20th Century Cincinnati show February 23 24 2019

 

2019 Media Sponsors

Often referred to as “Blenko’s most collected designer,” Wayne Husted is best known by mid-century modern enthusiasts for his work at the Blenko Glass Company (1952 – 1963), having designed some of the company’s most iconic modernist forms.  Yet, his long resume reflects much more – in Wayne’s own words, he has designed “everything from glass to plastic to automotive accessories to food packaging” throughout his 65 year career.

Now, at age 91, the “man behind the glass” is still going strong designing with several glass studios in the San Francisco Bay area.  His recent projects include the Giant Grapes public sculpture and his Jazz in Glass Collectors Series.  As our 2019 Special Guest, Husted’s appearance will include examples of his vintage works for Blenko (for display only), his contemporary glass designs (for sale), and a trove of stories relating his experiences of working with many of the past century’s signature designers and manufacturers (priceless).  In addition, Wayne will be available to sign vintage pieces of his designs brought to the show by collectors.

We are pleased to present Wayne Husted as our Special Guest at this 25th anniversary show!

2019 Special Guest Sponsor

Show Information

Sharonville Convention Center

11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246 (513) 771-7744

Modernism

The broad movement in Western art, architecture and design which self-consciously rejected the past as a model for the arts of the present.

20th Century Cincinnati is the Queen City’s annual retrospective of vintage modern design: the avant-garde art, architecture, furnishings, decor and fashions that emerged between WW I and the Information Age.  Fueled by new technologies, materials and popular culture, Modernist trends included Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Machine Age, Streamline, Mid-Century Modern and Op/Pop styles.  Many of these innovative designs were so far ahead of their times that they seem to have anticipated 21st-century lifestyles.

Now in its third decade of annual shows, 20th Century Cincinnati will return to the Sharonville Convention Center on the weekend of February 23 and 24, 2019 for a remarkable 25th anniversary show Over 70 dealers will fill the 20,000 square feet Exhibit Hall & adjoining conference rooms with classic modernist forms – many from the century’s signature designers and architects.

Best known for its fantastic selection of furniture and lighting, 20th Century Cincinnati also features period decorative objects, housewares, pop culture memorabilia, and an important fashion element.  From investment quality to fun & funky, 20th Century Cincinnati offers something for every collector’s budget.  Shop with confidence: this knowledgeable group of dealers pledges that all merchandise is “guaranteed as represented.”

Weekend activities kick-off with a two-hour Java Preview beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.  Preview tickets admit patrons to the exclusive shopping period (complete with a complimentary coffee, tea and juice bar) and include a full-weekend pass.  Preview ticket ordering information is available on the Java Preview page of this website.

Regular show hours on Saturday and Sunday are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  A $8 adult admission is good for both days.

 

New to the wonderful world of vintage modern design?

Check out our guide originally published in Housetrends Magazine (Cincinnati) in 2009 and updated here for 2018.

20th Century Cincinnati Dealers

The following fine group of exhibitors and supporting organizations made our 2018 show another one for the record books.  Please enjoy browsing the list and links throughout the year…and make plans now to join us for our 25th annual modernist weekend in Cincinnati on February 23 & 24, 2019. Watch this page for the 2019 show line-up : updates coming in January, 2019.

