Furniture and interiors

Flos Snoopy table lamp gets a 50th anniversary issue

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Flos Snoopy table lamp gets a 50th anniversary issue

The much-loved Flos Snoopy table lamp has been reissued as a desirable limited edition 50th anniversary model. It’s the same lamp of course, one that first appeared in 1967 courtesy of Achille Castiglioni. The name? Of course that’s down to its similarity to a certain comic strip dog. The difference here is that Flos has […]

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In the sales: Lucienne Day cushions at John Lewis

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In the sales: Lucienne Day cushions at John Lewis

These were popular when we mentioned them some weeks back, so we thought you would like to know that the Lucienne Day cushions at John Lewis are now in the sale. If you missed it first time around, John Lewis has an exclusive on a range of cushions using textile designs from Lucien Day dating […]

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1950s-style Agama coat stand back at La Redoute at a reduced price

One of our favourite modern-day midcentury designs is back and even better, the Agama coat stand back at La Redoute is even cheaper. First up, we re just glad to see the Agama back in La Redoute’s home section. It’s a wonderful 1950s-inspired design and something that really could be a vintage find from the […]

1960s classics: David Weidman midcentury homeware and ceramics by Magpie

Looking for the finishing touch for your midcentury home? Check out the David Weidman homeware and ceramics by Magpie. These are new designs with a vintage pedigree, based on the hugely collectible artwork of David Weidman and in particular, his 1963 series ‘Family of Birds’. If you want something with a period look in your […]

Design Icons wall coverings at Murals Wallpaper

The names Breuer, Aalto and Neutra have appeared on their pages in the past, but not in terms of home decor. That changes with the launch of the Design Icons wall coverings at Murals Wallpaper. It’s a new range of wallpapers inspired by modernism and mid-20th century design. Bold shapes and eye-catching colours create statement […]

New 1950s Lucienne Day-designed cushions land at John Lewis

A first run of these landed back in February. Now a second run of 1950s Lucienne Day-designed cushions has arrived at John Lewis. The new range is a mix of colour variations of the original designs plus some new Lucienne Day designs too. Specifically we are looking at a Lucienne Day Calyx Cushion, with a […]

Art deco interior: Five of the best designs at Swoon Editions

First we spotted just the one piece. But digging deeper there are many more. Enough for us to pick out five of the best art deco designs at Swoon Editions. Aravali console table A bit of opulence from this console table, this Designer Edition by Tom Goodbun offers a green and white marble tabletop with […]

Midcentury interior: 1960s-style Edwin bed at Made

When it comes to design, the bed can often suffer from a lack of it. Not so the Edwin bed at Made. This is pure 1960s. If you want something bold, midcentury modern and with more than a touch of ‘Mad Men’ about it in the bedroom, this should definitely be an option. The bed […]

Midcentury interior: Andersen sideboard range at Maisons Du Monde

If you have the house and need the furnishings, check out the Andersen sideboard range at Maisons Du Monde. Midcentury modern and the 1950s is screaming out from all of these designs, all of which are similar, but slightly different. Basically, there’s something here for everyone’s storage needs. Sheesham wood and white lacquered doors are […]

Houses on walls: Metroland wallpaper by Mini Moderns

The title probably gives a bit hint as what the Metroland wallpaper by Mini Moderns is all about. We are looking at wallpaper inspired by Metroland. Specifically, lots of 1930s houses brought together for an eye-catching piece of retro design that’s sure to appeal to house and architecture lovers everywhere. The three colour options are […]

Midcentury interior: Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

If you want the furniture to match your midcentury modern home, do check put the Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde. Yes, this is high street (well, online) taking us back in time to the middle of the 20th century. Pretty much every piece here would pass for an original. That’s great news if […]

Midcentury interior: Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde

If you want the furniture to match your midcentury modern home, do check put the Sheffield furniture range at Maisons Du Monde. Yes, this is high street (well, online) taking us back in time to the middle of the 20th century. Pretty much every piece here would pass for an original. That’s great news if […]

Midcentury interior: Clairoy two-tone tables at La Redoute

Some rather nice midcentury designs in the home section of La Redoute right now, including the Clairoy two-tone tables. Cheap too. That’s because the retailer is doing ‘money off’ deals across all its home range. Basically, £20 off £60 purchases and £50 off £100+ purchases. Just use the code HOME. That works very well if […]

Design K introduces its latest Bauhaus-inspired ceramics range

The first collection was hugely popular on these pages. I suspect the second Bauhaus-inspired ceramics range from Design K will just as big. That’s because the new collection treads a similar path to the first one. Known as Dreieck & Kreis (German for ‘triangle & circle’), the range, as you might have guessed, features those […]

Space age interior: Twiggy furniture and home range at Maisons Du Monde

No, this isn’t a selection of photos from a 1960s design magazine. This is the Twiggy furniture and home range at Maisons Du Monde. Yes, this modern-era retailer has produced a range of design inspired by the space age trend of the 1960s and 1970s. So if you have a home in need of the […]

