Last order date for Christmas deliveries

December 14, 2017 · 0 Comments

Last posting date for Christmas delivery

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 Wednesday 20th December.

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

Please contact us at orders@twentytwentyone.com with enquiries regarding international orders.

Meanwhile, our Upper Street shop is open until 7 pm on Thursday 14th 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 herfor himfor kids and for home.

The twentytwentyone Christmas wish-list

December 10, 2017 · 0 Comments

Rhythm wrapping paper by Esme Winter

With Christmas just over a fortnight away, twentytwentyone’s team reveal the gifts they’d most like to receive this year…

Reika: ”A delicate bracelet inspired by the everyday elastic band, Kei Tominaga’s Elastic Bangle is beautiful and makes me smile too.”
Emelie: ”The best part about Christmas is dressing the tree. This charming decoration matches my favourite Christmas jumper.”
Tony: ”It’s a bit optimistic, but the limited edition U1-D diving watch is something I’ve admired since it first arrived in-store.

Sepideh: “Each Clayhead has a distinctive expression and emotion – often surprising, always thought-provoking.”
Emma: ”Superfolk’s Dillisk seaweed print inspires me to plan a bracing beach-combing walk on Boxing Day.”
Cliff: ”Always in tension, always held in balance – a bit like life! Volta’s tabletop mobile is my personal choice.”

Claire: ”If I can’t have Christmas in Scandinavia this scented candle inspired by the Nordic landscape is the next best thing.”
Victor: ”Warm, cosy, rechargeable and portable, it’s got to be the FollowMe light for me. The answer, my friend, is glowing in the wind.”
James: ”This beautiful paperweight always causes people to ponder the manufacturing process, giving it a pleasing air of mystery.”

Trisha: ”Beautifully packaged, these luxurious Mast chocolate bars are a sweet treat for the festive season.”
Raph: ”Almost too good to eat? These Jollypops fruit-flavoured lollies could be a real test of my willpower.”
Esme: ”Inspired by the principle that everything in nature has a soul, Ghosts are thoughtful and unique.”

Marianne: ”I love this nourishing and certified organic cream with every single ingredient listed on the beautifully designed packaging.”
Guy: ”A stylish mini greenhouse that promises the perfect start in life for your seedlings. I’m looking forward to green shoots in 2018.”
Charity: ”The One Salt jar is a great addition to any kitchen; I love the contrast between stone and wood, plus its smooth rounded shape.”

Vanessa: ”I’m hoping for Feldspar’s delicate cups in finest bone china.  The perfect way to enjoy a warming winter drink.”
Sophie: ”A Stendig calendar will help me get set for 2018 and could even make forward-planning a positive pleasure.”
Caro: ”I’d like to receive this truly timeless modernist classic. British design to be proud of and top of my list!”

Yasmine: “In the busy festive season I’d love to find Pierre Charpin’s calming and minimal prints under the tree.”
Simon: “Love elephants. This clever design by Yu Matsuda allows for characterful interplay and continual petting.”
Chloe: “A beautiful and functional object that transforms an apple into a tasty treat for feathered garden visitors.”

Jeannie: “Its got to be the Erno throw for me. The luxurious weaving of colours is a warming treat for any wintery day.”
Mette: “I’m hoping for a Memphis Christmas in the form of this exquisite limited edition by Nathalie du Pasquier.”
Sarah: “The warm light radiating from these beautiful oil lamps is ideal for creating cosiness on a cold dark night.”


But what will you choose?

For further inspiration, view our Christmas gift lists here.

Great gifts for kids, plus our selection of stocking-fillers

December 9, 2017 · 0 Comments

Jollypops fruit lollipops by March

twentytwentyone’s Christmas gift lists include a unique selection of design-led gifts for children, carefully chosen to inspire and delight all ages.

We’ve included a bestiary of playful, animal-inspired items, from cut out creature forms that you can shape into a pop-up pet to a zoological calendar with each month in the form of a self-assembled animal or bird.

Pop-Up Animal by Yu MatsudaZoo Calendar by Good Morning

Traditional toys and games are well-represented alongside up-to-date gadgets.

Test dexterity and patience with a hand-carved wooden cup and ball game, or give a practical, pocket-sized solar rechargeable light with a social conscience.

