Tag Archives: period styles

The simple beauty of Hans Wegner’s Kastrup Chair

Also known as the CH401, I LOVE this chair because it brings some natural softness to a minimalist shape that could otherwise be too formal and dry. It is very easy to see this piece in any type of room … Continue reading

When design becomes timeless

No, this isn’t a mistake.  Bear with me while I talk you through my choice for today. This iconic beautifully stained and patinated wood side table designed around 1905 by Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956) is worth our attention for several reasons.  … Continue reading

Arne Jacobsen’s Futuristic “Drop” Chair

Of all the different Jacobsen chairs, this is one that has not been “saved” from its past and fabricated as a re-issue. Phew!!!! This futuristic and minimalist chair has been in the forefront of my mind since I saw one … Continue reading

A passage from India

The British Raj.  The name conjures images of elephants and deliciously colored turbaned servants bringing tea and whiskeys to the genteel sahibs and memsahibs of another era.  India was the jewel in Britain’s Imperial crown (sorry, Canada, but it’s true), … Continue reading