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%.

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Father’s Day gift ideas at twentytwentyone

On June 8, 2017 · 0 Comments

Dad Mug card by Lisa Jones for Father's DayFather’s Day is on Sunday 18th June this year and if you’re still in search of the perfect present our Father’s Day gift list is here to help.

We’ve put together a selection of ideas to delight all tastes and ages, from practical presents with a design-led twist to very special gifts that will show your appreciation for dad.

Pamper your pater familias with our carefully chosen assortment of bathroom products, many of which make ingenious use of natural ingredients.

Haeckels Exfoliating Seaweed soap  Aesop Neroli shaving set  Sasawashi bamboo fibre wash mittAmongst the present ideas we propose are soaps made from seaweed hand-harvested on the Kent coastline or wash mitts woven from Japanese bamboo fibre. Or keep it simple with a Morrocan Neroli infused shaving set.

For the practically minded parent, our selection of handy must-haves includes rainbow-hued hex keys, an essential Swiss Army knife in elegant aluminium, and FORMcard – the all-purpose, meltable and mouldable bioplastic that comes in pocket-sized pieces.

Rainbow Hex keys by Swisstools  Farmer Swiss Army penknife  Formcard by Peter MarigoldWe also have an array of ingenious gadgets and electronic accessories guaranteed to appeal to geek dads. Chose Jasper Morrison’s clean-lined USB charger or Nendo’s solid marble mobile phone stand that also serves as an amplifier.

Or select from a host of classic and contemporary men’s watches, including the award-winning Braun BN0035 chronograph.

USB charger by Jasper Morrison for Punkt  Cone mobile phone holder by Nendo for Marsotto  Braun BN3005 Chronograph men's watchFor fathers who are cycling fans we can suggest the ultimate wall-mounted bike rack or an aluminium water bottle modelled on the classic 1950s cycling canteen.

Alternatively, a classic French Petit Cyclist figurine will help even armchair cyclists act out their Tour-de-France fantasies.

Rene cycle rack by Tomoko Azumi for Zilio  Urban Bottle water bottle  Petit Cyclist by SnowhomeTreat connoisseurs of coffee to a perfectly-designed espresso maker, a tactile horn spoon for scooping coffee grounds, or a hand-crafted creamware mug.

Pina espresso coffee maker by Piero Lissoni for Alessi  Abbeyhorn horn coffee spoon  Charcoal Storm mug by Faye Toogood for 1882 LtdBut if something a little stronger is called for, you may wish to present your dad with a striking contemporary corkscrew, a timeless modern decanter or traditional whiskey stones hewn from Connemara marble.

Shibui O corkscrew  Decanter by Antonio Citterio for Iittala  Irish Whiskey StonesIf further inspiration is called for, you can peruse our Father’s Day gift list in full here.

And don’t forget that all-important card

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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twentytwentyone’s May newsletter

On May 9, 2017 · 0 Comments

Childsply chair by Robin Day for twentytwentyone

twentytwentyone’s May newsletter is here, with our monthly pick of the latest furniture, lighting and accessories to arrive in-store and online.

Also included are details of our forthcoming Day for Flowers exhibition as part of the Lucienne Day centenary celebrations.

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Day for Flowers exhibition

On May 4, 2017 · 0 Comments

Day for Flowers exhibition

In Lucienne Day‘s centenary year, twentytwentyone is celebrating her contributions to design with Day for Flowers, a collaborative exhibition that also marks the relaunch of one of Lucienne Day’s designs: the Flower Brick.

Flowers and plants were a key source of inspiration in Lucienne Day’s life and work. She was a passionate gardener and abstracted plant and flower forms appear throughout her work.

Lucienne Day

The flower brick has its origins in the decorative Delftware produced during the 18th century to hold ornate floral displays. In 1966 Lucienne Day reinterpreted this historic genre in a collection of distinctive contemporary designs that were produced in England by Bristol Potteries.

twentytwentyone has collaborated with 1882 Ltd and the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to bring the Lucienne Day Flower Brick back into production, with a celebratory limited edition of 100.

Lucienne Day Flower Bricks

To mark the reissue of Day’s design we have invited ten creative individuals from the worlds of fashion, design, interiors, architecture and journalism to design a floral display using a Flower Brick.

Designers and creatives taking part in Day for Flowers exhibition

We are delighted to have the participation of Michael AnastassiadesBarber & OsgerbyPaula DayMax FraserSuzy HoodlessMargaret HowellPhilippe MalouinAlex MowatNikki Tibbles and Faye Toogood.

The ten arrangements they design will be displayed at our River Street showroom, providing a dramatic and inspiring summer show of floral creations – and a fitting tribute to Lucienne Day.

Day for Flowers is hosted in association with 1882 Ltd and The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

It will run from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th June.

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

twentytwentyone’s April newsletter

On April 10, 2017 · 0 Comments

Palissade outdoor furniture by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Haytwentytwentyone’s April newsletter is here, with our monthly pick of the latest furniture, lighting and accessories to arrive in-store and online.

Also included are details of our Spring Living edit of furniture, lighting and accessories for your home and garden.

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Mothers’ Day at twentytwentyone

On March 10, 2017 · 0 Comments

Grow Greenhouse by Caroline Wetterling for Design House Stockholm

Mothers’ Day falls on Sunday 26th March this year, which is also the day that the clocks go forward. So if you’re seeking inspiration for the perfect present look no further than our Mothers’ Day gift list.

Our extensive array of suggestions ranges from classic and contemporary design objects to indulgent treats and is certain to include something that will delight a very important person on Mothering Sunday.

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All parents deserve pampering and our carefully chosen collection of bathroom goods includes many that use plant extracts to create unique designs that care for the body as well as respecting the environment.