Geoffrey Fisher Trook cup and ball gameLittle Sun Diamond portable rechargeable solar light by Olafur Eliasson

In search of lovely things to look at? A glow-in-the-dark lunar poster will appeal to budding astronomers and could make turning the lights off at bedtime something to be looked forward to.

For those entranced by fairy tales, our range of traditional Scandinavian mobiles includes a charming forest filled with peeping pixies.

Moon glow-in-the-dark poster  by Atomic printworksPixies in the Forest mobile from Flensted

For the creatively inclined, we have a host of things to make and do.

Inspire young artists and designers with a set of Magnetip pens: fine-liner felt-tip pens equipped with built-in magnets which allow you to create 3D structures while you doodle.

Meanwhile, a set of animal mask notecards may take the pain out of writing the obligatory thank you cards…

Magnetips magnetic felt-tip pensAnimal Notecards by Fredericks and Mae for Princeton Architectural Press

if you’d like to give the gift of good design, our furniture and lighting section includes a variety of enduring child-focused designs that are as pleasing to look at as they are to use.

Robin Day’s playful plywood Childsply chair and the portable, rechargeable FollowMe light by Inma Bermudez are just two such designs which will delight children and adults alike.

Childsply chair by Robin DayFollowMe light by Inma Bermudez for Marset

We’ve also compiled a selection of choice small gifts to fill stockings or solve Secret Santa dilemmas.

Choose from fruit-flavoured lollipops that are almost too good-looking to eat, a set of eye-catching pocket notebooks, or a variety of thoughtful and thrifty pocket-sized presents in our Christmas stocking fillers edit.

March mango-flavoured JollypopsEsme Winter pocket notebook set

View our Christmas gift lists for children, for home, for her and for him here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

twentytwentyone’s december newsletter

December 8, 2017 · 0 Comments

Holocene 1 oil lamp by Ilse Crawford for Wastberg

Our December newsletter is here, replete with Christmas gift ideas and news of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.

Also included are details of late-night Christmas shopping events at our Upper Street shop.

To ensure you receive all the essential information over the festive season, simply subscribe to twentytwentyone’s monthly newsletter here.

Late-night Christmas shopping

December 4, 2017 · 0 Comments

Late-night Christmas shopping

Please join us for panettone, wine and late-night Christmas shopping at our Upper Street shop.

On Thursday 7th December and Thursday 14th December the shop will be open until 7pm, giving you ample time to plan and make your purchases.

If further inspiration is required, we have compiled a series of online gift guides suggesting a covetable array of classic and contemporary gifts for her, for him, for kids and for the home.

Perfect presents for her and for him

December 1, 2017 · 0 Comments

Alexander Girard wooden dolls for Vitra

twentytwentyone’s Christmas gift lists are here to take the stress out of your Christmas shopping, with a host of inspiring suggestions on design-led gifts for women and men.

Our range of contemporary jewellery for women includes striking pieces in precious metals and more everyday materials, from a rose-gold bracelet with a form inspired by the humble elastic band, to architectural earrings made out of cast concrete.

Elastic Bangle by Kei TominagaMaterial Immaterial Concrete earrings

If you’re seeking the perfect decorative object we have a wide array of vases, sculptural ceramic works and classic candlesticks. Atelier Stella’s Succulent pot will lend a smile to small house plants, while the ingeniously intersecting Stoff Nagel candlestick allows you to build your own bespoke candelabra.

Atelier Stella Succulent pot by Stella BaggottStoff Nagel stackable candlesticks produced by Just Right

Pampering presents never go amiss at Christmas, so we’ve ensured our festive assortment includes a full quota of simply luxurious and effective bath and body products.

Family-run company Austin Austin produces an elegantly packaged family of bath and body products which are made using 100% organic ingredients that care for body and soul. Or indulge with Skandinavisk’s new Escape collection of scented candles which are fragranced to evoke aspects of the Scandinavian landscape.

Austin Austin organic neroli and petigrain bodycreamSkandinavisk Escapes collection scented candle

Warming throws and cosy cushions are always welcome gifts. Ferm Livings’ tufted Loop cushion is an exercise in textural contrast, while Wallace Sewell’s woven Erno throw combines the softness of lambswool with a richly combined blues and browns accented with rust and gold.

Loop cushion from Ferm LivingErno throw by Wallace and Sewell

Our trove of gifts for men has everything covered, from the functional to the decorative. Definitely falling into the former category is the limited edition U1-D men’s watch, a precision-tooled professional diving watch designed for everyday wear.

