About us

Designs Of Modernity has been trading since early 2005 in the 1000 sqf shop space found in its own separate basement area at Crystal Palace Antiques and Modern in south London.

A large four floor former Victorian warehouse in the heart of Crystal Palace SE19 housing around twelve dealers with different speciality areas. It's open seven days a week.

Designs Of Modernity bring in a high volume of new pieces every week. New stock often comes and goes quite quickly, so for the most up to date list of what's new in week by week, check the 'new arrivals' box on the home page.

Please get in contact if we have not yet uploaded pictures of anything you're interested in, and we will email you some as soon as we can. Our extensive travels within Europe, and once a year to the United States mean we can always help to source pieces you may be on the lookout for or that you may have previously seen on our stock list.

Designs Of Modernity prides itself in stocking quality, sympathetically restored, and often totally reupholstered classic orginal items. All lighting stock is fully PAT tested and rewired to comply with modern safety standards.

Inner London delivery is usually included in the stated website prices and througout the the uk It's offered at cost as well as to central Europe and scandinavia. Elsewhere is by arrangement.



To Contact us; email; Benadams@designsofmodernity.com

Designs Of Modernity also supply and offer design advice for contract - recent projects include:

Roksanda ilincic (offices) Ambassador Theatre Group (suites) Jimmy Choo (offices) White Stuff clothing chain (shops and offices) American Apparel (shops and offices), Lost boys international (offices), Not to scale (offices) Whistles (shops) Cossette (offices) P for production (offices) London coffee shop (shop) The Exhibition rooms (restaurant) Joannas (Restaurants) Antic (bars)

Furniture has also supplied for diverse projects including recent ad campaigns for Toshiba, Sandersons fabrics and Penguin books. For film- Batman and James Bond francises, and the ABC olympic sports coverage television set.

Designs Of Modernity can also offer daily and weekly hire on all items - please ask for terms and rates

Designs Of Modernity has been featured in Elle Decoration, Vogues Little black book, Stella Magazine, The Gaurdian, Evening Standard,The sunday Telegraph, The Observer, Max Fraisers London design guide and Mid Century Magazine


Phone Ben on 07966285694 (mob) or 0208 4807042 (shop)