May 11, 2014 by lovenellie
Wondering around in London today, I came across the window display in Peter Jones and was reminded of someone’s big birthday. John Lewis is 150 years old this year. Even after 150 years of trading it would seem it has its finger completely on the pulse and is totally in tune with current trends.
As always it’s the interiors side of things that really interested me.To celebrate their Birthday they have re-released some of the most iconic design pieces from the last 150 years and also teamed up with some of their most longstanding suppliers to create unique and commemorative products. They are also bringing back special edition prints
from the archive, and adding them to beautiful contemporary products with a modern-day twist. The 150th Anniversary Products range can be seen online as well a in larger stores.
If like me you spend lots of time looking for those fabtastic vintage pieces in the antiques markets and on E-bay because they are designs that you love then its such a lovely thing to see them come back into commission and be available again. Great design never goes away and I think some of these key pieces which have been brought back into circulation will be the antiques of the future.
The Ercol daybed is one of the key pieces, an iconic design
This unique collaboration with Ercol features the iconic Cummersdale print, an exclusive from the John Lewis archive, updated and re-imagined to mark the 150th anniversary. There are only 30 of them made in this limited edition fabric so HURRY.
The Studio Couch was designed in 1946 and was the first sofa that could also be used as a day bed, with a seat platform specifically designed to allow the user to lie horizontally. I have always loved this design now all I need to do is win the lottery!
Love this cushion. Something about this print reminds me of my childhood, I can imagine it in a 1960/70s kitchen. The design is was created by the designer Pat Albeck in the 1960s. Originally inspired by a William Morris print, Daisychain was produced in a variety of colourways and has been sold in John Lewis for the last 20 years. In the celebratory range you can get lots of different things in the print and somehow in this colour way it looks modern and fresh.
Now if you’re looking for style and comfort look whats back in store.Parker Knoll’s renowned Statesman Chair was first launched in 1960. It went out of production in the early 1990s and has now been re-introduced exclusively and it comes in an array of amazing modern colours which give the chair a fab new style lease of life. This colour is called Mystic Gold, it’s not cheap but I promise you its the type of Chair that if you buy your Grandchildren will be fighting over to have when your gone. It’s a classic.
So here’s to another 150 years of amazing sourcing of products, providing us all with the tools to make our homes look and feel amazing. Thanks John Lewis and a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Lots of Love