Meanwhile Material Immaterial’s concrete cufflinks offer a distinctive alternative to more conventional designs.

Material Immaterial concrete cufflinksUnimatic limited edition U1-D men's diving watch

For house and home, Corkframe’s practical pinboard machined out of solid cork is likely to be a firm favourite. But if you prefer less ephemeral  pieces of paper on display, Pierre Charpin’s new limited edition Kamo print is just one of the numerous signed and numbered works by artists and designers available from twentytwentyone.

Corkframe solid cork pinboardPierre Charpin Kamo limited edition print for The Wrong Shop

Alternatively, kit him out with Wallace Sewell’s lambswool Duo scarf or the capacious Jordan weekend bag from Sandqvist.

Dup lambswool scarf by Wallace SewellJordan weekend bag by Sandqvist

Finally, our selection abounds with beautifully designed kitchen and tableware that is as pleasing to use as it is to look at, from Hope in the Woods’ hand-worked coffee scoops in sycamore wood, to Robert Welch’s classic nutcracker – unquestionably a seasonal essential.

Hope in the Woods sycamore coffee scoopNutcracker by Robert Welch

For further inspiration, view our Christmas gift lists for him and for her here.

Special seasonal promotion – this weekend only

November 24, 2017 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone's special seasonal promotion

In advance of Christmas, twentytwentyone is hosting a special seasonal promotion from Friday 24th to Monday 27th November.

For this limited period we are offering 15% off orders of furniture, lighting and rugs. This discount is also extended to selected ex-display items at our shop and showroom.

A range of designs available for immediate delivery make this an ideal opportunity to equip your home for festive entertaining. Alternatively, made-to-order items can be chosen now for delivery in the first weeks of 2018, ensuring a fresh start to the new year.

For further inspiration, view our selection of classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and rugs.

twentytwentyone’s November newsletter #2

November 23, 2017 · 0 Comments

Ronan Bouroullec's new limited edition prints for The Wrong Shop

We’ve issued a second November newsletter, ensuring you’re updated on all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.

New designs coming in just in time for Christmas include limited edition prints from Ronan Bouroullec, Pierre Charpin and Nathalie du Pasquier.

Also included is advance notice of our special seasonal promotion, running from Friday 24th to Monday 27th November. For this limited period we’ll be offering 15% off orders of furniture, lighting and rugs, plus discounts on a variety of ex-display items at our shop and showroom.

To ensure you receive updates on new Christmas shopping ideas and other festive essentials, simply subscribe to twentytwentyone’s monthly newsletter here.

A festive flock: this year’s crop of Christmas decorations and cards

November 22, 2017 · 0 Comments

Dove hanging Christmas decoration by Alexander Girard for VitraDove hanging Christmas decoration by Alexander Girard for Vitratwentytwentyone’s selection of classic and contemporary Christmas decorations for the approaching festive season includes a flock of birdlife.

Alexander Girard’s stamped metal Dove ornament (above right) reflects the designer’s fascination with folk art motifs, while Flensted’s Love Dove (above left) offers a Scandinavian take on the traditional harbinger of peace and love at Christmas time.

Plywood Robin decoration by Lisa JonesCarved wooden Robin by Mikael NilssonThe Robin is another Christmas stalwart, whether you opt for Lisa Jones’ cheery cut-out Christmas robin or Mikael Nilsson’s expressive hand-carved miniature avian sculpture.

If your preference is for festive fauna Lisa Jones has added a Polar bear hanging decoration (below left) and a Festive feline Christmas card (below right) to her collection of characterful seasonal designs.

Polar bear hanging decoration by Lisa JonesFestive Feline card by Lisa JonesOther Christmas creatures currently in-store and online are of a more magical and distinctly Nordic variety.

Lovi’s impish little Elf is a self-assembly, free-standing decoration that can be sent as a postcard. It also makes a great stocking filler.

Elf self-assembly decoration by LoviWhile Flensted’s charming Pixies in the Forest mobile presents traditional Scandinavian sprites in their natural habitat.

Pixies in the Forest mobile by FlenstedIf your taste tends more to the traditional with a twist, Cut and Make’s Bauble Christmas Card and Lovi’s Spruce tree offer an ingenious take on some seasonal essentials.

