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24 Great Design Buys

Furnish your home with these strong design-led buys.

We’re all for scouring the internet for upcycling projects and vintage items to breathe new and appreciative life into but, just sometimes, only box-fresh contemporary design will do. Happily, the UK’s profusion of design-focused emporia makes the task of finding beautifully crafted new pieces entirely pleasurable. And to assuage any compunction we might feel, we also counsel ourselves that these are destined to be the heirlooms of the future; there’s nothing throwaway to see here. While some may come with hefty price tags, they are also built to last, the living embodiment of the sage old wisdom that if you buy right, you buy just once. Now feast your eyes on these beauties.

By Nancy Alsop
August 2021

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Heal’s

Anaid Side Table In Walnut, NOW £399

Giannina Capitani

Ellsworth Cushion in Pink, £69

Lund London

Skittle Bottle, £34

Olivia Aspinall

Pillar Vase, £99

Ercol

Aldona Iron Grey Linen Armchair, £550

Cox & Cox

Two Marble Topped Nest Tables, £350

Anissa Kermiche

Exclusive Jugs Jug in Bottle Green, £350

Hans Wegner

PP112 Easy chair, 1978, NOW £2,968

HAY

Sowden Toaster, £89

Ferm Living

Ripple Tall Glasses, £49

David Mellor

Linear Medium Wine Glass, NOW £14.40

LSA

Gio Line Bottle Set, £42

Serax

Ottolenghi Salad Bowl, £70

RAAWII

STRØM Jug Medium Yellow, £76

B&B Italia

Metropolitan Chair, £3,168

Gluggle Jugs

Extra Large Orange Gluggle Jug, £39.95

Anglepoise

Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp, NOW £102.

The Conran Shop

Mag Coffee Table, NOW £505

Freight HHG

Matt Black Cutlery Drainer, £55

Rowen & Wren

Byron Bench Black, £722

Alessi

Pulcina 3 Cups, £68

Ligne Roset

Flax Armchair, £2,461

IKEA

NORDMELA Chest of Drawers, £179

B&B Italia

Up50, £4,788

Nancy Alsop

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