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1960s Brionvega Radiofonografo record player reissued

1960s Brionvega Radiofonografo rr226 record player reissued as a limited edition
1960s Brionvega Radiofonografo rr226 record player reissued as a limited edition

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

Categories / Design and Interiors

Limited edition 50th anniversary Flos Snoopy table lamp

Limited edition 50th anniversary Flos Snoopy table lamp
Limited edition 50th anniversary Flos Snoopy table lamp

It’s a design we featured way back in 2006, but this limited edition 50th anniversary Flos Snoopy table lamp celebrates a far more distant launch. Read more

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eBay watch: 1960s Brionvega RR 126 audio system

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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.

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Poltrona Frau Sanluca 1960s armchair by Achille Castiglioni

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From the man behind such gems as the Brionvega RR226 audio system and the Snoopy lamp comes a lesser-known reissue – the Poltrona Frau Sanluca armchair by Achille Castiglioni.

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.

Find out more at the Nest website

Categories / Design and Interiors

1960s-style large curve floor lamp at Marks and Spencer

Curve

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.

Find out more at the Marks and Spencer website