People, Jun. 9, 1975

Interested in a $4,600 coffee table made from two Rolls-Royce radiator grilles and a slab of stainless steel? Or maybe a $1,380 three-seater sofa with a tubular frame? The Art Deco creations and their superstar price tags are the work of a London furniture company co-owned by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and Designer Robin Cruikshank. "I had the conventional art-school training, but he comes up with some very unusual ideas," says Cruikshank of his partner. Among Starr's contributions: a doughnut-shaped fireplace and a table designed to look like a flower with petal seats that adjust in height. "With three children," says Ringo...

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