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Design Digest 02

Highlighting The Best In Contemporary Designer Furniture, Lighting & Accessories

With so many exciting things going on in the world of home interiors and with such a huge selection of amazing product going live on our website each week, we're never short of items to add to our wishlist or Pinterest boards.

With things moving so quickly though we've decided to create a new blog series that focuses on the 5 furniture, lighting and home accessories that have caught out eye each week.

Swedese Lamino Chair

Designed by Yngve Ekstrom in 1956 the Lamino Lounge Chair from Swedese boasts one of the most comfortable sits you're likely to find. The design puts the human form front and centre with an elongated backrest that perfectly supports your back and head.

Epitomising the period completely the Lamino has a refined timber frame - in either oiled oak, beech or lacquered walnut. With a vast range of fabric choices, from the classic and most popular Sheepskin to the beautiful weaves of Bute Tweed or supersoft Elmo leather the Lamino Chair is one which you can create to fit your own exact interior decor scheme.

*In 1999 the Lamino was voted the "Twentieth Century's Best Swedish Furniture Design" by the Swedish interior magazine Sköna Hem. 

Swedese Lamino Chair is available now for £1416 - Shop now

Ferm Living Desert Lounge Chair

Launched at Stockholm furniture fair 2020, the Desert Chair from Ferm Living invites both comfort and sustainability into your home. Each removable seat cover is made from 53 recycled plastic bottles, helping to keep mounds of single-use plastic out of the landfill.

With powder-coated metal frame and covers that can be cleaned on a 30-degree gentle wash, the Desert chair is the perfect portable lounge solution for your garden, patio, or even indoors.

Ferm living Desert Chair is available now for £229 - Shop now

Artek 60 Stool

The stackable three-legged 60 Stool from Finnish brand Artek is an archetypal example of designer Alvar Aalto's skilful relationship with birch. Designed in 1933, the stool features a curved wooden seat and smooth leg structure, resulting in a functional and refined piece of furniture that's perfect for use in a kitchen, around a dining table, or even as a side table or bedside table. 

Each 60 stool is crafted from FSC certified, locally sourced Finnish birch. A design classic, the 60 Stool was inducted into the Museum of Modern Art in 1958 and with over 60 million sold, it is one of the most popular designs in furniture history.

Artel 60 Stool is available now for £190 - Shop now

Cuero Butterfly Chair

The iconic butterfly chair has a long and interesting history. The official design has been produced by multiple suppliers over the years and it has been copied endlessly. In fact, Knoll estimate that it was illegally copied over 5 million times in the 1950s alone.

Today, the Butterfly Chair is made by Cuero Design who have spent over 30 years refining and perfecting the iconic Butterfly Chair. Beautifully handcrafted in Sweden from luxurious 100% full-grain leather, the Butterfly 'Mariposa' Chair is the perfect modern lounge chair.

Cuero Butterfly Chair is available now for £860 - Shop now

Muuto Post Lamp

The Muuto Post Floor Lamp, designed by Earnest Studio is an innovative modular lighting design with an archetypal appearance, graphic character and forward-thinking functionalities. The design allows the user to position, dim and turn the lighting units according to individual needs.

You can arrange the cord of the design in linear or playful formations, using its cable drop. This video shows how easy it is to set up and configure your lamp. Additional lighting units can be purchased as spare part and plugged into power hub.

Reverse Table Lamp is available now for £539 - Shop now

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