Falling for the Fifties

Design news by Katie Law
Foldaway computer cabinet

Sale success


OKA
The late summer sale has reductions of up to 70 per cent but you will find them only through mail order and online.

Bargains to snap up include foldaway computer cabinets, down from £860 to £390; an extendable dining table painted in antique white that seats up to 16 for only £490, down from £1,100; the Perigold table, down from £395 to £150; and hand-embroidered coral cushion covers, down from £22.50 to £6.

There will also be an across-the-board reduction of 10 per cent on everything else. The sale runs until 22 August or while stocks last.

For information, call 0844 815 7380, or visit www.okadirect.com.

Bathroom taps from the Aquaplus Zero Slim range

Tap into style


Aquaplus
If you are after a minimal look from your bathroom taps and mixers, you will like the Zero Slim range from Aquaplus, which, like the original Slim range, is unashamedly slender.

This new version is scaled down all round, so perfect for space-saving sanitary ware.

The range includes deck and wall-mounted monoblock mixers for basins and bidets from £304.

For your nearest stockists, call 0845 201 1915, or visit www.aquaplussolutions.com.

Waring Pro Waterfall Blender

All mixed up


Waring
It may look old-fashioned but everything else about the new Waring Pro Waterfall Blender is modern, especially the powerful motor, which will crush everything from ice to pineapple in seconds, delivering the smoothest of smoothies and the slushiest of cocktails.

The blender is available in red, green or black at £149 or in brushed-steel or chrome for £179.

It comes with a lifetime guarantee (excluding the glass carafe).

For your nearest stockist, visit www.waringproducts.com, or for mail order, call 0870 060 4260.

Knoll: Tulip Chair

Tulip chairs blossom


Liberty
Past, Present and Future at Liberty is an exhibition celebrating 70 years of Knoll furniture, with some of the most influential designs of the last century.

Big names who worked for Knoll include Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, Eero Saarinen (who designed the Tulip Chair, above) and Harry Bertoia — plus Ross Lovegrove, whose new collection is to be launched this autumn. The exhibition runs until 4 September.

Liberty, Regent Street, W1 (entrance in Great Marlborough Street). Call 020 7734 1234, or visit www.liberty.co.uk.

Grey-painted metal table

A tray of treats


Useful and Beautiful
This new homeware website is run by mother-and-daughter-team Jane Heath and Lucy Gray from Hove. It sells items that are beautiful and useful, and now reduced.

Star buys include a pretty grey-painted metal table (pictured) which sits on a separate folding stand — great to use either outside or inside and it is down from £95 to £38.

Silvered candlesticks are down to £4.75 each and a distressed tropical hardwood hanging shelf is now half-price, at £39.50.

For information, call 01273 239941, or visit www.usefulandbeautiful.co.uk.

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