Modern Shows return for their two day northern pop-up event at The Hepworth art museum Wakefield. The fair is held in ‘The Calder’ a converted mill on the museums site.
Their London shows attract interiors fans from around Europe looking to find the best in collectible vintage furniture and design for the home. Come and buy some awesome 20th Century design from the dealers, while getting free entry into the incredible Hepworth Gallery and the wonderful Barbara Hepworth collection.
We will be bringing a selection of our vintage technology including our Bluetooth speakers, record players, vintage telephones and lights plus some cool Midcentury pieces of furniture, glass and ceramics.
Make a weekend of it by visiting neighbouring Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Henry Moore Institute.
The summer break is over and the shows are ramping up. We will be attending a furniture and homewares show every weekend for the next 8 weeks around the country. We will be visiting London, Bristol, Leeds and Cambridge (Details on the Events Page )
We’re looking forward to bringing our great stock to lots of new and existing customers. We love the vintage fairs, although setting up in time is always a bit of a trial! Naturally we’ll be bringing our great range of Speakers, Radiograms, Lighting, Furniture and much, much more.
This month we will be attending the Antiques for Everyone Interiors Fair again. Taking place at Excel, London the fair is an eclectic mix of Antiques, Art Deco, Vintage and Midcentury Modern and Interior Design plus talks by a host of antiques experts including Mark Hill and Judith Miller.
As an exhibitor we are allocated a number of complimentary passes to the show. If you would like to attend please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you a ticket.
This ticket must be printed out, one per person, and brought to the fair to allow entry.
Over the next 3 weekends we will be attending shows in the capital where we will be bringing our speakers, record players, phones & furniture – plus a lot more. Try and catch us at one of the following events for some shopping in the sunshine (hopefully)
Sun 18th June
We will be helping to round off the Crouch End Festival taking part in the Vintage Furniture Flea at the Hornsey Town Hall. We were last there in January and it was a great show – lots of amazing vintage goodies from all the traders so can’t wait to go back
We will be coming to ‘The Big London Flea’ for the first time – held in Dalston’s former ABC cinema, The Big London Flea is North London’s largest indoor vintage market. We will join over 50 hand-picked vintage traders selling an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items, that include, 20th Century furniture, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitchenware, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electrical, and unexpected oddities.
We are back at the longest established furniture flea and our favourite fair – The North London Furniture Flea, York Hall, Bethnal Green. We will be in our usual spot (the noisy ones in the corner) Door open at 10.30 for this fabulous furniture event.
We are pleased to be attending the AFE Art, Antiques & Interiors Fair – a new vibrant fair organised by the ‘Antiques for Everyone’ team. Being held at the ExCel centre in London Docklands this fair will have 150 dealers and we will be there too!
We will be bringing a great selection of our vintage Bluetooth speakers – which would look great in Art Deco to Mid-century Modern interiors. We will also have radiograms, record players and a selection of vintage glass and Fat Lava ceramics.
We have taken delivery of our new van, which we have named ‘Boris’ (named before all the shenanigans). He is MUCH bigger than Ruby so we will be able to bring more fab stock to all the shows we are attending; this includes the upcoming Furniture Flea at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
As this is the first and oldest furniture flea, it has a special place in our heart as we have been there from the start. We love this event – its vibrant, fun, full of fabulous vintage, retro and mid-century stock and always madly busy.
We will be bringing a fabulous mixture of our vintage technology – after a quiet few weeks on the show front we have amassed a great selection of newly restored and serviced radiograms, radios, speakers, dial telephones, and some gorgeous lighting, including some amazing Holmegaard pieces.
So see you all there Sunday 3rd July, 10.30 till 4.30.
PS: Needless to say Ruby has not been sent to the great scrapheap in the sky, she has been retired and is looking for a new home – miles of use left in her yet!
So its February already and we are due to start doing events again. We have 3 shows this month in London starting with Alexandra Palace on 7th Feb. This huge fair at the birthplace of television is a great day out with over 600 traders.
We are back at the South London Vintage Furniture Flea in Clapham on 21st, with Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fairs.This very busy fair had queues around the block at its first visit and is a must for all vintage furniture aficionados looking for a bargain.
We end the month at the fabulous Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich College. A taste of design heaven for the soul. It is advisable to book in advance and tickets can be bought from the Modern Shows website.
Full address and opening times for all shows are available on our events page.
Well summer is long gone, Autumn is in full swing and we are nearly back into the thermals! Brrrr !!!
All is calm here at Retro B headquarters gearing up for the next mad round of shows. We are off to Oxford late November and have three visits to London before the end of the year.
We have some fabulous new stock coming to the shows – from the kitsch (a gorgeous glass standard lamp) to the cool (pair of G-Plan butterfly chairs) plus lots lots more. We will also be bringing a selection of our MP3 converted vintage Speakers & radios , in all shapes and sizes which will make ideal Christmas presents. We also have a great selection of bar stock – soda syphons, ice buckets, Babycham, shot & wine glasses so you can enjoy the festivities in vintage style.
We will be selling at the furniture flea in Oxford on 21st November, which will again take place at the Catholic Chaplaincy. This was a roaring success in June and we are looking forward to going back. Click on the Furniture Flea logo for more info.
This will be followed by Modern Shows main event on 22nd November at Dulwich College. We will be in our usual place by the stairs in the South Cloister. As the show gets very busy it is best to book your tickets in advance to save queuing and money. Follow the link to book your tickets http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-nov-2015/
We are looking forward to our second Midcentury show of the year. This time its the Midcentury Show East at the fabulous Erno Goldfinger’s Haggerston School.
The show not only showcases the best in Midcentury design with dealers bringing the best furniture, ceramics, glass, wallpaper, vintage fabrics, industrial, clocks, collectable posters and much more – it also give you a chance to see the stunning architecture of the school.
Built in 1964-5 the school is now a Grade II listed building with its great use of space, innovative use of materials and cutting edge design. The Hungarian-born London-based Modernist was one of the first architects to develop the aesthetic use of concrete in the UK, inspired by Auguste Perret and Le Corbusier.
We will be bringing a selection of our fully serviced radiograms and record players, lighting, furniture and clocks. So make a date in your diary – Sunday 17th May, 10am, but don’t just take our word for it, see what Time Out London says