I’ve been coming across more and more Japanese furniture which have a lovely mid century modern vibe to it. This selection is from a store called GRAF but unfortunately the website is in Japanese so there is little more I can say except for enjoy the lovely pictures!
A future classic if ever I saw one! This occasional ‘Egg Table’ designed by Russell Pinch for Benchmark comes in several sizes and three different lacquered finishes.
Excellence in design, materials and craftsmanship form the foundation of Benchmark, producing contemporary classics in a sustainable way that will last several lifetimes.
The Benchmark collection includes designs from well known names such as Terence Conran, Thomas Heatherwick and Russell Pinch as well as pieces from up-and-coming young designers.
Handmade to order in certified timbers by skilled craftsmen at their workshop in West Berkshire, the range is sold direct to customers at workshop prices from their showroom which they positively encourage their customers to visit.
Further information available from Benchmark
Something a bit different from I Love Retro are these illustrated film prints. There are six films to choose from at present and each one measures 11 x 16 inches. My personal favourite is the ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ one but maybe that’s because it reminds me of my youth seeing as it was one of the books we had to study at school… oh to be 15 again!
Available from I Love Retro
Via Retro To Go
Here is a hot pick from the new Autumn/Winter Collection at Heals.
The Hepburn Sofa range is a 50s inspired sofa with modern, clean lines. The hardwood frame is reinforced with pre-stretched elasticated webbing. Foam and fibre topper buttoned back, with foam core and fibre wrap seat cushions, providing soft support. Upholstered in semi-aniline leather with wenge stained feet and brushed steel detail finish. Made in Italy. Hepburn is available in 3 seat sofa, 2 seat sofa and armchair. Footstool is also available to purchase.
See HEALS for further details.
Original Vitra Eames Rocker
Item number: 280377754818
‘Model 66’ rosewood sideboard by Ib Kofod-Larsen
Item number: 180388744475
Vintage 1970’s Office Trolley – Style of Joe Colombo Boby
Item number: 270434586745
Eames Contract Table
Item number: 160351984275
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Tagged 1970s, eames, furniture, joe colombo, mid century modern, office, retro, scandinavian, sideboard, vintage, vitra
To celebrate the release of the 2nd series of Mad Men on DVD and Blu Ray, GQ together with Art Deco Design Shop are giving away not only a copy of the DVD but also the ideal retro furniture on which to watch it from – worth over £1,200.
These include the Eames chair and Ottoman (currently topping my favourite lounge chair poll) and a classic Arco “arc” lamp to complete the set.
Competition ends 29th July 2009
See GQ for further details.
Robin Day Hille ‘Polo’ Rocker Chair
Item number: 400064025374
1960s/1970s Retro Chrome and Glass Nest of Tables
Item number: 330347307232
Capellini Italian Coffee Table – Rizzo Style
Item number: 290333662243
Vintage Ercol Elm Love Seat
Item number: 130319266389
Vintage T3 Coffee Table designed by Rodney Kinsman in 1969 for OMK
Item number: 190323619112
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Tagged 1960s, 1970s, coffee table, ercol, furniture, interior design, mid century modern, retro, robin day, vintage, willy rizzo