Alongside fashion's fixation on "heritage chic," the design world finds that classic brands and materials are still rugged, tough, and relevant.

In the spotlight Reissued for its 75th anniversary, the Original 1227 Anglepoise ($250) is featured on a Royal Mail stamp celebrating 10 design classics. Available at the Philadelphia-based online boutique, shophorne.com.

Picnic perfect Opening Ceremony teams up with the classic outdoor brand Pendleton for a collection that includes the Navajo-inspired San Miguel Blanket and Large Carrier ($225). Available at openingceremony.com.

Get Smart gadget Use the Solarlink FR600 ($79.99) emergency radio to tune in to shortwave, charge your cell phone, receive NOAA weather alerts - or as a flashlight in a pinch. Available at Radio Shack, 1616 Chestnut St., and radioshack.com.

Glove love Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee with a pair of Ali Classic Boxing Gloves ($30). Available at Modell's, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia.

Pop gets uncycled The newest incarnation of Emeco's classic chair is a collaboration with another iconic brand, Coca-Cola - 111 recycled plastic bottles are in each 111 Navy Chair ($230). Available at emeco.net and, starting June 1, at Design Within Reach, 1710 Walnut St., and dwr.com.

The steel deal The Vintage Refinished Metal Roll Top Desk ($8,500) dates back to the 1940s and has been stripped down to its bare steel foundation. Available at getbackinc.com.

Caroline Tiger is a Philadelphia writer. Visit her design blog at www.carolinetiger.com/design-phan.