A few years back when I moved to London, I had a vision of owning a beautiful 1950’s chair overlooking my lovely garden filled with wild flowers, the sun would be shining through the windows as I sipped a cup of tea. In reality I had a VERY BEIGE studio flat, no space, no garden, no heating and a fold up BEIGE chair from Ikea looking out of my kitchen window watching the rain and moaning about it in true British fashion, but I did have a cup of tea (it’s the little things in life, right?)

Since then it seems the whole interior world is teeming with replicas (sad for the designers but YAY for us mere folk). What’s great about this is it’s now possible to have the look you’re after without breaking the bank – no excuses people!

If you love your chairs or just need some inspiration, here’s 5 retailers you should definitely check out;

 Cult Furniture – I used these guys when searching for chairs for my dining table – check out my previous post on why I decided against the idea. They were so helpful and couldn’t do enough for us (even when I wanted to return stuff!)


 Blue Sun Tree – Don’t be fooled by the random name – this retailer is legit. It has almost any replica you could need or want in one place from chairs to lamps to mirrors. Great design, quality, service and price tag included.

Image from Cult Furniture

eBay – A great place for new and second hand replicas. Eames-style chairs start at just £20! Get hunting!

Clippings – Scandinavian-inspired Clippings have original chairs from Hay and Muuto. Worth a look if you’re willing to splash a bit more!

Junk shops & Antique shops – my Mum and Dad rescued this beautiful vintage chair from a junk shop about 10 years ago for my teenage bedroom. Since then it’s seen me through college, university, my first flat, and now in our lovely apartment. It still has all its original features – feet, fabric and springs. I’m looking forward to upcycling it this summer. The fabric hunt is on – stay tuned on that one!


 What sort of fabric would you choose for this chair? Send some inspo my way @sophieelizabethpond 🙂

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