Brunel bed with oak headboard, £549, bench with shelf, £468, five drawer chest, £599, by Robert Scarlett for Heals
The hairpin leg was invented in 1941. Reducing material costs it defined wartime design. But the quirky yet sturdy steel form is just as popular in modern homes. Here, the Warehouse Home team select five favourite pieces which reinterpret the smart silhouette into colourful, contemporary design.
Left to right: Hairpin stool with natural wood seat in teal, from £39, Cult Furniture
Kyoto dining chair, £149 for a set of two, Swoon Editions
Pointillee media unit in ash and grey, £299, MADE.com
; Desk and dining table hairpin legs, from £58 for a set of four, The Hairpin Leg Co