Shopping Cart: 0 Items I £0

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Timeline


To Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Base Classics has created a timeline showing her major life achievements in conjunction with milestones in modern classic furniture designs.


Hover over events to see related photos.


Queen Elizabeth II Timeline Year Furniture Design Timeline
Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York Born 1926 Wassily Chair designed by Marcel Breuer
Verner Panton Born
  1927 Eileen Gray Side Table Designed
  1929 Mies van der Rohe Designs his range of Barcelona Furniture
  1930 Mies van der Rohe designs the Brno Chair
  1939 Noguchi Coffe Table designed by Isamu Noguchi
At age 16 Elizabeth undertook her first solo public appearance on a visit to the Grenadier Guards. 1943  
Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1947  
Queen's first child Prince Charles was Born 1948  
  1949 Wegner Y Chair Designed by Hans Wegner
Princess Anne was born 1950 Charles Eames designs his range of moulded plastic and fibre glass Eiffel Chairs
Princess Elizabeth ascends to the throne and takes the new title Queen Elizabeth II 1952  
Queen's Coronation ceremony takes place 1953 Isamu Noguchi designs the cyclone Dining Table
Queen Elizabeth's first visit to Australia 1954 Knoll Sofas designed by Florence Knoll
  1956 Charles Eames Designs the Eames Lounger
Arne Jacobsen designs the Swan and Egg chairs for the Radisson Hotel in Copenhagen
Queen Elizabeth II addresses the United Nations General Assembly 1957  
  1958 Eames Range of Office Chairs Designed
Poul Henningsen designs the Artichoke Pendant
Prince Andrew was born 1960  
  1961 Eero Saarinen Dies
  1962 Ball Chair Designed by Eero Aarnio
Prince Edward was born 1964  
  1965 Le Corbusier Dies
  1966 Eero Saarinen designs his range of tulip furniture
  1967 Poul Henningsen Dies
  1968 Eero Aarnio designs Bubble Chair
Verner Panton designs the Panton Chair
  1969 Mies van der Rohe Dies
  1971 Arne Jacobsen Dies
  1976 Elieen Gray Dies
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Silver Jubilee 1977  
  1978 Charles Eames Dies
  1981 Marcel Breuer Dies
  1988 Isamu Niguchi Dies
  1998 Verner Panton Dies
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Golden Jubilee 2002  
  2007 Hans Wegner Dies
  2010 Base Classics Opened
  2011 Base Classics brings out range of Queen's head stamp rugs and Union Jack furnishings
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates Diamond Jubilee 2012 Base Classics Celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee





Celebrate the jubilee with style, we have an extensive range of Jubilee inspired design classics that will add some royalty to your home!


Customised Union Jack Egg Chair Union Jack Rug
16p Royal Mail Stamp Rug 60p Royal Mail Stamp Rug
1p Royal Mail Stamp Rug 62p Royal Mail Stamp Rug
50p Royal Mail Stamp Rug 90p Royal Mail Stamp Rug
56p Royal Mail Stamp Rug 97p Royal Mail Stamp Rug
5p Royal Mail Stamp Rug 9p Royal Mail Stamp Rug

Bespoke Solutions Can’t see what you want? We have access to a wide range of products.


Please fill in the enquiry form and provide us with as much information as possible and our sales team will come back to you with 24 hours.

Quick Enquiry Form
Signup for newsletter

RESET FORM | *Required Field
Send Form
Trade Prices

Credit Cards Accepted
We accept cards: Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, American Express, Solo, Visa Electron