I own eight dining chairs and have a four-seater dining table. It’s safe to say that I have an unhealthy obsession with mid-century furniture, in particular chairs. I have searched high and low for vintage furniture for many years, for interior projects and personal projects.
There are some shops I return to again and again because their stock is always very well curated and feels one-off. The thing about vintage furniture is that it has to be a unique find and very well looked after in order to separate it from second-hand furniture. I have gathered together my go-to shops for UK-based mid-century and vintage furniture.
THE PEANUT VENDOR
The Peanut Vendor has an impeccable stock of vintage furniture. They are based in Bow, East London and have a showroom which you can visit. Their website is stylish and simple and they always have unique pieces. Photo by The Peanut Vendor.
Lassco is a go-to for everything vintage. Their main shop at Brunswick House, Vauxhall is a treasure trove of architectural details, furniture and interior materials. They have a further two shops, one on Maltby St and another in Oxfordshire. Photo by Lassco.
Retrovius have a tardis of a showroom in Kensal Green, London. If you are looking for an experience whilst shopping for a vintage piece come here. They have an abundance of special pieces and styled setups that are endlessly Insta friendly. Along with the shop they have an interior design practice. Photo by Retrovius
CHASE & SORENSEN
A great source of Scandinavian classics, Chase and Sorensen have a showroom based in Dalston. Alongside vintage pieces, they also work with Scandinavian designers and artists to create a picture of 20th and 21st-century design in Scandinavia. Photo by Chase and Sorensen.
Based in Highgate 20thC stock beautiful pieces from European design leaders. They are passionate about their pieces and restore pieces to their former glory if needed. A pleasurable place to seek out your next vintage feature piece. Photo by 20thC Quarters.