Thursday, 24 June 2010


It's become one of Ercol Furniture best loved vintage pieces and has enjoyed a huge revival in interest over the last four or five years. I heard tell it was going to be re-issued in collaboration with Designers Guild - seems like a pretty good marriage to me .

We've lovingly restored a few of these - the images show just three examples for you to feast your eyes upon...enjoy....

Thursday, 17 June 2010

How does one find the time?

So apparently one has to blog every day in order for it to make a difference. Another thing to do every day, that's quite a scary thought - I already don't do all the things I'm meant to do every day....clean the house...walk the black & white dogs...cook the dinner and now I'm spending my entire day thinking about how and what to write on this blog of ours. Well they say 'practise makes perfect'.

Yesterday everything I wrote kept magically turning into Hindi before my very eyes...but super-smart Sophia has fixed that pesky little problem and so here i go....

and by the way, so is Love Vintage Furniture - you can now find us selling our wares on and

Our latest upholstered furniture is just making its way into the warehouse - a quirky 1970s low-slung beech & chrome swivel chair upholstered in ALBA ( we love ALBA) by DESIGNERS GUILD ( we love DG too) and a pair of GRETE JALK for FRANCE & SON armchairs in a very sexy grey pinstripe wool - looks like they may be heading straight into our latest container for Taiwan so here could well be the only place you ever get to see the little beauties.. I wanted to show you the chair but now the image uploader has gone all shy on me...hey ho ...I'm pressing the 'publish' button.....

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

A few unidentified pieces...

I've been searching through our design books and online archives, from the V&A to the Danish Museum of Art for a few unidentified pieces. We have a beautiful rosewood table made by Heals that Once I saw, I fell completely in love with! Its a great example of the Heals craftsmanship and an interesting design, using tubular steel legs set into wooden supports. Possibly designed by Anthony Heal.

We have a lovely teak sideboard which has also stumped me! We bought this piece along with a rare Poul Volther daybed which is going through the upholstery process soon... The sideboard is probably Danish and late 1950's. It has a handle similar to a Wegner model for Ry and drawers similar to a Hvidt Soborg Mobler sideboard but I cant find it anywhere.

My job is a great deal easier when they are stamped. Although, when searching for specific items I generally come across something i wasn't looking for. Recently I discovered a Works design sofa bed for Gplan which I found whilst researching the Heals table. The sofa bed is now re-upholstered and earmarked for Tent London. I've attached a few images of the table and the mystery Danish sideboard, any ideas?

Josh Love