The Insider: Get back to nature with these fine-cut furnishings
Sunday 19 October 2008
1. Newgate Pluto Sunburst clock Colloco, £65
This bold 1970s-style clock will look pleasingly graphic on a plain wall. A great option for adding interest to a kitchen, where it can be hard to hang artwork. Tel: 01538 382 615, www.colloco.co.uk
2. Bark tea-light holders Joanna Wood, from £3.25
These tea-light holders are the natural choice for a rustic interior, but will look even more striking contrasted against a sleek, minimalist décor. Tel: 020 7730 5064, www.joannawood.co.uk
3. Gaivota rocking chair Bodie and Fou, £832
A classic piece of furniture gets a sleek, contemporary make-over in the hands of the French designer Reno Bonzon. Ergonomically designed, this chair's curved form is intended to make it comfortable whatever your height. Tel: 0845 120 4648, www.bodieandfou.com
4. Oak table Muji, £395
Keep things simple with this dining table from Muji, the masters of Japanese simplicity. A timeless design made from solid oak, it's a sensible investment that is built to last. Tel: 020 7323 2208, www.muji.co.uk
5. Veneer shade Next, £25
Introduce a wooden finish into unexpected places with this lampshade. The 1960s drum shape is versatile enough to compliment both retro and ultra-modern rooms, creating a lovely warm glow. Tel: 0844 844 8333, www.next.co.uk
6. Adonde salad servers SCP, £15
SCP is the first port of call for anyone looking for stylish, modern pieces for the home. These salad servers are made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified jatoba wood, finished with natural olive oil, and will bring a touch of pared-down chic to any table. Tel: 020 7739 1869, www.scp.co.uk
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