Outdoor lighting – 5 ideas to inspire

April 27, 2015 · 0 Comments

Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Lighting is such a key part of any design scheme and this is just as true for outdoor lighting as indoor. Our outdoor lighting collection offers a wide range of options for any outside space or requirement.

1.Subtle wall lighting

Bocci 14s Wall Light

The 14s wall/ceiling outdoor light is an articulated cast glass hemisphere with a frosted cylindrical void that houses the bulb. Casting glass is an organic process, handmade and imperfect. The light interacts with the imperfections and bubbles in the cast glass to give a visually subtle, soft halo of light. These outdoor lights work well when clustered in random formations. Available to buy in pairs.

2.Portable outdoor lighting

FollowMe Lamp

The FollowMe lamp is portable and rechargeable. Perfect for use outdoors, the FollowMe table lamp can be taken wherever light is required. Use it to replace candlelight for outdoor dining. Its compact size also makes it ideal for camping. The simple, soft white shade gives a luminous glow, whilst the curving oak handle invites you to pick it up. The battery is built-in and there is a USB port for recharging.

3.Lantern alternative

Light House Outdoor Floor Lamp

The Light House outdoor light by Thomas Sandell uses the simple house form, in white lacquered steel to create an outdoor floor lamp. It provides a modern alternative to more traditional floor-standing candle lit lanterns. Diffused light emits from the bottom of the structure to provide ambient illumination. This contemporary garden light can be used either freestanding or as a fixed installation.

4.Diffused low-level lighting

Gregg Outdoor Floor Lamp

The Gregg outdoor lamp is both sculpture and light. The organic pebble-shaped design, which is both elegant and familiar, offers a soft and diffused light. Available in 3 sizes these lamps work well in multiples, adding interest to outside spaces as well as illumination.

5.Lighting the way

Oco Mobile Outdoor Lamps

The Oco mobile lamp is a garden lamp that also works on porches or terraces, subtly lighting up the night. Use this modern outdoor light to illuminate pathways, pools or seating areas. Unlike standard way-lighting, white light emits from the bottom of the shade whilst the top is available in either green or amber to emit a coloured glow. This mobile light has a spike allowing it to be repositioned where required.

Milan Furniture Fair 2015

April 23, 2015 · 0 Comments

Milan 2015 Milan 2015 Milan 2015 Milan 2015twentytwentyone have returned inspired and enlightened from our annual pilgrimage to the Milan Furniture Fair.

See our full Salone del Mobile photo report featuring the designs which captured our attention here.

Outdoor furniture – 5 designs to inspire

April 21, 2015 · 0 Comments


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With Spring well on its way, now is the time to update your outdoor space. Our outdoor furniture collection embraces a wide range of design-led, classic and contemporary outdoor seating, garden tables, outdoor benches and loungers. We’ve selected 5 designs to inspire you.

1.UV resistant colour

Vitra Tip Ton Chair - UV

The colourful Tip Ton chair by Barber & Osgerby is now available in a UV resistant version which is has been designed specifically for use outdoors. From a standard horizontal position, Tip Ton can be tilted a few degrees forward where it then stays in place. The forward-tilt sitting position, straightens the back and improves circulation. Tip Ton is extremely durable and stackable making it ideal as outdoor seating. Order by 31st July 2015 to receive a complimentary Jasper Morrison Rotary tray.

2.1966 classic

1966 Outdoor Furniture Collection

The 1966 collection is a range of outdoor furniture designed by Richard Schultz. Schultz has long been part of the Knoll story and is best known for his outdoor furniture designs. After moving to a seaside home in Florida, Florence Knoll asked her design team to create well-designed outdoor furniture that would withstand corrosive seaside air. The result was the 1966 collection which over the years has earned a special place in the world of outdoor furniture and is now regarded as a design classic.

3. Iconic outdoor table

Tulip Outdoor Table

The Tulip table by Eero Saarinen is regarded as an iconic design. Saarinen’s goal was to create a sculptural form and eliminate the ‘slum of legs’. The outdoor table has the same styling and timeless appeal as the indoor. The marble top of the indoor table is replaced by a white acrylic ‘stone’ which is hardwearing and resistant to the demands of being outside. The table features the original heavy moulded cast aluminium tulip base in white or black.

4. Sit and think

Thinking Man's Chair

As its name suggests, the Thinking Man’s Chair is an outdoor lounge chair ideal for relaxation and reflection. The frame is made from tubular metal with slatted seat and back. The armrests feature flat sections for drinks. Available in green, grey, white and terracotta. The terracotta version has an interesting addition – written dimensions in white, as per the original prototype.

