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.
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.
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.