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TLS Featured in The Telegraph Best 50 Interior Shops

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

We are very pleased to be featured in The Telegraph’s Best 50 Interior Shops,  alongside many other great stores.

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Here’s what The Telegraph had to say – “Find big names at this big-hitter on the design-shop scene, which now has a brand-new space on Brighton seafront. Lighting and table settings with a strong modern aesthetic rub shoulders with Danish mid-century chairs from the likes of Carl Hansen. The whole lot is simply but beautifully curated.”

See the full list of stores here

New Brand – Living Union

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Living Union is a new premium British lifestyle brand that sources and collaborates with some of the worlds finest textile and product designers.

Company Founder Siobhan Di Rienzo explains, “I have a real passion for vintage fabrics and have long collected Stig Linberg and Lucienne Day. Around a year ago I was trying to source some cushions for the shop, but just couldn’t find what I wanted. That’s when I decided to manufacture some myself. I wanted a collection with heritage so contacted the Classic Textiles department at Glasgow School of Art, who hold a key British mid-century pattern archive, to see if they fancied collaborating with me. “To be honest I didn’t think they’d come back to me, but within 24 hours they got in touch to say that they’d been contemplating doing a project like this for some time but the right partner, with the relevant retail experience, hadn’t yet emerged.” and from there the journey began.

After a exciting exploration through Glasgow’s extensive archives and insightful discussions with Robert Stewart’s family, the first collection was launched at Home London  to a great reception. First collection pieces include cushions, tea towels, wall hangings and some lovely wooden cats.

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Robert Stewart who revolutionised design in postwar Britain. A prolific craftsman, Stewart produced paintings, tapestries, graphics, ceramics and murals but it is his textile designs that have been most influential, in particular those produced by Liberty, Pringle and Donald Brothers in the 1950’s. He won many awards and became the head of the printed textiles department at Glasgow School of Art in 1949 where he worked for 35 years.

Stewart’s family played an important part in the launch of Living Unions’ first collection and have granted the rights to reproduce many of Stewart’s long out of production designs, so they can now be enjoyed by a whole new generation.

Living Union re-launches some of these classic designs as beautiful cushions and tea towels seen below.

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(from left to right) Sun Man, Raimoult, Kilmun and Macrahanish. 45 x45cm £65.00

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(from left to right) Macrahanish, Ardentinny–Green, Kilmun, Ardentinny–Orange. 66x45cm £19.95

Also available are these stunning limited edition wall hangings, which include a numbered certificate of authenticity. All of the Robert Stewart textiles re-launched by Living Union are printed at Classic Textiles Glasgow School of Art and manufactured in the UK.

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(from left to right) Ltd Edition Wall Hanging by Robert Stewart (1), Ltd Edition Wall Hanging by Robert Stewart (2)

As well as re-launching classic mid-century textiles, Living Union has also produced these great wooden cats. Jasper and Floyd are inspired and named after beautiful old family pets. Cheeky in nature and beautifully crafted using natural materials. Jasper is made of solid oak and beech, Floyd is made of solid walnut and beech. Proudly manufactured in the UK.  Simple and contemporary in his design, these will make a great addition to any home.

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(from left to right) Jasper, Floyd. H19cm £59.00

This is just the start for Living Union, with various new products, projects and collaborations in the pipeline. Including more from British mid-century textile designers featured in the Glasgow School of Art archives and collaborations with contemporary designers expanding with more great homewares and accessories.

They were recently featured on Mid Century Magazine who provide even more great insight into this new exciting brand.

Back in Brighton

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new store on the Brighton seafront.  The store is located in the historic and newly refurbished West Pier Arches. Among the arches are 10 retail units with products ranging from knitting and crochet to dining tables and chairs. This area will also become home to the new i360 viewing platform which will provide stunning views of Brighton and the surrounding areas. Construction on the i360 has just started, so we’re sure to get a great view as this amazing development takes place.

To find us just look for the old West Pier and we’re on the seafront almost directly in front of it.

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Images – © Kevin Meredith

We also recommend you take a look at some of our neighbours in the arches for a great range of products and services. See the list below.

Brighton Photography – Photography gallery, www.brightonphotography.com

Banana Louis – Hair Studio

Artist Anon Brighton – Original clothing and artwork, www.artistanon.com

Bailey Alexander Gallery – Art Crafts and Jewellery, www.baileyalexander.co.uk

Small Folk Run – Children’s clothes and interiors, www.smallfolkrun.com

Mia Beach – Knitting and crochet specialist and ladies clothing, www.i-foundyou.com

The Hat Hut – Hats, bags and accessories

New to TLS – Umbra Shift

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

We’re always on the look out for new great products and brands to add to our store and website and one of those brands is Umbra Shift.

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Spawned from the well established Toronto-based company Umbra, Umbra Shift was made a platform to allow the team to experiment with new ideas, materials and processes. As well as the chance to collaborate with other designers and studios across the industry. This new brand focuses on the re-thinking of things and the designing personal objects that the designers themselves would want to give or use at home. These contemporary designs come from a roster of established, emerging, and in–house designers.

Their first collection was launched earlier this year to great reception and we are so happy to be stocking these lovely products. Check out the full range here, and some of our favourites below.

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The Nest Office Caddy is one of those products which we’ve always wanted. Ideal for keeping around the house or office, this modular storage box allows you to hide away the little bits and pieces you need from time to time, whist also providing a space on top for everyday essentials like keys,pens or your mobile.

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Definitely one on our shopping list are these gorgeous Felt House Slippers.  With a soft felt upper and woven rope sole these will be a great gift for anyone.

 

Fritz Hansen Grand Prix Chair with Wooden Legs!

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Here at TLS we were really excited to hear that Fritz Hansen were going to reissue the original wooden leg version of the Grand Prix Chair. We will have limited quantities in-stock from the end of May (subject to change) but we will be accepting pre-orders on all finishes from today.  Below is some more info on this excellent chair.

“The Grand Prix Chair TM is designed by the Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen in 1957 and presented at the Spring Exhibition of Danish arts and crafts at the Danish Museum of Art & Design in Copenhagen. Originally known as the Model 3130, the chair was renamed after it won the Grand Prix at the XI. Triennale di Milano in 1957. The Grand Prix was produced with wooden legs however, these were later replaced by the metal undercarriage used on the 3107s.

Thanks to new production methods the Grand Prix Chair is now available in the original design.

The attention to detail and the unique design create a bold and exceptional statement that makes the Grand Prix as relevant today as it was 50 years ago. The chair will blend elegantly into a wide variety of settings as a great example of furniture design that is able to influence and elevate an entire room by its mere presence and beauty.”

 

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