• Top salvo buy – London Underground luggage racks

    by  • Thursday, February 2, 2012 • Look what I found • 4 Comments

    If you grew up in London and were a regular commuter on the Metropolitan Line, you may well remember their high back seats and capacious 1960′s luggage racks with umbrella hooks. When the trains were decommissioned last year the clever folk over at The London Transport Museum decided to rescue the racks, scrub them up and are offering a limited number in three different sizes. Available from March, you can own a little piece of London history in your own home…

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    What a novel shelving solution! Made from aluminium they are super lightweight but sturdy. Perfect if you need a little extra storage in the hallway or kitchen. Other memorabilia includes a reproduction of the original 1960′s poster that introduced the newly modernised line 50 years ago…

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    and not sure I’d want to be reminded of the tube this much in my own home, but made to order cushions and cubes are also available in a unique moquette (woven in Yorkshire) based on the Metropolitan line’s distinctive purple and navy, geometric design. - Alice

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    4 Responses to Top salvo buy – London Underground luggage racks

    1. Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm

      Very cool! Would love this in my craft area, add a dowl across the umbrella hooks, perfect for ribbon spools
      Xx
      Callie

    2. Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Ah I spotted these on beautiful kitchens blog earlier this week! They look great as kitchen storage too!

    3. Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

      I love these. Definitely on my ‘want’ list!

    4. Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10:59 am

      These are perfect for the train-mad boys in my life! And I love items with a bit of history – imagine the stories they could tell! Brilliant!

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