Invisible Outlines Exhibition from Nendo.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

There are always so many fantastic exhibitions and events happening during Milan Design week, and this year was no different. The Invisible Outlines exhibition from Japanese design brand Nendo, was a clear favourite. Luxury fashion brand Jil Sander played host to the show in their Milan store, after a recent collaboration; The Objectextile collection, which includes fabrics created by Nendo through a process of experimenting with 2D and 3D, which were then turned in a Fashion collection by the Jil Sander design team. The whole show was a visual master piece, with so many amazing textures created from the simplest of forms.⠀

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“We tend to perceive the existence and positioning of objects by subconsciously following “outlines”, and by distinguishing the “inside and outside” of these contours. This also means that objects with obscure outlines cannot always be identified as objects, and conversely if outlines are visible, that information which is not visible can be subconsciously supplemented.
The exhibition takes this fundamental principle into account, and the following ideas were implemented as a theme. The existence of items are blurred by manipulating outlines in various ways, or the viewers can recognize some existence of an item visually in their minds by making invisible outlines visible. In total 16 collections were amassed including the following: “border table” which presents a fragmented contour of rooms, “trace collection” capturing “traces” of movement, “un-printed material”, a piece that portrays various forms and expressions of paper through outline, “80 sheets of mountains” which features mountain range using outlines with cut and elongated sheet material, “objectextile” a collaboration project with Jil Sander, where contours of 3D objects are retrieved and turned into textile, and “jellyfish vase” a new piece that attempts to reestablish the relationship between vase and water with colour boundaries.”

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Limited, signed, special edition Wishbone Chair in Elm!

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Carl Hansen & Søn is marking Hans J. Wegner’s birthday in April with a signed limited edition of the Wishbone Chair in elm. This is the first time the Wishbone Chair has been made using this strong, beautiful wood type.

Since Hans J. Wegner’s birthday falls on a Sunday this year, Carl Hansen & Søn will release the chair on Thursday, April 27 – for one day only. All chairs purchased on this date will come engraved with Hans J. Wegner’s signature and birth date, as well as with a certificate of authenticity. The limited-edition Wishbone Chair features oil-treated elm and a natural paper cord seat.

The CH24 Wishbone chair is a light, attractive and comfortable dining chair with it’s iconic Y-shaped back.  The Wishbone Chair is perhaps Wegner’s most celebrated work.

A triumph of craftsmanship with a simple design and clean lines. Despite the chair’s straightforward appearance it takes more than 100 steps to make one. Amongst other things, the hand-woven seat consists of more than 120 meters of paper cord. The design was actually the last part of a series inspired by portraits of Danish merchants sitting in Chinese Ming Dynasty chairs.

Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone chair for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949 and it has been in continuous production since 1950.

Available for pre-order now. Chairs will only available to order until 27th April 2017.

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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.

Knoll Table, Salone Del Mobile

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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