Website Wishlist – The Hairpin Leg Company

The hairpin leg is probably the most recognisable furniture leg when thinking about mid-century modern furniture. It was even used by Knoll and Eames for heavens sake. But did you know that it was invented by Henry P. Glass in 1941 as a stylish and sturdy solution to the need for furniture legs using minimal materials? Well, there you go. And today their popularity continues, partly due to the current fascination for all things mid-century, but also because metal legs fit in nicely with the popular industrial looking trends. They’re also sturdy, sleek and suit Scandinavian style interiors down to the ground.

Hairpin Legs from the Hairpin Leg Co

Cue The Hairpin Leg Company where you can buy the legs individually in a variety of sizes (for different uses obvs) and colours, or industrial style metal legs. Great for customers who want to transform everyday objects and recycled materials into functional furniture. And this company, which was founded by Adam and Tom, an English design duo who are dedicated to quality handmade furniture, also stock a selection of furniture featuring the handsome pins. They started from humble beginnings, using Adam’s grandfathers old welder, and they now deliver all over the world. And I couldn’t resist choosing a few items I would like to take home.

The Hairpin Leg Table or Desk

The Hairpin Table

The Hairpin Table is an adaptable piece of furniture. It can be used as a desk or a dining table and looks as light and modern as when the metal legs were first created. The top is birch wood with a formica top which makes it wipe clean and very hardwearing. What’s more the legs come in a variety of colours. What’s not to love?

The Prism Shelf from the Hairpin Leg Co

The Prism Shelf

This is probably my favourite of all my favourites. It’s sleek and minimal but sturdy enough to support heavy ornaments, and would work in any room in the house.

The Suspense Shelf from the Hairpin Leg Co

The Suspense Shelf

The Suspense Shelf looks a bit more industrial and sturdy but still clean and modern. It would make a perfect place to drop keys off in a narrow hallway and would no doubt be heavy-duty enough to hold books if you so wish.

The Hairpin Leg Company

This post was written in partnership with The Hairpin Leg Company but all views are my own.

 

 

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12 Comments

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    Anna - interior design blogger

    November 14, 2017

    Very cool. Are the chair legs in the desk shot theirs too out of interest?

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      deardesigner

      November 15, 2017

      I’m not sure Anna. You’d have to ask them. 🙂

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    Stacey

    November 11, 2017

    I wish I had more available wall space. I love those shelves. I also wish I had room for the desk. Just beautiful.

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      deardesigner

      November 13, 2017

      You will have to move Stacey! Haha. xx

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    Kimberly ~ Swoon Worthy

    November 11, 2017

    I always thought the hairpin legs work so well in small spaces as they nearly disappear and are so visually light! The prism shelving is my favourite 🙂 xx

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      deardesigner

      November 11, 2017

      You’re so right. The Prism is the one for me too. 🙂

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    Kate

    November 10, 2017

    Love a hairpin leg! These photos are gorgeous – the tree slab coffee table is especially lovely xx

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      deardesigner

      November 10, 2017

      I agree. Almost makes we want to go out and find some logs to repurpose 🙂

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    Karen

    November 10, 2017

    I love them all really! Definitely a fan of the heavy wood & metal legs combo. The perfect mix of nature & urban vibes rolled into one. What makes it so versatile 🙂

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      deardesigner

      November 10, 2017

      Glad you like them Karen 🙂

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    Candy Pop

    November 10, 2017

    So stylish, I love the hairpin office table and the suspense shelf. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great Friday and weekend! x

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      deardesigner

      November 10, 2017

      You too Natasha. 🙂

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