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and this is at the Midcentury Modern show in Dulwich next weekend...

If you've never heard of this show, this is an amazing place to see the best in design from the last century or the latest in future collectables from this one.
Midcentury Modern shows were launched by Lucy Ryder Richardson and her friend Petra Curtis. In fact, they started with Showhome which is what the name suggests: a suburban semi in Dulwich, south London, in which Lucy lives with her husband (an architect) and where everything is for sale, from retro Scandi designer furniture by Arne Jacobsen, Bruce Mathsson and Hans Wegner, to lights by Brit design star Michael Young and cushions in 60s fabrics but you can only buy by appointment.

I've always fancied something like this....It's a bit like Nicole Farhi's 202 on Westbourne Grove...You walk into Farhi's homeware shop then at the back there is the brasserie (great food btw) and in the basement, her fashion range...It's a very NYC concept and I love it but given that we lived for a year with boxes up to our ceiling until we moved the business to a warehouse, the chances of me convincing Steve that our new 4-bedroom family house should be a cool concept store, are in fact super, mega, ultra slim!!!

Anyway...Showhome open-house concept worked so well than eventually Ryder Richardson and Curtis needed more space and set up a fair specialising in midcentury modern furniture and contemporary design and the next one is on Sunday 15th November in Dulwich...and as Grand Designs mag says: ‘This show could cause design lovers a cardiac arrest’ and that's where I will have mine next weekend.

MidCentury Modern Show: Sunday 15th November 2009
Dulwich College, SE21 7LD
Entrance £6
Children under 14 free. Click here for location


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