Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lollipop Lollipop, Oh Lolli Lollipop! Love the new take on these classic chairs

The Lollipop Shoppe is a UK company that provides a carefully chosen range of outstandingly conceived and crafted furniture and accessories. Representing a select group of major international manufacturers, it offers a range of both classic and contemporary pieces by established designers as well as new & exciting, up-and-coming design talent.

With a discerning outlook and a keen eye for aesthetics, The Lollipop Shoppe takes pride in its enthusiasm, knowledge and attention to detail. The brand’s eclectic portfolio has been expertly planned and developed to be lifestyle friendly, furnishing  where clients walk away with a winning combination of choice, quality and character. The Lollipop Shoppe was established in 2007 to showcase a shared vision of contemporary design. Though its founding partners hail from different backgrounds, their inclinations and influences are complementary, resulting in an intriguing mix of styles and pieces. The product mix and display is based on the principle of perpetual renewal, showcasing modern, accessible design, appealing to a broad-yet-discriminating clientele.  From the start, the guiding principle of The Lollipop Shoppe was to create a relaxed, informal environment where clients could feel welcome and inspired. It’s a place where you can dig a little deeper to appreciate the processes, materials and design details that go into creating a worthwhile piece of contemporary design. Driven by a curiosity and a desire to stand apart, The Lollipop Shoppe is a place to feel surprised, stimulated and uplifted.  

The chair featured here, that I love is called the  "Y-Chair" or "Wishbone Chair" as it is often called due to the shape of the back, is a light chair and even being an armchair a relatively small piece of furniture. It was designed by Hans J. Wegner and is a contemporary classic, that has graced dining tables around the world.  CH24 was designed as far back as 1949 and is therefore the first of Wegner's chairs for Carl Hansen & Sons. The curved hind legs and the semicircular top rail together with the elegant "Y" back endows the chairs with a welcoming air. The chair sits well and its spaciousness allows its user to change position. The back offers good support. Here, in it's present form, the Wishbone Chair continues to appeal to design aficionados of all ages. Carl Hansen & Son are celebrating the chair's 60th with a palette of new colour possibilities including four kinds of Citrus and an all new white paper cord seat.

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