Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Geoff Kirk of Kirkmodern and Paul Byrne of Retrorumage, Dublin-based businesses specialising in Mid 20th Century Design, will be appearing at the first Vintage Sunday at the Empire (the new Frock Around The Clock vintage fair at the Belfast Empire) on 7th March, showcasing a fabulous collection of classic designs in furniture, lighting, ceramics and home decor items.

Springtime is the traditional time to give your living space a facelift, and vintage fairs offer a great opportunity for picking up unique and original designs for the home. Kirkmodern and Retrorumage add a new dimension to Frock Around The Clock appealing to design-savvy individuals, couples and collectors who favour a chic and modern look.
Tina by JH Lynch, 1962

Kirkmodern specialises in Scandinavian and post war British design, featuring classic pieces by leading designers such as Stig Lindberg, Jessie Tait and Terence Conran. Expect to find coffee tables, clocks and ceramics as well as bold and unusual designs like the 1960s Toot-a-Loop transistor radio, the 1960s Sputnik Rocket Lamp and the 1950s Zebrette Vase.
1960s Toot-a-Loop Transistor Radio

Geoff is no stranger to Frock Around The Clock, having exhibited at our vintage fairs in May 2009 and February 2010. His bright and colourful wares have a wonderful contemporary feel, perfect for the modernist home and provide a stylish alternative to the abundance of bone china and chintz. Visit the Kirkmodern website and Geoff's blog for the latest news and to be the first to know about new arrivals.

1950s Zebrette Vase - Beswick

The Retrorumage collection is likely to include such pieces as 1970s coffee tables, G-plan sideboards, 1960s chairs and smaller items such as retro clocks and telephones. This is vintage for the modern world.

Paul has built up a great reputation as a regular dealer at the Dublin Flea Market and the Newmarket Brocante where he has an ever-changing display of furniture and collectables on show. Visit his blog to keep updated on new pieces arriving all the time.

The first Vintage Sunday at the Empire takes place on Sunday 7th March at the Empire Music Hall, 42 Botanic Avenue, Belfast from 12 noon to 4.30pm. Other vintage dealers will be selling vintage clothing and accessories, jewellery, vanity items, vinyl records and much more. Admission costs £2.

Other 2010 dates for Vintage Sundays at the Empire are 11th April, 4th July and 1st August.

This is the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Belfast; shopping for vintage with your partner, family, friends, or having some quality time to yourself. The Empire Music Hall has the perfect ambience to match our vintage fairs and with refreshments available to purchase at the fair, and hot food served in the basement bar, you have the perfect excuse to stay all day.

1960s Sputnik Rocket Lamp

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