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Vintage Ercol Child's Chair

The slightly larger version of the classic Ercol kids 'blue spot' chair. The wood is a lovely mellow colour, evenly prescuffed and worn. It is structurally sound and has that lovely air of having survived lots of children already and ready to take on a few more. You can snap this up at Winter's Moon for £54

Push In

Big thanks to Matt over at Slugs & Snails photography for giving us the heads up about Push In. The idea is to understand whether a bar stool can still work on sand ... actually it's a lot deeper than that, I suggest you pop over to Industrial Design Served to understand it. I warn you now though, you can loose hours browsing that site!

ps. I highly recommend Slugs & Snails and Matt's other photography... check out too!

Zeed Chair by Sara Leonor

Sara Leonor debuted her first design, the Zeed Chair, last month at Tent London. Driven by the desire to create a sculptural, geometrical chair that could be joined to create multiple functional yet artistic volumes, Sara created a chair that could be stacked in various ways using magnets.

See more at Design Milk

Recycled Steel & Rope Chair

A chair fit for a prince or princess! Recycled steel wrapped in colourful rope make this an ideal spot to sit and think or plan. A fun, quirky addition to any children's room. Made in Africa as part of a fair trade initiative. $28.95 from Shakshuka.

Sitting Comfortably

If you're a real chair lover, you're going to LOVE this wallpaper from Mini Moderns. It's called Sitting Comfortably. I'm going to get this and use it in my downstairs toilet. Love it. £38 a roll.

Retro Recycled Silk & Leather Patchwork Arm Chair

This beauty was spotted by Liz over at Mama Feels good. Its from Zoe Murphy's flickr photostream. Zoe has been making lots of other furniture look beautiful. Go check it out.

Toad Stool = Cute Alert

Cuteness alert! Loving these sweet toadstool vinyl stools which add some woodland fun to a bedroom or playroom. £29 each Cox and Cox.

Via Bambino Goodies

Just for Fun : Wicker Chair Is Off Her Meds

Now that's what we'd call a happy chair. Want to see more? Check out Happy Chair Is Happy.

Spun from Magis

Thomas Heatherwick has produced a startling twist on conventional furniture design with the Spun Chair. Made from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees the aptly named 'Spun' transforms the domestic seat into a beautifully rendered spinning top. When upright Spun is a sculptural vessel and it is only when it is lent on its side that the full possibilities of its form come to light. Spun allows its user to swivel in a circular rocking motion, including being able to rotate in a complete circle. It was launched in 2010.

You can snap this up for £323 from Nest.

Thanks to Claire over at Cheshire Mum for giving us the heads up on this one. If you've seen or own a chair that you think deserves to be featured, drop us an email to

Chair Bragging : The Panton

To:  @chair_lover
Tweet: Nursery may lack a RAR but little one does have her own panton chair + tulip table
From: @goingitalone

Want to brag about a chair you own? Old, new, we don't care, as long as you're loving it. If so, send in your photo and caption to: or tweet us a picture.

ABChairs. 26 chairs in 10 years

There have been many attempts to make an ABC furniture. This one seems to be the longest and the most successful. A project started in 1999 as sketches and paper prototypes has really got into full swing only in 2009 and finally was presented in 2010 on a June 100x Summer Design. Original red color was changed to black and yet the projected is not completed and is still on the run. It's a design project by Roeland Otten.

Via Design. Thoughts. Life.

Itsy Bitsy by Aarevalo

TheItsy Bitsy from Aarevalo is an MDF rocking chair available in a number of colour-ways. This is a perfect way to put a little fun in to your break out spaces. Designed by Melvin Ong and available from a range of stockists.

Via The Expose

Prickly Cactus Chairs

This prickly pair of chairs by Valentina Glez Wohlers is a set of cool furnishing that’s got an arty touch. Oh, by the way, it doesn’t prick when you sit on it!

Top 5 Chairs made of Trash

All these chairs are made from trash. Gotta love a bit if trash to treasure design! Want to know more? See the full article over at Inhabitat.

Chair Purse

A pretty an elegant chair clutch made by jenniferladd and being sold on Etsy. Love it. £65.

Darwin Chair by Stefan Sagmeister

I am loving the Darwin Chair by Stefan Sagmeister. It utilizes a free swinging structure that includes about 200 sheets of attached prints. As the top sheet gets dirty or tired, the user can simply rip it off thereby transforming the chair’s appearance (and the remaining perforation eventually forms a comfortable head rest). All sheets are printed with intricate patterns abstracting the creation of the universe, making their way through the creation of the world, the beginning of plant, animal and human life, all the way to the digital revolution.

