Categories / Design and Interiors

Toronto chairs from Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer seem to be exploring a retro look at the moment, as well as the Montford armchair we featured last month, they're also stocking these Toronto chairs

With their curvy maple veneer back and set, they have more than a passing resemblance to Arne Jacobsen's Ant chair, which was launched by Fritz Hansen in 1952. The look is enhanced by the chrome legs (four of them in this case). The chair has been given a contemporary twist with a choice of pastel blue or green colour scheme. 

A pair of the chairs costs £69.

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Categories / In the sales

Skandium sale shop

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Skandium crops up quite frequently on these pages as a seller of classic Scandinavian design. Well, as you know, that classic design usually comes with a significant price tag so bargain hunters should make sure they get down to the Skadium sale shop which started on Saturday and runs until 20 February.  

The idea of the shop apparently sprang from when the owners of the store were offered Hans J Wegner furniture by Carl Hansen at reduced price. They've promised 50% to 80% off all stock which includes other Retro To Go favourites like Marimekko. Artek, Fritz Hansen and iittala. 

The shop is based at 235 Brompton Road, London, just down the road from its South Kensington store. The building is a grade II listed Victorian former jewellers shop, so offers an unusual contrast to Skandium's usual aesthetic. 

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