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Salone Del Mobile

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Every year the people of the design world gather in Milan for Salone del Mobile, an international design show like no other! The Italian city plays host to the event, where all the big names in design enjoy product launches, installations, exhibitions and in the case of the of Hem, ice cream! Here’s our round up of the best exhibitions at the event:

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Salone was the perfect time for Carl Hansen & Son to open up their new  Milan based showroom.  16-pierrec

TLS Favourite Hay reintroduced sister brand Wrong for Hay as Wrong.London. The brand will now specialise in contemporary but accessible lighting, and will remain under the creative direction of British designer Sebastian Wrong.

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Kvadrat celebrated their collaboration with Japanese designer Akira Minagawa with a colourful installation in their Corso Monforte Show room.

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We love Micheal Anastassiades collabaration with Herman Miller! These tables were released along side the designers signature lighting.

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Tom Dixon displayed this amazing kitchen made from Ceasarstone quartz, based on the four elements of medieval alchemy, water, fire earth and air.

 

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Hem celebrated the of new products from Phillipe Malouin, Form Us With Love, max Lamb and Karoline Fesser with Icecream!

 

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Artek experimented with bold colours, launching the new upholstery options for the 1960 Kiki collection, designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara. Now available in  ‘Reflex’ which is part of the Raf Simons collection from Kvadrat.

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And finally Vitra stole the show with this incredible installation celebrating the research undertook with Hell Jongerius, into the properties and possibilities of colour.

Vitra joins the TLS Family!!

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Vitra has manufactured furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Building on this foundation over the years, the company has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers.
Vitra is more than just a design-oriented manufacturing company. The name also stands for the Vitra Design Museum, for a collection of modern furniture and its accompanying archive, for workshops and publications on topics of design, and for an architectural concept that unites buildings at the Vitra Headquarters in Birsfelden.

To celebrate Vitra joining the The Lollipop Shoppe Family, we have selected some of our favourite pieces from the collection! You can see the whole collection here.

Panton Classic

 

The Panton Chair, designed by Vernon Panton, 1959/1960

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The Eames Elephant, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, 1945.

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The Eames Plastic DAW, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, 1950.

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The Eames Lounge Chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames, 1956

 

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The Ball Clock, Designed by George Nelson, 1948-1960.

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The Mariposa Sofa, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, 2014.

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The Wooden Dolls, Designed by Alexander Girard, 1952.

Celebrating the life of Zaha Hadid

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Today we remember Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE, who sadly passed away last week. Hadid was not only a pinnacle of Modern Architecture, but an inspiration to Women everywhere. To celebrate the life of the amazing Architect, here are our favourite building’s designed by Hadid over the space of her impressive career.
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Dominion Tower in Moscow. Photography: Hufton+Crow
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Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany (2000–2005). Photography: Werner Huthmache messner-mountain-museum-corones_photo-by-inexhibit

Messner Mountain Museum, Mount Kronplatz, the Dolomites. Photography: Inexhibit

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Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan (2007–2012). Photography: Hufton + Crow
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Hadid’s Serpentine Gallery. Photography: Luke Hayes
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Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou. Photography: Virgile Simon Bertrand
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Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza in Seoul, South Korea (2007–2013). Photography: Virgile Bertrand

Spring Clean!

Friday, March 25th, 2016

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We are having a spring clean of our lovely Brighton Showroom, check out these fantastic offers as well as many more in our sale section!

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Fully Upholstered Form Chairs!

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Since Normann Copenhagen started the three year process of bringing Form from design concept to finished product, and presented the chair for the first time, it has really had wind in its sails. In record time, Form has become one of the company’s most popular designs, has been awarded one of the world’s most acknowledged design prizes, and the series has been increased with barstools and rocking chairs. Full upholstery is now on the programme in the latest addition to the series.

From its humble beginnings, Form has been an ambitious and uncompromising project, both for designer Simon Legald and for Normann Copenhagen. The vision was clear to them both – to create an especially comfortable, flexible and aesthetically pleasing chair that could be adapted to various types of bases invisibly, thereby changing the chair’s expression and giving it new life.

“This is another way of seeing the chair. The new upholstered chair gives a better understanding of the Form family as a whole, and shows how the design can move in different directions. Apart from the upholstery itself, we have changed the colour of the moulded connectors, so that they match the legs in lacquered steel, oak or walnut, rather than matching the shell, as they do in the plastic chairs. The effect is still a seamless and natural integration between the shell and the legs, but the overall impression is completely different,” explains Simon Legald.

Normann Copenhagen is offering a wealth of options to customise your dream chair, when five quality textiles and a beautiful and practical leather – all in optional colours – are added to the already comprehensive Form family. Play with material mixes, colour combinations and contrasts between texture, and create your own unique design. Keep the shades in a single colour, for example with a shell with baby blue textile and blue steel legs for a light two-tone expression, or go the classic route with grey wool and a base in oak for a pure look of crafted exclusivity. Bring warm, saturated shades together with dark textiles and walnut, or turn up the contrasts with snow-white legs opposite a leather shell as black as night.

 

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