Archive for the ‘Seating’ Category

British Design classics: Robin Day centenary Armchair re-launch

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Exclusive re-launch of the original Robin Day armchair

In 1963, Robin Day famously designed the world’s first polypropylene chair for British furniture company, Hille.

The design heralded a breakthrough in furniture technology – the chair was strong, affordable and looked good too – and led to the sale of millions of chairs worldwide.

To celebrate the centenary of British designer, Robin Day, two of his original chairs – the Armchair and Polyside side chair – have been exclusively re-launched at John Lewis. They’re available in their original colours of flame (orange), charcoal (dark grey) and light grey and are being made in Britain by the Hille factory in South Wales.

The chairs are still very much renowned for their quality and workmanship and come with a 10 year guarantee. Buy your piece of British design history from John Lewis.

Eames style dining chairs in soft pastel colours

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Eames inspired dining chairs in a lovely choice of soft pastel colours.

It’s amazing how one design can inspire so many and never seem to date.

The fibreglass DSW chair, with its Eiffel tower style steel frame, was originally designed by Charles and Ray Eames. It was one of the first chairs to be manufactured with a comfortable modern moulded seat.

That classic chair design from the 1950s continues to influence designers today, with many replicas available. Still suitably comfortable and made from durable materials, the chair design looks as functional and stylish now as it did in its heyday.

Love the pastel colours of these Eames style dining chairs. Perfect for a kitchen or dining room update

If you’re in search of an Eames style dining chair, then look no further than these, in their pretty soft pastel shades. Whether you’re a fan of mint green, dove grey, sky blue, pastel pink, lemon or white, these chairs will elegantly serve your seating needs.

They’re made to order in your choice of colour and design (with arms or armless), and with either a wooden or metal base. The dining chairs can be ordered online from Ciel.

Chairish challenge: From White to Bright

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Accessories and furniture to brighten up a room

The lovely folks at Chairish recently challenged us to take one of their fab accent chairs and use it as a focus to turn a plain white room into a bright room.

We chose a pair of mid-century tufted robin’s egg chairs in a lovely shade of turquoise blue. Taking influence from the Fresh Design Blog colours, we’ve primarily added colour to the rest of the room through the use of bright pops of orange and turquoise blues.

The wallpaper is the Scion Taimi wallpaper in sulphur and tangerine, which would certainly add some bold colour to the wall. There’s a matching Scion Taimi cushion, along with a diagonal zig zag cushion in a punchy orange, and a lovely cosy plain wool throw to snuggle up under in a chair.

Furniture can be colourful too, as the Donald wood handcrafted chest of drawers and Hector wood coffee table prove. We like the way the wood matches the legs of the chairs.

The shelving unit, with its colourful patterns set into each of the shelves, ties in perfectly with our colour palette. And the room is finished off with a factory style pendant lamp to shine light across the room.

If you’ve not come across Chairish before, they’re a specialist site that allows design lovers to buy and sell vintage furniture, decor and other accessories. Their shop features curator-approved treasures and is packed with inspiring ideas to choose from.


Fresh Design finds: Four funky contemporary seats

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Fun and funky chairs for a contemporary home


1. There’s no doubting it, this chair is certainly tall backed! We love the rich purple shade of the damson velvet this Radisson tall porter chair is sporting (other colours are available, including a striking black). You can currently save £209.99 on the usual price at Furniture in Fashion.

2. For a splash of colour, we love the Benton multicolour patchwork chaise bench, with white wooden legs. It’s reminiscent of the much-coveted KARE Design patchwork bench that we’ve featured in the past. It’s currently priced at £109.95, giving a saving of £32.99 off the usual price.

3. The flocked Louis chair provides a fun twist on a classic design. It’s a Kartell Philippe Starck Louis Chair which has been upholstered in a flocked pattern. Each one is made to order and you can choose your chair colour, pattern and size. A really fun piece from Thomas & Vines.

4. From a tall back, to a low back, this cosy looking chair is covered in an ethnic-style fabric inspired by traditional Nepalese embroidered designs. It’s available from Out There Interiors.


Fresh Finds: Skandi snuggle chair from Dunelm Mill

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Scandi style chair furniture

If you’re a fan of all things Scandi chic style, then it’s worth taking a look at the Skandi range over at Dunelm Mill. They’re well stocked on everything Skandi from dining furniture and chairs, to lighting and home accessories.

We’re particularly taken with the Skandi charcoal snuggle chair. The name itself is perfect for a chair – what better idea to have than snuggling up close to someone on a chilly autumn evening.

More than that though, it’s a great design and size too. Bigger than a standard chair for one, but smaller than most two seater sofas. So if you’ve got limited space, it should fit in well.

The snuggle chair is available in several other colours – duck egg and natural. And if you love the style, there are coordinating Skandi armchair and footstool sets in charcoal, natural, duck egg and lime.

The snuggle chair will set you back £299.99, whilst the armchair and footstool sets are priced at £249.99.

A rainbow of colourful seating from The Funky Chair

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Add colour to your home through funky colour chairs

Pops of colour in your home can help enliven and lift your interior. Not only can you add colour through your use of wall finishes and decor, but also through your choice of furniture.

Whatever colour of the rainbow you fancy a chair or bar stool in, The Funky Chair has a range of chairs and stools to fit the bill.


Relax in style and comfort in your living room on a Montana red lounge chair. This comfortable chair is built with design, comfort and stability in mind and the uplifting shade of red could offer a vibrant colour pop in your home. What’s more, if you like a spot of swivelling, you can swivel 360 degrees in this little beauty!




Add a touch of zesty orange to your home with the Melody chair. This useful chair will serve many a purpose in your home. Use it in your kitchen to add a colour splash to a breakfast table, enjoy having it as a desk chair or have it on hand as an occasional seat to use when you need extra seating. The gentle curve of the chair back is comfortable to sit against and the orange shade has an invigorating feel to it.


Bring some sunshine into your home with chairs in a shade of yellow. This rather aptly named Sorrento bar stool (as its reminiscent of the sun in the Italian resort of the same name) is stylish and comfortable. Use it at a kitchen breakfast bar to add a bit of zing to your morning.


Bring the colours of nature into your home with the Faro chair in fresh green. The contemporary classic style of the chair is complemented by the faux leather green upholstery and open back. It’s comfortable to relax in and works well in a variety of seating situations.


The Lucid dining chair is available in a beautiful shade of sky blue, which is perfect for a modern dining room. The modern chair design is made from acrylic with a translucent finish, coupled with shiny chrome legs.



If indigo blue is the colour for you, then take a look at the Crescent bar stool. The perfect seat for a contemporary home, this stool is made from moulded plastic and shaped for comfort. The sleek design is finished off with a shiny chrome footrest, which contrasts nicely with the deep blue. The seat height is adjustable via a built in gas lift mechanism, meaning it can easily be altered as and when required.


Last, but certainly not least, how about a Tolix bar stool in a gorgeous shade of violet purple? Based on the classic design by Xavier Pauchard, the Tolix stool offers not just a comfortable seating option, but a stylish one too. It’s made from sturdy galvanised metal and is rust proof, so if you want to take it outside in the summer you can do so safely.

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