Bargain of the week on eBay and we're only into Monday! I'm talking about the 1970s Artifort Chaise Longue by Geoffrey Harcourt, which is available for minimal money (right now) and with no reserve. In fact, there are two available in different colours.
When big companies kit our their offices, they tend to go for big-name designers. When they are clearing out, there are inevitably bargains to be had. Which brings us to this Artifort Tulip Chair by Pierre Paulin.
We're doing a bit of reading between the lines here. This is simply listed as a '1968 swivel lounge chair designed by Geoffrey Harcourt for Artifort' and should be taken as such. But we believe it is specifically the Artifort 1960s F978 lounge chair by Geoffrey Harcourt.
We featured a reissue of the design back in 2008, which retailed then (and we suspect, retails now) for around £1,776. So we're talking a bargain here, even if it's not as perfect as a new one.
For your money, you get a chair that is 'totally original', with the original upholstery, although it could 'do with a clean'. There's also a fibreglass shell and steel foot in the original black colour. Condition is described as 'good' and the price right now is £195.
A wonderful design that's perfect for the summer weather – this 1970s Artifort 'Hello There' chair by Jeremy Harvey.
It was designed in 1978 by Harvey and reissued back in 2011, although this one is said to be from the late 70s, rather than the reissue, which probably makes it all the more valuable.
This one is also in yellow and is said to be in 'remarkable condition for its age', with 'only two small chips' that are 'only noticable on very close inspection'. Garden chairs don't get much cooler – and this one currently comes with a price of £99.
It was designed in 1960 by Paulin, an early example of space age design and even today, it looks as modern as anything else on the market.
This example is in dark blue and is described as being in 'very good condition' – the foam is firm with no sagging and the upholstery is clean with no snags. £750 is the 'buy it now price, which is cheap enough. But you can also make an offer.
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Interesting item, although I'm not exactly sure of the model of Artifort swivel chair here.
According to the seller, this is the F978 chair, designed by Geoffrey Harcourt in 1968 and pictured here. I'm not convinced, but it's definitely of the era and branded Artifort on the rear of the base, so it's certainly a period item of quality.
Not perfect, with some pulled threads and the odd paint chip on the base (see description for close-up shots), but at £300, it's a lot cheaper than picking up a new vintage Artifort chair.