A continuation of my series on classic design. See The Classics I for further reading.
The Saladino Lamp
Designed by John Saladino, this lamp is so simple and so perfect. And the fact that it has been in production for over 30 years just goes to show that many times it's the simple things, and the simple designs, that have staying power.
Le Creuset Dutch Oven
Not only is this Dutch (or French) oven stylish, it is the perfect vessel for beef bourguignonne and winter stews. And what's more timeless than the orange Flame color?
The Parsons Table
Legend has it that the Parsons table was conceived by students at the Parsons School of Design in Paris and their lecturer Jean-Michel Frank. Again, another simple design. This Parsons side table, available at Apsara Interior, was from the estate of saloon singer Bobby Short.
Discovered by John Fowler at Bowood House in the 1950s, this charming chintz is one of Colefax & Fowler's most popular and enduring prints.
"Blue Canton" China
This Mottahedeh pattern, inspired by blue and white Chinese Canton ware, is so versatile. The bonus? You can wash it in the dishwasher!
"Chou Chou" print
This classic Sister Parish design is available in both wallpaper and fabric. A tasteful way of injecting some pizzazz into a room.
"The House in Good Taste"
The Elsie de Wolfe book that has inspired generations of designers (and ghost written by Ruby Ross Wood).