Mid-Century Modern Living with Mini Moderns

Thursday 4 April | 6-8pm

Join designers and authors Mark Hampshire and Keith Stephenson as they talk about how to create the perfect mid-century look in your own home. To coincide with the launch of their new book – Mid-century Modern Living – Mark and Keith will talk about how they discovered mid-century design and culture, and how it has influenced their work. From the 1951 Festival of Britain, via Chelsea boutiques of the 1960s, to the icons of Scandinavian design, they will offer their personal take on mid-century style. Along the way, the design duo will share some of the stories behind Mini Moderns’ most popular designs and highlight a selection their 20th century design heroes.

Mid-Century Modern Living, (£20.00, Kyle Books, released 28 March 2019) shows you how to create a timeless mid-century look in your own home. Using their years of design experience, they explore the cornerstones of mid-century style through colour, pattern, materials, curation and how to bring it altogether to create your own look.

Mini Moderns was established in 2006 by London based designers, Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire. The brand specialises in applied pattern across a range of products including wallpapers, fabrics, enamelware and stationery. The duo’s influences encompass mid-century British textiles, ceramics and collectibles, whilst their passion for social history, literature and travel has helped shape their design ethos, which they describe as creating ‘pattern with a story’. Their collective design experience spans fashion, product and interiors, as well as corporate branding and design.

Pre-order your copy of Mid-Century Modern Living with your event ticket to collect on the night of the talk, through the link below


Talk: £15 | £12 Students

Talk plus book: £35 | £32 Students

All tickets include a complimentary drink and exhibition entry

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Numbers are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about this event please complete our enquiry form.

The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer and opportunity to view the current exhibition. The talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.20pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including an opportunity to ask questions, followed by a book signing in the foyer. Ticket includes admission to the exhibition and guests are welcome to view this before or after the talk.

Mid-Century Modern Living and a variety of Mini Moderns products will be available for sale in the shop.

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