29 Palms – The Collector’s Oasis

29 Palms – The Collector’s Oasis

Rockford, IL

modern furniture, lighting, and art

521 Vintage Elements

521 Vintage Elements

Appleton, WI
lighting and decorative accessories

Charles H Alexander

Charles H Alexander

Indianapolis, IN

Art Deco – MCM decorative arts

Architectural Anarchy

Architectural Anarchy

Chicago, IL

eclectic furnishings and decorative objects

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

West Des Moines, IA

Mid-century furniture, lighting, art, and jewelry

Atomic Fox

Atomic Fox

Yellow Springs, OH

MCM furnishings, lighting, & decorative accessories

Atomic Style Home

Atomic Style Home

Hamilton, OH

MCM art, furniture, and lighting

Charles Bachmann

Charles Bachmann

Thornville, OH

MCM furniture, lighting & decorative accessories

Bedford-on-the-Square Antiques

Bedford-on-the-Square Antiques

Pittsburgh, PA
mid-century furniture, lamps, glass, and ceramics

Bel-Air Jewelry

Bel-Air Jewelry

North Liberty, IN

vintage modern jewelry & fashion accessories

Blenko Glass Company

Blenko Glass Company

Milton, WV
hand blown glass

Bopfish Vintage

Bopfish Vintage

Marion, OH

MCM furnishings & accessories

Broadway Antiques Market

Broadway Antiques Market

Chicago, Illinois

MCM furniture, lighting, and art

Jim Caffrey

Jim Caffrey

Boone, IA

Heywood Wakefield furniture

Chicago Center for the Print

Chicago Center for the Print

Chicago, IL

1920’s – 1960’s posters; framing and restoration services

cf3

cf3

Cincinnati, OH

non-profit dedicated to the awareness, preservation and education of modern design

Circa Modern

Circa Modern

Chicago, IL

modern furnishings and decorative arts

cincinnatimodern

cincinnatimodern

Keller Williams

Cincinnati, OH

modern real estate specialists

Cincinnati Public Radio

Cincinnati Public Radio

WVXU & WGUC

Cincinnati & Oxford, OH

City Beat

City Beat

Cincinnati’s alternative weekly

Cool Stuff

Cool Stuff

Cincinnati, OH

20th century fashion; Czech glass

John Crawford

John Crawford

Ft Thomas, KY
graphic design and ephemera

Dada

Dada

Dayton, OH

Arts & Crafts – MCM furnishings, lighting, and decorative arts

Dawn of Retro

Dawn of Retro

Columbus, OH

MCM furnishings, lighting, dec arts

The Deco Dazzle

The Deco Dazzle

Leesburg, VA

Art Deco – Machine Age decorative desk & bar accessories: lamps, Frankart

Decorama Vintage Modern

Decorama Vintage Modern

Louisville, KY

Vintage modern dinnerware and accessories, bakelite

Deco-Rations

Deco-Rations

Chantilly, VA

Art Deco clocks, giftware, and barware

Designwrights

Designwrights

Middletown, OH

Art Deco – MCM furnishings & lighting

dinnerpARTy

dinnerpARTy

Carmel, IN

mid-century art

Diverse Ayres Fine Art

Diverse Ayres Fine Art

Bloomsburg, PA

20th century paintings & fine art prints

Dreamlight

Dreamlight

Louisville, KY
Arts & Crafts – MCM furniture, lighting, & decorative arts.

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art

Cincinnati, OH
20th century paintings/fine art

Feathers

Feathers

Dayton, OH

Vintage fashion & decorative accessories

Flower Child

Flower Child

Columbus & Cleveland, OH

MCM furnishings & dec arts

Rose Foster

Rose Foster

Columbus, OH

modernist jewelry and pottery

Frank’s Specialties

Frank’s Specialties

Saint Stephen, MN

eclectic Art Deco – Modern art; mechanicals & unusuals

The Gallery Kathlyn

The Gallery Kathlyn

Fairborn, Ohio

MCM glass, pottery, & home décor

The Gilded Lily

The Gilded Lily

Minerva, OH

20th century jewelry & fashion accessories

Matthew Gosch Antiques

Matthew Gosch Antiques

North Tonawanda, NY

MCM furnishings, lighting, & accessories

Charley Harper Art Studio

Charley Harper Art Studio

Cincinnati, OH

Patron saint of Cincinnati modernist

Ted Haun

Ted Haun

Kokomo, IN
MCM dinnerware, decorative objects

Mike Ilhardt

Mike Ilhardt

Cincinnati, OH

Arts & Crafts – MCM decorative arts

I Live Modern

I Live Modern


Des Moines, IA
MCM furnishings & decorative arts

Jaxdeco

Jaxdeco

Silver Lake, OH

20th century decorative arts

Jenny’s Mid Mod Shop

Jenny’s Mid Mod Shop

Middletown, OH

Art Deco – MCM furniture & lighting

Just Lookin’

