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Monday, 1 August 2011
We took at leisurely stroll down to London's Southbank yesterday and popped into the Vintage Marketplace which formed part of the Vintage Festival. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, we were keen to sniff out some British designs still in their original state - unadulterated, un-modernised and just as they would have been way back when. The search was on .... and hiding amongst the usual suspects - Bertoia, Jacobsen, Saarinen, Eames - we did managed to spot a BA3 chair by Ernest Race, a set of Polo chairs by Robin Day, an unidentified chair which looks very British and so we've included it here (ahem!) - plus nestling almost out of shot is a set of stacking chairs by Eric Lyons - a C3 'Jason' chair by Karl Jacobs and Frank Guilles and a set of S40 stacking chairs for Kandya Ltd which we didn't managed to pap. All in all, not bad going!