Bauble Christmas card by Cut and MakeLovi birch ply Christmas tree decorationStars and snowflakes are also present and correct, in the form of simple and striking Danish cut-paper decorations from Livingly.

Scandinavian Snowflake hanging decorations by LivinglyNorth Star hanging decoration by LivinglyFor further inspiration on decking the halls, view our selection of Christmas decorations and seasonal accessories here.

Carved wooden Robin by Mikael Nilsson

OMK 1965

November 17, 2017 · 0 Comments

Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965British designer Rodney Kinsman founded OMK in 1965 to produce a range of pioneering designs now considered classics of the British high-tech movement.

Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965Newly relaunched as OMK 1965, the company presents a new collection of Kinsman’s iconic designs including the celebrated Omkstak chair.

Kinsman designed this lightweight, stackable and highly adaptable chair in 1972, and it has subsequently been added to the permanent collections of twentieth-century furniture at V&A, the Design Museum in London and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965With a minimal tubular steel frame supporting a seat and back made of pressed steel with emphatic circular perforations, The Omstak chair blends functionality and simplicity in a form that celebrates the materials and technologies used to make it.

Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965OMK 1965 are marking the 45th anniversary of this lightweight, stackable and sought-after design by producing it in a fresh new palette of colours.

Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965A timeless chair with a firm following amongst design enthusiasts, Omkstak has a durability and adaptability that suits it to both domestic and contract use.

Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965And as if the new palette of colours wasn’t enough, it is also available in a classic version which features the chrome frame and contrasting coloured seat and back of the original 1972 design.

OmkstakClassic chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965Also available from twentytwentyone is Kinsman’s Orbit mirror.

This striking design combines a large wall-mounted circular mirror with a smaller vanity mirror positioned on a swing arm much like a satellite orbiting a planet.

Orbit mirror by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965The vanity mirror has both a regular and a magnifying side and swivels through 180° to offer views of the back or side of the head.

Orbit mirror by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965The Orbit mirror is currently on display at our Upper Street shop while the Omkstak chairs can be viewed at our River Street showroom.

Or view the OMK 1965 collection online here.

Omkstak chair by Rodney Kinsman for OMK 1965

Smart lights: rechargeable, portable and design-led

November 8, 2017 · 0 Comments

FollowMe lamp by Inma Bermudez for MarsetLighting designers are taking advantage of USB-charging technology to create a new generation of smart lights that are no longer tethered to the nearest plug socket.

Liberated from cables and requiring only periodic recharging via a USB cable, these new portable lights can be placed wherever they’re needed most, bringing light to cosy reading corners and dining tables…

FollowMe rechargeable light by Inma Bermudez for Marset… and even further afield.

FollowMe lamp by Inma Bermudez for MarsetInma Bermudez’s FollowMe light was one of the first rechargeable lighting designs stocked by twentywentyone and its friendly mushroom-like form, warm dimmable light, tactile wooden handle and easy functionality have endeared it to a multitude of fans.

“To me, this lamp is like a treat – something likeable and warm,” says Bermudez.

The designer has now developed FollowMe Plus, launched in 2017 and sharing the appealing characteristics of its sibling but with an increased size and light output.

MARSET_HR_FOLLOWME_PLUS_WITH_FOLLOWME_WITH_AMBIENCE_1-903x602By contrast, Christophe Mathieu’s Bicoca light combines the functionality and flexibility of the rechargeable light with a distinctive geometric form and a range of playful colour options.

bicoca-1Bicoca’s shade tilts to direct light as required and may be ordered with optional weighted fabric base element that allows the light to perch on the most precarious of sofa armrests or even bed heads.

Bicoca portable rechargeable light by Christophe Mathieu for MarsetIn addition, this light is equipped with a powerful magnet in its base which allows it to snap onto metal surfaces – just in case mobility proves to be too much of a good thing.

While Bicoca and FollowMe are characterised by an appealingly playful quality, other designers have explored a more statuesque form for the rechargeable light.

Panama Mini battery table light by Euga Design for Nemo Lighting Tetatet rechargeable light by Davide GroppiEuga Design’s Panama Mini Battery light (above left) and Davide Groppi’s TetaTet table lamp (above right) offer elegantly minimal approaches to the wireless rechargeable light, and are particularly suited to use as dining table centrepieces.

Yet more designers are using rechargeable technology to reinvent existing lighting designs.

