Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Dealer: Modern Living - Retro Style

The Old Cinema welcomes new dealer 'Modern Living Retro Style' to their ground floor display cabinet. Buyer Eleanor Feldman specialises in mid-20th century glassware, ceramics, studio pottery and small collectables. Included are iconic pieces from English designers such as Terence Conran, Jessie Tait and Guy Sydenham as well as German and Danish studios such as Vilroy & Bosch, and Goldscheider. The cabinet is full of bright and colourful objects, so you're guranteed not to miss it!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Celebrate sunshine, industrial style!

If this gloomy British weather is getting you down, don’t despair as the weekend forecast promises a much needed burst of sunshine! Why not celebrate with a spot of shopping and pop down to the store to see our latest industrial goods. This unusual floor lamp is sure to be a talking point in any interior. The heavy base is made from a water valve once used to control the mains water supply beneath the bustling London streets of Victorian Britain. It contrasts beautifully with the elegant curve of the street light whilst the 1930’s lamp gives this light its own kooky character.

If you’re looking to add real character to your living space why not consider this industrial shelving unit. Maybe you’re after a new place to store books or a unique way to display shoes. Whatever the purpose these shelves made from an old Victorian mangle will add vintage charm to your living space. So make sure you come down this weekend to check these beauties out because, like the sunshine, they may not be around for long!        

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Military Panels from the Iron Curtain

It's a complicated world these days so it's tempting to feel nostalgic for the cold war era, especially when you can buy relics as chic as these large industrial steel panels! Sourced from an eastern European army base, these Kafkaesque panels look great as visual art, or in the kitchen as a magnet panel for all of your to-do lists. We have many available with different numbers and levels of rust, so you can choose which one would suit your Lenin photo best!  Only £60 each during the July Sale.  And if you really want to get into the spirit of things then check out these 1950s US Government issue Emergency Water Cans to stock up your Nuclear Shelter.  Drink at your own risk! 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Sale Now On!

Our Summer Sale is now on.  All items are included in the sale,with reductions up to 30%
Sale prices are not listed on the website so please enquire for more information.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

House of Horrors

One of the most bizarre items to turn up from America was this rusty steel mansion measuring nearly a metre high.  It is an intricate piece of artwork which seems to depict the story of a deteriotating relationship.  It begins optimistically on the ground floor, becomes tormented through the middle section, and finally ends in infidelity and murder on the top floor bedroom!  Nothing is known about the artist who created it, although a male lover is stood in front of an easel in one of the rooms which makes it tempting to assume it is somewhat autobiographical.  In any case it is a haunting sight full of heart-breaking details...

Come and check it out this weekend along with many other industrial beauties!

Friday, June 22, 2012

American Shipment, Summer 2012

Today we unloaded a 20 foot container from America packed with all sorts of mid-century industrial, including medical cabinets, dressing tables, signage, glassware and home accessories. There are some rare pieces in the mix, including a fantastic polished steel Art Deco suite. The vast majority is yet to be unpacked and priced, and many pieces will need a good cleaning, but we will have a few gifts from Uncle Sam priced and ready to go for the weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

French Industrial Cabinet

A fantastic example of French industrial chic, little is known about this stylish and rare cabinet, except perhaps that it was used as a larder of sorts due to the door mounted shelving and internal drawers. The cabinet has been fully stripped and polished and features a pair of very unique brass and aluminium handles. The unique array of storage options inside means that this cabinet would be perfect for office use, media storage or perhaps a gentlemans wardrobe!