Family day out: Midcentury Modern, Dulwich

Midcentury Modern fair in Dulwich

2010 fair, courtesy of My Friend's House blog

Take a seat, or maybe a desk or a vintage vase. In truth, you’ll want to take them all home from Midcentury Modern this Sunday, the best fair I’ve found to see, touch, and – frankly – oogle fabulous midcentury furnishings. All year long I look forward to the Midcentury Modern fair, where close to 100 vintage dealers sell absolutely gorgeous ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, even ’70s-era home furnishings.

Organisers Lucy and Petra started their business as a showhome – using Lucy’s Dulwich-based home as a showcase for fantastic vintage design. (I interviewed Lucy while at The Times, when the duo launched the child-oriented fair Kids Modern. You can now shop online at their Kids Modern site.)

Kids under 14 go free, everyone else pays £7 entry. Bring your baby sling (you’ll need to park your pushchair outside) and make a day of it – there is food and drink to buy. After all, it’s never too early to start learning one’s Earnest Race from Eames and Nelson from Noguchi.

Midcentury Modern
Sunday November 20, 2011
Dulwich College
London SE21 7LD

£7 entry, children under 14 go free

Check out Retropolitan while you’re there – they’ve blogged about it too.

Picture from My Friend’s House blog, where you can also see some cool things from last year’s fair.

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  1. July 2, 2012 / 9:23 pm

    please note that kidsmodern is not our site even though we really like it…we had a show called kidsmodern….we both thought up the name at the same time…you can shop for some of our favourites for kids and kidults at in the buy modern or buy vintage section …see you there 🙂

    • July 3, 2012 / 8:23 am

      Lucy, thanks for the clarification. Either way, the stuff you’re showcasing is fab.

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