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Marcel Breuer’s Cesca Chair Is Having A Moment

The Cesca chair is a mid century modern staple and has been around since 1928 but it is having a moment right now. From movies to fashion mags it is everywhere and it is the chair to covet. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement it was designed by Hungarian architect and designer, Marcel Breuer. Having already created the […]

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 […]

Striking Hallway Flooring Ideas

Restored Victorian Hall vinyl tiles

Flooring First When it comes to creating striking hallway flooring you’ve got to think big. Picture a grand entrance at a stately home, like Chatsworth. That’s what you call making a good first impression. But sadly, for most of us, our hallways are often neglected scruffy areas or at best boring neutrally decorated nothings. The […]

Flooring Ideas for Beautiful Bedrooms

Sorzano Original Vinyl Floor Tiles

Vinyl Floor tiles – beautiful flooring solutions for your bedroom. Vinyl flooring and floor tiles are most often used in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and conservatories but they are also perfect for bedrooms. They create a striking feature floor, using patterns that are redolent of vintage tiles and exotic locations they will add a wow factor […]

Scandi Interiors Trend: Still No 1 for 2021!

Scandi Interiors

The Scandi (or Scandinavian) interior design style has been topping the charts for a long time and shows no sign of slipping. So let’s take a look at what it actually means and how you can get the look. What is Scandinavian Style? Scandi design is notable for its clean lines, its focus on functionality […]

Creating Mid Century Style With Vinyl Flooring

Mid Century Vinyl Flooring in a kitchen

Mid century modern style is the fashion that refuses to die. Having begun it’s resurgence in the late 90s it has continued to grow in popularity. Perhaps because it can be used in so many different ways and can fit with almost any other trend that comes along. So we are delighted to see that […]


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