The new collection from Designers Guild includes the glamorously retro Smooth sofa.
The new collection from Designers Guild includes this retro-influenced Spin seating range.
The range is inspired by the shape of furniture in the 1950s and '60s and includes a chair and a two or three seater sofa, as pictured. Each item has a curved buttoned back and is given an added retro feel by those long tapered wooden legs. They are available upholstered in any one of the Designers Guild fabric, or in a choice of over 40 colours of leather.
More information, including full details of pricing, can be found in store. You can see the list of stockists online.
It's a colourful design, intended to capture the hustle and bustle of transport in a busy place. That translates into simple outlines of cars and trains, set amongst the backdrop of cars and mountains. Both the subject matter and the treatment of the design are reminiscent of classic transport posters.
Made from acrylic and measuring 120 x 170cm, the rug costs £195.
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Not quite high street, but this Julep sofa by the Designers Guild sits below designer prices, but certainly offers a classic designer look.
A midcentury-inspired design that screams the 1950s, the Julep is a bench-style sofa with stylish tapered wooden legs, a contrast button back and plenty of curves. If the finish above doesn't appeal, you can opt for any designers Guild fabric or go for a leather finish.
Prices start from around £995 and if you like the look and want something smaller, check out the simlarly-styled chairs in the range.
Think of Barcelona and you'll probably think hot and colourful. That pretty much sums up the new Barcelona collection from Designers Guild which includes the Ramblas table linen.
Reminiscent of some of the 50s designs from the V&A's reissued Horrockses range, the range uses a print of a retro style rose with a graphic black outline contrasting with the bright and vibrant colours used for the rose. All the linen is given a smart green and black printed border too.
Printed onto 100% cotton, the range includes napkins and place mats, as well as table cloths. If you like the design, it's also available on bed linen.
The napkins and placemats are priced at £30 for a set of four of each, while table sets start at £85.
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The Padgett delft rug from the Designer Guild is another design that seems to look to the 1960s and '70s in its design. The bold geometric pattern doesn't look dissimilar to some of David Hicks' numbers from that period. That's no bad thing and the Designer Guild seem to have realised that too as they've also used the pattern on a black throw and, in various colourways, on wallpaper.
The pattern arguably looks the most sophisticated on this rug which measures 160 x 260cm and is a wool and viscose mix. The sophistication costs however: in this case £695.
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