Design Icons, the largest European exhibition of furniture and design objects created in the 20th century took place in Amsterdam last weekend.
We visited the exhibition and want to share our experiences with you.
More than 60 participants presented their collections. Each of them talked with passion about history of the collection and each item. Some of them are buying vintage items in bulk, others seek for items one by one at online marketplaces. They do all pre-sale inspection and refurbishing themselves.
Popularity of mid-century style is gaining momentum and each of the events causes a stir. Probably, this demand is born under the influence of modern pop culture. Retro-series and cinemas are super popular for a few seasons already. There are new interesting images of retro-heroes and mid-century interior styling. Therefore, events such as Design Icons attract buyers from all over the world. But prices remain affordable. A real designer masterpiece produced in the middle of the 20th century will cost you the same as a piece from IKEA.
At the exhibition we gathered a lot of contacts and we have a plan to launch new projects dedicated to mid-centrury design.
If you have any questions or comments related to this exhibition, or you need help to find vintage items, email us!
Photography: sphinx-without-secret.com and design-icons.com