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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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Tina Marie Bensten Ceramics

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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We are very pleased to be new stockist of Tina Marie Bensten beautiful ceramics.

Below is a bit of information about the designer and some insight into production and her workshop.

Tina Marie graduated from the Design School Kolding in Denmark in 2005 with an MA in Ceramic Design and has been working as an independent ceramist ever since. Up until last year Tina Marie made all her products by hand in her workshop in Vesterbro, Copenhagen, but as popularity for her products grew she knew she had to expand production to keep up with demand. One of the key requirements she knew right away was that she wanted to keep production in Denmark.

“It gives me great joy and satisfaction to expand production, but to keep it in Denmark. It may sound over the top, but the thought of being part of keeping and developing know-how and creating jobs in my own country is very appealing to me.” Tina Marie Bensten

Through a colleague she found a workshop on the small island of Langeland in the southern part of Denmark. This workshop, consisting only of a husband and wife team, now carry out the casting, first firing of and also some of the hand painted colouring of Tina Marie’s products. It took several visits to each other’s workshops and the sharing of knowledge and techniques to ensure that everything ran smoothly. One of the things Tina Marie did have to teach the ceramists on Langeland was how to hand paint as this is a more unusual feature of her products.

Check out Tina Marie’s range here

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Take a look at more of Tina Marie’s work on her website here…

Valentines Gift Ideas

Friday, February 7th, 2014

It’s getting near that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching (Friday, February 14, just in case) why not get your special someone a little something for the occasion. Check out some of our recommendations…

VejaCabas Soleta, available in Black, Burgundy and Tuile.

£150.00

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Compagnie De ProvenceScented Candles, Soap, Hand Balms and Room Fragrances.

Prices from £5.00

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VintageTake a look at some of our strictly limited stock of vintage goods.

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Some items may be on order or have limited stock, please contact us prior to ordering if you have any queries.

Normann Copenhagen

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Launched in 2002 Normann Copenhagen has a beautiful and ever growing collection of lighting, accessories and furniture.

In the last few years the range has continued to expand and their new furniture pieces have certainly caught our eye. Below are just a few of our favourites.

Toj is a clothes rack with an industrial and simple expression. Its function is evident and its simple construction – with a rail, shelf and trusses – provides space for clothes, shoes and bags.Blog_Toj_Large

The Onkel sofa is another lovely piece. Available as a 2 or 3 seater in various colour options. This sofa has just the right balance of contemporary details and classic styling. Blog_Onkle_2_Seat

Both of the above are by designer Simon Legald, who graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the summer of 2012.  Simon has designed a stunning range for Normann Copenhagen and is sure to be one to watch for the future.

Many new products seem to be in the pipeline, and we hope to see more great pieces from this company, including this new rectangular version of the very popular Tablo table (coming soon!).

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