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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 Living Etc – Aug 09


Lighting Icon Wallpaper by Harlequin

As featured previously on Twenty First Century Retro this Louis Pulsen inspired wallpaper from Harlequin will add a touch of Mid Century charm to any room.



Aram – Sale of the Mid Century!

Arum Store is offering 20 per cent off its Fritz Hansen range until the end of August. Just visit www.livingetc.com/offers for further details.


Saddle Stool by N16 Design

This Saddle stool from N16 design is a lovely mix of man made plastic and natural fine timber, my favourite combination when it comes to furniture design.

Available from www.n16design.com



Muji and Thonet go Back to the Future

Muji and Thonet have combined to produce this stylised collection of bent wood and tubular steel tables and chairs.

Thonet, the oldest furniture brand in the world and the German manufacturer of high-quality furnishings, is producing a simplified form of bentwood and tubular steel furniture for the Japanese retail chain Muji. The products are manufactured completely at Thonet’s headquarters in Frankenberg, Germany to the company’s customary high quality standards.

Available from Muji from the 1st August.


Opal Occasional Table by Frank Design

If you are looking for a retro inspired coffee table then this Mid Century Modern Update by Frank Design is available in a choice of three different colours and sizes.

See Heals for further deatils.


Metropolitan Chair by B&B Italia

A leather version of this lovely B&B Italia lounge chair is featured in the Modern Homes section of the magazine, paired with a Tom Dixon Jack light it adds a sleek, minimal feel to the featured UK couples stunning Sydney based home.

Available from Utility Design


Pumpkin Side Table by Autoban for De La Espada

I have had my eye on this Pumpkin side table by Autoban  for De La Espada for a while now! My favourite version is the one in gold which is featured in the magazine alongside an Eames Lounge Chair, a match made in heaven!

Further details available at http://www.autoban-delaespada.com/