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This week: get funky furniture on sale at The Conran Shop, space-saving solutions from M&S, and designer-look homeware at bargain prices
Wassily lounge chair
The Wassily lounge chair is down from £1,060 to £848 at The Conran Shop

Conran cool

Made from a seamless, tubular polished chrome frame and upholstered in durable coloured leather, this Wassily lounge chair (right), designed by Marcel Breuer, is a classic that will never date or go out of fashion. It is on sale at The Conran Shop for £848, down from £1,060.

Hundreds of other reduced items include the 21st birthday Oswald armchair in a fabulous Hakon yellow velvet, now £2,200, down from £2,750 and Xavier Pauchard’s green five-drawer cabinet down from £250 to £200.

Find them all at

Lazy Days
Lazy Days is available for the special price of £17.99 (rrp £19.99)

Home treats for summer

Lazy Days
If you are not going to an exotic hot spot this summer, recreate the feel at home, using some of the recipes and ideas from this new book.

Delicious dishes for every alfresco occasion, from sun-dried tomato bread and tapenades for picnics, to serving up scented fruit jellies in the garden, this book has sublime pictures to inspire you.

Special book offer:
Lazy Days (Ryland) is available for the special price of £17.99 (including p&p; rrp £19.99) by telephoning Macmillan Direct on 01256 302699 and quoting the reference GLR 1KX.
Shelf-desk from M&S
The shelf-desk from M&S is down from £199 to £159

Look, it's a shelf-desk

This compact bamboo and matt-lacquer shelf-desk from M&S is functional and good-looking (right). Perfect for a home office, or a teenager’s room, where space is at a premium, the shelf-desk normally costs £199 but is on a promotional discount until 1 September 2009, bringing the price down to £159.

For information, visit

Coffee table
High-gloss coffee table, £79, from

Hot gloss
This offshoot from Littlewoods Direct sells the designer-look at bargain prices, including a red high-gloss coffee table (£79; left) and lots of retro-styled white leather chairs, glass and tubular chrome tables and white deep-pile shaggy rugs (from £21).

For more information, visit

Balineum towels
Luxurious towels are from £24.50

So luxurious

Sarah Watson’s range of affordable yet luxurious bathroom products, which includes extra-thick towels and tasteful linen shower curtains, also has lightweight organic cotton towels, called Syrie, which are hand-spun, hand-loomed and hand-dyed in France. They even double up as throws.

From £24.50 to £83. Visit

Chesney's fireplace
Fire dogs are now £295, reduced from £339.25

All fired up

The fireplace company known for its elegant surrounds and hearth equipment has opened a factory outlet in north London where it sells discontinued items, seconds and sample products at vastly reduced prices.

For example, a pair of Jasper Conran-designed Meridian fire dogs (left) in polished steel, usually £339.25, are now £295. Chesney’s, 734-736 Holloway Road, N19 (020 7561 8280;

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