FRESH 2019 UPDATES FOR MID-CENTURY DESIGN CLASSICS

LIGHTEN UP

The iconic Noguchi coffee table by Isamu Noguchi at Vitra (opens in new tab) has been redesigned in a lighter colourway and is now available in solid oak.Described by Isamu Noguchi as his best furniture design, the table - its radical shapewas defined as ‘sculpture-for-use’ when it was first launched in 1944.Available exclusively at John & Lewis & Partners. (opens in new tab)

CANDY POP

Designed to appeal to a new generation, Fritz Hansen (opens in new tab)’s ever-popular Drop™ chair has had a make-over with the addition of four fresh new colours.Alongside the existing classic black and white, the chair now comes in a chic grey and also three playful shades of pink, yellow and blue for simple graphic colour blocking or a stand-alone colour splash.

Originally designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the legendary SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, the Drop™ chair was reputedly his personal favourite piece.

TOP FORM

Starting in the early 20th century as champions of modern American design, manufacturer, Knoll has given Eero Saarinen's classic round and oval table a dark and dreamy remodel. Originally released in 1958, this iconic piece now has the option of Rosso Rubino and Sahara Noir marble table tops, available at Viaduct (opens in new tab).

BIGGER AND BETTER

Eileen Gray's classic Day Bed has been given a sleek refresh with a black tubular steel frame and larger proportions (200x90cm). Originally designed in 1925, the average body height has increased by almost ten centimetres in the past fifty years alone, so the new size reflects this.

In 2015 theE1027 side table and Bibendum chair were made available in black (as well as chrome), so the Day Bed now joins them in the same finishes, as well as sumptuous velvet upholstery exclusively at Aram (opens in new tab).

 

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