Welcome to the Modernist Estates Marketplace – a brand-new platform where our community can list, discover, and share all things modernism and mid-century related. Whether you are selling a 1960s Robin Day sofa, on the hunt for a rare David Mellor cutlery set, or are an expert in restoring Crittall windows, we hope this will be your go-to site.
The brainchild of Stefi Orazi – the founder of Modernist Estates and a author of several books on modernist architecture, including Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them today, The Barbican Estate, and Modernist Escapes – this website was created in response to the overwhelming number of queries she received on Instagram. ‘I run the Modernist Estates Instagram account single-handedly, but I think people think there’s a team of us’ says Stefi. ‘I get so many DMs with all sorts of inquiries – people looking for homes, or specialists in renovating modernist properties. I even got someone asking me if I knew anyone who wanted a whole Span kitchen! While it’s flattering that people come to me for advice, the messages became unmanageable. So, I had the idea that if there was a site where people could speak directly to each other, it could be a really useful tool.’
While the site is in its early stages, please bear with us as we work out any kinks — please email us if you are having any issues posting ads or logging in. Or indeed if you have any suggestions on how to improve the site: firstname.lastname@example.org. During this beta mode, posting ads will be free. However, as the site gains momentum, there will be a modest charge to cover the cost of running the site and ensure high-quality content. Before creating a listing, please read our FAQ to make sure you are familiar with our guidelines.