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

BERTOIA SIDE CHAIR UNUPHOLSTERED POLISHED CHROME FRAME £486.00 (Conran)

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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