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Calyx inspired tableware at Heal’s

Cast your minds back to October and you may remember Heal's Dinky armchair. It was especially noticeable for its upholstery which was a reinterpretation of Lucienne Day's famous Calyx design. If you liked that, Heal's have gone one step further with the design applying it to this set of Calyx inspired tableware

Calyx was originally created for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and remains one of Day's most famous designs. For this reinterpretation, geometric stem-like forms of the designs have been applied against white porcelain. In a bit of circularity, the placement and use of the natural motif on this tableware echoes a design that itself drew heavily from the 1950s – Sanderson's hugely popular Dandelion Clocks range

Prices for this tableware start at £5.50 for a cereal bowl and go up to £25 for a platter. 

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1950s-inspired Acoustics bowl by Gillies Jones

Acoustics bowl

The Southbank Centre is again drawing on its design history in commissioning new products. Earlier in the year we showed you the Net and Ball rug while this Acoustics bowl by Gillies Jones is also inspired by the same iconic building. 

Its pattern is based on a 1950s Ulster Weavers Tapestry that was produced for the Royal Festival Hall. The look of the design is transformed depending on which of the gold or red colour options you prefer, though both are sympathetic to the colours of the building.

This interesting piece costs £150. 

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Flying Saucer bowl from Museum of Robots

Flying saucer bowl

Mention a fruit bowl and it's unlikely you'll be getting too excited. That might change when you take a look at this Flying Saucer bowl made by the wonderfully named Museum of Robots

You'd expect your alien spacecraft to look a touch more high-tech these days but this wooden bowl is shaped like a flying saucer from a 1950s B-movie. Ideal for storing some of your five-a-day, the bowl is presumably a gift from a friendly and useful species. Open it up and its lid can be used as a second bowl, resting on a surface by using its alien antennae. 

You can buy the bowl with a stainless steel base (as pictured) for $250 or with a natural wood base for $150. 

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