May 24, 2012
Shopping in London: A guide to buying mid-century modern. Part 2
When it comes to finding special vintage pieces for your home, sometimes it’s best to go through an experienced antiques dealer. They regularly trawl markets, deceased estates and auction houses for the best stuff, and can often source specific pieces on your behalf. They usually keep their stock in warehouses, storage facilities and showrooms, so you need to make an appointment to meet with them and look at their collection.
Here are my top five picks for the best dealers in mid-century modern furniture and decor in London.
Sarah Potter (pictured above)
Specialising in Scandinavian and British mid-century furniture, textiles, glass and light, this Clapham-based dealer’s showroom is by appointment only.
Tel. 020 7627 0570
Mobile: 07762 264507
The Modern Warehouse (pictured below)
This Victoria Park-based warehouse specialises in Scandinavian, American and British mid-century furniture, and is open by appointment.
3 Trafalgar Mews
London E9 5JG
Tel. 020 8986 0740
Firefly House (pictured below)
Located in North London, Firefly House stocks a wide range of mid-century modern furniture which is available for hire as well as purchase. They also offer an interior design consultancy.
Tel. 020 7428 3366
Caroline de Kerangal 20th Century Antiques
Based in Wimbledon, Caroline de Kerangal has extensive experience as an antiques dealer and sources mid-century furniture, décor, lighting and art for her private clientele. She also offers an interior design consultancy and her showroom is open by appointment only.
Unit 11, Wimbledon Stadium Business Centre
London SW17 0BA
Tel. 020 8394 1619
With over 20 years’s experience, Roomscape sources a varity of furniture, lighting and décor, and all items can be viewed by appointment in their Camden showroom.
CityStore, Belmont Street
London NW1 8FH
Tel. 020 7956 645 492