Sometimes a design is a classic because it's so simple. That's the Fritz Hansen Dot stool by Arne Jacobsen.
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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This is a bizarre one. Last week, we spotted an interesting Kaiser New Bauhaus lamp on eBay, an early 60s collaboration between Kaiser and original Bauhaus metal workshop 'master' Christian Dell. Now, today, we've found a brand new reissue from the same team – the Kaiser idell 6631 table lamp by Christian Dell for Fritz Hansen.
The lamp on eBay was a 1960s project, but the 6631 lamp is an original 1930s modernist design for Kaiser, which is now reissued by Fritz Hansen. It is indeed a classic – available in black, ivory, white, red and dark green, the lamps are made in steel and brass and the lampshades are hand painted in high gloss.
It also features a world-patented swivel joint and an 'original Kaiser-idell' label. Price? A less-then-cheap £588.