12 MAY 2021

Sophistication and Glamour: The Enduring 007 Style

The iconic Paul Conti ‘Model 6250’ Armchair by G-Plan is a luxurious and masculine design that was made famous by super villain ‘Blofeld’ in the James Bond film, ‘You Only Live Twice’. We are pleased to offer this iconic design in this weeks new vintage arrivals.

While any James Bond film revolves around the girls, the gadgets, and the action – we think the interiors tend to steal the scene. Inspired by the enduring 007 style, this week we’re showcasing some of our favourite Bond interiors paired with our sleek designs that are sure to impress.

Iconic Paul Conti 'Model 6250 - World's Most Comfortable' Armchair by G-Plan

This rare vintage offering is a 1960s top of the line offering from G-Plan who coined it “the world’s most comfortable chair." It also featured in the classic Michael Caine movie 'Get Carter'. Caine's character Jack Carter puts an end to Cliff Brumby who slumps back into the chair...What a comfortable way to go.

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

The leather furnishings, dramatically slanted ceiling, and chrome tubular chandelier look just as chic today.

‘Aria’ Suspension Lamp – Zaha Hadid Design

This sleek pendant has a dynamic, other-worldly quality and reflects the sophisticated glamour of a 007 interior.

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Memorable Georg Thams ‘Model 64’ Sofa

Elegant curves wrapped in plush leather define this chic Danish sofa. We love the lines and sleek low profile of this stunning piece that will make a statement in any contemporary interior.

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Casino Royale (2006)

Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair, a steel bar cart and glass accents define this luxurious mid-century inspired interior.

Pair of Deluxe Paul Tuttle ‘Zeta’ Armchairs

These iconic, sleek armchairs feature a low-slung design with organic curves. The polished chrome and leather combination is the ultimate offering of comfortable sophistication.

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Deluxe Mid Century Danish Executive Desk

Monolithic scale, crisp lines and rich rosewood define this stunning mid-century desk.

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

John Lautner’s modernist design ‘The Elrod House’ prominantly featured in the 1971 film, Diamond Are Forever.

Deluxe Arnold Madsen ‘MS-68’ Armchair

The ‘MS-68’ is generously proportioned and elegantly tailored, merging mid-century style with contemporary comfort. It's the perfect addition to any home and a stunning piece of furniture that will turn heads and stand out. Just sit back and relax.

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Serenity' Platter Large – Zaha Hadid Design

This undulating and reflective platter interprets the British-Iraqi architect's signature aesthetic of fluid shapes, free forms and contrast, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art production techniques and artisan craftsmanship.

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Embracing Wabi-Sabi

First appearing in the 12th century, Wabi-Sabi describes the Japanese philosophy centred on the acceptance of beauty found within imperfection. In the context of interior design, it translates to an aesthetic that balances authenticity with simplicity, where less is more.

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Curating and Displaying Mid-Century Furniture

We are often asked about our tips for displaying mid-century furniture in a contemporary home, and with many exciting vintage pieces making their way through our workshop soon to be on offer, we’re sharing what we’ve learnt about curating and styling these iconic pieces in a way that feels relevant today.

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