5. Store it

Hook Table by Richard Lampert

Exclusive to twentytwentyone, the Hook garden table by Eric Degenhardt for Richard Lampert is a metal side table which offers a multitude of uses. Its compact size means the table slots in anywhere it’s required. Perfect for patios and balconies. As the name suggests the key design feature of Hook is an integral metal loop from which to hang the folded table when not in use. Available in white, grey, yellow, pale green and blue.

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La Lampe Gras – the perfect harmony of function and design

April 13, 2015 · 0 Comments

La Lampe Gras

The Lampe Gras has an exceptional place in the history of the lamp. Originally designed and manufactured in 1921, the Lampe Gras pioneered a new type of lighting which was designed to meet the needs of both the industrial and expanding service sector.

La Lampe Gras

Its creator Bernard-Albin Gras rejected ornament and instead gave the Lampe Gras a simple, robust and ergonomic design. The functional aesthetic of the design was truly original and the lamps were designed so that they were adaptable to each user’s needs. This contributed to the lamp’s instant success. Furthermore, Le Corbusier was impressed by the Lampe Gras’ modern design and user-friendliness. He endorsed the light by using it in both his office and architectural works.

Bernard-Albin Gras

There are hardly any lamps that had been in continuous production, without any major modifications, for over 50 years. The Lampe Gras did disappear from the market for a few decades, however it was rediscovered in the 1980s by a new generation of designers and architects. In 2005 the lamp was given an ultimate endorsement when it entered the collection of the design department at the Centre Pompidou. Today this classic and iconic light has become a collector’s item across the world.

La lampe Gras

Twentytwentyone are licenced suppliers of La Lampe Gras and offer a selection of wall lights, floor lights and table lamps including the Lampe Gras 205 table light, Lampe Gras 215 floor light and Lampe Gras 303 wall light.

String shelving system – enduring design and simplicity

April 7, 2015 · 0 Comments

String system paint

Swedish architect Nils Strinning designed String in 1949. The design for a versatile and flexible, yet minimalist shelving system earned him a reputation as one of the leading exponents of modern Scandinavian design. There are many variations inspired by the system conceived by Strinning. Today String can be found in offices, studios and homes worldwide.

Nils Strinning

The enduring design and simplicity of String has been carefully considered and allows for an extensive range of possible applications and arrangements. The bays can be configured in two widths (60 and 80cm). The height is flexible according to floor-standing or wall-mounted panels and shelves and cabinets can be hung at any height within the panels. The components are available in a range of colours and materials. One can simply add to their system or dismantle and reconfigure as needs change.

String system garden

Components include a range of shelves, cabinets, work desk and folding tables. Ideal where space is limited the multifunctional and adaptable aspects of the String system mean that even small areas can be utilised. String functions well in any room of the house from office or hallway to bedrooms and bathrooms.

String system shelving - children's bedroom

Perfect for kitchens, folding tables become work-surfaces. Non-perishable foods and dinnerware can be stored in either closed cabinets with sliding glass or wood doors, or on open shelving.

String system kitchen

And if you simply need some compact shelves String also comes as String Pocket, the smallest version of String. A kit which consists of two side-panels and three shelves. If space allows String Pocket works equally well in pairs or threes. Available in a wide range of colours and wood finishes, and even a striking glossy copper.

Pocket String shelving copper

String offer an online configurator to help you plan your shelving system, alternatively you can email mail@twentytwentyone.com for further information.

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April newsletter

April 2, 2015 · 0 Comments

Zupagrafika brutalist model - Balfron TowerThe April newsletter is here.

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Red dot awards 2015

April 1, 2015 · 0 Comments

Stockholm_marioruizMario Ruiz has been awarded the 2015 Red dot award for his Stockholm collection of sideboards, consoles, shelving and tables.

Founded in 1954, the internationally recognized Red Dot Award seeks to honour excellence in design.


Stockholm_MarioRuizThe contemporary furniture series with its sleek rectilinear form, manufactured by Punt, combines wood with aluminium; both dark and light wood finishes are offered, accented with a choice of anodised aluminium sheet tops.

Stockholm_MarioRuizThe extensive range is available in a variety of compositions, providing a versatile, modern storage solution for a variety of interior spaces.

MarioRuizMario Ruiz was born in 1965 and studied Industrial Design at The Elisara School of Design in Barcelona. Soon after graduating in 1995, Ruiz began a professional career in design. The award winning multidisciplinary designer has since worked across furniture, lighting and product design projects for clients including Punt.

