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.
The piece was made originally as a commission for the Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, but can be made to order in around 5 weeks. It is made from recycled wood from skips and scrap woodpiles, but polished and oiled so you would never know its humble origins. It has a novelty coin slide down the backrest, intended to carry a message about modern over-consumption, although perhaps a little rich coming from an item costing £2,900.
Visit the Free Range Designs website to order.
The curved foot and back suggest the spiral shape of a snail’s shell, with this brown finish to the wood particularly drawing attention to the effect. The chaise is available in a choice of wood finishes, including metallic and gloss shades, and the seat can be upholstered in your own fabric at no extra cost.
The Snail Chaise is available to buy from Belle Interiors, priced £995.