John Lewis has just launched a range of furniture from four eminent design houses, showcasing both design classics and modern-day British furniture design, and as a Product Manager with a passion for contemporary furniture, this fills me with much excitement!
By Jane Martin, Product Manager, John Lewis Direct
Vitra has manufactured the highest quality furniture since 1957, when it acquired licences to sell the designs of Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson. To this day, Eames’ designs make up a highly successful part of their range as the trend for mid-century modern lives on. We have the DSR and DSW side chairs in 5 colours from the original 1950 design (although now manufactured in polypropolene rather than fibreglass), with their legs inspired by the Eiffel Tower. We’re also stocking the amazingly comfortable RAR rocking chair, and the multi-coloured ( and much-imitated) Hang It All coat rack.
2. Panton S chair
We’ve also brought in the iconic and very ergonomic Panton S chair from Vitra, available in 4 colours and from an original cantilever design by Verner Panton in the 1960s. The colours of all the Vitra chairs were chosen to work together and look especially good when partnered with a simple dining table.