twentytwentyone’s August newsletter

On August 11, 2017 · 0 Comments

Stack storage by Raw Edges and Shay Alkalay for Established & Sons

Our August newsletter is here, with details of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and on-line, from a contemporary take on traditional Indian textiles to the progressive British designs produced by Established & Sons.

Also included is a date for your diary as we announce our exhibition for the 2017 London Design Festival.

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

Celebrating plywood

On July 20, 2017 · 0 Comments

Alvar Aalto's Paimio chair, on display at the V&A's plywood exhibitionCurrently showing at the V&A, ‘Plywood: Material of the Modern World’ celebrates the incredibly diverse applications of an often overlooked material.

The exhibition explores how plywood has been used to design and construct objects large and small, from architecture and aeroplanes to skateboards and sewing machine covers.

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Unsurprisingly, the use of plywood in furniture design forms a significant portion of the show.

An enviable array of chairs, tables and stools are on display, from icons of twentieth-century design to lesser-known but no less fascinating pieces.

Objects from the exhibtion 'Plywood: Material of the Modern World' at the V&A

Inspired by the show, we have compiled our own tribute to plywood, selecting our favourite designs formed using this remarkable material.

Ranging in scale from furniture to homewares, twentytwentyone’s pick of plywood pieces includes modernist icons such as the Paimio chair by Alvar Aalto and Marcel Breuer‘s Short chair (both of which appear in the V&A exhibition)…

Alvar Aalto, Paimio chairMarcel Breuer, Short chair… to mid-century classics by Charles and Ray Eames and Norman Cherner.

LCW calfskin chair by Charles and Ray EamesCherner armchair by Norman ChernerContemporary designers including Jasper Morrison and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec continue to explore the potential of plywood…

Hal ply tube chair by Jasper Morrison for VitraBelleville chair by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra… and we couldn’t neglect designs at a slightly smaller scale, such as the Tricorne tray by Robin Day.

Tricorne tray by Robin Day‘Plywood: Material of the Modern World’ is on at the V&A until November, but you can enjoy our own plywood edit from the comfort of your own home.

New contracts project: Fulham residence

On July 12, 2017 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone Contracts project for BTL Property

The latest project by twentytwentyone’s Contracts team is now featured on our website.

twentytwentyone Contracts was commissioned by refurbishment specialists BTL Property to specify and supply a range of furniture and lighting for a Victorian townhouse in Fulham, South London.

Find further details of the designs supplied for this project here.

twentytwentyone Contracts project for BTL Property

twentytwentyone’s Contracts team works on projects ranging from residential developments, restaurants, hotels and retail to public buildings such as Tate Modern, the Whitechapel art gallery and the Barbican.

A selection of our recent projects can be viewed here.

twentytwentyone’s July newsletter

On July 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

 

Lundstrom vase, jug and bowl by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen for Raawi

Our July newsletter is here, with details of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and on-line.

Also included are new additions and further reductions to our selection of one-off, ex-display clearance furniture, lighting and accessories currently on offer as part of our Summer sale.

And finally, we announce the date of our much-anticipated 2017 warehouse sale

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

2017 warehouse sale

On July 7, 2017 · 0 Comments

queues form at the twentytwentyone warehouse sale

twentytwentyone’s 2017 warehouse sale will take place on Saturday 15th July 2017 at our River Street showroom.

Our keenly-anticipated one-day summer event offers an exceptional opportunity to buy a wide range of classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories at substantial discounts.

Lighting enthusiasts, please note that this year we have considerable stock of ex-display, end-of-line and cancelled orders, ensuring an extensive selection of table, floor, ceiling, wall and pendant designs.

the annual twentytwentyone warehouse sale

Doors open at 10am and queues are expected! The warehouse sale ends at 3pm.

We look forward to seeing you there.

summer sale newsletter

On June 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl for OneCollection

twentytwentyone’s sale newsletter is here, providing all the details of our ongoing summer sale event.

Our sale ends on Sunday 23rd July, but until then you can enjoy 15% off orders of furniture, lighting and rugs from selected manufacturers.

In addition, the newsletter previews just some of the one-off, ex-display furniture and lighting designs which are available to view and purchase in-store with discounts of up to 75%.

Sign up for future newsletters here.

