Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Love Vintage Furniture has been collecting ( and adoring) Lucienne Day's wonderful textile designs.... we've had some stretched and mounted as wall art and popped them into our latest collection update...we chose; MEZZANINE; MISCELLANY; LINDEN & TICKER TAPE for starters...

Monday, 18 October 2010


We had a visit last week from furniture designer and maker Liam Treanor. He came to have a good look around our warehouse for ideas and inspiration.

We both have a passion for mid century Danish design, particularly Finn Juhl and Arne Jacobsen.

The Arne Jacobsen Ant chairs and Egg table (Myran) suite is a wonderful example of design from this period, combining intricate production techniques with amazing materials to create a simple yet beautiful design.

(This suite is available on our website)

One of my favourite pieces from this era is Finn Juhl's Chieftain chair. I haven't found one yet, or even come close for that matter but one day I would love to own one.

You can really see the Danish influence in Liam's designs, have a look at the Alvar Aalto inspired Carabao chair at - www.liamtreanor.co.uk

Friday, 15 October 2010


We have some beautiful items for the website next week, including a new selection of wall art.

So look forward to...

An extremely rare Poul M. Volther daybed 
A selection of lovely G-plan stools
An early 1950s Finn Juhl style suite (used in this months Elle Decoration ad)

We've also got together a wonderful selection of our vintage textiles and created some beautiful wall art.

Here's a sneak peak of the 1950s suite....

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Miscellany - a mixture of various things; a medley...designed by Lucienne Day in 1952 for British Celanese...this exquisite textile lives up to its name indeed....keep on reading the blog...our wall art is coming.....we've had just 4 of these stretched ..available for sale right now...


Monday, 11 October 2010

A pile of pansies....

...and these too......sitting on the very gorgeous Ercol modular chairs we showed off at Tent London a couple of weeks back...

Christmas is coming.....

it's getting all Chrismassy at the LVF warehouse ! I was down there earlier and it was baubles everywhere for styling our half-page ad in the December edition of Elle Decoration....that Merrow Associates Daybed is seriously sexy even though we do say so ourselves!

however - I need to keep my mind on.... cushions! .....we've got ooodles of them in all sorts of fabulous fabric combos; vintage and contemporary designs, tartans, checks, linens , wools and silks.

here's an image of our latest offering - this gorgeous autumnal Liberty of London Ianthe fabric with Titley & Marr check wool back..stuffed with the softest and plumpest feather pad.

you can find our cushions for sale on Folksy - www.folksy.com/shops/lovevintagefurniture - and we will, in the very near future, be adding a page on the website for cushions and our new range of vintage fabric wall art... some very rare lucienne day , barbara brown and david whitehead designs !

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


We're thrilled to see the absolutely beautiful home of our friend Louise Presley (check out her beautiful work at www.hopeandelvis.com) in the November edition of BBC Homes & Antiques magazine....it really is so inspiring and really makes me want to whip the sewing machine out! Delighted that Louise asked us to put some of our pieces in for the photo shoot ...we gave her free run of the warehouse and she decided on the 1950s Ronald Long wing backed sofa and armchair which looked absolutely perfect in her front room.

Happy to say that the Beeb thought so as well and we are loving the full page photo showing it in all it's reworked glory!!

We are delighted to get a mention in their 'get the look' with a image of the Ernest Race DA1 armchair....

...and even better - both the Ernest Race and the 50s armchair are now 'reserved' !!

Friday, 1 October 2010


Just thought I should explain the slightly unusual intro page.

We wanted to show different components of the Merrow associates daybed in a kind of factory like production line style. This image visualizes the restoration process each of our pieces go through.

We've been waiting a while for a Leather hide large enough to upholster the daybed with and finally have one that fits the bill. The chrome legs and supports are just stunning and along with the steel framed base show off the strong architectural and engineering roots of the company.

I think we might use the daybed for our christmas Elle decoration ad so should be available on the website early November...