Ohhhhh Siena! (Sung to Vienna by Ultra Vox) (Go on)

Ohhhhh Siena! (Sung to Vienna by Ultra Vox) (Go on)

Jerri wears the Siena Top with the Mira Trouser in Black



After lockdown, we love the idea of breaking free into something feminine. Inspired by the neckline of our popular Claire Tee, the Siena Top and Dress have narrow adjustable shoulder straps.  They are bias cut from a Japanese low sheen satin of 44% wool and 56% viscose which was residual fabric from our Orla Dress and Tailored Trousers.   The fabric has enough weight to drape and fall rather than cling. Wear either as is for a sexy summer or evening look or layer over a top or tee. 

Jerri wears the Siena Dress in Black


We Say Farewell to the Visionary Designer Terence Conran

Terence Conran sitting in one of his earliest designs from the 1950s, The Cone Chair 

Sir Terence Conran, the British designer who will be remembered for bringing contemporary, simplistic style to UK homes since the 1960s, passed away last week.  The founder of the progressive lifestyle retail chain Habitat and later The Conran Shop as well as The Design Museum, Sir Terence promoted British design, culture and the arts around the world.  

Images courtesy of The Design Museum

Terence Conran set up his own practice in 1956, launching his Summa Furniture range and designed Mary Quant's first store. He became a household name as one of the key designers of the 1960s introducing his own line of flatpack design furniture in 1962, long before Ikea arrived in the UK.

Images courtesy of The Design Museum

His vision would grow to an empire including restaurants, architecture and household retail brands. "He was a visionary who enjoyed an extraordinary life and career that revolutionised the way we live in Britain, with a very simple belief that good design improves the quality of people's lives" said a family statement. Read a great interview with Sir Terence Conran on the Design Museum site here.


Stay well from all of us at Arnsdorf X

September 28, 2020

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