Saturday, 2 February 2013

Terence Conran

We are having a long weekend in London, postponed from a couple of weeks ago when the snow hit. On the coach on the way up I read the latest issue of British Woodworking which had an interesting article on Terence Conran. As a celebration of his 80th birthday the top craftsmen of the company made him a very nice tool cabinet, kitted out with tools of their choice. The cabinet closed is pictured above right.

Here's the cabinet open, very well organised and presented. If you want one it will cost you £12,000 inc £3,000 worth of tools. I wish I could command those prices!

By coincidence we also went in the Conran shop in Knightsbridge, what about that for a reading lamp!

The Hans Wegner wishbone chair is still being produced 50 years or more after it was designed. This is a special in walnut, it is a very beautiful and comfortable chair.

My wife Lesley relaxing in an oversized leather 'hand' chair, yours for £9,000!

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