twentytwentyone January newsletter

On 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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twentytwentyone winter sale newsletter

On 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

On 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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‘Gerd Hay-Edie: Evolutionary Weaver’ at Margaret Howell

On October 14, 2016 · 0 Comments

Robin Day Centenary Edition Reclining Chair on display as part of the exhibition 'Gerd Hay-Edie: Evolutionary Weaver' at Margaret Howell

A Robin Day Centenary Edition Reclining Chair loaned by twentytwentyone is currently on display at Margaret Howell’s Wigmore Street shop.

Upholstered in a classic tweed woven by Mourne Textiles and designed by Gerd Hay-Edie in the 1950s, the chair forms part of the exhibition ‘Gerd Hay-Edie: Evolutionary Weaver’ which opened with a private view on 12th October.

Gerd Hay-Edie
Norwegian-born Gerd Hay-Edie (1909-1997) was an influential textile designer whose fabrics were championed by design luminaries such as Robin Day, Hille, Conran and Liberty.

After settling in Ireland in the 1950s, Hay-Edie founded a hand-weaving workshop after failing to find a suitable means of production for the textiles she was designing at the time.

Today, Mourne Textiles – now run by Hay-Edie’s grandson – works to ensure her classic mid-century designs remain in production while staying entirely faithful to the unique spirit of Hay-Edie’s originals.

Mourne Textiles' workshop in Ireland

Hay-Edie produced several textile designs for specifically for Robin Day, and her Blazer Mourne tweed was used to cover a High, Wide and Handsome chair in the Days’ own home.

It was particularly apposite, therefore, that this was the fabric chosen by Margaret Howell when she was invited to upholster a Robin Day Reclining Chair as part of twentytwentyone’s celebration of Robin Day’s Centenary.

Robin Day Centenary Edition Reclining Chair

Celebrating the vision and expertise of two significant forces in mid-century British design, the Margaret Howell Centenary Edition Reclining Chair takes its place in the exhibition alongside other other examples of Hay-Edie’s work and a loom from Mourne Textile’s studio.

Robin Day Centenary Edition Reclining chair in situ(Photo courtesy of: Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation)

The exhibition is on display at Margaret Howell, 34 Wigmore Street, until Sunday 30th October.

View the Robin Day Centenary Edition Reclining Chair here.

twentytwentyone August newsletter

On August 12, 2016 · 0 Comments

Ace stool by Philippe Malouin

twentytwentyone’s August newsletter is here, with news of the latest designs now in-store and online.

Also included are details of our latest online edit marking our 20th anniversary. This month we have compiled a list of our customers’ 20 favourite products, based on an analysis of furniture, lighting and accessory sales over the past two decades.

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twentytwentyone summer sale

On June 18, 2016 · 0 Comments

the twentytwentyone summer sale starts 26th December

twentytwentyone’s summer sale is now underway, with 15% off orders for selected furniture and lighting placed online and in-store.

Discounts of up to 75% are also available on a range of ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories.

The sale ends on 31st July.

twentytwentyone at Tate Modern Switch House

On June 16, 2016 · 0 Comments

Switch House at Tate Modern

The Switch House extension to Tate Modern has been designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

twentytwentyone are proud to have been involved with the furniture specification and supply for new spaces, supplying a range of furniture to fit out the new gallery spaces and public areas, as well as the Patron and Members rooms and staff offices.

Botan bench by Jasper Morrison for Maruni at Tate Modern Switch House

The furniture sourced and provided includes the Botan bench, designed by Jasper Morrison for Maruni.

Working closely with Jasper Morrison’s studio, the Botan benches manufactured by Maruni were adapted to bespoke dimensions, finishes and configurations to suit the public and gallery areas in the Herzog & de Meuron building.

Botan bench by Jasper Morrison for Maruni at Tate Modern Switch House

The standard version of the Jasper Morrison design is available in cedar or pine, with or without back  and in two sizes.

