‘It was nice, wasn’t it, Festival year? It was the nicest thing that happened in England in the whole of my life’. So wrote novelist Marghanita Laski, capturing the feelings of many thousands who, like her, had visited the Festival of Britain in 1951.
London pop-up Modern auction ‘The Cabinet Rooms’ offers an antidote to the super-high-value specialist sales of the larger auction houses.
So I spray painted an Ercol rocking chair, a Windsor chair to be precise, from the Quaker series. Let’s face it, these chairs were mass-produced in the ’60s
With the heightened interest in mid century design, some British retailers are increasingly looking back to the 1960s high street brands for inspiration.
Furniture designer Lucy Turner has evolved a whole business out of upcycling vintage furniture using a very mid century material, Formica.
In giving a new lease of life to a dilapidated Artek stool, mid century chair geek Rachel Keeley finds out about Artek’s 2nd Cycle project.
With a catalogue of Modern classics and a tradition of supporting young designers, we jumped at the chance to meet Hille Furniture icon, Cherrill Scheer.
How can you get hold of a vintage Borge Mogensen sofa by within your budget? We’ve recruited an expert to help with your purchase.
How do you get the best vintage example of the Stag S Range sideboard within your budget? We’ve recruited an expert to help with your purchase.
With the market for Mid Century Modern design as buoyant as ever, is it possible to collect designer furniture on a shoestring?
MidCentury marks the centenary of Ernest Race’s birth by taking a closer look at three chairs that are still in product today.
Following her article on British furniture manufacturer Ercol in our print issue 06, we talk to author Lesley Jackson about why Ercol furniture design has stood the test of time. And how she came to write her book, Ercol: Furniture in the Making, published in November 2013.