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New to TLS: The Future Mapping Company

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Before online maps and sat-navs, the humble paper map was the go-to resource for your geographical needs. Nowadays with admittedly more compact and practical solutions, the paper map is slowly becoming a thing of the past.

For almost a decade now, a small team of dedicated designers have been producing some of the most beautifully designed and crafted maps. The Future Mapping Company. Their designs celebrate and elevate the map, creating stunning pieces for display in the home or office.

“Our team combines a love of cartography, a passion for the printing process and a drive for great design to create this distinctive and stylish take on a well-known form.”

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We simply love these maps! There are various designs available ranging from city centres to the entire world. The use of bold colours and clean fonts create a refreshing update to the humble map.

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The process of producing these maps is complex and meticulous. From the initial data collection through to the design and editing, and finally the skilful lithographic printing.

‘We compose every detail of these maps in our studio in East London and they are printed to our high specification by specialists in the United Kingdom and Italy.’

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(You can see the full details of their process on their site to really appreciate how much work goes into creating these maps).

We look forward to seeing more great maps from this talented team!

 

SUMMER SALE NOW ON

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Where would the British summer be without a Sale?  
We have some amazing offers on our ex-display furniture with up to 50% off leading brands including Hans Wenger, Flos, Arne Jacobsen, Tom Dixon and Hay.
You can view the full sale collection here.

And if you can’t find anything to suit we are also offering 15% off orders for any piece of furniture or lighting with the code SUMMER15.
So browse away and don’t forget to add the code SUMMER15 to your basket.

New to TLS: Hem – Design Made Easy

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Hem is Design Made Easy

Here at TLS we are always on the look out for great new products and brands. Over the past few years we have been stocking some amazing items from young design brands One Nordic and Discipline. Now we introduce a new company, Hem. Hem is the creation of fab.com’s acquisition of One Nordic and recently Discipline.

Hem now has an extensive product range from these brands plus new designs from their in-house design team. ‘Design Made Easy’ is their ethos, and this is reflected in their intelligent design, manufacturing and simple assembly of their products.

‘Our products are developed in our Helsinki workshop.This is where we obsess over materials and finishes to create products you’ll want to hold on to for a very long time. We manufacture in the best factories in Europe to the highest quality standards.’
Below is a video demonstrating one of the ingenious assembly solutions featured in Hem’s products. The product is the Bento table designed by Form Us With Love part of a larger Bento range which consists of various tables and chairs.. No more searching for the right screwdriver or scratching your head over complicated instructions! Great for storing or moving your furniture when necessary.

As well as practical modern furniture, Hem also produces some stunning home accessories. One of our favourites has to the the Turned range of birds designed by Lars Beller Fjetland. Created from hardwood offcuts these little birds are a beautiful display piece for any home and would be make an ideal gift for bird lovers (£32).

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Hem are a brand definitely worth checking out. With a wide range of furniture, lighting and accessories we look forward to seeing this company grow and produce even more great products. We are currently the only UK stockist so if you have any queries or would like to make a purchase please feel free to contact us.

English Eccentrix

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Part of Royal Staffords family is English Eccentrix. Royal Stafford has long been associated with some of the most iconic design houses ‘Conran Shop’, ‘Anthropologie’, ‘Liberty’, ‘Heals’ to name but a few. This experience was invaluable in establishing English Eccentrix, to nurture, support and bring to the market products for a new generation of designers.

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Some of our favourite designs from English Eccentrix are by Carly Dodsley. Carly is passionate about British manufacture, its heritage and all things ceramic. Working at the Royal Overhouse Manufactory, surrounded by piles of plates and books, Carly creates patterns inspired by latest trends as well as a vast archive of British design.

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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

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