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Splay oak chair from Heal’s

Splay chair
The Splay oak chair is another 1950s-style design, courtesy of Heal's new Scandinavian design for living range

This isn't a design they've plucked from their archive but one that's simply been inspired by the period. Made from oak, with a stylish curved back and topped off with a green wool seat, the chair has the good looks to see it through many more decades to come.  

The chair costs £250. 

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Midcentury-inspired Linea Grace armchair at House of Fraser


Yes, it's another retro-inspired gem from the current House of Fraser range, specifically the Linea Grace armchair.

This time, we're in the world of the single seat, this being a mini wing chair if you like, with a flared back and slightly angled arms, as well as a buttoned back, stained and angled conical legs, plus a wood subtract frame and traditional webbed seat platform. All of that is finished in what is described as an 'aubergine' fabric.

Like most of the furniture at House of Fraser, this midcentury gem is discounted right now, down from £399 to a current price of £299.

Find out more at the House of Fraser website

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eBay watch: 1970s Artifort ‘Hello There’ chair by Jeremy Harvey


A wonderful design that's perfect for the summer weather – this 1970s Artifort 'Hello There' chair by Jeremy Harvey.

It was designed in 1978 by Harvey and reissued back in 2011, although this one is said to be from the late 70s, rather than the reissue, which probably makes it all the more valuable.

This one is also in yellow and is said to be in 'remarkable condition for its age', with 'only two small chips' that are 'only noticable on very close inspection'. Garden chairs don't get much cooler – and this one currently comes with a price of £99.

Find out more at the eBay website

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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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Seletti Emisphera 1960s-style hanging chair discounted at Achica


Ideal for the outdoors in the summer months, the Seletti Emisphera hanging chair is also good for using in the house in the winter months too.

This 60s-style seat is completely hand woven and ‘hovers’ in the air thanks to the hanging chain provided. Sadly the cushion isn’t, but you’ll find one  of those easy enough.

It originally retailed for £1,150, but right now it’s on Achica for £560. At least, it is for the next two and a half days. Note you’ll have to register (for free) to view and buy from Achica.

Achica website