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Soon my posts are going to seem Retro!

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Firstly, sorry to all you regular readers of TFCR out there for my lack of posts last month.

I have recently started a new job working for a stunning contemporary furniture showroom called CHAPLINS in Hatch End, Middlesex. The showroom even has its very own Design Museum so for the first time in my life I actually look forward to getting up in the morning!

CHAPLINS pieces are regularly featured in interior design magazines such as Elle Decoration and Living Etc so I am sure many of you will be familiar with both their name and the brands they stock such as Vitra, Knoll and Kartell.

Anyway, once things have calmed down I hope to get back up to speed so please keep checking back! J x



Retro Highlights from this months Elle Decoration – Aug 09


Stefi Orazi Le Corbusier inspired Notecards 

Designed and produced to coincide with the major exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, this Spring, these greeting cards feature 6 illustrated buildings by Le Corbusier.

Available from TwentyTwentyOne


Boby Plastic Trolley by Joe Colombo

Originally designed in 1970 as an accessory for drawing tables, Joe Colombo’s Boby trolley is instantly recognisable.

Available from Aram


Re-trouvé Metal Chair by Patricia Urquiola

Available from Chaplins


Tubular Steel Chair and Table by Living Divani

Designed by Shiro Kuramata, his furniture combines the elegance of oriental traditions with the minimalist forms commonly seen in the pieces during the mid century modern period.

Available from Chaplins


Retro 1960’s Sideboard with coloured door panels

Not exactly the same as the one featured in this month Elle Decor but the closest I could find!

There is a wide selection of colour fronted sideboards available from Modern Retro

Stunning Snake Inspired Lamp

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Beautiful Vintage Elio Martinelli Serpente Table Lamp Italy 1965

Item number: 290314602086

This lamp is similar to the one shown in this months Elle Decoration magazine:


Baroque Bookcase


Another spot from this months Elle Decoration are these avant-garde baroque style metal bookshelves available from Graham & Green

Love is… Beautiful Prints!

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Available from Bold & Noble, their work has been featured in various Interior and Design magazines and has won industry awards.

See Bold & Noble’s website for the full collection:


The Peanut Vendor


As featured in this months Elle Decoration, The Peanut Vendor is a new London shop which is making vintage furniture affordable again! YAY!


Spot the Stereo!


“The wall-mounted Bang & Olufsen stereo is sleek enough to blend in among the couple’s artworks.” Elle Decoration Nov ’08

A really great idea and something that I have never seen before.