For the Switch House prototypes were made in Japan for extended lengths and twin depth, with or without backs. They are were also produced in oak and with a black stain to marry with the materials specified for the building.

Botan bench by Jasper Morrison for Maruni at Tate Modern Switch House

furniture supplied by twentytwentyone Contracts at Tate Modern Switch House

Botan benches are on display at our River Street showroom.

twentytwentyone also supplied furniture to the Patrons room, Members room and staff areas.

The  Members Room at Tate Modern Switch House

The diverse mix of classic and contemporary designs included pieces produced by Nikari, Hay, Another Country and Fritz Hansen.

furniture supplied by twentytwentyone Contracts at Tate Modern Switch House

furniture supplied by twentytwentyone Contracts at Tate Modern Switch House

twentytwentyone is honoured to have contributed to the appearance and visitor experience of such a significant public building.

Tate Modern Switch HouseView other projects by twentytwentyone Contracts here.

Three days to the twentytwentyone summer sale

On June 15, 2016 · 0 Comments

The twentytwentyone summer sale

twentytwentyone’s summer sale starts on 18th June, with 15% off orders for selected furniture and lighting placed online and in-store.

Discounts of up to 75% are also available on a range of ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories.

View our sale newsletter for details of some of the ex-display items on offer.

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The sale ends on 31st July.

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration

On June 10, 2016 · 0 Comments

Live papercord weaving demonstration at Upper Street with Carl Hansen's master weaver Benny

Visitors to our Upper Street shop on the morning of Friday 10th June were lucky enough to observe one of the many highly skilled processes involved in the construction of each Carl Hansen & Son chair.

Live papercord weaving demonstration at Upper Street with Carl Hansen's master weaver Benny

Carl Hansen’s master weaver Benny was in-store to offer a live demonstration of the craft of papercord weaving, working to create a new seat for an oak-framed CH22 chair by Hans Wegner.

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The CH22 lounge chair occupies a very special position in the history of Danish design, being part of the debut collection that Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Son in the 1950s, alongside such classics as the CH24 Wishbone chair and the CH25 lounge chair.

The CH22 is now being reissued by Carl Hansen along with its companion, the CH26 armchair. Both have been produced to Wegner’s original specification and are now available to view and order at our shop and showroom.

All visitors to the shop during the Carl Hansen papercord weaving demonstration received a free print

Visitors to the shop during the demonstration received a complementary Carl Hansen print as a memento.

Many thanks to Benny and Carl Hansen & Son for a remarkable illustration of the craft, expertise and heritage that are integral to each Carl Hansen chair.

Live papercord weaving demonstration at Upper Street with Carl Hansen's master weaver Benny

 

Carl Hansen craftsmanship at Upper Street

On June 8, 2016 · 0 Comments

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Join us at our Upper Street shop for an exceptional opportunity to observe a master craftsman at work and gain an insight into the construction of a genuine design classic.

Benny Hammer Larsen,  Carl Hansen and Son’s master weaver, will be conducting a demonstration of the papercord weaving technique that is used in the production of each handmade Carl Hansen chair.

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Benny will be working on two designs by Hans Wegner – a CH22 lounge chair and a CH26 arm chair – both of which hold a very special place in the history of Danish design.

The CH22 was the first chair that Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Son in 1950, appearing in his debut collection for the manufacturer alongside such classics as the CH24 (popularly known as the Wishbone chair) and the CH25 lounge chair.

CH22 and CH26

By contrast, the CH26 is a design that never went into production, but represents Wegner’s elegant adaptation of the CH22 into a dining chair. Produced according to Wegner’s original and exacting specification, the CH22 and CH26 are now being reissued by Carl Hansen.

Meanwhile, Benny Hammer Larsen’s dedication to his craft is perhaps best illustrated by his tattoo – of a Wishbone chair.

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Join us 10am – 12pm on Friday 10th June at the twentytwentyone Upper Street shop for an insight into the skill, expertise and heritage that combine to make a Hans Wegner Carl Hansen chair.

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