New Labour’s message that high quality design can improve our lives seems to be getting through already. To London’s criminal fraternity, at least. Smash and grab raiders paid a visit to the Vitra Showroom in London’s Grosvenor Street in the early hours of 1 June, making off with a 3000 Eames Lounge Chair. Strangely, the matching sidestool was left behind. If you have been offered a cheap Eames chair in black leather with a cherry wood frame, or would like to sell one, do let us know.

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