Our reviews and product guides on classic Nordic, European and American designs

charles pollock executice chair by knoll

Charles Pollock Executive Chair, by Knoll

The Pollock Executive Chair, is still available and still meets the same exacting specifications as when it was created by Pollock and Knoll in 1963.

Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen

The Tulip Chair by Eero Saarinen

Highly competitive, Eames (for Herman Miller) and Saarinen (for Knoll), loved the thrill of cutting each other up with a headline-making design.

Arne Jacobsen egg chair

Arne Jacobsen and the ‘Egg Chair’

Jacobsen perfected the sculpting of the Egg and Swan in his garage, working for hours on end moulding the plaster around chicken wire at weekends.

We all know that Herman Miller Aeron chairs can be eye wateringly expensive. We tell you where best to pick up online a refurbished Aeron chair.

Herman Miller replacement office chair parts

To help you quickly find your replacement part for your Herman Miller we have pulled together a list of the most popular spare parts you can find for your chair.

Nouhaus N-0001 Massage Chair

Nouhaus N-0001 Massage Chair Review

The Nouhaus N-0001 Massage Chair is a chair that will fit in your house, and your life, as part of your daily healthcare regime.

charles pollock swag leg chair

Charles Pollock swag leg chair for Herman Miller

Pollock and Nelson developed the DAF Swag Leg Armchair together, it is now a much coveted vintage design classic.

Herman Miller Time Life Lobby Chair

Herman Miller’s Time Life Lobby Chair and a game of chess

In the midst of the Cold War, American Bobby Fischer is lined up to play Russia's Boris Spassky in the 1972 World Championship in Reykjavik, the chess equivalent of the prize fight of his life.

nordic design

Nordic Design comes of age

Nordic design was without doubt the epitome of post-war good taste. Find out more...

American Design

The rise of American Design

The concept of a mid-century design movement was readily embraced in the United States. Fuelled in part by pent-up consumer demand, affordable mortgages for the returning soldiers, and a baby boom, th...

Synthesis 56 typist chair

The Synthesis 45 Typist Chair

Like the much-coveted lipstick red typewriter launched with Olivetti on Valentine's Day in 1970, the Synthesis 45 series of 1971-3 appealed to the new, cool office crowd. Dubbed“45" as a reference to ...

frank Gehry wiggle chair

The Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry

Lovingly carved from a redundant pile of corrugated cardboard he used for building architecture models, Gehry gave the collection of sculpted furniture the name Easy Edges after the edge board from wh...

Herman Miller COSM chair review

Herman Miller Cosm Office Chair Review

Herman Miller call the Cosm 'The Chair for Everyone' and we see why. It looks gorgeous and oozes automated comfort. No more fiddling around with levers.

Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell

Falcon Chair by Sigurd Resell & Vatne Lenestolfabrikk

When designer Sigurd Resell's Falcon Chair first rolled off the production line and into the shops, Norway had never seen sales quite like it

UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

UP5 Donna by Gaetano Pesce

Dressed in bold colours or a Bridget Riley stripe, Pesce's Donna celebrated a more liberated woman as psychedelia and women's lib started to inspire fashion and interiors.

Marshmallow love seat

The Irving Harper Marshmallow Love Seat

Although it is attributed to George Nelson, the Marshmallow Love Seat was actually designed by Irving Harper, design director at Nelson's own office

Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

Eames Soft Pad Chair 217

A masterful piece of engineering, the 1958 cast aluminium 217 has a seat frame with a continuous piece of stretched synthetic mesh.

The Eames 670 Lounge Chair

The Eames 670 Lounge Chair

Charles Eames wrote that his intention with the 670 lounge chair was to create a chair with the 'warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt'.

Mogen Koch Safari Chairs

Mogen Koch’s ‘Safari Chair’

Mogens S. Koch, the son of the Danish designer of the same name, remembers his father pulling his Folding Chair, with its original canvas armrests, away from the fire at home for fear it would go up i...

Herman Miller George Nelson Coconut Chair

Herman Miller and George Nelson’s Coconut Chair

When George Nelson used the Kresge Auditorium as inspiration for his Coconut Chair he didn't imagine he would see his friend leave the building in a coffin

We all know that Herman Miller Aeron chairs can be eye wateringly expensive. We tell you where best to pick up online a refurbished Aeron chair.

Where can I buy a refurbished Herman Miller Aeron?

We all know that Herman Miller Aeron chairs can be eye wateringly expensive. We tell you where best to pick up online a refurbished Aeron chair.

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review 2020

Herman Miller Embody Chair Review 2020

We have learnt in 2020 to value quality and workmanship over environmentally damaging, disposable consumerism, this chair totally aligns with that ethos.

Herman Miller Sayl Chair Review 2020

Herman Miller Sayl Chair Review 2020

This is a beautiful simple chair that reaches almost design and environmental perfection. It is simple and fun and just works. No hassle, no stress. It is backed by Herman Miller's famous 12 year warr...

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Herman Miller Aeron Chair Review

Herman Miller though, is still producing more than one million of these re-designed beauties a year, so these chairs must have something special about them

NOUHAUS ergonomic chair

How to put together your new NOUHAUS chair

To help you we have pulled together the NOUHAUS manufacturer guides for putting together your new chair. We hope they help.

NOUHAUS Ergo3D

NOUHAUS Ergo3d Ergonomic Office Chair Review

For us the NOUHAUS Ergo3D ergonomic office chair is the real deal. It is built to last, and built for comfort and in our opinion it fully delivers on both counts.

NOUHAUS Palette ergonomic office chair

NOUHAUS Palette Ergonomic Chair Review

The NOUHAUS Palette ergonomic office chair is a brilliant solution if you are short on space and need an office chair for your home office that not only feels good but looks good as well.

How to choose an ergonomic chair for your home office

How to choose an ergonomic chair for your home office

Whether you work from home every day or just occasionally, the chair you choose, will make a big difference to your comfort, health and productivity, so it is a good idea to take some time out and con...

working from home and making it a success

Five tips on working from home and how to make it a success

For a lot of us, working from home will become the new normal and over time we will embrace it and start to wonder how we ever put up with the stupidity and time and energy draining, daily commute for...

home office must haves

Your 8 Home Office Must Haves

If you are serious about working from home, you will only get so far by setting up camp on your kitchen table. We tell you the eight must haves you need to make home working a success.

how to choose a computer for your home office

How to choose a computer for your Home Office

Before you rush out to buy (or lease) a computer for your home office, the most important piece of advice we can give, is to take a bit of time thinking what you actually need it for