Just Lookin’

Lockport, NY

eclectic 20th century furnishings, lighting, and objects

Fern Larking Kao

Fern Larking Kao

Bowling Green, OH
20th century fashion and fine jewelry

Main Auction Galleries

Main Auction Galleries

Cincinnati, OH

MCM furniture, lighting, and art

Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture

Mainly Art Vintage Modern Furniture

Cincinnati, OH

vintage modern home furnishings

Main Street Mercantile

Main Street Mercantile

Lafayette, IN

20th century Industrial Arts and MCM furnishings

Main Street Modern

Main Street Modern

North Canton, OH

designer MCM furnishings and decorative arts

Make It Mid-Century

Make It Mid-Century

St Louis, MO
MCM home restoration materials –
doors and more

Malabar Enterprises

Malabar Enterprises

Ithaca, NY

bakelite objects & jewelry; MCM

Todd M. Miller

Todd M. Miller

West Alexandria, Ohio

Art Deco – MCM furnishings and decorative objects

Modern in Cincy

Modern in Cincy

Cincinnati, OH
MCM furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories

Jimmy Modern

Jimmy Modern

Dayton, OH

Modern furniture, lighting and decorative arts

Mr. Modern

Mr. Modern

Chicago, IL

vintage eye ware, furniture, and decorative arts

Moltobelle 20th Century

Moltobelle 20th Century


Dayton, OH
art pottery, Arts & Crafts Art Deco, MCM

positive 365

positive 365

Cincinnati, OH

inspiration, profiles, and travel

Red Lion Antiques

Red Lion Antiques

Springboro, OH

vintage modern jewelry, furnishings, lighting, and decorative accessories

Rose Foster

Rose Foster

Columbus, OH
modernist jewelry and pottery

Louis Rub

Louis Rub

Cincinnati, OH

Art Deco – MCM furniture & lighting

Sales by Sollmann

Sales by Sollmann

Oxford, OH

20th century art & decorative accessories

Scout Antiques & Modern

Scout Antiques & Modern

Lexington, KY

MCM & Industrial Arts furniture, art and lighting

Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in Time

Lagrange Park, IL

Art Deco jewelry, fashion, and decorative objects

Stevie Sputnik

Stevie Sputnik

Indianapolis, IN

modern objects, decorative arts

Stout’s Great Stuff

Stout’s Great Stuff

West Newton, PA
20th century furnishings & art

Try to Remember

Try to Remember

Bethesda, MD

20th Century jewelry, lighting, linens, and books

Susan Van der Veer Antiques

Susan Van der Veer Antiques

Toledo, OH

Decorative accessories, fine art, and vintage jewelry

Vertu

Vertu

Huntington Woods, MI

MCM furnishings & decorative arts

View Productions

View Productions

Knoxville, TN

architectural and design classics in 3D

Todd Warweg

Todd Warweg

Indianapolis, IN

MCM furnishings & lighting

Accommodations

The following suggestions are the most walkable locations near Sharonville Convention Center. For a complete listing of area hotels visit: sharonvilleconventioncenter.com

 

Crossland Economy Studios

11457 Chester Road

513-771-7829

$59.99 – $69.99: efficiencies with kitchen

 

LivInn

11385 Chester Road (next door to Convention Center)

513-772-7877

$119: continental breakfast (mention SCC or book online)

 

Hyatt Place Cincinnati

11345 Chester Road (attached to Convention Center)

513-771-1718

$80 – $104: ask for SCC rate

 

Queen City Shows accepts no responsibility for rates or room availability. Please call ahead to confirm.

20th Century Cincinnati

Sharonville Convention Center

11355 Chester Rd,

Cincinnati, OH 45246

(513) 771-7744