twentytwentyone is pleased to introduce two games from Pico Pau into their collection. Pico Pao is a workshop with a long history of craftsmanship. It began in 1979 in Lubián, a small Spanish village nestled in the mountains on the border with Portugal. Pico Pao is the name of the local woodpecker who can been seen (and heard) in the valley where the workshop originated.
The workshop began in an old house whose poor inhabitants used their ingenuity to be able to make use of any material they came across to make finely crafted children’s toys. Here were made the first wooden replicas of old-fashioned toys, along with reproductions of old cameras and copies of traditional, pre-industrial looms.
Today Pico Pao is in the process of re-founding the workshop and focusing its activity on designing and perfecting original games. The newer games, which belong to the collection Ludus Ludi, are notable for their lack of rules. The games can be viewed more as exquisite raw materials for experimentation, for the stimulation of abstract thought, for the interpretation of random discovery and for the playful enjoyment of the senses through direct contact with artistic objects.
Las Sillas game consists of 15 schematic and unadorned, almost skeletal chairs. The chairs can be piled up, stacked, left scattered on the floor or grouped into random shapes of difficult equilibrium. El Balacin game is a collection of seemingly arbitrary shapes which can be used for stacking, building and balancing.
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Industrial Facility’s Alumi chair joins our outdoor collection of classic and contemporary designs.
Inspired by public furniture such as staircase balustrades and handrails, the lightweight contemporary aluminium armchair features oversized armrests and legs, and is finished in a choice of powder-coated colours.
Ideal for outdoor use, Alumi is weather resistant and stackable, perfect for patios and balconies all year round. The design is also accompanied by a compact table with a distinctly modern appearance.
Founded in 2002, London based design studio Industrial Facility work on a wide range of industrial design projects including the Nava bottle watch, Chantry Modern knife sharpener and the Branca chair and table.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
See our full Salone del Mobile photo report featuring the designs which captured our attention here.
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
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.
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
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
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.