Photograph Marcus Peel
By Tabitha Teuma
Print issue number 10 is now out, much of the editing done at the kitchen table pictured above – yes, this is my home and it features in the new issue! Issue 10 will be the last one, well for now at least, as after five years, I’ve decided to put MidCentury magazine to bed. Not an easy decision, but with a young family and a day-job to contend with, it’s time to take a break. The magazine has always been something of a labour of love and as such, it’s important to me that quality isn’t compromised.
The good news, however, is that we’ve compiled a super strong contents list for our tenth issue. There are three interiors featured this time – we took a trip to Yorkshire to visit an unusual 1950s house with double-height glazing and a butterfly roof, we scaled the heights of a London high-rise to admire the spectacular view from one of the apartments, and I’ve opened the doors to my own humble home to show how the magazine has shaped my interior aesthetic.
Photograph Beth Davis, Buyer’s Guide to Danish lighting commissioned by MidCentury
We bring you Buyer’s Guides to, frankly, two of my favourite areas: Danish lighting and post-war British prints – the latter, in particular, still relatively accessible. Also in this issue, we interview Jay Osgerby, one half of the renowned design duo and latter-day pioneers of ply Barber Osgerby, and we talk to Mario Sierra, the current Head of heritage fabric brand Mourne Textiles.
Photograph Marcus Peel, Yorkshire home shoot commissioned by MidCentury
The last five years have been a blast, I’ve met a great number of like-minded people – the owners of the many fabulous homes we’ve featured, mid-century dealers (many of whom started out as collectors themselves), and the most inspiring of designer-makers. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the team who have made this magazine what it is, and our advertisers, who have enabled the page count to more than double since 2011, and of course our Friends and readers – for buying it, for leaving feedback and for sharing their enthusiasm on social media. There’s certainly a lot of love for this little magazine and it’s my hope that someone out there may be able to continue what we started. So watch this space.