Image: Danish Teak Classics
Friday, 21 October 2011
Our local auction house peddles a huge amount of brown furniture, so we were quite excited when we got wind they were holding a 20th century sale. Before we hit the off, we did a quick recky online and there appeared to be a few bits and pieces that looked interesting - mainly Gispen, but then we like a bit of Gispen - so off we went. And we're jolly glad we did, as accompanying the catalogue was a hastily typed sheet of additional lots .... and 'hello' Herman Miller fibreglass shells! Yes, there they were, four of them, completely legless, perched atop a pair of industrial metal side tables. Their condition near perfect, Herman Miller stamps evident, shock mounts in situ, guide price for all four a snippet - bingo! We left a sealed bid. The sale is tomorrow, 10 o'clock sharp .....
Monday, 17 October 2011
We're not really ones for The World of Interiors - far too much pomp and circumstance for our liking - but the cover of the June edition included the following words which couldn't be ignored: 'Robin and Lucienne Day: Design's Dynamic Duo'. There, nestled amongst page after page of swags and tails, was a delightful article by Paula Day (the couple's daughter) who guides the reader through Robin and Lucienne's 16th-century Chichester home picking out fabrics and furniture that made them both legendary.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
We're been deliberating over this one as, whilst we like the chair - it's a good chair, a fine chair, in fact the BA3 by Ernest Race is an award winning chair receiving no less than a gold medal at the Tenth Trienalle in Milan - we're just not sure we like it in ............ lemon.
Image: Race Furniture
Friday, 7 October 2011
Whilst putting together our Cornish Cool post some months ago, we stumbled across these images of The Falmouth Townhouse - a boutique hotel which 'fuses vintage modernist furniture with bespoke pieces and contemporary design - after it's makeover by Kathryn Tyler, founder of interior design consultancy Linea Studio. Muted tones, brightly coloured upholstery, stylish lighting and some teak thrown in for good measure .... and hey-presto, a haven of mid-century cool for those in need of a bed for the night!
Images: Linea Studio, The Falmouth Townhouse
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
In need of a good looking chair to post about, we headed over to bark, a Cornish based collaboration between husband and wife team, Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran. Walter and Bhaskaran 'offer a fresh take on bespoke, British-made, furniture. Their work harks back to a bold period in furniture design and is inspired by the mid-century modern era, when confidence in proportion, modesty in detail and simplicity of construction were the defining characteristics'. It's difficult to pick a favourite when glancing through bark's collections, but this beautifully proportioned desk chair from their Brecon range made us go weak at the knees! Made from Ash and upholstered in an orange colourway from their new collection of signature fabrics, this compact chair with it's stunning angles and low back is, in our opinion, simply delightful!