Barn Conversion

There is nothing like the English countryside in the sun to get you in the mood - the smell of grass or mustard seed in the air, mixed with a hearty manure that is caught in the breeze make for a cocktail that is as intoxicating as a pitcher of Pimm's. At this year's Milan Design Week, Established & Sons set the scene while flying the flag for British design with a collaboration with designers and artists, Richard Wood and Sebastian Wrong.

Capturing the embodiment of rural England, Hay Bale is a portable and modular seating landscape upholstered in the artists' trademark aesthetic of graphic Pop. Reminding me of a travel trunk-cum-ottaman, the units bear web handles to resemble hay binding, are versatile for seating, lounging or just plain admiring and will no doubt feature in interior design bibles in the coming months. Fun and practical (the graphic upholstery can be removed for washing), whether you live in a contemporary pied-à-terre or a stately pile, bring the English countryside indoors to create your very own barn conversion. Pimm's o'clock anyone?

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