Before I decided to feature this store, I thought to myself “everyone knows this place” but this may not be fact. I think habitat is a store worth sharing.
This is a relatively large store with a modern flair. The first time I saw habitat I was in London. I believe it was a branch of Sir “Terrance Conran’s” design empire.
If you are into modern stuff, you may be able to find the item at habitat here in Israel. I keep seeing these plexiglass chairs all over the place…
I moved on from plastic furniture a while ago, but it seems like it is still in fashion. I do love this fiberglass (reinforced plastic) bodied rocker shown here. I guess it’s a case of different types of plastics for different folks!
Store review: habitat
For a design enthusiast, it’s kinda shocking that you’re not aware that the ‘rocking’ chair is an Eames, as iconic and en vogue and even as passe to some as the plastic furniture. It’s also fiberglass, which is not quite a plastic – more like a reinforced plastic. Very different material, a whole other animal.
You could also google Corcoran and figure out if indeed Habitat is a part of the brand.
Girl – you gotta do your legwork when you publish blogs!
I’m sure Patti will be responding soon, but I’m positive she knew the chair was an Eames.
Charles and Ray Eames are some of my favorites – and Habitat isn’t the only store that carries their reproductions: http://www.tchochkes.com/wordpress/mcm.html
Yes, I knew it was an Eames. My writing here was not focusing on the brand but more on the style. I covered the Eames’s in an article in March. I think I’ll do a blog on fiberglass vs. plastic… thanks for the idea!
BTW: if you goggle Corcoran as written above, you will not find an answer;it would be under “Sir Terrance Conran”:).