This design made the headlines when David Bowie’s own model sold recently. If you missed out on that, you can now buy a reissued Brionvega Radiofonografo rr226 record player. Read more
Back in 2008, this was actually reissued in updated form for the modern market and available to buy at the Conran Shop. However, we’ve just checked and that is no longer the case. On the plus side, this original 1960s Brionvega RR 126 audio system is available – and for half the price of the reissue.
Designed in 1961, it's all about the curves, stripping out non-essential padding to create something that offers optimal support, as well as that other armchair essential – distintive good looks.
The chair has a rigid wooden structure, with upholstery in Pelle Frau leather and feet semi-glossed in black. Not cheap, as you might expect, selling for £3,724.75.
You can go to Heals and pick up a classic 1960s Arco floor lamp by Achille Castiglioni, or you can save some cash and go for the same 'look' with this large curve floor lamp at Marks and Spencer.
Obviously there are differences, not least in the bulk of the base and the amount of curve offered. But with almost £1,300 between the two price tags, who is complaining? The M&S version has a marble base, a 'bubble' design shade and a body of chromed steel, with a switch on the cable for control.
The whole thing stands at 179cm tall, which is around 6ft. So mail order is probably the way to go! If you do want it, the curve floor lamp is available online, selling for just £85.