If you’re looking to pick up some Mid Century Bargains at the Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, you won’t be disappointed. Mid-Century modern is a term that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development, roughly between the years of 1933 to 1965. American husband and wife team, Charles and Ray Eames, were well known in this field as they, amongst others, were responsible for the mass-production of everyday household objects such as furniture, lamps, clocks and radios.
In terms of British influence, Ernest Race was thought to be a leading example of post-war chair design, producing well known pieces such as the Antelope design. Although, perhaps better known is the G-Plan range of furniture. Designed by Donald Gomme at E Gomme in High Wycombe, production of a range of modern furniture for the entire house began in 1953 which could be bought piece by piece according to budgets. G-Plan later introduced a Danish Modern range designed by Ib Kofod-Larsen.
You’d be very lucky to stumble across an original Arne Jacobson Egg Chair at the Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show but there are always plenty of other pieces on display from this era.
Contemporary and Unique Pieces
Lana Feldman, owner of Nexus Nord brought a fascinating and unique piece of furniture to the April Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, a Rare Organic Shape Mid Century Solid Wood Chair. No sooner had she unloaded the chair from the van and it was sold! Lana’s company, Nexus Nord are based in the North of England and specialise in Mid 20th Century Modern, Danish Modern and Post War Art and Design. They come from a solid background in history of art and design and find great inspiration in mid century design philosophy.
Vintage and Retro Furniture
Another stall that caught our eye at the recent June show was a lovely display of sun burst clocks and G-Plan furniture from Artemisia Vintage & Retro on outside pitch 521. To be at the show they had to travel all the way down from the seaside town of Girvan in Ayrshire where they have a shop that sells mid century style textiles, furniture, glass and ceramics alongside a few antique pieces.
We’re very glad they made the journey! So, if you’re fan of this era and style of furniture and home ware, come and pay us a visit, you never know what you might find!