52nd Annual IADA Fair

The 52nd annual IADA Fair is on at the RDS, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. The fair begins with an invite-only preview evening on Thursday, September 21st and continues until Sunday 24th, 2017. Mid-century Online (and our sister company The Vintage Hub) will be there with Ireland’s leading Antique Dealers. Come along and say hi to us at Stand 49.

Erwin-Lambeth Furniture Company

The Erwin-Lambeth Furniture company was based in Thomasville, North Carolina, USA. It was a family run business which had it's origins dating back as far as 1901. Originally the Lambeth family started the Standard Chair Company. Following the death of James Erwin...

Every piece tells a story: A supporting role for our furniture in Ben Wheatley’s ‘High Rise’

The wonderful thing about our furniture is that the design, quality and craftsmanship is matched by it’s history. Every piece we sell has a story. Some of those stories we know, some we may find out over time and some may stay mysteriously hidden. But, the story is there, woven into the DNA of each and every piece.

Elio Martinelli

The ingenious lighting designs of Elio Martinelli have gone on to become 20th century design icons. As testaments to his enthused vision and refined approach, they boast timeless simplicity and a tangible appreciation for the wide range of materials he utilised. Martinelli’s vintage piece are sought-after gems for collectors and are constantly inspirational.

Milo Baughman Pioneering Design

A designer-pioneer of the Modern movement, Milo Baughman’s name is well-known within mid-century modern furniture circles, as well as being solidly linked to the ideas that defined his timeless work: simplicity, distinction and enduring appeal.

Vicke Lindstrand: A Legend in Glass

Born Victor Emanuel Lindstrand on 27 November, 1904 in Gothenburg, he was an avid artist from an early age. Lindstrand studied commercial art and began a career in commercial illustration before approaching the glass manufacturer...

Poul Kjærholm: Focus and Functionality

Danish design visionary, Poul Kjærholm developed a style borne from a combination of unshakeable ideals and a heightened sense of form and industrial dimension, which he sought to idealise throughout his work. He is one of the most fondly remembered Danish mid-century...

Børge Mogensen: Pursuing the Practical

Born 13 April, 1914 in Aalborg, Denmark, Børge Mogensen first ventured into design as a cabinetmaker in 1934. Following this, he went on to study under Professor Kaare Klint at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen in 1936, before entering the Royal...

Curtis Jeré: Soldering A Name

Curtis Jeré Artisan House and its awesome sculptural works, have become synonymous with mid-century design and contemporary modernist settings. Similarly, it is known for large-scale, ambitious, gallery-quality works of art. Brass sculpture by Curtis Jeré, circa 1980s...

Plycraft, Goldman and the Cherner Chair

Researching mid-century modern design often turns up intriguing stories that read like the greatest noir mysteries. In its heyday, bathed in cigarette smoke, Mad Men-esque office politics and liquid lunch-fueled moments of creative genius, it was also an arena of...

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