June 1st, 2013

7 Mid Century Modern Stores in London

Within a week, I will be heading to London & Paris on a short vacation and would like to share a bit about my plans. Below are some mid century related stores I’m planning to visit in London. I learned a lot from these handy blogs. (via: hipshopShopikonWeeBirdy) If I miss something, please drop me a line!

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1) 
Førest London (above)
Specializing in Scandinavian mid-century furniture, this relatively new shop also features exhibitions and collaborations with new artists. Their interview is here.
115 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5BY

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2) Two Columbia Road
Featuring a well-considered collection of 20th century furniture, lighting, art and objects, Two Columbia Road stocks many original pieces by the likes of Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Arne Voder and Charles Eames.
2 Columbia Road, London E2 7NN

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3) Designs of Modernity
Located in the basement of Crystal Palace Antiques and Modern, Designs of Modernity offers a good range of Scandinavian, British and American 20th century furniture, lighting and décor.
Jasper Road, London SE19 1SG

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4) The Lollipop Shoppe
The shop provides a carefully chosen range of outstandingly conceived and crafted furniture and accessories. The interview is here.
10 Lamb Street Old Spitalfields Market,  London E1 6EA

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5) twentytwentyone
They supply the very best design-led furniture, lighting and accessories.
18c River Street London, EC1R 1XN

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6) The Peanut Vendor 
Specializing in vintage furniture with specific tastes from all over the UK and Europe.
133 Newington Green Road, London N1 4RA

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7) Chase & Sorensen
This café-shop in East London specialises exclusively in mid-century Danish modern furniture, with new deliveries arriving direct from Denmark every few weeks.
238-B Dalston Lane, London E8 1LQ

10 Comments »

  1. That’s a great list! You could also try:

    The Modern Warehouse, Victoria Park: good quality, mid-century specialists
    GN Furniture (on Exmouth Market, near Forest): mainly mid-century furniture, with British designers.
    Rocket Gallery (Shoreditch High Street): Gallery and shop, specialising in Dutch and Danish design
    SCP, Curtain Road: mixture of contemporary and classic design. Always something nice to look at.

    Sounds a great trip, enjoy!

    Comment by Frances — June 1, 2013 @ 3:14 AM
  2. Thanks so much for the link to my interview with Siobbhan at the Lollipop Shoppe – enjoy your trip!

    Katie x

    Comment by Katie — June 1, 2013 @ 3:55 AM
  3. @Katie: Thank you! I love reading your blog :)

    @Frances: Thank you so much for more infos. I will definitely check out the places you recommended!

    Comment by modernfindings — June 2, 2013 @ 12:14 AM
  4. Some other options:

    Planet Bazaar http://www.planetbazaar.co.uk/

    SCP http://www.scp.co.uk/

    Judy’s Vintage Furniture Flea http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk/furniture/

    Past Caring doesn’t have a website but is well worth a browse http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/past-caring

    When are you coming over? Perhaps it will fall on a day of a Midcentury modern ‘show’. http://modernshows.com/

    Do you know about these maps/guides? http://www.herblester.com/collections/all/london-maps

    I’m more than happy for you to email if you want more pointers about midcentury London architecture and shopping.

    Comment by Yvette — June 14, 2013 @ 5:12 AM
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  6. Hi There,

    Love vintage shopping in London. Also found lot of really beautiful mid century pieces here in the states on http://www.parkandparisdecor.com

    Comment by Sophia — September 25, 2013 @ 9:51 AM
  7. I want that funky white hanging light over my dining room, drools…

    Comment by jenn ski — January 14, 2014 @ 1:40 AM
  8. Come back!!

    Comment by Mila — January 21, 2014 @ 11:41 PM
  9. wow, I love everything!

    Comment by jenn ski — January 28, 2014 @ 9:09 AM
  10. I second Mila … come back!

    Comment by Lynn — February 7, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

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