Mid-century furniture for peanuts

10 Apr

Going down to London this weekend and one of my port of calls is going to be The Peanut Vendor (on top of the V&A Museum, Spitalfields Market , Brick Lane and Alfie’s Antiques if I get time). I would show you my favourites from their online shop but there are so many of them and I’m worried that you might buy them too! 😉


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As well as the brilliant name, they have the brilliant idea of selling fantastic mid-century furniture at affordable prices. As they say…

“From Ercol and G-Plan to some of the loveliest early valve Bush radios, we only stock original pieces, sourced and hand selected by trawling the country’s auctions, antiques warehouses and ‘junk’ shops… The beauty of The Peanut Vendor is that we have very specific tastes, which ensures that junk, kitsch and ‘retro’ tack do not creep into our shopping list. We realised, that in London at least, there is a gap in the market for good quality furniture that doesn’t cost the earth and we want to help people make their home look tasteful and stylish, with authentic furniture, from a period of time that rocked the design world. The Peanut Vendor is not about stocking original costly design classics, instead we’ll stock furniture from the same era with all the design reference points, at a fraction of the price.”

Will let you know if I end up buying the whole shop… might have a problem getting it all home on the train though!


4 Responses to “Mid-century furniture for peanuts”

  1. Lori Anderson 10/04/2009 at 8:49 PM #

    What a cool store name! Looks like the sort of place I’d spend shed-loads of money, if I HAD shed-loads of money.

  2. Rebecca 16/02/2010 at 11:31 PM #

    That looks like my kind of shop.

  3. Corner Sofa Bed 07/03/2010 at 3:24 AM #

    Tendecies for 2010 when it comes to furniture design, look for a minimalist approach. The Asian trend will be a big hit this year. Think floor sitting arrangements and low linings.

  4. littleowlski 17/10/2010 at 11:54 AM #

    How have I managed to miss this place when I’ve been in London? It looks like everything I’ve ever wanted!

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