Carl Hansen’s craftsman-in-residence at our Upper Street shop

On May 11, 2017 · 0 Comments

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Carl Hansen & Son‘s master-weaver Benny Larsen was in London throughout London Craft Week 2017, offering a series of weaving demonstrations that showcased the exceptional skill and craft required to make each Carl Hansen chair.

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twentytwentyone was lucky enough to host Benny as craftsman-in-residence at our Upper Street shop last Saturday morning, when he offered customers and passersby a unique insight into the intricate art of paper cord weaving.

Benny visited us last year for a similar demonstration, working on the envelope-woven seat of the CH22 chair.

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This year he was weaving the paper cord seat of the CH23 dining chair.

This is one of the very first designs that Hans Wegner produced for Carl Hansen, created at the same time as the iconic CH24 Wishbone chair.

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Although it has been out of production for five decades, the CH23 has now been relaunched by Carl Hansen, ensuring that all four of Wegner’s initial designs for the company are now available to the public.

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The double-woven seat of the CH23 chair requires 130 metres of paper cord and can take an experienced weaver over an hour to produce – although Benny can complete one in around 45 minutes.

In addition to observing a master at work, members of the public and shop staff were invited to take a turn…

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… hopefully inspiring the next generation of Carl Hansen master weavers?

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Many thanks to Carl Hansen and Benny Larsen for a fascinating and highly informative event.

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Carl Hansen weaving demonstration for London Craft Week

On April 26, 2017 · 0 Comments

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

A date for your diary: as part of London Craft Week, our Upper Street shop will be hosting a live weaving demonstration courtesy of Carl Hansen and Son.

Benny Hammer Larsen, Carl Hansen and Son’s master weaver, will be setting to work in-store to showcase the highly skilled paper cord weaving technique used in the production of each Carl Hansen chair.

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Benny visited us last year, when he worked on the paper cord seat of the CH22 lounge chair designed by Hans Wegner. This year he will be weaving the seat of a different but no less illustrious Wegner design: the CH23 dining chair.

Designed at the same time as the iconic CH24 Wishbone chair, the CH23 was one of the first four chairs that Wegner designed for the renowned Swedish furniture manufacturer.

Ch23 dining chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son

Relaunched by Carl Hansen at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair after five decades out of production, the CH23 has an intricate double-woven paper cord seat that requires considerable experience and skill to produce.

Ch23 dining chair by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son

Benny will be craftsman-in-residence at our Upper Street shop from 10am to 12pm on Saturday 6th May.

So whether you’re interested in modern design or simply intrigued to watch a master craftsman at work, do join us for what promises to be a fascinating insight into the expertise and heritage that goes into making each Carl Hansen chair.

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Special edition CH24 in elm

On April 21, 2017 · 0 Comments

Carl Hansen & Son special edition elm Ch24 Wishbone chair by Hans J Wegner

Popularly known as the Wishbone chair, the CH24 was one of the first chair designs that Hans J Wegner created for Carl Hansen & Son.

It has been in continuous production since 1950 and remains one of the most immediately recognisable and widely loved designs of the twentieth century.

Carl Hansen & Son special edition elm Ch24 Wishbone chair by Hans J Wegner

In 2017 Carl Hansen is marking Wegner’s birthday by issuing a special edition CH24 in elm wood – the first time that the remarkable chair has been produced in this distinctively toned and beautifully grained wood.

With an oiled finish and a natural paper cord seat, the finishing touch is provided by laser-engraving Wegner’s signature and date of birth on the inside of the chair frame.

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The special edition elm Wishbone chair is available for a limited period only and must be ordered by 27th April 2017.

We currently have a set of six elm CH24 chairs on display at our River Street showroom.

Carl Hansen & Son special edition elm Ch24 Wishbone chair by Hans J Wegner

View the special edition elm CH24 chair on our website here. Or visit our showroom to experience this very special chair for yourself.

2017 Milan Furniture Fair

On April 15, 2017 · 0 Comments

Milan furniture fair 2017

twentytwentyone’s team made their annual pilgrimage to the world’s foremost design event and have returned inspired by the wealth of creative ingenuity on display.

Gain a glimpse of a new works by established and up-and-coming designers in our pictorial survey of Milan 2017.

To receive regular updates on the designers and the furniture, lighting and accessories that are inspiring us, sign up for our newsletter here.

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