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365 Objects Of Design

Design Classics: Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

4th March 2020
A look at the egg chair by Danish designer Arne Jacobsen with Kate Watson-Smyth and Heals. A design classic shown here in tan leather which sits perfectly with pale wood furniture and pink plaster walls. #eggchair #arnejacobsen #madaboutthehouse

After yesterday’s mini guide to mid-century modern (which was coincidental) I have today teamed up with Heals to talk to you a little more about the design classics. The store, whose hashtag before hashtags were a thing, is  Where Design Lives, is one of the biggest bricks and mortar retailers of these iconic (and I…


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10 Things You Need To Know About…. Bauhaus

15th October 2019
brno chair by ludwig mies van der rohe in 1930 via knoll

Before you start reading this new series, I know that some of you haven’t received the daily email update that a new post has been published. It didn’t go at all on Monday morning and was sent manually at about 9pm. This morning it went to some people and not others. It’s being investigated and…


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Design Classics #24: Lucienne Day’s Calyx Fabric

30th May 2012

  As we enter the week of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Mad About The House launches a week dedicated to the Best of British Design. We begin with Lucienne Day who, along with her husband Robin, transformed British design in the post war era. He made furniture, she created stunning abstract designs for wallpapers and…


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