EXHIBITION EXTENDED TO SATURDAY 25th MAY 10am-5pm

Vintage art, fashion, photography, jewellery

The London-Paris-New York Selling Exhibition is extended until Saturday 25th May: Wednesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.  Come and browse 500 new pieces including: designer costumer jewellery by Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood. Parisian fashion illustrations from the 1950s and 1960s. Rock photography from New York in the 1970s featuring David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Debbie […]

LONDON-PARIS-NEW YORK 1950 to 1990 SELLING EXHIBITION

Costume Jewellery Selling Exhibition Kenneth Jay Lane

Join us for a glamorous Selling Exhibition: LONDON-PARIS-NEW YORK 1950 to 1990 opens with a CHAMPAGNE CELEBRATION on Saturday 4th May, Sunday 5th May and Monday 6th May 10am-5pm. Featuring leading brands including CHANEL, CHRISTIAN DIOR, CHRISTIAN LACROIX, ZANDRA RHODES, BIBA, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, KENNETH JAY LANE, OSCAR DE LA RENTA, TRIFARI and more, you can […]

SPRING OPENING HOURS

ART DECO PAIR OF SIDE TABLES EDENBRIDGE KENT

New stock arrives weekly. We are open Wednesdays to Saturdays 10am-5pm at The Design Gallery, Starborough Farm, Starborough Road, Marsh Green TN8 5RB – between Lingfield and Edenbridge on the B2028. The 3000 sq.ft. Showroom and Warehouse features original Arts and Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Art Deco – a wide range of furniture, lighting, ceramics, […]

WURLITZER One More Time Vintage 45rpm Vinyls 1980s Jukebox for sale

Wurlitzer

The fabulous vintage Wurlitzer, much admired for years in The Design Gallery’s showroom, is for sale. This is the One More Time model, purchased by John in the late 1980s and is fully-working. It plays 45rpm vinyls. This version is based on the Model 750 Juke Box of around 1940, which was esigned by Paul […]

PLASTIC FANTASTIC

Mid Century Modern green lamp

PLASTIC FANTASTIC  Fantastic isn’t a word we associate with plastic these days, yet plastics have also transformed our world in many positive ways . There are two main types of plastic: natural materials such as amber, horn and tortoiseshell which can be heated and moulded into shape while soft; and synthetic plastics which are made […]

THE HEIGHT OF FASHION

THE HEIGHT OF FASHION  Fashion illustrations, photographs and paintings make stylish wall art. They can also prove to be a wise investment. Original sketches are fascinating, capturing the essence of both an artist and the image of women at a moment in time. You can find them in auctions, antiques fairs, in galleries and online.  […]

LA BELLE EPOQUE AND SARAH BERNHARDT EXHIBITION IN PARIS

LA BELLE EPOQUE Paris at the turn of the 20th century was a mecca for artists, writers, actors and poets.The period following the uprising of the Paris Commune until the outbreak of the First World War was one of political stability and relative prosperity in France. Known as La Belle Epoque, or “the beautiful era”, […]

EXPRESS YOUR LOVE: SYMBOLISM IN ANTIQUE JEWELLERY

Love and longing have been expressed powerfully across the millennia through the language of art and jewellery. There is a cornucopia of symbols associated with passions of the heart and the stories associated with antique and vintage jewels are especially evocative. In ancient Greece the goddess of love, Aphrodite (in Rome she was called Venus), […]

Liberty: leaders in Arts & Crafts Style

LIBERTY ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT FURNITURE

Liberty, the world-famous Regent Street department store, was one of the most important trend-setters of the late 19th and early 20th century. The company was unique in playing a major role in the key artistic movements which spanned five decades from the 1870s to the First World War.    Founded by Arthur Lasenby Liberty in […]

Breathtaking Christian Dior Exhibition in Paris

Christian Dior Galerie entrance

The Christian Dior exhibition in Paris is breathtaking. Staged at Le Galerie Dior next door to the original 30 Avenue Montaigne boutique, it tells the story of Monsieur Dior’s journey through all of the remarkable designers until the present day. One visitor commented “it knocks spots off the London exhibition.” The couture gowns are exquisite. […]