Furniture

  • Let's hear it for French polish to restore wood furniture

    Many of us reach for a pot of paint when wooden furniture starts to look tired. Is that because we've forgotten about the noble art of French polishing, which restores wood to its former glories? Abby Trow talks to expert Dan Norris

  • outside seating is a must for the garden

    The promise of warmer weather means we can look forward to enjoying time in the garden after a winter of being cooped up. And even if we have only a tiny outside space, we can make it appealing with a few simple steps

  • Japser Morrison cork stools for Vitra

    Cork's long been associated with bottle stops and dull flooring. Not any more: it's the eco-friendly, design-friendly material designers can't get enough of for furniture, homewares and decorative accessories

  • Sonya Winner rug small home office

    Working from home looks set to be the norm for many of us for the forseeable future. Obviously making an office space in a tiny flat isn't easy but with a bit of ingenuity it's possible. And meanwhile rejoice that by not travelling you're reducing your carbon footprint.....

  • Concept kitchen by German brand Naber is easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

    We Brits have some of the smallest homes in the EU, as builders and developers give us tiny rooms, invariably with no built-in storage. And as buying property remains unaffordable for many so we're going back to being a nation of renters. In which case don't deny yourself good furniture, just make sure it's easy to pack up and take with you when you move. 

  • Big Husk chair by Patricia Urquiola for B+B Italia, from Chaplins

    Finding something comfortable to sit on for more than a few moments is surprisingly dificult. Most sofas are too hard, most chairs have backs to high/low/rigid, beanbags to too hard to get in and out of and they make too much noise when you move around. So we've done a bit of legwork for you and have some suggestions for chairs you really can spend an evening on watching telly.

  • Branch dining table by Blu Dot at Heal's

    A table is a key piece of furniture needed for a civilised life ...along with a bed and a chair. There's no shortage of good design in eco-friendly materials, but here are a few we particularly like across the price spectrum

     

  • Vitra design kids' furniture

    There's no doubt kids like furniture that's child-sized. But while it's generally not worth going overboard and buying munchkin-sized everything..you'll have a large and lumpen teen before you know it.. some pieces are worth investing in

  • Oak Furnitureland's oak credenza from Boston range

    Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without

  • Sofas & Stuff makes quality  furniture in the UK

    The UK furniture maker is opening a new store in Bristol to serve the west of England and Wales

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Let's hear it for French polish to restore wood furniture

Many of us reach for a pot of paint when wooden furniture starts to look tired. Is that because we've forgotten about the noble art of French polishing, which restores wood to its former glories? Abby Trow talks to expert Dan Norris

outside seating is a must for the garden

The promise of warmer weather means we can look forward to enjoying time in the garden after a winter of being cooped up. And even if we have only a tiny outside space, we can make it appealing with a few simple steps

Japser Morrison cork stools for Vitra

Cork's long been associated with bottle stops and dull flooring. Not any more: it's the eco-friendly, design-friendly material designers can't get enough of for furniture, homewares and decorative accessories

Sonya Winner rug small home office

Working from home looks set to be the norm for many of us for the forseeable future. Obviously making an office space in a tiny flat isn't easy but with a bit of ingenuity it's possible. And meanwhile rejoice that by not travelling you're reducing your carbon footprint.....

Concept kitchen by German brand Naber is easy to assemble and disassemble without tools

We Brits have some of the smallest homes in the EU, as builders and developers give us tiny rooms, invariably with no built-in storage. And as buying property remains unaffordable for many so we're going back to being a nation of renters. In which case don't deny yourself good furniture, just make sure it's easy to pack up and take with you when you move. 

Big Husk chair by Patricia Urquiola for B+B Italia, from Chaplins

Finding something comfortable to sit on for more than a few moments is surprisingly dificult. Most sofas are too hard, most chairs have backs to high/low/rigid, beanbags to too hard to get in and out of and they make too much noise when you move around. So we've done a bit of legwork for you and have some suggestions for chairs you really can spend an evening on watching telly.

Branch dining table by Blu Dot at Heal's

A table is a key piece of furniture needed for a civilised life ...along with a bed and a chair. There's no shortage of good design in eco-friendly materials, but here are a few we particularly like across the price spectrum

 

Vitra design kids' furniture

There's no doubt kids like furniture that's child-sized. But while it's generally not worth going overboard and buying munchkin-sized everything..you'll have a large and lumpen teen before you know it.. some pieces are worth investing in

Oak Furnitureland's oak credenza from Boston range

Call it what you will, but a credenza.. or sideboard..or buffet..is a wonderful piece of furniture that too many of us are going without

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