From Japanese Sasawashi slippers made from a textile woven with naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fibres…

Sasawashi slippersHaeckels seaweed geranium handbalmHaeckels seaweed bath

… to Haeckels bath and body care products concocted using seaweed hand-harvested on the Kent coastline.

And if a weekend spa retreat is out of the question, you can always give a scented candle or incense with an inspiring and calming fragrance…

Skandinavisk scented candleHibi incense matchsticksHaeckels cliff breeze candle

… whether it evokes crystal-clear Scandinavian fjords, the meditative qualities of a Zen garden, or a bracing cliff-top walk closer to home.

For the green-fingered, we have design-led garden accessories, from nest boxes to encourage maternal birdlife and striking watering cans …

Utoopic neighbirds nest boxLungo watering canFerm living plant hanger

… to hanging pots and planters that allow you to bring the outdoors inside.

While our selection of vases offers a rich variety of shapes, sizes and materials in classic designs that will showcase a Mother’s Day bouquet to perfection.

Joe Colombo 2in1 vaseNude glass mist vaseKarakter Lyngby Porcelain vase

Our carefully-chosen collection of jewellery will surely appeal to the design-conscious, from architectural and everyday forms shaped in precious metals…

Eiger Gallery Arete earringsMichael Marriot wingnut necklaceMaterial Immaterial concrete earrings

… to compelling designs fashioned from concrete.

Alternatively, you can encourage your mother to sit soft with our family of cushions and throws featuring classic mid-century woven fabrics or vibrant colourways from contemporary textile designers.

Wallace Sewell river cushiontextiles-epMourne tweed cushion

Finally, something made by hand is always going to melt a mother’s heart.

If you feel you’ve moved on from presenting mum with the pottery dinosaur you made at school, you can always explore our selection of unique decorative and functional objects hand-made by intriguing designer-makers like Stella Baggot, Material Immaterial and Aman Khanna.

Stella Baggott Atelier Stella Betty vaseMaterial Immaterial concrete houseAman Khanna Observer vessel

For further inspiration, view the Mothers’ Day gift list in full here.

Last order dates for Valentine’s Day

On February 8, 2017 · 0 Comments

Lisa Jones Valentine's Day card

Valentines’s Day cards need not be a sentimental affair.

Our selection of contemporary Valentine’s cards will delight design-lovers with their evident passion for colour, pattern and line and their witty approach to matters of the heart.

Paul Farrell the Kiss Valentine cardLisa Jones Valentine cardPaul Farrell love stack card

And please note: to ensure guaranteed delivery to UK addresses before Valentine’s Day, make sure you place your online order with us by Thursday 9th February.

However, you can still order online and opt to collect in-store. To take advantage of this option, please ensure your Valentine’s order is placed with us by Sunday 12th February.

Lisa Jones Bluebirds Valentine's Day card

If you have any queries regarding deliveries you can contact our web orders team Monday to Friday on 020 7837 1900 or orders@twentytwentyone.com.

View our Valentine’s Day gift list – including all cards – in full here.

twentytwentyone’s Valentine’s Day gift guide

On February 3, 2017 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone Valentine's Day gift list

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun, but there’s no need to feel lovesick. We’ve compiled a handy Valentine’s gift guide certain to contain something to delight the apple of your eye.

Our selection ranges from indulgent treats to classic design objects – plus the all-important Valentine cards themselves – and includes a multitude of love tokens to suit all ages, tastes and pockets.

It’s a Valentine’s tradition to say it with flowers, and our gift suggestions include a variety of vases to showcase the perfect bouquet…

Joe Colombo 2in1 vase for LyngbyLyngby Porcelain vaseAAalto glass vase by Alvar Aalto for Iittala

… or decorative ways to bring flowers and foliage into the home.

Grow Greenhouse by Caroline Wetterling for Design House StockholmMichael Anastiassiades Disk plant holderserax-carnivore-terrarium

Alternatively, the gift of an classic or a contemporary table light may be just the way to assure someone that they are the light of your life.

Our selection of lighting includes table lamps that make striking use of colour and materials. We’ve also singled out the ingenious Follow Me light which is portable and rechargeable to cast a suitably atmospheric glow indoors and out and can be dimmed to create romantic ambience.

Jonas Wagell Metallic table lamp for MenuFollowMe rechargable light by MarsetTurn On table lamp by Joel Hoff for Wrong London

Sweetly-scented offerings are also bound to please.

Our Valentine selection embraces candles fragranced to evoke locations from the windswept English coast to the Californian hometown of cartoon character Snoopy, or enclosed in ceramic containers decorated with the iconic imagery of Pierro Fornasetti.

haeckels-scented-candleFornasetti scented candleAstier de Villatte Santa Rosa scented candle

Meanwhile our range of pampering products for her and him are concocted with an array of natural botanical essences, including seaweed hand-harvested in Margate.

Aesop Neroli shaving setHaeckels seaweed bath saltsHaeckels seaweed geranium hand cream

If you’d rather raise a toast to your loved one, browse our range of design-led glassware and select the perfect champagne flute, glass jugs to mix up a potent cocktail or Connemara marble whiskey stones to chill the tipple of your choice.

Essence champagne glassIrish whiskey stonesIchendorf Caipirinha glass jug

Finally, what could be more romantic than a reminder of the creativity that can result from a life-long partnership?

Husband and wife designers Lucienne and Robin Day are amongst the most acclaimed British designers of the post-war period and their richly productive creative partnership is celebrated in a pair of posters which were issued to mark the centenary of each designer.

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Could these be the perfect present for your design-concious other half?

For further inspiration, our Valentine’s Day gift list can be viewed in full here.

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