Midcentury Modern

Midcentury Modern organise vintage and modern design shows offering modern furniture and design pieces for the home.


Midcentury Modern fair looks back over the past 20 years

30 October 2023

Business partners look back at how their events and the market have evolved since their fairs launched.


Now we’re down to Dulwich

20 February 2023

The workload of Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis, founders of the MidCentury Modern Shows, is now so taken up with the property staging side of their business and other projects that they now focus solely on the fairs they run at Dulwich College.


“Some truly original ideas": why dealer chooses to focus on Mid-century furniture

31 October 2022

Specialist event focuses on a popular period when ‘some truly original ideas’ developed


Midcentury Modern fair is back at Dulwich College in March

31 January 2022

Sixty-plus years after it arrived, the modernity of Mid-century design and the volume of it on the market continues to appeal to both dealers and buyers.


Midcentury Modern organisers host show on the web

30 November 2020

The Midcentury Modern Shows team of Lucy Ryder Richardson and Petra Curtis are all grounded until next year.


Designer’s textiles revived for the modern day

17 February 2020

A UK-based design studio trio last year took over the UK licence to the archive of Florence Broadhurst, an Australian designer whose whirlwind life came to a tragic end in 1977.


Polish poster for 'The Untouchables' at Midcentury Modern’s Dulwich fair

04 November 2019

This distinctive poster with its saw-edged image was created by the Polish designer Mieczyslaw Wasilewski for Brian De Palma’s classic 1987 crime thriller 'The Untouchables'.


Mid-century in the mainstream but dealer highlights the eco difference between period and ‘style’

16 September 2019

Mid-century style is very much on the rise at the moment – as the organisers of the two Midcentury Shows in London know well.


Midcentury Modern is ageing well

25 March 2019

Launched in 2003, the one-day fairs remain a big draw for lovers of 20th century design.

Dulwich school

The Midcentury Modern fair in Dulwich is ageing well: a picture special

18 March 2019

If anyone doubted the continuing popularity of Scandinavian mid-century design, a visit to the Midcentury Modern fair at Dulwich College, London would set them straight. ATG went along to take the temperature among dealers and buyers.


Let there be lights at Dulwich College fair

25 February 2019

Lamps in south London form a stylish and popular part of the mid-century collecting field.


Mid-century is modern look

05 March 2018

“Mid-century is pretty unstoppable as the ‘new antique’ with exhibitions on Fifties and Sixties designers like Charles and Ray Eames and Harry Bertoia now regular events,” says Lucy Ryder Richardson, founder with Petra Curtis of the Midcentury Modern Shows.


Cabaret in Polish showcase

15 January 2018

This is Liza Minelli as you might never have seen her – in this Polish poster by Wiktor Górka for the film Kabaret, which was created in 1973 for the first year of the film’s release in Poland.

 Saunders Fine Art painting at Midcentury Modern fair

New fair launched at The Oval cricket ground

26 April 2016

The Oval, the international cricket ground at Kennington, south London, which is home to Surrey County Cricket Club, is the location of a new annual fair run by the founders of the Midcentury Modern shows.