Ginger rechargeable light by Joan Gaspar for MarsetJoan Gaspar’s Ginger light has a wafer-thin concave shade inspired by cymbals, specifically those of legendary rock drummer Ginger Baker.

The Ginger rechargeable table light is the latest addition to this extensive family of pendant, floor, wall and standard table lights, combining smart technology with the warmth of a wood veneer finish.

Meanwhile Miguel Mila’s classic 1962 Cestita table lamp is this year launched in a new portable and rechargeable version.

Cestita Batteria rechargeable light by Miguel Mila for Santa & ColeLike its namesake, Cestita Bateria features an opal glass shade held within a wooden frame topped by a handle, fulfilling the promise of portability that Cestita first posed in 1962 and bringing new versatility to an iconic lighting design.

Finally, a reminder that portable rechargeable lights don’t have to be lavish…

The Little Sun Diamond light is a handy pocket-sized light that recharges via a solar cell and can be worn on a strap around the neck, hung on a wall or positioned on its stand.

Little Sun diamond solar lightThe result of a collaboration between artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen, Little Sun lights marry practicality with playfulness but have a very serious intent.

This pioneering project aims to increase access to affordable and sustainable light in parts of the world where there is no electricity supply. Each sale of a Little Sun light enables the distribution of the same light to an off-grid community in Africa at an affordable price.

Olaffur Eliasson Little Sun diamond solar rechargeable lightIf you’re inspired to introduced a little smart lighting to your home, view twentytwentyone’s range of portable rechargeable lighting designs here.

Cestita Bateria rechargeable light by Miguel Mila for Santa & Cole

twentytwentyone’s November newsletter

November 2, 2017 · 0 Comments

Elastic bangles in silver, gold and rose gold by Kei TominagaOur November newsletter is here, with details of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.

Among the new lines featured this month are delicate jewellery designs from Kei Tominaga and rugs that unite a Nordic design sensibility with Indian craftsmanship from Danish design house Linie Design.

We’ve also included a selection of just some of the festive and seasonal accessories newly arrived in-store and online, along with our inspiring Christmas gift lists.

Finally, a reminder that our Lighter Prices promotion ends on Sunday 5th November – but you can still benefit from 15% off classic and contemporary lighting designs from selected manufacturers until then.

To ensure you receive updates on new Christmas shopping ideas, late-night opening hours and other festive essentials, simply subscribe to twentytwentyone’s monthly newsletter here.

New calendars for the new year

October 25, 2017 · 0 Comments

Max 365 calendar by Massimo Vignelli2018 is a matter of months away, but twentytwentyone’s selection of classic and contemporary calendars is certain to satisfy the most fervent of forward-planners.

Get set for the new year with Massimo Vignelli’s 2018 Stendig calendar, designed in 1966 and immediately recognised as a design icon: it remains the only calendar in the design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Stendig calendar 2018 by Massimo VignelliThis timeless design lays out the months ahead in bold Helvetica type on alternating sheets of black and white paper. Tear off the sheets as the month ends and use them as wrapping paper if you can’t bear to dispense with them.

It’s worth bearing in mind that we have limited stock of this highly sought-after design, so do place your order early to avoid disappointment.

If a more playful approach is called for, Good Morning’s Zoo calendar is certain to appeal to adults and children alike.

2018 Zoo calendar by Good MorningThis characterful design lends each month its own distinctive animal form with a series of cut-out zoological shapes for you to assemble. Perfect for parading across desks, shelves and mantlepieces.

Equally three-dimensional and just as decorative – though very different in appearance – Ric Bell’s Dodecal is a polyhedral form carved from solid American cherry wood and laser-engraved with the months of the year.

Dodecal 2018 by Ric BellPrecision-crafted and beautifully finished, this tactile desk accessory is as appealing to hold in the hand as it is intriguing to look at.

If you’re seeking a more permanent addition to your desk, we have a range of perpetual calendars to assist your time planning year after year, from Enzo Mari’s 1967 charismatic Timor desk calendar with a form inspired by Italian railway signage…

Timor calendar by Enzo Mari for Danese… to Jean Pierre Vitrac’s Imbroglio calendar, whose magnetic cursor isolates the date and brings clarity to a graphic stream of numerals.

Imbroglio calendar by Jean Pierre VitracStart 2018 as you mean to go on, and view our selection of calendars (along with some other seasonal accessories) here.

