twentytwentyone Contracts: Park Lofts, London

January 19, 2017 · 0 Comments

Park Lofts: twentytwentyone Contracts project

twentytwentyone Contracts has recently supplied a range of furniture and lighting to Park Lofts, a residential development of 12 apartments located near Regent’s Park in central London.

For more information on this project and details of the range of designs supplied view the Park Lofts project here.

Park Lofts: twentytwentyone Contract project

twentytwentyone’s Contract projects range from residential developments, restaurants, hotels and retail to public buildings such as Tate Modern, the Whitechapel art gallery and the Barbican.

A selection of recent projects can be viewed here.

twentytwentyone January newsletter

January 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

Lucienne Day 100 Designs poster

twentytwentyone’s January newsletter is here, with news of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.

Included are details of Lucienne Day’s centenary celebrations, taking place throughout 2017, plus details of new additions to our January clearance sale of furniture, lighting and accessories.

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Lucienne Day centenary

January 6, 2017 · 0 Comments

Lucienne Day

Born on 5th January 1917, Lucienne Day was Britain’s most distinguished textile designer of the 20th century, esteemed for her acute understanding of pattern, colour and scale and her significant role in popularising modern design in Great Britain from the 1940s onwards.

The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation has organised a programme of events and exhibitions to mark the centenary of such a prolific, progressive and influential designer, launched on what would have been Lucienne’s 100th birthday.

Lucienne_Day_100_GIFThe centenary is also commemorated with the poster Lucienne Day 100 Designs. Designed by Studio Fernando Gutierrez, the poster forms a companion piece to Robin Day 100 Designs, similarly issued to mark the centenary of Lucienne Day’s husband and fellow designer.

Lucienne Day 100 Designs poster

The new poster features previously unpublished images of Lucienne Day’s work as well as portraits from the Foundation’s Lucienne Day photograph archive, providing a fitting tribute to one of Britain’s foremost designers.

It is a testament to the enduring nature of Lucienne Day’s designs that many remain in production, more than half a century after their inception.

In 2003 a selection of Day’s printed textiles from the 1950s were reissued by Classic Textiles, including perhaps her most well-known design, Calyx.

Calyx fabric designed by Lucienne Day

Originally designed for Heals in 1951, Calyx was exhibited at the Festival of Great Britain Homes and Gardens Pavilion, hanging in a modern dining room setting designed by Robin Day.

It went on to win the Milan Triennale gold medal and the American Institute of Decorator’s international design award (the latter a first for any British designer).

Lucienne Day OBE, 1917-2010In the present day, digital printing techniques ensure that Calyx and its companion fabrics remain faithful both to the integrity of the original designs and to Day’s longstanding conviction that good design should be available to all.

As the designer observed, ”I went into industrial design because I wanted people to have good things at a reasonable price.”

twentytwentyone hosted the exhibition Lucienne Day Classic Textiles in 2003 to celebrate the launch of the reissued textiles collection.

Lucienne Day Classic Textiles exhibition at twentytwentyone, 2003

On a smaller scale – but no less appealing, are Lucienne Day’s tea towels. These witty and timeless designs printed on linen were first created in the late 1950s for  Thomas Somerset.

Lucienne Day tea towels

Now reissued and perennially popular, they are just as likely to end up framed and hung on a wall as put to work in the kitchen.

Lucienne Day Black Leaf tea towel

twentytwentyone is honoured to participate in the celebration of a designer whose work was profoundly influential in its own time while continuing to delight and inspire in the present day.

Full details of the events planned over the year can be found here.

All archive images are courtesy of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

twentytwentyone winter sale newsletter

December 31, 2016 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone's winter sale is now on

Our latest newsletter is here, with details of our winter sale now underway.

Enjoy 15% off selected furniture and lighting ordered online and in-store for the duration of the sale.

Also available to view and purchase at our shop and showroom, a wide selection of one-off, ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories with discounts of up to 75%.

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Winter sale preview

December 26, 2016 · 0 Comments

Handcarved wooden Robins by Mikael Nilsson

Early birds take note: our latest newsletter includes all dates and details of our upcoming winter sale, beginning online on 26th December.

Also included is a preview of just some of the one-off, ex-display furniture and lighting that will be available to purchase at our shop and showroom from 31st December onwards.

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Seasons Greetings

December 26, 2016 · 0 Comments

Seasons Greetings from twentytwentyone

As our twentieth anniversary year draws to a close we would like to wish all our customers, clients and partners a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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Seasonal opening hours

December 23, 2016 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone Upper Street shop
Upper Street shop
Saturday 24th December 10am-4pm
Sunday 25th - Monday 26th December closed
Tuesday 27th December 11am-5pm
Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th December 10am-6pm
Saturday 31st December 10am-4pm
Sunday 1st January closed
Monday 2nd January 11am-5pm

River Street showroom
Saturday 24th – Friday 30th December closed
Saturday 31st December 10am-4pm
Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd January closed

Normal opening hours resume Tuesday 3rd January at both locations.

Last order date for Christmas deliveries and late-night Christmas shopping

December 15, 2016 · 0 Comments

handcarved wooden robin by Mikael Nilsson

Please note that the last day to place an order online for in-stock items and ensure guaranteed delivery to a UK address before Christmas is Tuesday 20th December.

The last day to place an order online for in-store collection of in-stock items is Wednesday 21st December.

Please enquire for international orders.

Please note that our Upper Street shop is open until 7pm on Thursday 15th and Thursday 22nd December for late-night Christmas shopping accompanied by wine and panettone.

If you require further inspiration, browse our selection of classic and contemporary gifts for her, for him, for kids and for home.

 

twentywentyone is 20 – our final anniversary edit

December 12, 2016 · 0 Comments

Robin Christmas decoration by Lisa Jones

As our twentieth anniversary year draws to a close, we have compiled our final top twenty of 2016.

This month’s edit celebrates the team spirit of twentytwentyone and sees 20 members of staff select the 20 designs they would most like to receive for Christmas.

Ranging in scale from a small wooden robin to a covetable twentytwentyone gift hamper, the list contains plenty of gift ideas to inspire your own Christmas wishlist.

View the edit in full here.

twentytwentyone December newsletter

December 8, 2016 · 0 Comments

North Star Christmas decoration by Livingly

twentytwentyone’s December newsletter is here, with news of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.

Included are details of December’s twentytwentyone is 20 online edit which brings our 20th anniversary year to a close, plus information on late-night Christmas shopping at our Upper Street shop.

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