Monday, July 13, 2009

Object of desire: 1950s chair & stool

In my past life I took a brief hiatus from fashion to edit an interiors magazine. I got to attend Salone di Mobile in Milan, ICFF in New York & 100% Design in London. I hunted down new designers at the satellite fairs, writing them & the established names up & drooling over pieces I wanted.

The habit stayed with me, but now that I have no idea where I shall live from September, it's little use getting my getting over excited about fabrics or sofas when I have nowhere now or later to put them.

Which is very annoying when I see pieces like this:

British 1950s lounge chair and stool with ebonised frame & newly upholstered fabric.
Price: £690 from Circa 20th Century