Mid Century specialists and long-time friends of Fancy Mr Bigglesworthy hunt the world over for the best-of-the-authentic-vintage best, restore it respectfully and offer it up to the classic-design-appreciating crowd from their Ponsonby showroom (and online, here).
Recently, Dan and Emma have been keeping their hunt local, scouring the length of our country for genuine Mid Century furniture by NZ designers. Sure, California had Eames and the Danes had Arne Jacobsen, but we had a few pretty amazing Modernists of our own here at home.
The pieces they discovered and restored are now presented together as the NZ Modern Collection (over 60 rare finds, including Mid Century ceramics, artwork and homeware) are available to see and to snap up at Mr Bigglesworthy in Ponsonby, or online.
Bold statements of NZ design deserve to be displayed in iconic interiors, so to Emma and Dan found two architecturally significant New Zealand homes to photograph the collection in - Thom House, designed in 1954 by the highly celebrated Mid Century NZ architectural firm Group Architects, and McClew House, designed in 1966 by Kenneth Albert.
(Love that sideboard, and the huge aerial photograph of Wellington, circa 60's)
Rare Mid Century NZ Contour Chair (1950's)
'Council Meeting Table' by one of NZ's most significant Modernist architects, Tibor Donner
Airest's Sofarest settee and scissor chairs brought back to 50's showroom condition
Some of my fave pieces from the NZ Modern collection, now exhibiting at Mr Bigglesworthy