Tuesday, 31 May 2011

A classic or homage ………..

I have been looking at design classics and found two chairs which one is a design classic and a great investment piece and the other is cheaper but chic piece which has the same design aesthetics


Harry Bertoia was an Italian furniture designer and sculptor who left Italy at 15 and moved to the US – he won a scholarship to Cranbrook Academy of Art where he came into contact with other great furniture designers of their time – this chair is great just for its simplicity and the fact it will never date and will always look great and can look equally great as a dining or kitchen chair or solo in a room as a statement – it’s chrome mesh which can have upholstered cushions added and it has slender chrome legs – it has been described as “like a little black dress in a woman's wardrobe: universal, timeless and absolutely necessary.” – it is W54 x D73 x H58 cms.

Luna dining chair £119.00 (BHS)

This is a great homage by BHS, the point of difference is the rounded top and the shape of the legs as they come from a central point and branch out as four chrome legs with feet – it has a white PVC pad on the bottom – it measures Height 85cm x Width 49cm x Depth 50cm – so slightly smaller than the Bertoia.

Bird time ……

I have been looking at a great bird cage as an ornament for ages and then as with all things was sold so now I’m ready for buying it I have had to go back to the drawing board – so I have found two beautiful bird cages at both ends of the price spectrum.

Pair Of Antique Style Birdcages by I Love Retro £119.95 (notonthehighstreet.com)

A set of two brown Victorian style bird cages with loops for hanging – they are sized:
Small Cage 42 x 23 x 35 cm
Large Cage 36 x 23 x 35 cm

Metal Bird Cage Ornament £35.00 (marksandspencer)

A tall rounded bird cage in a distress white finish – with feet 
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