Classic Modern Vintage Design

Established online since 2003, Classic Modern offers original midcentury modern collectables and homeware with a focus on textiles, lighting and retro lifestyle accessories. Our range spans 1950s Danish modern, 60s space age and psychedelic design from the 70s. From our base in London in the UK we source each item individually, selecting only the best to supply our customers around the globe, many of whom return to us again and again. 

Classic Modern is part of the Midmodmedia Group, which also includes midcentury modern lighting specialist, the widely acclaimed reference sites ID Your Vintage Danish Lights and ID Your Vintage Danish Modern, and other specialist midcentury design-related sites including Vintage Danish Lights Blog and the Jo Hammerborg site.

This Bauhaus-like Vasarely-style textile is in mint unused condition, and its woven op-art design is..

Signed within the artwork by Danish artist Mads Stage (1922–2004), this enormous art textile prin..

Purchased in Denmark, these tablemats were made in the 1970s in a style popular in Denmark at that t..

Measuring 121 cm wide by 68 cm deep, this spectacular original 1960s or 1970s cotton textile art ..

In the style of Joseph Frank, this vibrantly colourful fabric was purchased in Sweden, where it was ..

Designed by Jo Hammerborg in the period between 1957 and 1962 at the start of his 23-year reign as h..

Cocktail pendant light designed by Henning Rehhof for Fog & Mørup Just Added
Designed by Henning Rehhof in 1970 and made by luxury lighting producer Fog & Mørup, the Co..

The first five years of Jo Hammerborg's 23-year reign as head of design at Fog & Mørup were the ..

Pair of Poker pendant lights by Jo Hammerborg for Fog & Mørup Just Added
In strong, glossy laquered metal with a diameter of 20cm, Jo Hammerborg's Poker is a minimalist clas..

Purchased in Denmark, this is a high-quality vintage art light with an unusual spiral coil design th..

Featured in the seminal plastic collectors' reference book L'Utopie de Tout Plastique 1960–1973 by F..

Offered for sale individually, these elegant brass candlesticks were designed in 1960 by Danish a..

These sturdy and high-quality stackable melamine trays and dishes are entitled Allbricka and all are..

Kristian Vedel designed his stackable melamine dishes in 1953 as an exploration of the structural an..

With a diameter of 29cm (11.5 inches), this chunky hand-made ceramic dish was bought in Denmark b..

Classic Modern Design Spotlight

Our Design Spotlight profiles zoom in for a closer look at the background and history of a select line-up of mid 20th century modern designers and producers. When we began writing these profiles in 2003 we chose to focus on people and organisations whose role in creating some of our favourite midcentury modern designs was not widely known, and about whom publicly accessible information was virtually non-existent at the time. They are all of course much better known today, and all continue to stand the test of time.

Lyfa Torben Ørskov Simon Henningsen Ege Rya Claus Bolby Fog & Mørup