Category Archives: Retro Retail

igl jet. Form for function. Space age 1970s desk makes a comeback!

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A big thank you to Tobias at Sensufaktur for bringing this stunning space age desk to my attention.

In 1970 Ernest Igl designed a desk. Its revolutionary form and unique manufacturing process made it an immediate icon, redefining design standards.

Free from the conventions of fashion and technology, and unconstrained by the need of compatibility, the igl jet got his very own expression.


http://www.igl-jet.com/

‘Series 7’ chair in 7 new colours!

This September, Fritz Hansen launches the classic and versatile Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Series 7’  chair in seven new colours, including the hot pink one (above) by Arik Levy. This extremely comfortable chair was made famous when Christine Keeler, the woman at the centre of the Profumo Scandal was shot in 1963, sitting nude astride a cheaper version of the now iconic chair. The fake can now be seen in the V&A collection and can be viewed online at the V&A website.

Fabulous Japanese Furniture by Graf

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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!

http://www.graf-d3.com

Retro Film Prints

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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

Hepburn Sofa at Heals

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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.

Mid Century Modern by Kurt Dexel

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Loving the new Angular range of mid century influenced furniture  from designer/woodworker Kurt Dexel.

Kurt Dexel builds beautiful, clean, and modern crafted furniture. His work is a reflection of his background in engineering, an affinity for modern aesthetics, and his dedication – as a self-taught craftsman – to the art of woodworking.

For more information go to Dexel Crafted

de Sede of Switzerland via Barcelona!

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Much of the renowned Bauhaus metal furniture could not be obtained in Europe after World War II. To fill the gap Robert Haussmann created in 1954 his famous metal armchair RH-301,  made from chrome plated steel it was a tip of the hat to his great idol, Mies van der Rohe.

Available from Chaplins