Back To The Future: Classic Designs, New Colourways

Back To The Future: Classic Designs, New Colourways

In 2020, all your favourite designs are back, only this time with a fresh new look. Bauhaus beauties are blacked-out and lovely while Scandi classics are pretty in print. How many of them can you recognise?

Ant Deco Silhouette Dining Chair by Fritz Hansen

For the first time ever, Arne Jacobsen’s beloved dining chair is available with funky, abstract printing. The result of a close collaboration between Krista Rosenkilde and Fritz Hansen, it infuses the once understated Ant with personality and verve.

Glo-Ball Matt Black Collection by Flos

Moody monochrome is firmly on the agenda at Flos with the launch of their bestselling Glo-Ball collection in matt-black. A mix of table and floor lamps, it reveals sleek minimalism at its finest.

Limited Edition Wassily Lounge Chair by Knoll

The Wassily Lounge Chair was one of the first designs to swap stuffy padding for essential lines, earning it a reputation as one of the emblems of mid-century modern design. As part of Knoll’s Bauhaus centenary celebrations, it returns with a seductive black chrome frame engraved with Marcel Breuer’s signature. With just 500 copies in existence, Chaplins are delighted to have secured three — one of which is currently on display in our Hatch End showroom.

AJ Collection by Louis Poulsen

The AJ Collection was first designed by Arne Jacobsen for the SAS Royal Hotel in 1960. Its streamlined silhouette was an immediate hit and so beloved to the designer that he lent it his initials. In 2020, Louis Poulsen is reintroducing the AJ table and floor lamp in a wide range of hues, including the original stainless steel edition. Luminous and lovely, it emphasises the AJ’s distinctive shape while helping to boost reflectivity wherever it’s placed.

LC Outdoor Collection by Cassina

The LC Collection has long been revered for its ability to transcend stylistic boundaries. And just as structure became decoration, so the indoors has ventured out with this breathtakingly beautiful adaptation. Launched as part of Cassina’s Outdoor Perspective series, it features weather-hardy versions of the LC7 Chair, LC10 Dining Table and LC3 loungers.

Mix and Match Collection by Foscarini

The introduction of Foscarini’s Mix and Match collection opens up new possibilities for some of their best-loved luminaires. Design lovers can now personalise the Gregg, Gem or Rituals collections with a choice of 5 diffusers, 4 functions and 3 colours.


Sting Side Table by Cattelan Italia

Cattelan Italia’s Sting is ideal for keeping track of the little things — TV remotes, phones, stray glasses — you name it. A beautiful example of Made in Italy design, it’s now available in brushed bronze, perfect for adding a little luxe to contemporary living rooms.

Smalto Dining Table by Knoll

Meanwhile at Knoll, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby are taking things back to basics with black and white versions of the Smalto Dining Table. Available in a wide range of sizes, its super glossy surface is ideal for dining rooms in need of a glamorous boost.

Series 7 Velvet Dining Chair

In keeping with the desire for all-cosy everything, Fritz Hansen has introduced the Series 7 Dining Chair with Italian velvet upholstery. The new finish adds softness and sensuality, helping to emphasise the chair’s statement curves.

Cab Dining Chair by Cassina

With its own dedicated spot in the Museum of Modern Art, Cab is celebrated as the first all-leather chair. It’s wonderfully soft silhouette is immediately recognisable, and now all the more spectacular for the introduction of four hand-shaded leather finishes. A mix of faded jewel tones, they underscore this classic design with the drama it deserves.

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