Ella Doran’s twentytwentyone collection

October 17, 2017 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone collection tray by Ella Doran in collaboration with twentywentyoneElla Doran‘s new collection of homewares celebrates iconic chair designs of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and is the result of a collaboration with twentytwentyone.

ella-doran-twentytwentyone-collection-white-rectangular-tray-1The new collection sees Doran’s trademark feel for colour and pattern applied to a selection of chair designs collected by twentywentyone over the years and recorded by photographer Mark Whitfield.

ella-doran-twentytwentyone-collection-mugDating from the 1930s to the present day, these remarkably diverse designs are assembled in a dynamic surface pattern that wraps mugs, trays, placemats and coasters.

As twentytwentyone founder Simon Alderson notes, “Ella’s distinctive eye for pattern and arrangement has transformed the furniture into something closer to a textile print. Whilst individual designs contrast, together they become connected and cohesive.”

ella-doran-twentytwentyone-collection-placemats-coasters-2Each item in the collection offers a snapshot of the ingenuity and creativity that has been applied to the design of this essential piece of domestic furniture.

And to save you reaching for your reference library, the twentytwentyone collection placemat is supplied with a ‘cheat sheet’ that lists the identities, dates and countries of origin for the 50-plus chairs illustrated.

ella-doran-2021-placemat3Ella Doran namechecks twentytwentyone’s ”incredible passion for design,” noting that “It’s a privilege to move from having products stocked in their store to being able to work directly on a project together and having access to this fantastic and museum-worthy collection of chairs.”

the_twentytwentyone_collection_by_ella_doran_web_grandeThe resulting family of homewares is a must for design enthusiasts as well as those who appreciate colour and pattern.

View the twentytwentyone collection in full here.

ella-doran-twentytwentyone-collection-black-round-tray-2

Lighter Prices is now underway

October 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

Vertigo pendant light by Constance Guisset for Petite FritureAs the days shorten and the nights lengthen, our Lighter Prices seasonal promotion is here to lift the spirits and fend off the winter gloom.

To coincide with the clocks turning back and the end of British Summer Time, we are offering a 15% discount on orders of classic and contemporary lighting from selected, design-led manufacturers.

For further inspiration, view the full array of lighting designs presented on our website, from table lamps and floor lighting

table-lampsfloor… to wall and ceiling lights and pendant designs.

wall-light-1pendantIn addition, new designs are to be added to our Clearance Lighting section throughout the promotion, available with exceptional discounts of up to 60%.

Cestita light by Miguel Mila for Santa and ColeLighter Prices runs from Saturday 14th October to Sunday 5th November.

Lighter Prices newsletter

October 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

Lighthouse table lamp by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & SonsAs announced in our latest newsletter, our seasonal lighting promotion is imminent.

Lighter Prices coincides with the clocks going back, marking the end of British Summer Time. To fend off the winter blues, we are offering 15% off orders of selected classic and contemporary lighting from 14th October to 5th November.

We also have a host of new lighting designs in-store and online to inspire you, from dramatic contemporary chandeliers and iconic modernist floor lights….

Michael Anastassiades Mobile Chandelier 11Parliament floor light by Le Corbusier for Nemo Lighting

… to playful portable rechargeable lights in a variety of hues and classic table lamps with a distinguished design pedigree…

Bicoca rechargeable light by Christophe Mathieu for MarsetPaul Smith edition Type 75 task light for Anglepoise… and much more besides.

You can view the newsletter and our round-up of the latest designs to arrive in-store and online here.

Poul Henningsen PH5 Mini pendant light for Louis PoulsenAnd for further inspiration, view the full array of lighting designs presented on our website.

To ensure you receive first notice of this and all our other sale events, subscribe to our newsletter here.

twentytwentyone’s October newsletter

October 6, 2017 · 0 Comments

Ella Doran 2021 collectionOur October newsletter is here, with details of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.

This month’s selection ranges from Ella Doran‘s new collection of homewares celebrating iconic chair designs to an exquisitely crafted family of handcarved wooden utensils created by Hope in the Woods - to name but two…

Also included is a date for your diary: our Lighter Prices promotion approaches, offering 15% off selected classic and contemporary lighting.

To ensure you receive all these updates and more, subscribe to twentytwentyone’s monthly newsletter here.

