It’s stylish , it’s 1960s , it’s cool and it’s amazing a teak and laminate vanity or make up table
It’s in all probability unique , we sourced it a while ago in an auction and it’s waited for it’s return to the limelight whilst we decided what to re-upholster the stool in ! It was in a 1960s fluffy off white fabric that you used to see on large teddy bears in the 1960s and 70s , but we decided to replace that with something a little bit more chic .
We’d love to know it’s history is as we can’t find anything similar on the internet or in books and we’ve been looking ever since we bought it . Could it have been made for an exhibition as a concept piece , or was it a well made design student’s graduation piece ? Or perhaps made for a film ? It looks as if Twiggy or Barbie perhaps should be sitting at it doing their make-up . You’d certainly have to be agile as it’s low , and not for somebody too large as you couldn’t perch on it for long unless you’re very petite !
The smaller mirror swivels and angles , whereas the larger one just swivels . The stool itself may have originally been meant to swivel also , but there is no need really for this . The use of a white laminate makes it great for wiping clean after use . But we still can’t decide whether it’s actually that practical and useable as an everyday piece . Great as a film prop or for a beauty blogger on Facebook perhaps , but not something many people would use every day .
As soon as we saw it we decided we just had to buy it even though we knew it’s not going to be the easiest piece to sell perhaps . As to value and pricing , we could say find another one , we could say find somebody to make one and how much would it cost , or we could just pluck a figure from mid-air ! We’ve seen plenty of dealers who seem to use the latter approach sometimes . Oh well wait and see what we’re going to ask as the writer still doesn’t have a clue !!!