Room 606 is a specialist antiques business dealing in design from the last 150 years.
It covers the Arts and Crafts period to the 1970s, but has a particular focus on the modernist avant-gardes of the 1920s and 1930s.
It serves both individual collectors and design professionals.
For example Room 606 can supply the original period fittings required for high-end architectural and interior design projects and exceptional artifacts of historical significance to museums.
It additionally deals in rare and antiquarian books on the subjects of design, architecture and photography.
Room 606 is run by Matthew Grice. Matthew has been collecting twentieth century design since the early 1990s. His passion was ignited by his studies – he has two university degrees, a BA (Hons) in the History of Modern Art, Design and Film and a MA in Communications Studies.
He is also a freelance writer and editor, with a strong background in internet journalism. Prior to starting Room 606 he was sub-editor, reporter and features writer for the Press Association. Before that he provided freelance editorial services for Routledge, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Emap and Wcities.com among others.
Matthew is a member of the Twentieth Century Society, the RSPB and the RHS. His passions include the built environment, politics, wildlife and football. Not necessarily always in that order.
Matthew also works as an expert for the German-based ecommerce company and online auction house Auctionata AG, specializing in the Bauhaus, the Czech avant-garde and other twentieth century design.