Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Family affair

Through the industry of his granddaughter, Candia Lutyens, the furniture designs and spirit of Sir Edwin Lutyens lives on in Lutyens Furniture Ltd.

The Napoleon Chair designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens

The horsehair used for the Napoleon chair is woven on the same looms that provided Sir Edwin with horsehair for his original. This design is also well suited to leather and other hard wearing fabrics.

The Robert Napoleon Chair

Sir Edwin's son Robert modified the original Napoleon chair by lowering the lower arm and by adding a cushion. Unfortunately, making this model unsuitable for horsehair.

The light fitting above is the Mercury Ball Pendant, originally designed by Sir Edwin for the Viceroy's House New Delhi in 1919. The central chrome ball concavely reflects all aspects of its hanging space. The surrounding metalwork is bespoke.

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Mrs. Blandings said...

Does one drape a bit sideways and sling one's legs over the low side? That is how I prefer to sit in a chair left to my own devices anyway - I think it's genius!

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Yes, I sit the same way too. Or, with one leg bent underneath. I am careful not to do it when out.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Good advice.


That is one gorgeous design, functionally and aesthetically. My kinda chair as I always have one leg up as well, at home. Bookmarking this one!
Lisa & Alfie

Cote de Texas said...

Mrs B is funny - worrying about how to sit!