Categories / Design and Interiors

Finnish Design Shop giving away four Eero Aarnio Ball Chairs


Giveaways on social networks is nothing new, but four authentic Eero Aarnio Ball Chairs as a giveaway really is something worth mentioning.

One Facebook follower of the Finnish Design Shop in Finland, Italy, Europe and the US will get one, which means us Brits will have less of a chance compared to Italian readers, but it's still worth a punt. Just head to Facebook and follow the instructions. You have until April 21st 2011.

The Ball Chair is a 60s classic. Designed by Eero Aarnio in 1963, the circular seat has become an icon of the era, featured in countless movies, artworks, design magazines and of course, homes. It sells at the retailer for a whopping 6,450 Euros, should you miss out.

Finnish Design Shop website

Categories / Gadgets and Tech

Space age-inspired INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q mobiles phones by ChauhanStudio


Some of you might recall the Colombo home phones by ChauhanStudio in 2008. The Joe Colombo-inspired handsets were first featured on our Switched On Set site and went down a storm, not least over here too. Well, the same designers are back with new phones, this time playing with the mobile and producing the INQ Cloud Touch and INQ Cloud Q. Best of all? They'll be pretty cheap to buy.

Like the Colombo, the handsets are once again inspired by 1970s space age design, you can imagine either sat next to some period Artemide lighting and not looking out of place (if they had mobiles phone then, obviously). But these are very modern handsets with deep Facebook integration as soon as you switch on, Spotify integrated into the handsets (via a dedicated key) and the Android operating system, so you can access all the apps on the Google platform.

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