Feeling patriotic? You need one of these £695 Arne Jacobsen Egg chairs

I came across this one whilst I was hunting for Union Jack imagery for my upcoming opinion piece. I was rather taken with the bold design and, although I’ve not physically tried one of these chairs, it does look like it could be rather comfortable.

If you look closely you’ll see the photo actually shows the ottoman (also included). Here’s a view from the side:

It gives you a good view of the washed-out leather covering on the back. Funky.

Sadly I am not sure how it would cope with one of my toddlers wiping all manner of foodstuffs over it. I’d like to add it to the study. I haven’t checked with my wife, though. She’ll either love it or hate it, I think.

This Union Jack Jacobsen Style Egg Chair was £795 but is now reduced to £695. There are currently 3 available from Beautiful Modern Thing.

Here’s the blurb:

Taking inspiration from the famous Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, this chair upholstered in a stone wash jeans fabric with Union Jack flag will bring patriotic charm to your home! Its curved lines and fluid form combined with the bold, vibrant fabric will make this chair the focal point of your living area or office. Also comes with matching ottoman.


I do like the look of IKEA’s UPPLEVA TV solution

Have you come across UPPLEVA from IKEA yet? It’s a rather stimulating new piece of furniture with an integrated flat screen television — with all the trimmings, including Blue-ray DVD player, ‘internet’, WiFi and zero clutter.

It’s the zero clutter thing that’s likely to get a lot of folk interested. Indeed, if you’re bothering to walk around IKEA and you’re evaluating different TV cabinets, I think you might find it really easy to up-sell yourself to one of these, particularly as a secondary television.

From the blurb on the Youtube video, it doesn’t look as though it’ll be hitting the UK until well into 2013. However IKEA stores in Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Gdansk and Berlin will all be getting it in June.

The introductory Youtube video is definitely worth a few minutes of your time. I like their explanation and background — and the delivery of the presenter!