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1970s Verner Panton 123 Lounge Chairs reissued by VerPan


Originally dating back to 1973, two versions of the Verner Panton 123 Lounge Chairs have been reissued.

It's been off the reissue market since 1989 (we featured an eBay find of one some time back), but is now back in both the standard (pictured over the page) and the De Luxe above. The difference is obviously the finish, with both of these space age classics offering a choice of fabric or leather upper and brushed aluminium bases. The De Luxe has that buttoned finish, as you can see.

Prices based on finish, but start at £800. A dining chair version is alas available with a slightly different shape from £595.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

J.Crew Vintage Cotton Pajama Set


Forget skimpy negligees and babydolls; for classic bedtime sophistication look no further than these J Crew Vintage Cotton Pajamas from Net-A-Porter.

This chic nightwear set comes in solid navy, accented with contrasting white piping, buttons and patch pocket detail. Made of 100% cotton you're guaranteed to be comfortable and stylish whether you're fast asleep or lounging, martini in hand, on your chaise-longue.

The pajamas are 100% cotton and cost £80 from here.

Categories / Design and Interiors

Low Lounge Chair by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada


A new design with a midcentury twist – this Low Lounge Chair by Matthew Hilton for De La Espada.

It's a classic lounger with some added style from those fluid curves on the solid hardwood frame, with support and comfort offered up by those chunky cushions for the seat and backrest.

The frame is available in either solid American walnut or oak with a danish oil finish, while fabrics options are plentiful too. Expect to pay around the £1,895 mark.

Find out more at the Utility website

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Eames Lounge XL by Charles and Ray Eames


Are we all just getting bigger? Indeed we are, because that midcentury icon, the Eames Lounge Chair, just isn't big enough for us in 2010. So here comes the Eames Lounge XL.

Designed back in 1956 by (you guessed it) Charles and Ray Eames, the chair was the designers' first high-end product and one that still sits proudly in New York's Museum of Modern Art. If you think 'Eames' or 'midcentury', you probably think of this.

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Zanotta Genni 1930s lounge chair by Gabriele Mucchi


A modernist gem is back for 2010 looking every bit the modern piece of design – the Genni lounge chair by Zanotta.

Designed in Italy back in 1935 by Gabriele Mucchi, it pretty much screams the era with that chromium plated steel frame, which support steel springs, leather upholstery and a Cushion and headrest in polyurethane. The whole thing is adjustable too, with two positions available – for sitting and snoozing no doubt.

Not cheap at £2,975, but it could be a whole lot more expensive – and additional pouf sells for £860.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Jolly Jessie Kaftan by French Connection


When remembering 1970s fashion, it's one of a few eras which seem to get a raw deal in retrospect. Decadent disco-era styles are often forgotten, though well worth revisiting for vintage style lovers. This Jolly Jessie Beach Kaftan taps into that aesthetic ideally for modern wear.

The kaftan style, born out of the early 70s love of African and Eastern influence, lends itself to a seventies Riviera style thanks to the loose and luxurious fit. The batwing sleeves are offset by a tie waist to add some femininity to the silhouette. This is one of many beach-wear items well worth incorporating into your year-round wardrobe.

Get it from French Connection in the UK now for £55.

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