Seating, Lighting and Storage Inspiration at Augustus Greaves

Some cracking inspiration that I found on my travels today, this time a bit more local to us at Augustus Greaves, based between Oxford and London. They specialise in selling pieces of design, whether it’s objects such as vases or lights, or furniture and tables, I decided to pick up a selection from their website today for all of you to admire. I have to admit it’s been a little while since I’ve …

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Furniture and Detail Shots by Pastoe

Pastoe are quite unique in my opinion, in fact I’ve written about them before when I highlighted the sm05 chair by Cees Braakman, but I’ve not really gone into much depth regarding their history and how this played a part in the furniture world. It all began in 1913 when businessman Frits Loeb decided to manufacturer chairs for his own shop on Ganzenmarkt in Utrecht himself in a small, traditional joinery shop. This quickly grew into …

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20th Century Furniture at Furniture Love

We’ve become a bit overcrowded with furniture on the blog, I seem to be finding a lot of inspiration recently in this sector which has probably been helped thanks to my foray into architecture. Particular studying the so called “International Style” which involved famous architects such as Peter Behrens, Le Corbusier, and Walter Gropius, it’s been fascinating to read up about the furniture inside their buildings and how it played a part …

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A Selection of Furniture from Mid Mod Design

Desk designed by Cees Braakman for Pastoe in 1958. Well before I’ve even started writing this post I’ve lied, in the title it says this furniture is all from the Mid Mod Design website when actually it’s a mixture of two sites, Mid Mod Design and Mass Modern Design. But since both of these sites/shops are owned by the same person I thought it made sense to group it together, the furniture and products on offer are really fantas …

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sm05 by Cees Braakman

Today I thought I’d bring across some nice imagery of a chair and also some history and background to go alongside it. This specific piece, named sm05, was designed by Dutch designer Cees Braakman in 1958 and was one of the first chairs to be entirely fabricated from steel wire. It’s a classic design, something that may remind you on the Charles and Ray Eames Wire Chair, but comes with some functional aspects such as the backrest being …

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