Thanks to Claire over at Cheshire Mum for giving us the heads up on this one. If you've seen or own a chair that you think deserves to be featured, drop us an email to

Offecct King

Loving the simple form of the Offect King. Available in a range of colours and in leather. Hubba.

Round Back Adirondack Chair

This is the original Archie’s Island Adirondack Chair. The circular back has a modern, Art Deco flair. It looks good. The Round Back Adirondack Chair is made of a Malaysian mahogany and and is finished with semi-gloss latex paint. Lovely.

Design Icon: Chairs iPhone App

Chair fanatics can put your love to the test with this rather cooliPhone app – Design Icon: Chairs. Displaying silhouettes of famous chairs from the 19th-21st century with multiple choice selection, there’s plenty of design appreciation and education for your 59p.

Via Nest Goodies.

Winter's Moon = Swoon

They're at it again. Winter's moon are making us go weak at the knees with their latest offerings. I want. A lot.
(Via Nest Goodies)

Hand Painted Vintage Chairs

Look at these beauties I spotted over at Etsy store RobinsWonderland. $130 USD for all four. Bargain.

Who's your Da-da?

Oooh look, it seems the Nursing Chair has come of age. How lovely are these. You can get these from Olli Ella. Hubba.

Missoni Upcycled Chair

I am loving this chair, which has been upcycled byCharlotte Clemance. It's covered with Missoni Jenkin and purple fabric and would look fabulous in my bedroom!

Chair Porn: Proper Purty Vintage Curvy Chair

The name of this chair says it all. I love the Proper Purty Vintage Curvy Chair from Wintersmoon. Simple as.
Via: Nest Goodies

Thornback & Peel Deck Chairs

If you're going to do the deckchair thing then you have to do it with class with a Thornback & Peel. And these are pure class.

Limu Chair

Limu is a chair designed by Sandro Lopez for the Elit Collection by Pircher, a long-established Italian company that expertly combines the local woodworking tradition with its indubitably superior design and manufacturing know-how.

Via DesignMilk

Books + Chair = Bibliochaise Home

Everyone needs a chair to kick back into with a good book - and the Bibliochaise Home by Nobody & Co just does that. It's a comfy chair with removable covers, coupled with a wooden frame with room for your personal library. The actual chair comes with a choice of white, black or aubergine-varnished wood, all available in the next few weeks for around £3,550. You can also get a leather version for over £4K.

Condesa chair by Sentou Edition

Forget the set of drawers, it's the chair we're talking about here, specifically the Condesa chair by Sentou Edition. It's a take on the 'basket' chair common in the 1960s. Only this one has a structure in black powder coated solid steel with epoxy resin, while the seat is in plastic rope with UV protection. Which means it's good for in, out or in your conservatory. Three colour options, all selling for £305.

Via Retro to Go.

Flip Reverse It - Sebra 2 in 1 Table/Chair

Danish design team Sebra have come up with this clever design, the 2 in 1 Table Becomes Chair. As the name suggests, depending on which way you flip it, your tot can use it as a chair, or let it be a little table. Made from MDF with a toxin free finish, it's £95 from Kidsen.
viaBambino Goodies

Pantone Colour Chairs

I love these Pantone folding chairs from The Holding Company. Retro vibe and superbly space saving. They cost £54 and if you need some folding chairs, these are surely up there on the must have list.

Wooden Operator Chair

Home office furniture can often focus on practicality over style, but for those who want a more welcoming feel, this chair takes all the functionality of ordinary office seating, and gives it a charming twist. A solid beech revolving seat and supports bring classic rustic elegance to bear, while the gas-lift mechanism and the five sturdy wheels provide all the utility needed in a modern office. £249 from the Cotswold Company.

Vintage High Chair

If you want this, you need to get a wiggle on. It's on eBay with just a couple of hours left. Bidding is currently at £6.01. It's a highchair which goes in to a seat and table. I love it. 
And on the high chair note, if you're looking for some original and funky cushions for highchairs, you need to get in touch with Brighton designer, Sophie4Sophie.  She's just created some custom ones for my Tripp Trapp. They're brilliant. I will feature them here soon.

Posters for Chair Lovers

Blue Art Studio have created some adorable posters for chair lovers. I am loving the eye test, but my favourite has got to be the A to Z of fabulous designs. They've some other posters too, so go check them out now. You'll like them.

Eames RAR Inspired Clothing & Cushions at Mimimouse

I've been a fan of these statement bodysuits and tee's by web designer Nathalie of Mimimouse ever since I featured them on Bambino Goodies last year.
The sleek silhouettes screenprinted on 100% organic cotton feature one of our favourite chairs, the iconic and eduring Charles Eames' Rar rocker.

