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Cool for chairs

The work of masters such as Arne Jacobsen and Marcel Breuer is showcased in de Veres’s latest Design Sale

30th September, 2018
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Rory Guthrie of de Veres samples Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair

It was in 1957 that a Bernstein/Sondheim song set the agenda for mid-20th-century mores: Cool, from West Side Story. Laid-back was the way to be, and designers were right on track with seductive furniture that appealed to the senses, such as Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair, and Charles and Ray Eames’s Lounge Chair, inspired by a well used first baseman’s mitt (can you think of an image more reassuringly cosy than a baseball snug in a...

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