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Poltrona Frau Sanluca 1960s armchair by Achille Castiglioni


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.

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


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