Design Classics: Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

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

Johnny Egg: The Furniture Designer Launches Our New Competition

Johnny Egg has never had a day's training in his life. Yet his furniture is stocked in the prestigious London store, Heals, and has featured in numerous glossy magazines. He has never advertised his wares, but works constantly as new clients approach him, rather than him having to seek them out. As he puts it, he

Objects Of Design #92: Vitra Vegetal Chair

These beautifully sculptural chairs from Heals, would work just as well round the kitchen table as outside, and, at this price you might prefer to do that. The design was inspired by 20th century historical gardens and is reminiscent of the skeleton of a leaf. Comes in this rather lovely mauve grey, as well as

Design Classics #24: Lucienne Day’s Calyx Fabric

  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