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TLS Looks at….. The Modern House

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Established in 2005, The Modern House is a highly lauded estate agency specialising in the sale of Britain’s most iconic residential architecture. Based around the company’s extraordinary image archive, this eponymous book presents previously unseen interiors of functionalism, truth to materials, flowing space and natural light within the modern home.Written by Founding Directors Matt Gibber and Albert Hill and including an extended essay by acclaimed writer Jonathan Bell, former Architecture Editor for Wallpaper* and Contributing Editor at Blueprint, The Modern House reveals how some of the most important examples of modern houses were commissioned and built in the UK. This is an incredibly interesting and visual read, we can not recommend this book enough. Buy your copy here.


Introducing the first project from The Work Shoppe!

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

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Our Winter Sale Continues

Thursday, January 14th, 2016


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*Sale Ends 31st January 2016 – 15% Discount only available with select brands on new furniture and lighting orders. Brands excluded from this discount are Hem, Anglepoise and String. Discount not available on ex-display items or in conjunction with any other promotions.

TLS Looks at…… Lampe Gras

Friday, January 8th, 2016

In 1921 Bernard-Albin GRAS designed a series of lamps for use in offices and in industrial environments. The GRAS lamp , as it was subsequently called, was astounding in its simple, robust and yet very ergonomic design. There are neither screws nor welded joints in the basic form. In 1927 the Ravel company purchased the patent and started production of the GRAS lamps. Bernard- Albin Gras was one of the most innovative designer of the 20th century.
The functional esthetic of his lamps and especially the de- sign of details such as those of the arms, stems, brackets and bases were truly original and far ahead of his time. Early on Le Corbusier was seduced by the modern design and user-friendliness of the lamps and became one of Bernard-Albin GRAS’s most enthusiastic supporters using the lamps in his own offices as well as employing them in numerous architectural projects all over the world. Others such as Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann and Eileen Gray followed this trend as well. Furthermore, such well-know artists as Sonia Delaunay and Georges Braque also used these lamps in their studios. For the first time in history, a lamp was equally popular in professional as well as in residential applications. Today, the GRAS lamp has become sought after a collector’s item all over the world, most notably in France, in the United States and in Japan. Bernard-Albin Gras’s talented and visionary design has proven to be timeless.


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