We are very excited to announce that we have been invited to curate our Midcentury.Modern show as part of Bexhill on Sea’s internationally-acclaimed De La Warr pavilion's Autumn re-opening programme. See furniture and collectables from the middle of the last century next to work from the latest hot young contemporaries set in the finest Modernist surroundings. At Midcentury.Modern you will be able to stock up on Christmas presents while investing in design classics from the likes of Eames, Nelson, Jacobsen and Aalto. Touch what you can't afford. Enjoy a good nose around Britain's first public Modernist building while bagging the antiques of the future from the best of British. All this within a stone's throw of the seaside.

The current list of about 30 carefully selected dealers and designers include

Top dealers in midcentury design classics
Origin, Pure Design Classics, Francesca Martire, De Parma, Twentieth Century Marks, Akta Furniture, Twentieth Century Collectables, Berg Brothers, Deborah Hurst

Exciting designers and producers
Thorsten Van Elten (top producer for many designers including Marcel Wanders, Sam Johnson, Rose Cobb, Yoyo ceramics, Mosley meets Wilcox, Alexander Taylor, Ed Carpenter, Camila Prada and Electriwig – see more at www.thorstenvanelten.com) Susan Bradley Outdoor Wallpaper, Claire Coles appliqued wallpaper, Flaunt Creative, ceramicists Multi design, Christiane Kersten and Karen Downing, Georgina Griffiths Glass, Anglepoise lights, Claire O Hea textiles.

The Twentieth Century Society, Pearce Stoner photographic and new architecturally-minded estate agents The Modern House will have a presence at the show.

There will be a mixed media gallery event featuring artists including Cindy Sherman, Bruce Nauman, Mark Wallinger and Jeremy Deller running in conjunction with Midcentury Modern and a representative from the architects in charge of the current restoration, John Mcaslan and partners (of Roundhouse, Swiss Cottage Library and recent face-lift at Peter Jones fame) to give a free tour to the first sixty people who book tickets before the event through the ticket office.

This year this Grade One listed icon of the Modernist movement, celebrates its seventieth anniversary following an £8 million refurbishment and redevelopment. The De La Warr Pavilion, designed by Eric Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff in 1935, is being touted as a national centre for contemporary art and one of the most significant spaces in the emerging network of new arts building in the South East of England. Expect to see new, state of the art contemporary galleries, a bright foyer with a new open information and booking desk, a new shop selling books, magazines, design objects and souvenirs. Also open is a new café/bar and restaurant offering the best in fresh, local produce and magnificent sea views and an open rooftop-terrace for visitors to enjoy the most breathtaking panoramic views on the South Coast. Designers Barber Osgerby are currently creating new furniture for the refit.

On laying a plaque in May 1935, the Earl De La Warr declared his vision.

"A Modernist building of world renown which will become the crucible for creating a new model of culture provision in an English Seaside town which is going to lead to the growth, the prosperity and greater culture of our town".

In the 1930's Modernism was introduced to Britain by the arrival of a number of German Jewish architects and designers, who came to Britain following Hitler’s rise to power. They included key figures in the Bauhaus and Modernist movements Walter Gropius, Moholy Nagy, Marcel Breuer, and Eric Mendelsohn. Mendelsohn and his architectural partner Serge Chermayeff beat 229 other competitors to the commission to design the new Pavilion. The original design (the model can be seen in the architecture wing at the V & A) included a swimming pool and a pier. Work started on the welded steel frame, devised by structural engineer Felix Samuely in January 1935. The construction process was a big event in itself, attracting large crowds and national press attention.