Friday, 23 December 2011
It's difficult to find fault with this space - in fact we'd go as far as saying we wouldn't mind living here ...... and we wouldn't change a thing. Yeap, we think it's safe to say the crisp whiteness and relaxing textures would provide the perfect setting for us to enjoy some quiet time on that Børge Mogensen (style) sofa and while away a few hours pondering the celebrated delights in the three volume set of Phaidon Design Classics. Ahhhh, perfect!
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Oh come on, you must have a favourite chair leg right? Only the other day we were reminded of the splendid legs with their whimsically-shaped balled feet belonging to the Antelope chair, and that got us thinking about, well, chair legs. Whilst, for us, it's another of Race's designs - The Flamingo - that tops our All Time Favourite Chair Leg League Table, how could we not mention Friso Kramer's Result chair ..... with legs like these, its a non-mover at number two!
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
A little Bertoia research late last night found us drooling over these set of images, which, to be quite frank, took our breath away. The furniture and lighting within these interiors - which comprise three apartments converted by fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa from a traditional 17th century building in the Rue de Moussy of Marais district in Paris - have been selected from a range of the designer's favourites. Jean Prouvé, Marc Newson, Arne Jacobsen, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Paulin as well as Harry Bertoia, are everywhere. Everywhere! To find out a little more about these beautifully executed spaces, press here.
All images © Alexandre & Emilie, Persona Production via Yatzer
Monday, 12 December 2011
We've long been admirers of the work of Andrea Simonutti, an upholsterer who, together with artist and designer Patrizia Sottile make up Urban Upholstery, a London based company that rescue abandoned pieces of furniture and expertly reinvent them. So we were intrigued to learn that Barbara Chandler - a journalist best known for her design writing, but also an accomplished photographer who has been exhibiting and selling her work for nearly 25 years - teamed up with the creative duo on her recently launched Love London project. For us, it is so refreshing to see the upholsterers being credited for their work, and here are some great images of the Urban Upholstery team working with some unique collages that make up the Love London fabrics.
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Picture the scene .... we're on that well known auction website, minding our own business, when this baby starts calling out our name. How could we refuse ..... look at the poor thing! Help was sent in the form of a hasty email to the seller - we had to act fast. One quick and illegal transaction later - yes, we did the deal outside of eBay and we're not ashamed to say so - and the shell was ours. We're mighty pleased, but now for the hard part - the dreaded and laborious task of restoration!
Thursday, 8 December 2011
You must all know by now how we love a little fibreglass, not to mention a La Fonda base, but this set has got a festive feel about it don't you think? Come on ...... white for snow, green and red for holly and, and, that other one on the end has to be double yummy gingerbread doesn't it? There, we're done .... that's probably as festive as things are going to get around here!
Monday, 5 December 2011
It's quite easy when browsing through all the deliciousness on Deconet to get side-tracked by all the designer classics, but it was this high-backed chair from the 1960s with its angular teak frame and sharp upholstery that, for us, stood out from the crowd.
Images: Karlsruhe via Deconet