This year Habitat is celebrating it’s big five-zero! I know, we can’t believe it either. 50 years! What we have done in-store is put up quotes from various employees about which are their favourite products and why. Of course, we have 50 quotes, but we won’t put all 50 here on the blog, but here are six that we thought you might like to read.
The Nic trestle desk [Adam Crudgington, PR Manager]
“This was the first piece of furniture my partner and I bought together – for our first flat, to celebrate our first anniversary. We nicknamed it ‘sexy legs’ because of the don’t-you-dare-ignore-me electric yellow supports visible through its glass top.”
The Soko cabinet collection [Charlotte Wright, Assistant Furniture Buyer]
When I told my friend Soko I had named this cabinet after him, he went straight out and bought it. He likes that anyone can put their stamp on it. He loves seeing his fairy lights when they glow through the front.
Tam Tam stool [Grace Haughton, Digital Marketing Executive]
This groovy little stool is one of my favourites. It’s brilliant for garden suppers, and is always there for me when unexpected guests turn up.
Baine caged floor lamp [Theo Mitoulas, Lighting Sales Adviser, Tottenham Court Road store]
This large light is a trick of the eye: when stood in front of busy wallpaper, it slightly disappears, but placed before a plain backdrop, its sharp lines make it look almost like an illustration.
Tommy twin-head desk lamp [Jocelyn Dowden, Head of Marketing]
This lamp always makes me laugh. The way its two heads face away from one another reminds me of a bickering couple, yet they make a great team, working harmoniously as they do to illuminate desks and side tables.
Chicken Brick [Klara Merczel, Assistant Store Manager Designate, Tottenham Court Road store]
Many people spotting this in store say: ‘Oh they still do it!’ I’m not a cook, but my flatmate uses it constantly and even a concoction of odds and ends from the fridge will taste amazing. A classic for a reason.