Salone Del Mobile – Our Highlights!

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

This years Salone Del Mobile was as fantastic as ever, with lots of great new design releases. We thought we would share some of our favourite pieces with you!

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New from Vitra the Grand Sofa! Designed by Antonio Citterio, this stunning sofa made its debut at Milan Design Week. Created with the designers trademark Italian flair for lightness and elegance, the Grand Sofa is both comfortable and contemporary in design.

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The Lust Mirror from Normann Copenhagen. Adorn your walls with geometric figures and reflections in sparkly colors. Lust is a collection of decorative, colored wall mirrors that can be combined to form a seductive wall decoration that beautifully reflects the room around it. Inspired by colored leaded windows, Simon Legald has designed the Lust wall mirrors. The stately glass patterns of the old windows have been translated into simple geometric shapes and colored mirror glass in gemstone shades. Mix the various shapes and colors to make a colorful mosaic of mirrors.

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British artist Richard Woods is renowned for his work with garish and repetitious motifs. He has applied these to facades, floors and walls across the world in commissioned work and gallery installations. These ‘logos’ are often abstractions and interpretations of domestic pattern, the woodblock print being a particularly recognisable signature print. Designer Sebastian Wrong teamed up with Woods for Established & Sons’ programme of collaborations where individuals from two creative fields work together. Woods’ block printed motifs were applied to Wrong’s utilitarian cabinets. These storage units are reminiscent of 1950s furniture – a fitting vehicle because much of Woods’ work is based on a nostalgia for mid- century domestic interiors.

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The Shade Rug from Nani Marquina

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The Carl Hansen & Son CH25 Lounge Chair, designed by Hans Wegner in 1950, is now available in Walnut.

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Lovely floor detailing at the amazing Carl Hansen & Son stand.

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Knoll presents Grasshopper, a collection of tables designed by Piero Lissoni, a perfect combination of pure geometry and synthesis of design. The modern table is where key decisions are taken, accommodating a range of functions from family reunions to business meetings.

Vitra Home Stories – Spring 2017

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

For a limited time only the Panton Chair will be available in a bright ‘Sunlight’ colourway. This Sunlight Panton is only available until 31.08.17

Also with the purchase of two or more Panton Chairs Sunlight or All Plastic Chairs , you will receive a free Classic Tray and Paper Napkins. Offer only available until 31.08.17  See full terms here.

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The Panton Chair is a icon in the history of furniture design. Designed by Verner Panton in 1960 the chair has advanced through several production phases and only since 1999 has it been possible to produce the chair in accordance with its original conception – out of one durable piece of plastic. The cantilever form offers a supportive yet mildly flexible seating experience. Available in a range of bold and subdued colours, the chair is manufactured in a dyed-through polypropylene with a lustrous matte finish.

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At first glance, the All Plastic Chair is reminiscent of the simple, classic wooden chairs that have been familiar in Europe for many decades. Utilising a new material, the chair represents a significant advancement in the appearance and functionality of this typology. The All Plastic Chair is strikingly compact and graceful, and the combination of plastic components makes it extraordinarily comfortable. Whereas the frame consists of a more rigid, high-strength polypropylene, the seat & backrest adapt to the contours of the sitter’s body. The backrest is connected to the frame by twin shafts cushioned with rubber buffers, which allow it to flex gently in response to the sitter’s movements, further enhancing the chair’s comfort. The combination of two types of plastic also offers new possibilities for the colour scheme: the All Plastic Chair is exclusively available with a ‘two-tone’ palette pairing frames in a slightly darker shade with seats and backrests in a lighter nuance of the same hue. This interplay of colours lends the chair a distinctive look and transports its classic shape into a contemporary context. Thanks to the use of high-performance plastics that are resistant to sunlight and water, the All Plastic Chair is a robust, durable chair for indoor and outdoor settings. It is an excellent choice for home dining rooms as well as cafés, restaurants and other public venues.

 

 

New Tom Dixon lighting collection to launch at Salone del Mobile!

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Tom Dixon is known for his experimentation with materials; pushing them to their limits, and using them in ways your average designer would never think of; The latest lighting collection due to launch at Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Design Festival next week is no different. The newest creation from the Tom Dixon design studio is the Cut Light, a highly polished light with a mirrored opaque finish when switched off, comes alive once switched on to create a Kaleidoscopic reflection upon the surrounding walls. Inspired by an ever growing fascination with futuristic optics, this impressive light joins the design studio’s vast lighting family as the tenth member and is available in a pendant or surface light.

 

Tom Dixon will be opening the doors of its Multiplex exhibition, to showcase this years designs, old and new, in an 840 seat Cinema in Milan. The multi functioning exhibition will feature food and refreshment stands as well as guest exhibitors such as Sonos, Mabeo and IKEA.

“Milan in April turns into the Glastonbury of design – a huge explosion of ideas, colours, shapes and functions, a massive influx of design obsessives all seeking the latest ideas,” said Dixon. “The reality is people are there for fun. We feel we might as well acknowledge what’s really going on here and try to entertain people.”

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Also launching at this years event a new addition to the already iconic Melt light, which will be released in a flatter version as a surface light, designed for use on the ceiling, wall and floor. We can not wait to see these exciting new pieces!

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L’Oiseau, new ceramic version of the accessory

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

L’Oiseau was design by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec in 2011. Originally available as a wooden bird made of milled maple and sanded to a smooth finish. Debuting at this years Maison Et Objet, Vitra have now released the L’Oiseau u as a ceramic figure in a choice of colours. Considerable craftsmanship goes into the fabrication of each piece, making it a unique object with individual characteristics.

Motifs drawn from nature have played an important role in interior furnishings since the earliest examples known to us, and natural forms and structures have also been a recurring theme in the work of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. L’Oiseau, an avian figure of archaic simplicity, is reminiscent of the unpretentious artifacts of Nordic folk art. Its sleek form attractively enriches contemporary interiors without the cuteness or even tackiness so commonly associated with animal figures.

Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own design firm. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewelry and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organization of interior space.

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Normann Copenhagen’s Flagship Store

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The Normann Copenhagen flagship store is something of a visual masterpiece. Following a large-scale, comprehensive renovation, Normann Copenhagen is opening the doors of its spectacular
new showroom. The Danish design company’s new headquarters appears as an experimental, artistic universe in brushed steel, lively terrazzo, and eye-popping colour combinations.

For just over a month the doors to Normann Copenhagen’s flagship store in Copenhagen have been covered with a mysterious pink foil. Behind the scenes, work has been going on at a feverish pace to create a new base for Normann Copenhagen – an extraordinary, world-class showroom. The new combined flagship store and showroom presents an exclusive and bold design concept that captures the essence of the Normann Copenhagen brand. A conceptual, theatrical universe gives the showroom the character of an art exhibition, where
everything is carefully curated and nothing is left to chance.

“We want to give visitors the feeling they’re moving around in an art installation. We’ve played with the contrast between warm and cold in a contemporary interior environment that pays homage to premises that are very worthy of preservation,” says designer Hans Hornemann, who in cooperation with Normann Copenhagen’s Brand Manager, Britt Bonnesen, developed the concept and design of the new showroom.

The style is raw and industrial, with a contrasting blend of materials. Epoxy, steel, reflective glass and coloured acrylic meet more organic elements like plush rugs and shimmering terrazzo. The old cinema’s original classical details have been carefully restored, and stucco work and bas reliefs create a beautiful contrast to an emerald green ceiling and oyster grey walls.

Shop the Normann Copenhagen collection here.

 

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