Monthly Archives: October 2021

The Arne Jacobson Egg Chair: A timeless design classic.

Arne Jacobson Style Egg Chair Leather

In 1959, Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobson embarked on his largest commission – the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Jacobson designed everything; the structure, the fixtures and fittings, even the cutlery. For the lobby he designed the Egg Chair. The Egg Chair’s curved organic shape provided a contrast to the stark modernist lines of […]

The Barcelona Chair; A Mid Century Modern Icon.

White Barcelona Chair and Footstool.

In 1929, modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and longtime collaborator, the designer Lilly Reich created a range of furniture, including The Barcelona Chair to grace the German pavilion at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. (The pavilion, recreated, is still in Barcelona, just outside the National Museum) The Barcelona Chair was inspired by […]

Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman: A buyers guide to the ultimate Mid Century Modern classic

Eames Lounge Chair

A History of the Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman The iconic Eames lounge chair was finally launched in 1956 after a very long time in development by the husband and wife duo, Charles and Ray Eames. Created from molded plywood it was unprecedented. Upholstered in leather with an aluminium base it was their first foray […]