Antiques PR Publicity Announcements News and Information
Antiques PR Publicity Announcements News and Information launched

Lushpad is a unique online home for lovers of mid-century Modern furniture, accessories and related objects sought by vintage collectors and anyone else interested in contemporary design and art. In the spirit of democratizing good design, Lushpad is a resource for everyone, where buyers and sellers can connect at every price point. If you have an authentic original, licensed original, reproduction or contemporary artwork to sell, or if you are in the market for furniture, art and/or information, this is where you belong.

“I’ve had a keen eye for form and quality since I was young, but it was in my early 20s that I fell in love with mid-century modern furniture and the whole retro vernacular,” says Melanie Carlson, Lushpad’s owner. An award-winning graphic designer and creative director, Carlson has worked in the UK, the Netherlands and Canada. “When I bought my first home in Vancouver, I realized I couldn’t afford the designer furniture I love. I got an idea for a website for secondary market designer furniture for people who, like myself, want showroom furniture but can’t afford showroom prices. I had similar issues with my fairly extensive art collection. Now that I had a new home some of my art didn’t fit, but how do you find an appreciative audience who may want to buy it? I wanted Lushpad to be a resource for learning more about good design and smart collecting. I guess you could call Lushpad part gallery, part auction house and part design magazine. Lushpad is a lifestyle. It’s about finding and living with beautiful – and affordable – things.”

Win a Modern Design Classic Contest
Lushpad is free to join. When you join Lushpad and sign up for our newsletter you’ll be entered to win a licensed original Eames molded plywood chair worth over $750. Deadline for the draw is October 20th, 2008.

Compared to ebay or consignment shops, Lushpad’s pricing is a deal! Wanted ads and items for sale under $250 are free. Paid Lushpad listings are flat-fee based, so there are no hidden costs involved in placing an ad with us. Items between $250 and $800 cost $8 to list, and items over $800 are $12. This gives you access to a highly targeted group of design-savvy people. No more endless searching through eBay and craigslist for a prized mid-century Modern piece.

Free articles and information
Lushpad publishes original monthly feature articles and designer and artist profiles. Inaugural articles explain the difference between vintage Modern, licensed originals and reproductions, and review new Danish design. Plus there are bios of Modernist architect/designers Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Hans Wegner and Finn Juhl—with more to come!