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Otl Aicher’s Posters for the 1972 Olympics, held in Munich, Germany.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

With the 2016 Olympics kicking off in Rio this week, we thought we’d take a look at some Olympic history in the form of the posters created by Otl Aicher for the 1972 Games held in Munich, Germany.

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Otl Aicher, hard at work.

Aicher was born 13th May 1922, and is regarded as one of the leading Graphic Designers of the 20th Century. In the early 70’s he was asked to head the design team who created the promotional posters for the 1972 Olympic games, held in Munich, Germany. His work for this project has become iconic, especially Aicher’s use of the Pictogram system, in which a pictorial symbol is used for are word. Aicher was also the creator of the first Olympic Mascot, in the form of Waldi the colourful Dachshund, a concept which has been popular ever since.

The element we love most about these iconic posters is the use of colour, the designs themselves are reasonably simplistic, and yet the technique of printing bold colours in layers creates movement, atmosphere, and great graphic design!

Thank you to http://www.1972municholympics.co.uk/

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Waldi, the first ever Olympic Mascot.

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A perfect example of the Pictogram system.

 

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Image Credit: http://www.1972municholympics.co.uk/

Gubi and Normann Copenhagen at Maison et Objet, Paris, 2016.

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Maison et Objet is Paris’ answer to design week, and this spring both Gubi and Normann Copenhagen, not only released some new products but also wowed us with their amazing show stands, and we wanted to share them with you. Give us a call if you wish to discuss any of the products featured!

Gubi:

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Normann Copenhagen:

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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

Mumo Pop-Up-Shoppe

Friday, June 1st, 2012

We are very pleased to announce our London store will host a pop-up-shoppe by Mumo, which will include a special exclusive collection of tea towels, place mats, runners and coasters.

A little information on this great brand – MUMO is an interiors brand with a difference. We work with a variety of ethical but eclectic fabrics, and transform them into objects of desire for your home. We are all about giving the internationally aware, design conscious consumer the chance to support ‘fair trade’ principles by indulging in their love of chic and luxe!

MOST – Tom Dixon. “Luminosity”

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Only a few days till we set off  for Milan Design Week. At the top of our must see list is the new MOST exhibition. Instigated by Tom Dixon, MOST will turn the National Museum of Science and Technology Milan into an ambitious environment for innovation and culture.As well as presenting many other leading global brands and young designers, the exhibition will feature Tom Dixons ‘Luminosity’ showcase. Featuring a collection of new lamps, lights and shades presented in a series of illuminated environments. Selected items are available for pre order here.

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