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Kettners serves fresh, contemporary brasserie food and furniture!

This legendary venue was first opened by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III in 1867. Its recent refurbishment plays off the frisson of its proximity to the theatres… back to when it started, so conveniently situated next to the stage doors when it was a favourite of Edward VII and Lillie Langtry and  Oscar Wilde.

My favourite room has to be ‘The Apartment’ with its wooden wall paneling along with the decorative geometric ceiling. All the individual pieces of retro furniture in the different corners of the room create a real residential feel to the bar, a bit like going out but feeling like you are still in the comfort of your own home – my perfect night!

Highlights include the Warren Platner side table and matching grey Panton Cone Chairs and comfy Le Corbusier style sofas.



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

Design Classics – 15% Off


For 15% off all the Design Classics, visit www.conranshop.co.uk before May 10th.

Click the link below to download the PDF of the Design Classics – would make a great poster!


Room With a View – no.4

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“How do you warm up an iconic Modernist House? Tactile materials and hits of colour bring a touch of cosiness to this clean-lined retreat….” Elle Decoration Nov ’08

This cosy Modernist Lounge includes the iconic Le Corbusier sofa and LTR Occational Table by Charles and Ray Eames. The straight lines are toned down using the flokati rug and I love the Perpex ‘Usame’ coffee table by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell which houses a selection of book and magazines.

Kartell Coffee table available from Nest:


Limited Le Corbusier


Limited Edition LC 3 now available from Aram Store

Designed to Charlotte Perriand’s own specifications in a combination of finest quality tan leather, natural line, and powder blue frame, Cassina are producing only 500 of these special chairs, each one stamped on the frame with a unique serial number.

Aram Store has managed to obtain four, see Arum for further details.