Renovating my leather armchair.

I found my leather chair in Brighton years ago. I went with a friend and was looking for a leather jacket ironically. I was drawn into the furniture shop by the shape of this chair and just had to have it. Its sat in quite a few living rooms and is now in our snug….

The Bauhaus, Itten and Albers.

The Bauhaus was an influential art school founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 and ran until before the second world war in 1933, when it was closed by the Nazi’s. The Bauhaus was very influential in the way it taught and because a great many important artists designers and architects worked there. The school believed that…

Chairs by contemporary designers Ron Arad and Tom Dixon.

Marc Newson This is the Cappellini wooden chair by Marc Newson. It is made by Cappellini and designed in 1992. Tom Dixon This is Tom Dixon’s Wingback chair. It was designed in 2015 and is a nod to traditional english lounge chairs and Scandinavian mid century design. It can come with copper legs and a wide…

Chairs by Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier

The Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer. Designed in leather and tubular steel in 1925. One of THE classic chairs I think this chair look best on its own or in a pair. This is the LC2 chair by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand in 1928. Originally made by Thonet it has had many…

Arne Jacobsen and Eero Aarnio Chairs

  Arne Jacobsen has to be one of my favourite designers of all time. It is impossible o choose a favourite chair – I love them all. Who wouldn’t want an egg chair in their lives? Utterly fabulous luscious shapes. Curvy simple, not showy but beautiful.. Perfect for me! Seen here the Egg chair, the…

Wright, Thonet and Rennie Mackintosh Chairs

The Thonet brothers made a  series of chairs designed by Michael Thonet in 1900.  They developed a method of bending glued layers of laminated wood. They patented this process and these chairs went onto become a classic french design. This chair has all the feeling of Paris cafe style and has been produced in millions.   This…

Chairs by Female Designers

Eileen Gray. This chair is by Eileen Gray. It is called Bidendum and was influenced by the Michelin man of inflated tyres called”Bidendum” that became Michelin’s famous trademark. It was designed in 1926. It is available in fabric and leather. Gray is an iconic designer. She was one of the first designers to use bent tubular steel,…

Charming Mid Century Chairs

The yellow chair is an Plastic Side Chair DSW by Charles and Ray Eames. The Mid Century American designer couple explored the use of new materials like moulded plastic and created a wide range of modern furniture. It looks as fresh and current now as when it was designed over 65 years ago. It comes with wooden or metal legs and…