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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Spring Clean! We’ve just added more to our sale!

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The weathers getting warmer, flowers are blooming and its raining all the time… Spring must be here! And that calls for a Spring Clean!

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We’ve got some fantastic offers on a selection of our ex display pieces, which are all available with a very minimal lead time!

Spring Clean Ex display Carl Hansen Signature Chair

The FH429 Signature Chair, Designed by Frits Henningsen in 1954.

Spring Clean Ex Display Artek Stool Alvar Aalto

The Artek 60 Stool Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933.

Spring Clean Flos Spun Light T2 Ex diplay Sebastian Wrong

The Spun Light T2 in Chrome, Designed by Sebastian Wrong for Flos.

Spring Clean Ex Display Wing Chair Carl Hansen Has Wegner.

The Ch455 Wing Chair and Foot Stool designed by Hans Wegner in 1960. Available in special edition Mourne Textiles Fabric.

Spring Clean Terence Woodgate Pendant Light

The Solid Pendant made from Carrara Marble, Designed by Terence Woodgate

Spring Clean Acorn pendant Light Northern Lighing

The Acorn Pendant Light designed by Atle Tveit for Northern Lighting.

 

 

Results Chair and Pyramid Table from HAY

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

“We are mainly known as a company who collaborates with designers from our own time, but for me the link between these products and what we have been doing, is the approach to industrial design they employed to make them. The idea of working with materials and construction in an intelligent and reliable way, creating as much value for clients at a reasonable price; the Result Chair and Pyramid Table were originally about just this.” Rolf Hay

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Created to be adaptable, light and strong, the Result chair (1958) and Pyramid Collection (1959) are two examples of products that utilise the cutout sheet steel construction method of manufacture. The Results chair was originally designed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld and the Pyramid collection by Rietveld in the middle of the 20th Centuary, while they work at Ahrend. Produced prominently for schools in the 1960’s and 1970’s throughout the Netherlands, The Results Chair has a particularly strong relationship with Dutch residents as it was part of their daily lived growing up. Combing fuction and excellence with aesthetic lightness and adaptability, both designs are exceptionally sparing in their use of materials, are simple to construct and organic their shape. They remain as relevant and useful today as the first day they were created.