Sunday, 25 November 2012
At the recent Joy of Living charity auction for Maggie's, one lot in particular caught my eye. This Alvis Chair by Benchmark designed by Sir Terrance Conran was upholstered in the instantly recognisable Saville Row pinstripe by Moon.
Which celebrity would have the taste and vision to pair dovetailed oak with sartorial lambswool I thought? If it's a footballer I'm giving up on design for ever. Thankfully, upon closer inspection, there could only be one answer. The chair was commissioned and owned by Sir Terrance Conran himself.