Lucy Ryder Richardson Biography – Lucy Ryder Richardson Wiki
Lucy Ryder Richardson is a dealer on BBC One’s The Bidding Room and Co-founder of Modern Shows®, a destination for midcentury and contemporary design for the home.
Modern Shows® celebrated events are an extension of Showhome, a one-off open house event, that launched from Lucy’s ’60s house in south east London in July 2002 where Petra Curtis and Lucy mixed everything they loved from Eley Kishimoto homeware and Multi ceramics to Sixties’ Scandinavian sideboards and chairs sourced directly from auctions in Denmark. Selling 90% of the curated collection of midcentury and modern furniture in one day spurred them on to produce a larger event where midcentury dealers and modern designers could gather to sell their work.
Since then, the dynamic design-loving duo have sourced for top clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, Adform, The Modern House and tapas brand Brindisa and have gone on to produce bigger and better shows, advising TV producers, broadsheet journalists and top collectors building up a portfolio of investment furniture and art along the way.
Modern Shows was asked to show a Midcentury Modern® Pop Up of 20 plus dealers and designers at designjunction in 2012 in recognition of the fact that, despite being “the show for modern antiques” rather than a designer brand, the Midcentury Modern® trademark has become synonymous with great style, history and integrity. The follow-up 2013 Midcentury Modern® designjunction pop up was called ‘the best thing on the ground floor”.
In 2014 Modern Shows popped up at a 4.5 million property in Fulham and was one of a few select design brands, including Paul Smith, to get offered a shop window and party by Fritz Hansen and Skandium in the Margaret Street shop.
Modern Shows was picked by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and The South Bank to be furniture and homeware curator for Vintage Festival 2011. Voted the show destination of 2009 by Time Out and a top shop by Stella magazine in 2014, both Midcentury Modern® and The Midcentury Show have a cult following of midcentury aficianados and design lovers who gather one Sunday a few times a year to feed off their mutual love for design at what has been described as “an inspiring museum-style pop up shop” by Max Fraser, The London Design Guide.
Modern Shows® hosts the shows Midcentury Modern®, Midcentury East, Midcentury Modern® at The Hepworth Wakefield and The Midcentury Pop Up as well as being home to The Modern Marketplace directory, an indispensable guide to favourite C20 dealers and C21 designers and retailers.
Lucy Ryder Richardson Age
She was born in 1967.
Lucy Ryder Richardson The Bidding Room
Lucy is currently a regular on BBC One’s The Bidding Room with presenter Nigel Havers and dealers James Broad, Adi Higham, Moses Otunla, Ian Humphries, James Gooch, Jane Cave and Natasha Francis.. The Bidding Room is created by Ricochet, the producers of The Repair Shop.
Her The Bidding Room bio read: “London based Lucy, who’s also an events organiser and interior designer, has been in the antiques business for more than 14 years. Previously a print journalist, she got into dealing after buying a painting for £500 and selling it more many times more at auction. She loves items from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and is especially into Scandinavian furniture and post WW2 chairs. But her absolute passion is reserved for Scandinavian silver jewellery.”
Lucy Ryder Richardson Anna Ryder Richardson
Is Lucy Ryder Richardson related to Anna Ryder Richardson? Lucy is not related to Anna Ryder Richardson, an interior designer and television presenter. Anna’s only sister is named Sarah.
Lucy Ryder Richardson Instagram
Lucy Ryder Richardson’s Instagram handle is @midmodmadam.