The twentytwentyone summer sale runs from Saturday 22nd June through to Sunday 28th July.
Up to 75% off ex-display furniture and lighting.
15% discount on all orders for furniture, lighting and accessories.
We are proud to launch the latest twentytwentyone cotton tote with a design by Jasper Morrison. Produced in heavy duty Fairtrade cotton the sketch shows an exploded view of the Plywood Chair from 1988. Originally handmade with a jigsaw and some ‘ships curves’, the Ply Chair was later produced by Vitra and marked the beginning of an significant design partnership.
Available to buy at £8.50 or free with purchases over £100, the batch is limited to 1500 bags.
twentytwentyone have plenty of ideas for Father’s Day on the 16th June. Please browse a selection online.
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The term Brutalism was derived from the French ‘béton brut’, or raw concrete, and the expression became associated with a movement emerging in postwar British architectural offices.
The photography by Simon Phipps provides a unique perspective and portrays Brutalist architecture in a sensitive, realistic and distinctive manner. The imagery is screen-printed directly onto brushed aluminium panels that when hung float from the wall, the whole concept reflecting a careful deliberation.
The prints are each an edition of 25.
Priced at £275 inc. Vat each
To raise awareness and draw attention to the potential plight faced by Brutalist architecture Simon Phipps and twentytwentyone will donate 5% from the sale of each print to the Twentieth Century Society.
“Simon’s images capture the excitement and dynamism of some of the most daring buildings of the post war period. Part elegy, part celebration these prints record some of my favourite buildings and ones which have been key campaigning cases for the C20 Society. The very deliberate decision to print onto brushed aluminium reflects the architects’ own intense interest in materials and the detailed quality of surface textures.”
Catherine Croft, C20 Society Director
|Park Hill, Sheffield, 1957-1961. Architects Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith for Sheffield City Council||The Barbican Estate, London, 1965-1976. Architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon|
|Post Office Tower, London, 1961-1964. Architects: Eric Bedford and G. R. Yeats, Ministry of Public Building and Works
||Trinity Square Car Park, Gateshead, 1962-1967. Architect: Rodney Gordon for the Owen Luder Partnership
The Twentieth Century Society
The C20 Society campaigns for the preservation of all styles of post -1914 architecture and design in the UK. It is a charity, lobbies central and local government, and has a statutory role in the planning system. It has been instrumental in the reappraisal and growing appreciation of Brutalism, and continues to press for recognition of the best examples via listing. It publishes journals and monographs, and its magazine regularly features the work of artists and photographers inspired by C20 buildings. It organizes an extensive programme of walks, tours and lectures, in the UK and abroad.Income donated from the sale of these prints will contribute to its ongoing casework and vital research. The Society welcomes new members. For further information, and details of how to join, see www.C20society.org.uk
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Richard Schultz is no stranger to Knoll. He worked with Harry Bertoia during the development of Bertoia’s iconic collection of wire chairs. Schultz later designed the Petal Collection to accompany the Diamond Chair.
Some years later, Florence Knoll specifically asked Schultz to create a collection of furniture that could withstand the outdoors for her Florida home. The result was the “Leisure Collection” (now sold as the “1966 Collection”) which became an instant classic.
In 1992, Richard Schultz began his own furniture manufacturing and design company, where he and his son, Peter, have been able to build an impressive line of outdoor furniture collections including Topiary and Swell. Now, after 20 years, Knoll and Richard Schultz are together again, providing distinctive modern outdoor furniture.
In their own words, Julien de Smedt / JDS architects ‘decided to dimension shelving units based on the generic measurements of things to store and display while allowing for them to be combined according to specific needs and desires… the result can be at times a random stack of boxes or a coordinated grid of efficient storage… or both!’