Houses (in the UK) don't get much more distinctive than this Peter Aldington-designed modernist property in Higham, Colchester, Essex.
Yes, at first glance it does indeed look like the classic Barcelona Chair by Mies van der Rohe. But it's actually a new design, the Serralunga Barceloneta Chair.
Think of it as a Barcelona for the modern era, with designer Raffaella Mangiarotti using a mix of polyurethane and aluminium to produce a chair both indoor or outdoor use, slimming down the design so it's abel to stack up too – see over the page for an idea of how that works. He even keeps that 'quilted' leather look for the seating by using a sophisticated 'rotating moulding system' that's apparently no easy thing to do.
Plenty of colours available, all priced around £654.
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An interesting house designed by an architect for his own use – and inspired by giants of days gone by – the Ellis-Miller House in Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire.
Designed by Jonathan Ellis-Miller in the late 80s and inspired by the likes of Mies Van Der Rohe, Charles and Ray Eames and Craig Ellwood, this single-storey house is an award-winning design, but doesn't come with a restrictive price tag.
How much do you like your classic chair designs? So much so that you'd be willing to wear them as jewellery? Well, that choice can be yours now with the Tiny Little Chairs pendants from Bruxe Design.
The necklaces are indeed both tiny, measuring 2 x 2cm each, and featuring chairs. Five chair icons in fact, all lovingly handmade on a miniature scale. There's the Pavilion pendant, which is basically Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona chair and then the Dining pendant, a mini version of Eero Saarinen's Tulip chair. The Eames' are well represented with the Scoop, Work and Bent pendant all being modelled on their designs.
Prices range from the seemingly affordable Bronze version of the Dining chair which retails for Canadian $140 (just over £80), to the out of my league Canadian $2500 for a gold Pavilion pendant. However, with that working out at just under £1500, that's still cheaper than the chair that inspired it.
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