Megan Oliver of London’s Godrich Interiors spotlights relaxed but joyful vintage designs

Megan’s Wish List

Megan Oliver, Associate Director of London’s Godrich Interiors, is spot on when she describes her aesthetic as “considered, relaxed, and joyful.” Her firm brings its magic to projects throughout Europe across an array of architectural contexts, always with a unique kick of the unexpected and a family-friendly vibe.

Megan gets to travel a lot, not only to work on clients’ homes but also to source amazing, unique pieces. What might someone who really knows design the world over want for herself? Here’s what she told us…


Brass Sconces by Maison Jansen (1970s)

“I am a great believer that lighting should not only be functional, but also something beautiful to look at. These sculptural wall lights tick both of those boxes.”


Model B-145 Table Lamps by Hans-Agne Jakobsson (1950s-70s)

“An absolute master of lighting design, Hans-Agne Jakobsson is often a go-to for me. The quality of light that emits from these delicate, beautifully formed lamps is why they’ve made my list.”


Bar Stools by Henry Rosengren Hansen for Brande Møbelindustri (1960s)

“In my opinion, there are a few ‘must haves’ for barstools: an upholstered seat, back support, and foot support. These stools have all of these elements—whilst still looking elegant from all angles. An almost impossible find!”


Cubic Armchair by Mario Bellini for Cassina (1970s)

“I’ve wanted one of these armchairs by Cassina for a long time now. They have a real presence in a room and are super comfortable to curl up in or hang your legs over the side. Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.”


Model 900 Serving Cart by Alvar Aalto for Artek (1960s)

“I used to collect serving trolleys when I was at university—a rather expensive and ridiculous hobby given I had no money or space! This design classic by Aalto is still missing from my collection.”


Vintage Corded Mirror by Frida Minet & Adrien Audoux (1960s)

“Craft—the mark of the maker—is something I’m very interested in. This mirror is simple in form, but captures the essence of the hand-wrought material. Low-key but lovely; that’s why it made my list.”


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