John Lewis reissues 1950s Lucienne Day cushions and textiles

Great news if you have a midcentury property in need of a finishing touch – John Lewis has reissued some 1950s Lucienne Day cushions and textiles. The new range features six cushions featuring designs created by Day in the 1950s, all produced in conjunction with The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to celebrate the Lucienne […]

EverBlock brings Lego-style interior design to your home

If you love Lego, you might well love the idea of the EverBlock. This is pretty much super sized Lego for the home. Reusable modular blocks in 16 sizes and 10 colours offering a variety of options for your reworking your home. Divider walls, working areas, your own custom furniture, a set of bookshelves or […]

Midcentury interior: Iver limited edition cabinets by Swoon Editions

If you have the house, you need the furniture. And if it happens to be midcentury modern, you should check out the Iver cabinets by Swoon Editions. Limited editions, these are being produced in a run of just 13 of either the mango wood and brass finish or the rosewood and brass. Each is inspired […]

Midcentury-style sideboards: 10 of the best on the high street and online

Ok, so you have the midcentury modern house. How about furnishing it? If that’s your next step, check out our pick of the midcentury-style sideboards on the high street and online. Something for every budget. 1. Portobello long sideboard at Maisons Du Monde If you think midcentury sideboard, you probably think of something like this […]

Bauhaus-inspired geometric ceramics by Design K

A rare foray into the the home so we can tell you about the wonderful Bauhaus-inspired geometric ceramics by Design K. No, these are not antique pieces from the early part of the 20th century, these are all-new designs all about ‘embracing the spirit of Bauhaus’ with forms inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s ‘Triadisches Ballett’. All […]

Design spotting: Midcentury modern birdhouses by Sourgrassbuilt

If you can’t afford the real thing, you can always opt for your dream architecture in miniature, courtesy of these midcentury modern birdhouses by Sourgrassbuilt. The work of California-based Douglas Barnhard, the designs are influenced by the midcentury architecture of that region, particular the Eicher builds. But with the designers own take on the look […]

Design spotting: Limited edition A110 Pendant Lamp by Alvar Aalto for Artek

The reissue is nothing new, but not the shades for the limited edition A110 Pendant Lamp by Alvar Aalto for Artek. The design is of course a classic. Designed by Aalto back in 1952 for the Finnish Association of Engineers in Helsinki (and nicknamed the Hand Grenade due to its distinctive shape), the lamp produces […]

Design spotting: Vitra introduces the 60th anniversary special edition Eames Lounge Chair

If Charles and Ray Eames is your thing, you might want to check the bank account ahead of picking up this 60th anniversary special edition Eames Lounge Chair. Yes, 1956 was the year of its creation and 60 years on, one of the most iconic design of the 20th century is back as an anniversary […]

Design spotting: Aravali art deco-style console table at Swoon Editions

If you think kitting out your art deco home is a case of wandering around auction houses with piles of money, think again. This Aravali art deco-style console table at Swoon Editions is at a high street price. Not that you would know. This console looks every bit the original piece. It’s a console table […]

Design spotting: Mid-Century Asymmetrical Wall Mirror at West Elm

It takes a lot to turn a mirror into something special. We think West Elm has done it with the Mid-Century Asymmetrical Wall Mirror. It’s just an interesting form. Almost sculptural and certainly an eye-catching piece, whether you use it for (almost) full length viewing in the hall or as a feature on a living […]

Design spotting: Liberty print carpets and rugs by Alternative Flooring

I don’t think we have ever covered anything for the floor in the past. But when we saw these Liberty print carpets and rugs by Alternative Flooring, we just had to give them a mention. It’s a collection of four classic Liberty prints in a variety of colour options available as either carpeting or a […]

Design spotting: Karina Scandinavian-style sofa at Swoon Editions

This first landed in 2015 as a limited edition and seemed to sell through pretty quickly. If you missed out, you will be pleased to know that the Karina Scandinavian-style sofa is back at Swoon Editions. In fact, it is back in two colour options, a marine and a granite. Thankfully the design is unchanged, […]

Design spotting: Mondrian-style Piet coat stand by Presse Citron

It could be art, it could be design. In fact, the Piet coat stand by Presse Citron might well be both. Of course, this is storage inspired by the artwork of Piet Mondrian (hence the name), available in different size configurations, but both using a black steel structure and coloured discs to recreate his iconic […]

Design spotting: Louis Poulsen issues a miniature version of the classic Verner Panton-designed Panthella lamp

The original is a longstanding design classic. But the miniature version of the classic 1970s Verner Panton-designed Panthella lamp is something completely new. Officially named (as you might guess) the Panthella Mini, it is considerably smaller than the original (with a diameter of 250mm compared to the standard 400mm), but in terms of design, is […]