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Zanotta 1960s space age Karelia armchair reissued


Is your home lacking some mad space age design? You might want to consider investing in the Zanotta Karelia armchair.

A bizarre piece of seating that could only come from the 1960s, It was actually design in 1966 by Liisi Beckmann, offering a polyurethane foam frame covered in either white, yellow, green, red, blue or black vinyl Texiré fabric. Alternatively, you can go upmarket and opt for leather upholstery in various coloured finishes.

Either way, you get a seat that's unlikely to impress your gran, but is sure to be a talking point for almost everyone else. Whether any of them would want to sit on those ridges? Well, that's another matter altogether. Prices start at £1,255.

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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.

Find out more at the Panik Design website