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Most Popular Sofa Types at Olson & Baker

28th November 2022

1 LOVESEAT SOFA Between a two seat sofa and an armchair, perfect for snuggling up with a good book! Typically big enough for one adult and a small

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The History of the Iconic Flos Arco Lamp

21st November 2022

Sometimes it takes a genius to come up with the obvious answer. Which takes us on a direct line to Achille Castiglioni and the history of the iconic

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Let’s Celebrate! by Christina Schmidt of ‘Scandinavian Dialogue by Christinas Interiors’

7th November 2022

Introduction For our latest blog at Olson & Baker, we collaborated with Christina Schmidt of Scandinavian Dialogue by Christinas Interiors. Christina has over two decades of experience in

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Choosing The Right Seat Height

31st October 2022

STANDARD CHAIR HEIGHT Commonly used at a dining table, an office desk, or any standard desk/table surface. Typical heights are: 43 to 45cm (16.9-17.7in) COUNTER STOOL HEIGHT Most

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The Iconic Gubi Beetle Chair By GamFratesi

24th October 2022

Beetles have been wandering this planet for at least 250 million years, possibly a lot longer. That’s pretty much the definition of a design classic. They have seen

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Materials Used When Making A High End/Quality Sofa

28th September 2022

Composition: Undercoat of swans, ducks and geese Source: Northern Ireland Benefits and Uses: Incredibly soft and regulates heat well Environmental Impact: According to the International Down and Feather Testing Laboratory (IDFL) “Down and feathers have the lowest carbon footprint of any other fill material”

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Carl Hansen: Hans Wegner’s Other Chairs

1st September 2022

Frankly, it is simply ridiculous to think a career spanning more than 50 years can be based on a single achievement. So even if the CH24 Wishbone Chair, Hans Wegner’s best known design, is the only one you have heard of, you still know there must be others. You would...

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String Shelving: Timeless Swedish Practicality

8th August 2022

Strings, what do they bring to mind? Things of undefined length? An idea in sub-subatomic physics that is so fiendishly and multidimensionally complicated even certified geniuses don’t necessarily understand it? Practical things to hold a parcel together. If you’re clued into the worlds of art and furniture, though, it’s probably...

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How to soap your CH24 Wishbone Chair and other wood products

4th August 2022

Traditional Danish soap finishes feature on many of our pieces, from the famous CH24 Wishbone Chair by Hans Wegner to the J39 Chair by Borge Mogensen. Common in high quality Scandinavian design, it creates a soft to the touch natural finish on light, raw woods such as Maple, Beech and...

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A Timeline of Arne Jacobsen’s Most Iconic Chairs

5th July 2022

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Børge Mogensen and The People’s Chair

4th July 2022

The People’s chair is wood and rope; helping us all to live and cope. Made to last in nature’s way; It’s a classic in a modern way. Okay, not Wordsworth, Keats, or even McGonagall. But it does explain why Børge Mogensen and The People’s Chair is a tale worth its telling.

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The Legacy of Verner Panton

21st June 2022

1960s. What sort of images do they conjure up? The summer of Love and Flower Power? Or think about music and the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and psychedelic rock?

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