Tuesday, 23 December 2008


So for the last post before Christmas, I thought I'd share something a little bit special.

This is the Smoke Chair by Moooi, a Dutch design company that counts Marcel Wanders as one of its founding members.

At first glance, this chair may seem like just another Baroque-style offerings but would you believe in order to achieve the dark wood, they actually set the chair on fire?!

Me either at first, but it's true; the wood is burnt and then covered in an epoxy to preserve it.

No while I don't recommend everyone start setting fire to their furniture, I am quite taken with this chair.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Patchwork dreams

Ok, so admittedly, this chair is a little bit mad but I love it and more importantly, I love what design company Squint do to create this chair and many more.

Squint was started in 2005 by founder Lisa Whatmough who decided she wanted to show off her collection of antique textiles.

The result was a range of chairs, sofas and chaise longue covered in a patchwork of vintage fabrics.

What a simple yet truly fantastic idea. I've said before that some of my chairs can be, well a little bit plain, not that they're not beautiful in their own way but seeing though it's Christmas, I thought I'd bring a little colour to the blog.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Lovely lace

On a recent trip to Lille, it became apparent that the French are as nuts about chairs as me. I should have known really, seeing though one of my favourite chair designers, Philippe Starck, hails from across The Channel.

So until I sort out uploading some of the chair pics I took (yes, I know other people take shots of architecture and scenery) here's a bit about one I spotted in a very chic interiors store in Vieux Lille (which is the old town to you and me)

This one is called Miss Lacy and is by Philippe Starck for Driade, it's not hard to see why it was given its name; as it looks just like a piece of moulded, metallic lace.

What I love about it, is much like the Roses chair I mentioned last month, it's laser cut and combines both the softness of lace and the hardness of steel.

I'm not sure Father Christmas will be able to get one of these down my chimney (not least because I live in a ground floor flat) but it's sure on my wish list...

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Time to sit and ponder

Never could a phrase be more apt for me at the moment, which is why I found it a little bit spooky to come across this Chairs wall clock by Joseph Joseph

Featuring the iconic Series 7 Chair by influential Danish designer, Arne Jacobson, the chair also played an important part in one of the most iconic images of the 20th century, when it maintained Christine Keeler's modesty in the portrait by Lewis Morley.

If you fancy the real deal which is available in an amazing 12 colours, they're available from Mojo Interiors

And now I promise, it's back to actual chairs...

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Not a chair!

Ok, so it's been a while since my last post but there kinda have been some reasons for that, which I'm not allowed to divulge at the moment but ho hum, there are still chairs that need blogging about.

Don't worry, I haven't totally lost the plot and am more than aware that these aren't actual chairs but these cushions by Snapdragon for Not On The Highstreet, prove that there are people out there who love chairs just as much as me.

Which got me thinking...what else would people put pictures of chairs on? Which is when I found this tea towel at one of my favourite websites Rockett St George.

So now we've established that I am obsessed enough with chairs to even want prints of them on my soft furnishings, I'm thinking someone, somewhere might like to design me a dress with prints of Eames chairs on, which I think could be pretty, darn cool...