twentytwentyone Warehouse Sale

On July 10, 2019 · 0 Comments

This summer hails the return of our Warehouse Sale which will take place on Saturday 20th July 2019.

We’re offering exceptional discounts of up to 80% on an array of classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories from selected manufacturers including Vitra, Hay, Gubi, String, Flos, Tom Dixon and Iittala to name a few.

Explore one-off samples, returns, ex-display and end-of-line items at incredible prices.

Join us from 10am-2pm at 18c River Street, EC1R 1XN.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Milan Design Week 2019

On April 24, 2019 · 0 Comments

This month the twentytwentyone team made their annual trip to Milan Design Week, attending the world-renowned Salone del Mobile, Euroluce lighting exhibition and various design events held across the city. Here the furniture and lighting industry showcase the latest in cutting-edge design, product launches and new collaborations from around the world.

Preview new works by established and break-through designers in our Milan 2019 photo report.

 

Easter Opening Hours

On April 18, 2019 · 0 Comments

Easter Opening Hours

Upper Street Shop

Good Friday        11am-5pm
Saturday             10am-6pm
Easter Sunday    Closed
Easter Monday   11am-5pm

River Street Showroom

Good Friday        Closed
Saturday             9.30am-5.30pm
Easter Sunday    Closed
Easter Monday   Closed

Normal opening hours resume Tuesday 23rd April at both locations.

Børge Mogensen: The People’s Designer

On April 13, 2019 · 0 Comments

Known as ‘the people’s designer’, Børge Mogensen (1914 – 1972) was instrumental in the forming of the Danish modern movement, creating some of the most influential designs and iconic pieces of furniture of the post-war era. Bringing international recognition to Danish design, his lifework was to craft high-quality, practical furniture within the reach of everyone.

A trained cabinet maker, Mogensen went on to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1938-1942) under the tutelage of Kaare Klint. Excelling at ergonomic design and an advocate for pure functionalism, he honed a restrained, pared-back aesthetic that would last for generations, transcending contemporary fads and unnecessary embellishment.

His revolutionary approach to design meant that the consumer no longer had to modify their behaviour in order to use a piece of furniture, but instead that the furniture was adaptable to the user’s needs.

“My goal is to create items that serve people and give them the leading role, instead of forcing them to adapt to the items”

Known for his masterful use of materials, Morgensen was a pioneer of democratic design, not only utilising artisan traditions but adapting designs for industrial production. His refined designs featured clean lines that were easy to reproduce, with a penchant for primitive materials, working with solid oak, natural leather, wool and brass.

Mogensen worked for both Kaare Klint’s and Mogens Koch’s design studios before being hired as the chief designer for the Danish furniture cooperative, FDB (Fællesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger) in 1942. His team of designers all shared a common desire, to improve the lives of the everyday person through affordable, functional design. The FDB played an instrumental role in raising the profile of Scandinavian design on a global level.

He went on to open his own studio and later became Fredericia’s founding designer in 1955. Taking inspiration from around the world, his uncompromising approach to quality and design built the foundations of Fredericia and continued until his untimely death in 1972.

Prolific, Børge Mogensen left behind him a rich and enduring legacy of furniture design much of which is still in production today, many originals can also be found in leading museums around the world.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of his iconic Spanish Chair, Fredericia launched a special edition in solid oak with a warm olive green saddle leather. After extensive research into the Mogensen archive, the subtle hue was discovered to be one of Mogensen’s favourites and a dominant colour within modern mid-century interiors.

The Special Edition Anniversary Spanish Chair is available to view at our Upper Street shop.

 

twentytwentyone March newsletter

On March 15, 2019 · 0 Comments

The March edition of the twentytwentyone newsletter has arrived, highlighting new arrivals to our shop, showroom and online. The edit includes Poul Cadovius’ iconic modular shelving, System Ultra and a Hay sofa promotion not to be missed!

With Mother’s day fast approaching on the 31st March, we’ve compiled a host of design-led gifts to inspire that thoughtful present to say thank you. Should you need any help, don’t hesitate to pop into our Upper Street shop, we’re open Mon-Sun.

To ensure you stay informed on all this and more, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019

On February 12, 2019 · 0 Comments

Last week twentytwentyone ventured to Stockholm for the annual Furniture Fair, our first design event of the year. It was a great opportunity to discover innovative design and new collections while catching up with some familiar faces.

View some of our highlights below.

 

 

twentytwentyone’s June Newsletter

On June 8, 2018 · 0 Comments

The June edition of the twentytwentyone newsletter has arrived and we were pleased to herald the arrival of new prints by Ronan Bouroullec, George Sowden and Pierre Charpin.

With Father’s Day fast approaching, we’ve also assembled a gift list with classic and contemporary gift ideas to inspire. Packed with design-led items and practical presents  – there’s no excuse not to find the perfect gift for hard to buy for Dads!

To be the first to know about new arrivals, exhibitions and sales, subscribe to our newsletter here.

Milan Furniture Fair 2018

On April 24, 2018 · 0 Comments

 

Milan Furniture Fair 2018

Last week the twentytwentyone team made their annual pilgrimage to the Milan Salone del Mobile, the world-renowned design and furniture event.

Inspired by the creativity and ingenuity of the designs on display, we wanted to share the experience with you. Take a look at new works launched by established and up-and-coming designers in our Milan 2018 album.

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

New contracts project: Barbican foyer, cocktail bar and Frobisher Rooms

On September 1, 2017 · 0 Comments

barbican-3twentytwentyone Contracts has worked closely with architects Witherford Watson Mann on the refurbishment of several key public spaces within the Barbican Centre.

twentytwentyone Contracts: Barbican projectThe Contracts team specified and supplied a range of furniture and lighting for the ground floor foyer, the first floor Martini bar overlooking the foyer and lakeside terrace, and the Frobisher Rooms – a suite of meeting rooms and event spaces for conferences and business gatherings.

barbican-2In keeping with the Barbican’s status as a landmark modernist building, the range of furniture and lighting selected includes iconic designs by Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner and Robin Day, alongside contemporary classics by Jasper Morrison.

barbican-1twentytwentyone is delighted to have played a role in the continuing development of one of London’s most significant cultural centres.

twentytwentyone Contracts: Barbican projectView further twentytwentyone Contracts projects here.

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.

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