Rare interior design pieces can make you love your home again. For most people, your home is your safe place and the place you can truly kick of your shoes and be yourself.
If you want to be excited to come home at the end of your day, and if you want to look forward to hosting Friday night cocktail nights at yours, then our biggest tip to achieve this is to find a few selections of furniture and interior pieces that you are incredibly excited about – perhaps you’ve always followed the designer, or you just love the style – whatever attracts you to the piece, we want you to be proud of your home!
We are going to go straight in and show you some of the most incredible finds from iacf antiques fairs, enough to get you excited about your home again!
Georgia Jacobs Lamp
The inspirational Kelly Harrington visited Ardingly in the hope of finding some unique vintage pieces, but she did not expect to discover one of her favourite designer’s pieces at the fair!
We learnt that this 1970’s lamp was designed by the fabulous Georgia Jacobs, who was a notable figure in French design history. She became most famous for her “draped” lamps, to which she designed during the late 70’s. She was inspired by the freedom and effortless beauty of draped fabric.
Eero Saarinen of Knoll Designer Bios Table Set
This was a truly special find from Ardingly Antiques Fair for any interior design enthusiast or anyone who is looking for Finnish furniture and Finnish interior design inspiration. We discovered this Eero Saarinen table set, who was part of the Knoll Designer Bios – a company that produced many of the most famous and iconic furniture designs from the 20th century.
Knoll became a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States. Led by Florence Knoll, the firm would draw stellar talents such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen into its compass. Knoll was born to world famous parents, architect and Cranbook Academy of Art directer, Eliel Saarinen and textile artist, Loja Saarinen – Eero was surrounded by design his entire life!
Another fantastic example of how you can discover the most creative and influential pieces from iacf antiques fairs.
Pierre Paulin Chair
Newark Antiques Fair is the perfect place for you to discover rare furniture from designers you love! Take this rare find for example, a 1960’s Pierre Paulin chair!
Pierre Paulin was a French furniture designer and interior designer, who stretched swimwear fabrics across chair frames, our dealer tells us that this was perhaps inspired by the cars his uncle designed. From the 1990s, Pierre and Maia chose the Cévennes region as the site for Paulin’s creativity. He approached this mineral setting as an architect, designer and landscape-designer in one. He started by designing and organising the garden, treating it like an interior. Every rock and tree had its place, just like pieces of furniture.
After numerous exhibitions and publications, in 2008 Pierre Paulin expressed his desire to self-produce works that had never been manufactured before. Paulin, Paulin, Paulin has established in this dynamic. When he passed away on June 13, 2009, he was fulfilled and at peace: his œuvre had at last gained due recognition in France and his designs would live beyond him. A true artistic and public acknowledgement for a man who never sought exposure or attention.
Rare 1960’s G-Plan Vintage Table
Since 1953, G Plan has been a benchmark for classic British design. But what’s made it such an enduring favourite is the way every sofa and chair is built for real life. This is furniture that loves to be lived on.
G Plan furniture is typically made of teak wood. Praised for both its elegance and its durability, teak wood is one of the most popular materials for furniture. Some G Plan ranges also include rosewood, oak and mahogany. G Plan collections include both solid wood and veneer pieces.
Look for the unique G Plan markings, of which there were a variety depending on when the item was produced. This will be your best indicator of an authentic piece. The marking would be a golden stamp reading the text ‘E Gomme, High Wycombe’, with a bold EG in the centre.
A stylish sofa with ultimate comfort. Since 1953, G Plan has been a benchmark for classic British design. G Plan have continued to grow and develop and today they are still one of the UK’s biggest upholstery manufacturers.
G Plan chairs were first designed in 1962, this iconic swivel chair was aptly known as ‘The World’s Most Comfortable Chair’ and featured in iconic 1960’s films. Distinctive winged design and deeply buttoned back. Contrast button options available. Soft foam cushioning provides the ultimate comfort.
If that isn’t enough motivation for you to get furniture hunting at one of our antiques fairs, then why not pop down to an upcoming antiques fair yourself to discover more unique pieces perfect for your home interior!