Founded in 1980, Spanish firm Punt, also known as Puntmobles, produce designer furniture for both home and contract use. As well as Mario Ruiz’s Red dot award winning Stockholm sideboard, notable Punt designs include Terence Woodgate’s Sussex sideboard and Dot cabinet, and Odosdesign’s Mai Tai table.

View the award winning Stockholm sideboard here.
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CH 24 Spring Promotion

April 1, 2015 · 0 Comments


Receive £100 off every purchase of Hans Wegner’s iconic CH 24 ‘Wishbone chair’ in CHS coloured lacquered beech finish, during March, April and May 2015. Now £474 each (normally £574).

The Y-chair or the Wishbone chair’ as it is often called – due to the shape of the back – is a lightweight chair, and despite being an armchair, remains a relatively small piece of furniture. The curved hind legs and semicircular top come together to form the elegant Y-back, giving a gracious and welcoming air.


The design of the CH 24 chair dates as far back as 1949 and was the first of Hans Wegner’s chairs manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son.


Opened in 1908, Carl Hansen’s workshop initially produced hand-crafted bespoke furniture and soon became known for the high quality of his work. Over time, the company began to manufacture smaller runs of their most popular pieces, still employing the same high standards and traditional woodworking techniques which put them on the map. These values remain at the core of the firm to this day.

CH24_newsThe companies collaboration with Hans Wegner began in the 1940s, when Carl Hansen’s son, Holger Hansen saw promise in the the ground-breaking designs of the young designer. Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chair has been in production ever since.

The CH 24 Spring Promotion runs from March – May 2015.
View the CH 24 CHS Colours chair here.

Mother’s Day

March 6, 2015 · 0 Comments

8a2f373b-bbf9-4270-9164-0659eff87e38twentytwentyone offer a unique selection of gifts. We hope to inspire you with ideas this Mother’s Day, 15th March 2015.

Mothersday_05Bring a modern accent to your Mother’s Day blooms. Ferm Living’s solid brass Hexagon pot is perfect for freshly cut flowers or indoor house plants, and available in two sizes.

Mothersday_04Handwoven in the UK, the Shetland wool throw designed by Wallace and Sewell for twentytwentyone is available two colourways. Woven honey comb structures create a double-sided effect. A cosy addition to your Mother’s favourite chair.

MothersDay_03Treat your Mum to some Scandiavian charm. Skandinavisk’s scented candles capture the unique essence of Scandinavia with 4 fragrances - the scent of Scandinavian tranquility (Ro), the floral scent of a Swedish summer (Sommar), the urban bliss of one of the world’s most desirable cities (Kobenhavn) and the drama of the Norwegian fjords (Fjord).

Their gentle scents are created with the help of one of Europe’s leading female perfume designers and the perfume is then produced in Grasse in the South of France.

Mothersday_06Faye Toogood’s reinterpretation of traditional creamware combines  fine earthenware offset with a rich, deep blue pattern. The painterly, atmospheric design is part of a wider series, perfect for serving Mother’s Day lunch.

MothersDay_01The Lucienne Day tea towel designs, originally launched in 1954, encapsulate the sensitive, organic and progressive talent of one of Britain’s true and lasting creative spirits. Day, Britain’s most distinguished textile designer of the 20th Century is recognised through a multitude of awards and is an essential part of museums worldwide.

Made in Ireland using 100% linen, the Too many cooks design works as a stand-alone artwork, as well as a household tool.

View our entire curated collection of contemporary and design-led Mother’s Day gift ideas including vases, ornaments, textiles, candles and luxury bath products here. Inspiring and unique designs for 15th March.

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Tapio Wirkkala centenary

March 6, 2015 · 0 Comments

WIRKKALA_BLOG_02 To celebrate the 100th birthday of Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala have re-released the designer’s mouth-blown glass bottle vases. Originally in production between 1959 and 1968, the bottle returns to Iittala’s range in a limited edition numbered series. Available during 2015 only, the bottles will bear a centenary engraving and number from 1 to 2015.

WIRKKALA_blog_03Born in Hanko Finland, Wirkkala (1915-1985) garnered a reputation as a versatile designer of graphic arts and notably glassware. Wirkkala’s work includes the Thule highball. Inspired by melting ice, the instantly recognisable textured glass was created in 1960 and remains a classic example of Finnish glassware design.

WIRKKALA_BLOGDuring production, the Wirkkala bottle vase is blown into a mould and finished with a simple ring of glass around its neck. The simple form makes for a pretty object or a useful carafe or vase. Available in turquoise, grey and moss green, the limited edition vase is now available at twentytwentyone.

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