Posts Tagged ‘1970s’

10 decades of iconic interior design

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Recently, Hillary’s Blinds contacted us asking us to chose what we thought was an iconic interior design item from the past century. We found it really hard to narrow it down!

What era should we choose from, what type of item? We eventually decided upon Robin Day’s Polo chair designed in 1975. It’s British, has been produced in the millions (and still counting!) and has been exported all over the world. Chances are most of our behinds have graced a Polo at one time or another!

Other bloggers and design experts such as Walnut Grey, Confessions of a Design Geek and Little Green Shed have also chosen their favourites. See the full listing below. What’s your iconic interior design item?

10 decades of iconic interior design
10 decades of iconic interior design – Hillarys

Charity Vintage: Orange rotary dial telephone

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

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vintage orange rotary dial telephone for sale on eBay for Charity by The Prince Of Wales Hospice(ends 6 May, 2015 20:47:50 BST)

The Prince of Wales Hospice* is currently selling this vintage orange rotary dial telephone – very Mod! It would look fab in our kitchen but I’ve been banned from having any more orange items in the room!

A vintage dial phone is so much more enjoyable to use and hold. If I’m going to be on hold for 20 minutes waiting to talk to ‘customer services’, I’d much rather be on this than one of those ugly, flimsy ones that are being manufactured these days.

It’s in full working order and looks to be in really good condition – it was manufactured by Pye way back in 1974. The starting bid is only a tenner with £4 on top for delivery.

*The Prince of Wales Hospice provides specialist palliative care to those over the age of 18 with a progressive incurable illness. They provide our services free of charge to a catchment area of 170,000 people at a cost of £2 million per year but only about one-third of this is received from the NHS.

Charity Vintage: Guzzini picnic set

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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Orange vintage Guzzini picnic set for sale on eBay for Charity by Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust(ends 12 Apr, 2015 18:42:32 BST)

This Guzzini picnic set (or Pic Boll to give it its proper name) epitomises the 1970s! It’s orange, it’s moulded plastic and it’s a perfect space-saving bit of design. It was designed in 1977 by Carlo Viglino, here’s a great vintage ad from the time. This example is for sale by Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust* with a starting bid of £9.99. They generally sell for between £20 & £30.

*The mission of Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust is to provide the means by which the communities in Wales Parish can play an active part in the regeneration of their neighbourhoods so as to improve facilities, increase opportunities and enhance the quality of life of all residents.