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van der Rohe, "Mies": In design

The great German designer and architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 127th birthday will be celebrated by design fanatic around the world tomorrow. Here we give a brief account of "Mies'" life concentrating on his career in furniture design.

Posted 26th March 2013 by Aaron Jones
van der Rohe,



A Favourite: The Eames Lounge Chair

Everyone has a few favourites of the wonderful world of design furniture. I have a certain penchant for the Lounge Chair by designers Charles and Ray Eames.

Posted 19th March 2013 by Aaron Jones
A Favourite: The Eames Lounge Chair



Furniture: Style vs Comfort

It's an age old conflict which will run for eternity- the battle between style and comfort. Here we look at what is better and whether there is a furniture piece that incorporates both.

Posted 12th March 2013 by Aaron Jones
Furniture: Style vs Comfort



Royal Mail Stamp Rugs (as seen on Alan Carr: Chatty Man)

The 97p Stamp Rug in Alan Carr: Chatty Man seems to have caught the eye of a lot of people. What you may not know, is that there is an extensive range of these Stamp Rugs that were commissioned for production in 2010.

Posted 6th March 2013 by Aaron Jones
Royal Mail Stamp Rugs (as seen on Alan Carr: Chatty Man)



Five Fresh Furniture Ideas for Spring

As February nears it's end, Spring (the season for something new) quickly approaches. Here we give you five essentials for getting your home ready for the Spring and Summer.

Posted 26th February 2013 by Aaron Michaels
Five Fresh Furniture Ideas for Spring



5 Best Images of Classic Furniture on flickr

The photo sharing website, flickr is a treasure chest of images for all Classic Furniture enthusiasts. We list five of the best images of design furniture available on flickr.

Posted 18th February 2013 by Aaron Jones
5 Best Images of Classic Furniture on flickr



Verner Panton: Life & Legacy

The "enfant terrible" but genius of the design world, Verner Panton, would have been 87 today. Here we take a look at his life and classic design furniture.

Posted 13th February 2013 by Aaron Michaels
Verner Panton: Life & Legacy



Arne Jacobsen: Life & Legacy

Today would have been Arne Jacobsen's 111th birthday. He is renowned as one the most influential designers of our times.

Posted 11th February 2013 by Aaron Michaels
Arne Jacobsen: Life & Legacy



Classic Furniture & Hotels

Furniture and hotels have always had a very strong and close relationship. Many classic furniture pieces, that were innovative at the time, were first commissioned for hotels. We look at some classic hotel furniture.

Posted 5th February 2013 by Aaron Michaels
Classic Furniture & Hotels



Poul Henningsen: In Design

It is 46 years today since the great Poul Henningsen died. To mark the anniversary and celebrate his great life, we look at the innovative work he achieved in design.

Posted 10th June 2013 by Aaron Michaels
Poul Henningsen: In Design



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