Peep show: Fiona Apple goes retro

Holed up in bed with a broken leg, Zoe has found great joy in passing the days watching retro music videos on youtube.

As a special Peep Show post, and for want of anything better to do, she has selected the perfect products to recreate Fiona Apple’s dark, suggestive apartment from her video for the single Criminal.



A 70s throw back style apartment is the backdrop to Apple’s laid-back early nineties music video, with its unapologetic dark wood finishings creating a distinctly masculine edge. The iconic Cassina Le Corbusier LC2 Armchair, first designed in 1928 and originally produced in 1965, stands out amongst the heavy weight pieces of furniture – and is as stylish now as it was in the late sixties:

The few props featured in the video work together perfectly and there are some really original pieces – including the bed sheets, which I particularly like. Orla Kiely has designed a range of bedlinen with a similar colour scheme (prices start at £80 for a single duvet cover), although the design is a little more feminine:

I also like Tom Dixon’ s Fat Spot (£290) as an alternative to the table spot light:

Finally, the green shag carpet and the mosaic bath, fit for two, complete the perfect setting for Apple’s salacious hit.

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  1. Lauren

     /  February 7, 2011

    I love the Le Corbusier LC2 sofa range, timeless classic.

  2. Emma Clark

     /  February 7, 2011

    Lovely write up bbz. Fiona Apple & Cassina are a match made in heavenx

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