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10 Things You Need To Know About: Mid-Century Modern

3rd March 2020
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This is a term that has been used (and abused) so much over the last ten years that I thought it might be good to have a look at true mid-century modern design to help you work out what’s real and what’s just pinched a few straight lines and called it mid-century when there’s nothing…

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John Lewis is 150 years old

10th May 2014
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In 1864 a young man called John Lewis opened a small drapers store on Oxford Street. He was 28 years old and on his first day of trading he took 16 shillings and fourpence. That shop, which still abides by its original slogan, Never Knowingly Undersold, is now 150 years old and is a £4billion…

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Design Classics

Design Classics #19: Arne Jacobsen AJ Lamp

25th April 2012
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Admittedly it’s a crowded field but the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen is regarded as one of the most influential of the 20th century. Alongside Verner Panton (that moulded S chair), Hans Wegner (the wishbone), Poul Henningsen (the artichoke) and not forgetting (for the technology buffs) Bang & Olufson, Jacobsen is well known for…

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