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It’s that time of the year when we make sure Retropolitan has lots of lovely stock for you to choose from for gifts. From quirky stocking fillers from under £30 to stunning collector’s pieces that will accrue in value.
If you’re stuck with choice we also offer gift vouchers and gift receipts (allowing any recipient to exchange a gift for up to 21 days after purchase) and we gift wrap everything with vintage ribbons!
Last posting day in time for Christmas is the 21st December – we post items every day, first class. We can send express delivery if requested.
So here’s one more top Christmas list for you to add to the mix for the coolest and most unique presents available this week!….
1. Produced in 1960-1962 – these lovely set of Lemington glasses were designed by a one of the great British glass designers Ronald Stennett-Willson for Osram. In the original box. Great for beer and wine.
Time to be excited again, the best design event of the year is happening very soon….. The Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich College on Sunday 2nd December.
If you haven’t been before, I can’t recommend it enough. Packed to the rafters with vintage design classics and collectables, so plenty of beautiful presents for yourself and loads of great original gifts for Christmas. Retropolitan will be in our usual place in the North Cloister – why don’t you pop along, say hello and admire our beautiful wares!?
Here’s what they say…..
The mother of all destinations for 20C design classics and modern collectables, media-backed by Elle Decoration and a Time Out top London attraction.
Midcentury Modern has fast established itself as the number one destination for sourcing the antiques of the future without the huge retail mark-up. Designed as an unpretentious one stop shop for busy people who love collecting beautiful pieces for their homes, you can find everything for the eclectic home at this much-loved one day show from an original Eames rocker [Read more...]
I’ve recently been searching around for more information on the Belgian glass factory Val St Lambert. There’s plenty of information on post 1940′s designs - the 1900′s was the factory’s heyday, leading the world throughout both Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods with stunning luxury cut glassware. However, when looking for post-war, midcentury styles – there’s little to be found. [Read more...]
As we have quite a bit of this stunning Scandinavian art glass in stock – I thought I would take a little blog bow to this iconic Swedish manufacturer – one of the few great 20th Century glass houses still standing. The story begins properly in 1898 and grew rapidly in the early 20th century. Orrefors attracted and trained some of the greatest Scandinavian designers and many of the leading glass blowing techniques still used were developed here. [Read more...]
Collecting 20th century art glass is about discovering factories, shapes and patterns that you particularly love. Finding new pieces always makes buying them that much sweeter and collecting the same shape, but in different colours and sizes – looks really attractive. I particularly love the British, Whitefriars Glass teardrop and hambone vases designed by Geoffrey Baxter – made from the 1950-70s. They come with heavy clear casing and in lots of vibrant colours and different heights
They look brilliant together – whilst the retro Whitefriars bark vases are very high in value, these lovely organic simple shapes are still affordable, versatile and relatively easy to find….They are sure to rise in value and are definitely worth holding on to!!