Hope in the Woods

October 5, 2017 · 0 Comments

Hand carved wooden spoons by Hope in the WoodsNew to arrive in-store and online is the Hope in the Woods collection of carved wooden utensils, handcrafted for twentytwentyone by designer and maker Luke Hope.

Although Hope originally studied design, he has only recently returned to this creative path after what he describes as a twenty-year detour. “I was drawn in by the process initially,” he says: “by the feeling of making: of working quietly, slowly, just me and the material. But it’s become much more…”

Luke Hope of Hope in the WoodsHope’s handiwork produces a unique array of elegantly utilitarian wooden tableware distinguished by a compelling tactile quality.

Using a range of woods with subtle grain patterns in contrasting light and dark tones, Hope often works in an improvisational manner, drawing inspiration from the material and the way that light plays with form as it evolves during the making process.

Hand carved wooden spoons by Hope in the WoodsOf his work, Hope says, “I love the calm of the process… working with an organic material, revealing natural form and creating and blending new lines and shape.”

hope-in-woods-blog-2The collection he has created for twentywentyone ranges from slender long-stemmed spoons to robust scoops and serving utensils in richly toned walnut and blond sycamore wood.

All the wood Hope uses is responsibly sourced, whether foraged, recycled, reclaimed or sustainably grown.

Hope in the Woods collection for twentytwentyone

The delicate lines and curves of these designs transform the most rudimentary objects into miniature sculptural forms – as pleasing to hold in the hand as they are to look at.

Hope in the Woods collection for twentytwentyone

“Ultimately,” Hope says, “it’s about being part of the entire process – my relationship with the design, materials, tools and resulting objects and how these then make people feel. Be it an object they use or simply look at, I want people to be drawn into the forms. To stop and think, to feel a sense of wonder and connection.”

Hand carved wooden spoons by Hope in the WoodsView the Hope in the Woods collection for twentytwentyone here.

The Modern House and Michael Anastassiades: Tube chandelier offer

September 29, 2017 · 0 Comments

Tube Chandelier by Michael Anastassaidestwentytwentyone is delighted to announce we have partnered with Michael Anastassiades and The Modern House to offer an exclusive discount of 10% on the Tube chandelier.

This pendant light with sculptural presence offers a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional chandelier, featuring three slender tubular LED elements held within a minimal framework.

Tube Chandelier by Michael AnastassaidesYou can see the Tube chandelier in the context of the designer’s own home, as profiled on The Modern House Journal.

“The Tube chandelier was the first piece I ever designed,” says Anastassiades, “and came about because I couldn’t find the right light for the double-height space and decided to create something myself.”

Lighting designer Michael AnastassiadesIn order to benefit from the 10% discount, simply subscribe to The Modern House newsletter here.

Full details will be announced in their October issue.

Tube Chandelier by Michael Anastassiades

Poul Cadovius and the Royal System

September 27, 2017 · 0 Comments

Poul Cadovius

On the occasion of Poul Cadovius‘s birthday, we celebrate his enduring contribution to maintaining order in the home: the Royal System.

Born in Frederiksberg on 27th September 1911, Cadovius developed the original concept for the Royal System in 1948 as a means of freeing up valuable floor space from ever-increasing clutter.

Royal System shelving by Poul Cadovius manufactured by DK3

As Cadovius noted: “Most of us live on the bottom of a cube. If we were to use the walls in the same way we use the floor, we would get more space to live in.”

His ingenious response was a pared-back modular system of upright elements supporting shelves, cupboards and workstation units with an elegantly simple system of hooks and holes.

Hanging system for Royal System shelves

This could be installed with ease in infinite permutations to suit the unique circumstances of each domestic environment – and extended or reconfigured to accommodate changing circumstances over time.

Launched as the world’s first wall-hung shelving system, the Royal System immediately established a benchmark for storage design and was recognised with a gold medal at the Finland Furniture Fair in 1950 and silver at the Milan Triennale.

Contemporary illustrations of the Royal System by Poul Cadovius

This pioneering design went on to enjoy worldwide success, thanks to its elemental simplicity and adaptability – not to mention its handsome appearance.

Now produced by Danish furniture manufacturers DK3, each element of the Royal System is still made to the exacting specification established by Cadovius.

Now in its seventh decade, the Royal System continues to bring a distinctively Danish sense of order to living and working spaces – something to be celebrated along with the birthday of its designer.

Royal System shelving by Poul Cadovius manufactured by DK3

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