As much as we’re big believers of statement pieces that will make your home stand out (it’s in our design ethos) we also go weak in the knees for a beautifully designed piece of furniture that stands the test of time.
In a design world that goes full steam ahead with trends, new brands and new designers, we present to you 7 timeless design classics to invest in this new year.
Gräshoppa floor lamp by Gubi
It features a tubular steel tripod stand, which is tilted backward, whilst the elongated aluminium conical shade is mounted onto a flexible arm. This allows you to direct light where you please and the glare is minimal. Available in six colours, this piece piece captures all that’s great about Scandinavian design.
Bentwood chairs by Thonet
Michael Thonet began producing his iconic bentwood chairs in 1850. The revolutionary process that he used to create the chairs – made with one single piece of ‘bent’ solid beech wood – produced elegant and lightweight furniture. More than 150 years later, Thonet’s designs still feel modern and fresh.
Chesterfield sofa by Poltrona Frau
The Chester One Sofa, originally designed by Renzo Frau in 1912, pays homage to the traditional Chesterfield sofa. Recognised worldwide by their button tufting, low back and high rolled arms, this classic piece feels at home today as much as it did in Queen Victoria’s drawing room.
The LC4 chaise lounge by Le Corbisier, Charlotte Perriand and Edouard Jeanneret for Cassina
Designed in 1928 this chair became famous in 1965 when it was licensed to Italian brand Cassina. The three designers teamed up to create a piece of modern furniture that would place man at the center of its design. It is the perfect balance between geometric purity and ergonomic intent.
An oversized mirror by Ginger & Jagger
Traditionally we’d recommend an extra large mirror, probably found in an antiques market like “Les Puces” in Paris. However, if you’re not able to get there, we’ll take this one directly to your home. Oozing opulence with its superior texture and cluster of leaves overlapping one another with a brass finish, this piece will look grand when leaning against a wall, and as a bonus, it makes the room look bigger, too.
Bottle dining table by Cappellini
This striking bottled shaped dining table, the youngest design on this list, won the Wallpaper Design Awards for the best table in 2007. The structure is made from white or black marble and feels at home in a variety of interiors.
The Task lamp by Anglepoise
In 1934, automotive engineer George Carwardine created the blueprint for a ground-breaking articulated task lamp that could combine ultimate flexibility with perfect stability. It has been updated through the years with a variety of colours and small design alterations but its stylish core remains the same.
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