Design addicts and home owners from all over Ireland will descend on Belfast this March when The Retro Rooms Show makes its debut, showcasing vintage and restyled furniture, homewares, interiors, and design for the modern home.
Featuring 3o+ handpicked dealers from all over Ireland, The Retro Rooms Show will showcase affordable 20th century design classics including the best in vintage furniture and homewares sourced from all around the globe, as well as innovative restyled creations. Visitors will be able to search for the antiques of the future among mid-century modern designs and retro-kitsch collectables, ranging from furniture and textiles to ceramics and glassware, mirrors and lighting to kitchenalia, original movie posters, and much more besides.
The exciting new event is the brainchild of Becky Moore, creator of Northern Ireland’s leading vintage fairs, which include the popular and successful Frock Around The Clock events running since 2008. Exhibitors will include Dublin-based Kirk Modern and Retrorumage who specialise in mid-century furniture and decorative items, Palace Posters, specialists in original vintage movie posters, Belfast-based Jenny Bond Interiors specialising in restyled vintage furniture, and art collective ReFound who fuse reclaimed furniture and art into individual one-offs.
The Retro Rooms Show will be the hottest home and interiors destination in Ireland this year, affording visitors the perfect opportunity to choose unique focal pieces for the home from design originals of the 1930s – 1970s and to invest in quality vintage pieces that won’t depreciate in value.
Becky says ‘spring is traditionally the time for change and rejuvenation, particularly in the home, and in these recessionary times it makes sense to invest in quality vintage pieces that won’t lose their value. With vintage it is possible to create a unique and personal statement for your abode whether your taste leans towards sleek modern lines or an eclectic style, and The Retro Rooms Show is an exciting opportunity to find the coolest stuff on the planet for your pad. All of the exhibitors are hand-picked to uphold our reputation for high quality and originality and to give access to rare and beautiful design which offers an alternative to modern-day imitations’.
The event will also boast the fun and relaxed atmosphere that has become a trademark of all the Decadence vintage fairs, with cool and laid back sounds from the Buskers’ Den with singer and songwriter Della Storm and friends.
The Retro Rooms Show takes place on Sunday 6th March at the Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast from 11am to 4.30pm. Admission costs £5 for adults and £3 for seniors and students.