RAR, Charles & Ray Eames, 1950, from Vitra
Seen as we are enjoying the best of British sport in London, I thought it would be a good time to talk and celebrate the best in British design and indeed the murky world of fake knock-off design classics.
The core issue in this murky world is that designs can be copied 25 years after the death of a designer and not 70 years like works of literature, drama, music, film and art. So this leads to lots of designs being copied and sold cheaply unlike this beautiful and real (pictured) RAR chair by Charles & Ray Eames sold by Vitra.
Championed by Elle Decoration UK and Sir Terence Conran, the Equal Rights for Design campaign has hit success as the government has officially proposed to change the law from 25 years for registered designs to the life of the creator plus 70 years.
Sir Terence Conran says, “Design has an important contribution to make to the growth of the UK economy at a time when it is sorely needed. If the UK Government were to change the copyright laws that are intended to protect designers in this country, it would go a long way to ensuring our brilliant young designers can make a decent living out of their creativity.”
Congrats to all involved!
The Lollipop Shoppe has announced the arrival of super new products from Danish designers HAY.
These design classic pieces were originally created by the FDB (The Danish Consumers’ Cooperative Society), who aimed to deliver quality affordable furniture to the masses through industrial production. And as we all know these design classics continue to resonate today with those who appreciate modern style and quality design.
So a big thank you to HAY for bringing them back, as part of their goal to celebrate the greatness of Danish design from the 1950/60’s.
These pieces are VERY cool. Check them out at The Lollipop Shoppe.
This isn’t just a piece of furniture, it’s a lifestyle statement. Lie back and relax in this minimalist chaise longue designed by Jeffrey Bernett for B&B Italia. Created as either a fixed chair or as a rocker chair (pictured), either one has instant star appeal.
A stunning design piece, the frame is made from either bronzed nickel painted or bright chromed steel and there are 7 different mattress shades which are created for B&B Italia by Kvadrat. Or if you prefer order the mattress in leather or pony skin. Plus the headrest can be added and then moved to suit as it’s on a magnet attachment.
Jeffrey Bernett, is a renowned American designer, who works on high-profile design projects around the world. He founded Studio B in 1995 and since then has won several awards at the ICFF including the Editor’s Award for “Best Decorative Accessories in 1996 and Bernett, along with five other designers, was named “Best New Designer” for work with the U.S. manufacturer, Dune in 2000.
So, perfect for any contemporary space, don’t hesitate to make this chaise longue part of your modern home.
For more information visit B&B Italia.