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Zanotta 1960s space age Karelia armchair reissued

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Is your home lacking some mad space age design? You might want to consider investing in the Zanotta Karelia armchair.

A bizarre piece of seating that could only come from the 1960s, It was actually design in 1966 by Liisi Beckmann, offering a polyurethane foam frame covered in either white, yellow, green, red, blue or black vinyl Texiré fabric. Alternatively, you can go upmarket and opt for leather upholstery in various coloured finishes.

Either way, you get a seat that's unlikely to impress your gran, but is sure to be a talking point for almost everyone else. Whether any of them would want to sit on those ridges? Well, that's another matter altogether. Prices start at £1,255.

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