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Midcentury Spanish Design…in the UK

26 Sep

Who knew there was a sub-category of mid-century design that was Spanish?  I will have to check this out next time I visit the UK.  Have any of you heard of FASE or have any pieces?  If so, please share!  (Via Remodelista)

While working in Southern Spain, interior designer Christine Shepard fell in love. Was it the lifestyle? The sunny climate? A handsome Iberian, perhaps?

Actually, none of the above. A woman after our own hearts, Shepard discovered a passion for 1950s chairs and lighting, especially those from the Spanish manufacturer FASE in Madrid, and decided to run with it. Upon her return to the UK, she opened The Kula & Co. in St. Leonards on Sea offering 1950’s chairs and FASE lamps (of course) among an ever-changing mix of carefully selected vintage furnishings including tables, paintings, glass, and prints.

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Above: Shepard’s trademark pairing of a midcentury chair with a FASE lamp; both displaying distinctive lines.

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Above: The Kula & Co. also offer interior design services. See Kula & Co. for further information.

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Above: This scene could be from Mad Men; a pair of 1950s cocktail chairs with their original upholstery and a FASE Presidente S’ lamp.

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Above: The Kula and Co. has a continually changing display of vintage furnishings.

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Above: A pair of Parker Knoll armchairs, completely restored and upholstered.

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Above: A view from the street shows Shepard’s array of vintage finds.

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2 Responses to “Midcentury Spanish Design…in the UK”

  1. Roger J. Morris September 26, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I’ll take one of each! And a trip to the UK sounds like it’s in order!

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