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What’s New – Home Accessories – Kähler Ceramics

Friday, July 7th, 2017

The TLS team are always searching out great new home accessories, furniture and lighting products. Recently we’ve been very busy expanding our wonderful selection of home accessories including some amazing products from Kähler Ceramics.

A new brand to TLS is Kähler Ceramics – Danish design since 1839.

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One of our favourite products from Kahler has to be their classic Sparedyr Fish Money Banks. The first fish banks were designed in 1920’s by Nils Kähler, they were developed when Nils began experimenting with creating a range of animal shaped money boxes & decorative ceramic animals. Originally used as a way for new apprentices to develop their technical skills, and due to there popularity went on to become some of the most popular products from Kähler Ceramics.

Today these sweet little fish have now been carefully reinterpreted, with each money box still carefully decorated by hand, meaning that no two are alike and unlike the original money banks (which you had to break open!) these new designs have a convenient hole on the bottom which is sealed with cork stopper.

We’re also stocking a variety of pieces from the lovely Hammershoi collection. Inspired by the classic vases of the world-renowned artist Svend Hammershøi Hans-Christian Bauer has now reinterpreted these iconic designs for the next generation.

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Skandinavisk Diffusers Now In-Stock

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

One product range that is proving very popular at the moment are the gorgeous scented candles from Skandinavisk.  We’re now very happy to also be stocking their awesome fragrance diffusers. These make a great gift and come in a nice little box too!

These Skandinavisk diffusers are designed in Denmark (by 2 English chaps) and produced in France. They provide a subtle and stable fragrance to your home for at least 3 months. Available for £39.00 in a range of stunning fragrances inspired by the Scandinavian outdoors and lifestyle.

Skandinavisk Fragrance Reed Diffusers

Take your pick from these great scents!

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Each of these fragrances is also available in a mini and standard size scented candle.

Super-Texture, a new Collection from Tom Dixon.

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

After years of shiny metals and futuristic shapes, Tom Dixon have designed a new range of Textiles. With a focus on comfort and texture, this collection stays true to the brand in terms of colour palette and aesthetic, but takes a much softer approach in its style. Dixon has always been know for his experimentation with materials and this collection is no different. Read the below descriptions to learn more about the Super-Texture collection, which will be available from early June.

Boucle

Boucle is super texture. Uncompromising in quality, it’s composed of hand-spun and hand-woven yarn, in the exotic remote mountainous region of Rajastan with wool sourced from New Zealand. Comprising of two cushions and a generous throw, it is the definition of craftsmanship and an extreme exercise in tactility.

Check

Born from the process of weave manufacture, Check’s pattern is a result of its making process. Inspired by the checkerboards of fabric samplers, by catalogues of woven threads, this throw and cushion offers a familiar texture – that of British summer days and picnics in the park.

Soft

Plush mohair velvet in steel-grey, brass-ochre, copper-pink, and Yves Klein-blue form our Soft collection. This series of cushions and pouches fashioned from Dutch woven fabric is composed of South-African Angora goat hair historically said to be as valuable as gold itself. Combined with European craftsmanship and a generous filling of Danish duck feathers this range offers superior pile height, durability, and the ultimate indulgence in comfort and texture. With the simple glint of a copper hoop and our signature zip we let the material do the talking.

Deco

Alternating weaves of plush mohair velvet, pattern the dual textured surface of our Deco range. In striking blue, ochre and pink their art deco decoration recalls the glamour of an earlier age. This series of cushions fashioned from Dutch woven fabric is composed of South-African Angora goat hair said to be as valuable as gold itself. Combined with European craftsmanship and a generous filling of Danish duck feathers this range offers class, durability, and the ultimate indulgence in comfort and texture.

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Invisible Outlines Exhibition from Nendo.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

There are always so many fantastic exhibitions and events happening during Milan Design week, and this year was no different. The Invisible Outlines exhibition from Japanese design brand Nendo, was a clear favourite. Luxury fashion brand Jil Sander played host to the show in their Milan store, after a recent collaboration; The Objectextile collection, which includes fabrics created by Nendo through a process of experimenting with 2D and 3D, which were then turned in a Fashion collection by the Jil Sander design team. The whole show was a visual master piece, with so many amazing textures created from the simplest of forms.⠀

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“We tend to perceive the existence and positioning of objects by subconsciously following “outlines”, and by distinguishing the “inside and outside” of these contours. This also means that objects with obscure outlines cannot always be identified as objects, and conversely if outlines are visible, that information which is not visible can be subconsciously supplemented.
The exhibition takes this fundamental principle into account, and the following ideas were implemented as a theme. The existence of items are blurred by manipulating outlines in various ways, or the viewers can recognize some existence of an item visually in their minds by making invisible outlines visible. In total 16 collections were amassed including the following: “border table” which presents a fragmented contour of rooms, “trace collection” capturing “traces” of movement, “un-printed material”, a piece that portrays various forms and expressions of paper through outline, “80 sheets of mountains” which features mountain range using outlines with cut and elongated sheet material, “objectextile” a collaboration project with Jil Sander, where contours of 3D objects are retrieved and turned into textile, and “jellyfish vase” a new piece that attempts to reestablish the relationship between vase and water with colour boundaries.”

Nendo , 2017

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http://www.nendo.jp/en/

http://www.jilsander.com/index.new.php

Limited, signed, special edition Wishbone Chair in Elm!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Carl Hansen & Søn is marking Hans J. Wegner’s birthday in April with a signed limited edition of the Wishbone Chair in elm. This is the first time the Wishbone Chair has been made using this strong, beautiful wood type.

Since Hans J. Wegner’s birthday falls on a Sunday this year, Carl Hansen & Søn will release the chair on Thursday, April 27 – for one day only. All chairs purchased on this date will come engraved with Hans J. Wegner’s signature and birth date, as well as with a certificate of authenticity. The limited-edition Wishbone Chair features oil-treated elm and a natural paper cord seat.

The CH24 Wishbone chair is a light, attractive and comfortable dining chair with it’s iconic Y-shaped back.  The Wishbone Chair is perhaps Wegner’s most celebrated work.

A triumph of craftsmanship with a simple design and clean lines. Despite the chair’s straightforward appearance it takes more than 100 steps to make one. Amongst other things, the hand-woven seat consists of more than 120 meters of paper cord. The design was actually the last part of a series inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs.

Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone chair for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949 and it has been in continuous production since 1950.

Available for pre-order now. Chairs will only available to order until 27th April 2017.

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