery makers. Other names that spring to mind include Viners, Mappin & Webb, Joseph Rodgers, Sanderson and Wolstenholm.
It’s a wonderful design in terms of both material & form – and was selected by The Design Centre – always a good sign when collecting pieces from the era. The boxes are tatty, but the contents are in good condition. We’ll try and get them into our web shop this week – alternatively, drop us a line if you’re keen to fill that cutlery drawer!