PUSH // PULL pulls together some of East London's choice contemporary design dealers including Stanley Strange, ThreeTwenty and estelle to launch their new pop up vintage market Slow Century.
They'll be showcasing a carefully curated collection of Modernist furniture, sculptural homeware and unusual one-off pieces to add a timeless aesthetic to your home abode.
The market will be taking place on Saturday 10th June, 10am-4pm at The Annex which is housed in Good Shepherd Studios on Davies Lane, Leytonstone, E11 3DR next to Leytonstone's new kid on the cafe block Back To Ours.
Here's a lil' overview of what you can expect complete with a sneak peek of the handpicked homewares on offer...
PUSH // PULL
PUSH // PULL is based in Leyton and over the last couple of years have been featured in the likes of Elle Decoration, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Remodelista. James is a regular seller at two of London’s best Design shows - the Spotlight Market in Clapton and the Mid Century Modern Show in Dulwich.
His carefully sourced stock ranges from pared back Brutalism to a sprinkling of Modernist classics and some more unusual one-off pieces.
“I’ve lived in Bushwood for years and have always wanted to bring a taste of iconic 20th Century Design to the local area” says James.
“The new café and Annex space at the Good Shepherd Studios got me thinking... This could be the perfect spot to showcase some of the amazing vintage furniture dealers from our very own corner of East London!”
Stanley Strange - for the joy of beautiful things.
Leytonstone local Tom is dedicated to seeking and sourcing extraordinary objects, to give them a new lease of life. He loves the philosophy behind collecting furniture and home decor - the thrill of the hunt and the memories that come with it.
His focus is on quality, individuality, character and charm and believes in democratic design. Every item tells its own story - a story that continues in the hands of its next owner. So, whether you're a collector, designer or decorating your home, you can be sure there will be something for you!
“Stanley Strange is named after my grandfather, a collector of antiques and 'one off' oddities” says Tom.
“Following in his footsteps, and heavily influenced by my mother, also a collector and dealer, I grew up surrounded by antiques and attractive items. I began collecting many years ago and would now like to share my finds with you.”
ThreeTwenty is a Leytonstone based brand run by set stylist Victoria. She has a wonderful eye and scours the UK and beyond to find a simply beautiful selection of (post) Modernist furniture. Think Scandi vibes often w/ a big splash of colour and always a great selection of lighting too.
“I started selling in 2020 and since then I haven’t stopped sourcing, always searching through markets and auctions to find something I love, wherever I am” says Vic.
“My stock ranges from Mid-century items to more contemporary pieces, practical and beautiful classics plus the odd quirky twist. Always things that I love and I can
only buy things that I would have in my own home!”
Estelle is a curated collection of one-off objects with an emphasis on ceramics and art. Started in 2020, it is the long-standing dream of ex-costume designer Laura who has lived in the E11 area for the last ten years.
Sourcing beautifully made things that exist because of meaningful ideas and imagination is at the heart of the brand.
“It started as an idea to house my ever-growing obsession with decorative objects” says Laura.
“I’m usually drawn to something for its colour, or texture, sometimes even its humour? But often objects just seem to speak to me and I can’t resist them, I’m compelled!”
So shop small and support your lil' local E11 economy by adorning your home abode!
Slow Century will be taking over The Annex at Good Shepherd Studios, on 15a Davies Lane, Leytonstone, E11 3DR this Saturday 15th July. For further info follow @slow_century_mkt