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Recline into brighter days in 'the most comfortable chair in the world'

Recline into brighter days in 'the most comfortable chair in the world'

Although not an officially recognised title, I reckon that anyone who has experienced the warm sheepskin embrace of the Lamino chair would say that it’s in with a good shout! At our showroom in Tetbury, this Swedish gem has become a firm favourite. 

Hello all, I'm Charlie, eldest son of shopkeepers Laurence and Alison and sporadic helper outer in the family business. Dad has tasked me today with writing a short blog post about the Lamino, so let's have a go. Do excuse my flowery turn of phrase; I've just graduated in Drama and I'm using this blog post as a creative outlet to satiate my artistic appetite. I hope dad doesn't mind.

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SENAT & LUXEMBOURG, A Story of Chairs. By Frederic Sofia

SENAT & LUXEMBOURG, A Story of Chairs. By Frederic Sofia

Romantic yet practical, discreet yet world famous, this chair, the epitomy of French cultural heritage and a treasure from the heart of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, has, over time, become a true icon of French style. Full of charms and mysteries, this icon has pushed boundaries since its creation by the Ateliers de la Ville de Paris in 1923. Through summer and winter, this poetic object has been a part of the Parisian landscape for nearly a century – a character in search of its author. Originally named SENAT, this famous chair has now been let out of the gates of the “Luco” and conquered the world, ever since its celebrated reinvention into the LUXEMBOURG chair: a reinvention executed by Frédéric Sofia in 2003 for the French company Fermob.

 

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Fermob | HOOP - a modern outdoor lighting garland, big on tech and style!

Fermob | HOOP - a modern outdoor lighting garland, big on tech and style!

Equally suited to the patio terrace or bottom of the garden, a muted lounge area or brightly lit table, our new HOOP string lights from FERMOB bring the very latest LED technology, and a good dollop of French style to your summer evenings.   

HOOP is a set of 8 tough polycarbonate LED lights, on a black ABS garland 6.2 metres long (easy to hang with a clever fastening system on each end).  

And it comes with another 6 metres of black power cable on top of that, to reach further into the garden, or higher into the tree!

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Bialetti - the ingenious hunk of metal, since 1933.

Bialetti - the ingenious hunk of metal, since 1933.

You've probably either seen this mysterious little octagonal device somewhere along the way and wondered how the heck does that work, or you've used one and if that's the case you're probably still using one today.

I was in the former camp for far too long and wish now I'd discovered the Bialetti Moka Express way earlier.  It would have saved me a lot of money wasted on instant coffee (on tap), when one or two cups a day from this brilliant invention gets all four cylinders firing better than anything I know!

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