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Monday Inspiration: A Chair of My Own

4th May 2020
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abigail sofa in riverside linen by @mindtgap

Many of you will be familiar with Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay, A Room of One’s Own, which talks about the need for women to have money and a room of their own if they are to write fiction. As we in the UK enter our seventh week of lockdown, I suggest that the 21st century…

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365 Objects Of Design, Keeping Cosy

Objects Of Design #348: Grey Pink Chair

11th February 2013
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Sometimes the only thing that works during the winter months is a cosy chair, a good book and a mug (or glass) of a little something you fancy. Here’s the chair, you can choose your own book and we’ll come to the mugs soon. This vintage chair has been re-upholstered in Designers Guild velvet with…

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365 Objects Of Design, Keeping Cosy

Objects Of Design #345: AA Butterfly Chair

8th February 2013
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Designed in 1938, this chair now has a permanent place in MoMa in New York. Choose from either the black legs or chrome depending on your preference. It was inspired by Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, with whom its three designers ( Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Antonio Bonet and Juan Kurchan) worked in the thirties. One…

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Design Classics

Design Classics #13: The Ercol Butterfly Chair

14th March 2012
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It might look like a fairly standard kitchen chair but the Ercol Butterfly was groundbreaking when it first launched. What’s more, the clean, simple lines of postwar British design are still as fashionable today as they were 50 years ago. The chair’s designer, Lucian Randolph Ercolani, arrived in London from his native Florence in 1894.…

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Design Classics

Design Classics #7: The Panton S Chair

17th February 2012
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The first cantilevered chair made from a single piece of plastic, the Panton Stacking or S is also perhaps the sexiest chair ever made. It has appeared on the cover of Vogue (well Kate Moss was in the picture too. Well all right she was naked) but it was also in a feature in the…

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