Available in short and long sleeves in a variety of colours, and in sizes for baby up to adult options, plus cutting a strut on cushions as well, these are fabulous buys for design fans.
Bodysuits and tee's start from £12 and cushions are £20 each.

Get a Free Gift Card Worth Up to £200 When You Buy a Sofa from Habitat

If you've had your eye on one of Habitat's divine sofas like the Ella shown, now's a good time to buy one as you'll get up to £200 in a gift card. Spend £500 - £749 and get £50, spend £750 to £1499 and get £100, and if it's £1500+ you'll get £200. The promotion's on from now till the 16th May while stocks last both in store and online.

Ligne Roset Anneau Chair

Anneau is a chair designed by Pierre Paulin from the 2010 Ligne Rosetcollection. It combines a simple ring base and seat. Anneau is evocative of Paulin’s “fauteuil 780,” also known as “Concorde.” One of his last creations, Anneau redefines the concept of the traditional lounge chair. The webbed suspension on the seat and back lie above a sculptural and sensual cast aluminum base, linked only by a doubled steel ring, resulting in a much lighter, almost ethereal design. It was in homage to this legendary designer, that Ligne Roset re-christened this chair “Anneau,” which means “ring” in French. Cute eh.

Via DesignMilk

The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair

This little lady shows us just how cool the EeroAarnio Ball Chair is. She's rocking that chair at the Sit Down exhibition at the V&A. It's from the 60's and already a modern contemporary classic. Available from DesignShop UK from £6500 but you can get cheaper reproductions, such as the £350 copy from Furnisho.
And big thanks to Bambino Goodies for the use of this image. If you're looking for more cool stuff for your under 4's, click over there now. It's addictive. I swear.

Vintage Woven Red Chair

This little beauty can be bought from Winters Moon, a little shop right near me for just £74. Its got a lovely profile. It's red and black covered can. I'd get a nice cushion and make myself at home in this one.

Ikea PS Selma

The Ikea PS Selma chair is a bit of an odd ball and thats why we like it. You can turn the cushions to change the picture and also adjust your seating comfort. It's easy to keep clean as said covers are removable and machine washable. We recommend you check this one out in person next time you're at Ikea. £249.

Alma Chairs by Magis

What makes this children’s chair special is the creative solution that Magis designer Javier Mariscal has applied to a structural necessity – instead of the standard geometric ribbing patterns, the Alma Stacking Chair features a patterns of tree branches - with a few birds perched among them to add to the charming effect. It can be stacked up to four high, and is available in four colours to represent the four seasons – green for spring, yellow-orange for summer, brown for autumn, and white for winter. Cute. £31 from Nubie.

League of the Empty Chair

I came across League of the Empty Chair whilst searching for some Vitra Miniatures and quite frankly, it's fabulous. It's a photo group on Flickr that is 'a home for all those pics floating around the Flickrsphere of seemingly misplaced chairs'. They're not interested in just any photo of any chairs, but ones that are empty and/or interestingly out of place. Some of the photos are just beautiful, it reminds me of the chair equivalent of an elephants grave yard. I recommend you grab a cuppa, make yourself comfy and have a flick through the photos. I will be.

Kartell Lou Lou Ghost Chair

Lou Lou Ghost from Kartell is a reincarnation by Philippe Starck of his classic Louis Ghost Armchair. This time the proportions of Louis Ghost have been scaled down - making the Lou Lou Ghost Chair perfect for every little prince and princess, pampered pooch or feline friend - or for decorative use! From £51 at Utility Design.

eBay Find: 1958 Eames for Hermen Miller Aluchairs

I have just spotted this Aluchairover on eBay. It's only just been listed, so it's up for 1p. The description on eBay should have been expanded but it's actually in our favour it's not been. It's from the late 50's - I'd guess 1958. Actually, I am not even sure why I am sharing this with you. I may just end up owning this one myself!

'Chairs' Business Card Case

I am adding this to my must have list - yes, it's a little geeky but who cares! It's a Business Card Case celebrating the best of Charles & Ray Eames. Just under £30 from Utility Design.

Starck Magic Hole chair

Philippe Starck’s Magic Hole chair, was one of the biggest attraction at the 2010 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the Milan furniture fair. Created in collaboration with Eugeni Quitllet, comes as chairs of two sizes as well as a sofa. The prototypes on display were a midnight black with a blast of orange filling the hollow armrests – voids intended to be pockets large enough for a magazine or newspaper...

Via The Interior Design Club