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.
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.
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.
View the special edition elm CH24 chair on our website here. Or visit our showroom to experience this very special chair for yourself.
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.
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twentytwentyone’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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As the days warm and lengthen, twentytwentyone has a host of fresh designs to help you enjoy outdoor living.
Currently on display at our River Street showroom, our range of classic and contemporary garden furniture includes new designs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison and TAF Architects.
Many models are now in stock and available for immediate delivery to your garden.
Designed by the Bouroullec brothers, Palissade is an extensive family of outdoor furniture formed from linear slatted metal.
Evoking traditional French garden furniture while remaining resolutely contemporary, the Palissade collection includes stools, lounge chairs and benches as well as tables and chairs for outdoor dining.
Jasper Morrison’s All Plastic Chair recalls the form of the traditional wooden chair, but uses new materials and production techniques to offer enhanced comfort, functionality and adaptability.
Cast in dyed-through polypropylene which is sun and water-resistant, the All Plastic Chair may be used both indoors and outside and is available in seven different colours.
The award-winning Overlap family of outdoor furniture by TAF Architects combines a distinctive folded steel leg system with table tops and bench seats in untreated Western Red cedar wood which will patinate and mature with use.
For the green-fingered, we have a new range of Japanese garden tools to assist you in tending and trimming plants.
Prized in Japan for their strength, sharpness and ease of use, these expertly crafted secateurs, snips and weeding hoes are now available to British gardeners.
Use alongside the Lungo watering can, which has a graceful form inspired by the profile of a traditional enamel coffee pot to bring a dash of wit to the act of watering the plants.
If you wish to bring outdoor greenery inside, our range of pots and containers embraces from simple and striking designs in earthenware and metal as well as hanging pots with a distinct sense of character.
We have also selected garden accessories to bring light and warmth to outdoor spaces, including the best-selling Follow Me rechargeable light.
With an oak handle for portability, this appealing little mushroom-shaped light casts a warm glow over drinks in the garden or picnics further afield.
Meanwhile the Flame firebowl creates fireside atmosphere in gardens and on beaches, and the Patina oil lamp sees a traditional light source for your garden table reconfigured with a sleek modern form.
You can also bring additional life to outdoor spaces by encouraging visitors in the form of birds and insect life.
Our selection of garden accessories includes a geometric contemporary take on the bird nesting box, bee hotels sustainably crafted from fallen trees in Buckinghamshire woodland and captivating copper bird feeders which are sculptural objects in their own right.
Finally, we have a selection of outdoor games to help you take advantage of warmer days.
Chose between a table tennis kit that equips any outdoor table for an impromptu match, a petanque set for a more sedate game of boules or that summer standby – a kite with a bold graphic design.
Whether you wish to get active in the garden or simply sit and bask, our selection is certain to help you make the most of Spring.
View our Spring Living edit in full here.
twentytwentyone’s latest newsletter is here, with details of the latest furniture, lighting and accessories to arrive in-store and online, plus details of our Mothers’ Day gift list.
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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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Born on 5th January 1917, Lucienne Day was Britain’s most distinguished textile designer of the 20th century, esteemed for her acute understanding of pattern, colour and scale and her significant role in popularising modern design in Great Britain from the 1940s onwards.
The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation has organised a programme of events and exhibitions to mark the centenary of such a prolific, progressive and influential designer, launched on what would have been Lucienne’s 100th birthday.
The centenary is also commemorated with the poster Lucienne Day 100 Designs. Designed by Studio Fernando Gutierrez, the poster forms a companion piece to Robin Day 100 Designs, similarly issued to mark the centenary of Lucienne Day’s husband and fellow designer.
The new poster features previously unpublished images of Lucienne Day’s work as well as portraits from the Foundation’s Lucienne Day photograph archive, providing a fitting tribute to one of Britain’s foremost designers.
It is a testament to the enduring nature of Lucienne Day’s designs that many remain in production, more than half a century after their inception.
In 2003 a selection of Day’s printed textiles from the 1950s were reissued by Classic Textiles, including perhaps her most well-known design, Calyx.
Originally designed for Heals in 1951, Calyx was exhibited at the Festival of Great Britain Homes and Gardens Pavilion, hanging in a modern dining room setting designed by Robin Day.
It went on to win the Milan Triennale gold medal and the American Institute of Decorator’s international design award (the latter a first for any British designer).
In the present day, digital printing techniques ensure that Calyx and its companion fabrics remain faithful both to the integrity of the original designs and to Day’s longstanding conviction that good design should be available to all.
As the designer observed, ”I went into industrial design because I wanted people to have good things at a reasonable price.”
twentytwentyone hosted the exhibition Lucienne Day Classic Textiles in 2003 to celebrate the launch of the reissued textiles collection.
On a smaller scale – but no less appealing, are Lucienne Day’s tea towels. These witty and timeless designs printed on linen were first created in the late 1950s for Thomas Somerset.
Now reissued and perennially popular, they are just as likely to end up framed and hung on a wall as put to work in the kitchen.
twentytwentyone is honoured to participate in the celebration of a designer whose work was profoundly influential in its own time while continuing to delight and inspire in the present day.
Full details of the events planned over the year can be found here.
All archive images are courtesy of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.
twentytwentyone’s festive offering this year includes a host of Christmas decorations certain to delight the design-conscious.
Our selection of seasonal accessories ranges from traditional ornaments with a distinctly Scandivian air to modern and minimal designs that capture contemporary Christmas spirit.
The Christmas tree is a good place to start. Leise Abrahamsen’s Winterland tree (above left) is laser-cut from smoked oak with a modern graphic design to make a charming ornament or table centrepiece.
Lovi’s 3D Christmas trees made of Finnish spruce (above right) look equally striking as they are or festooned with miniature decorations. And since they come flat-packed for self-assembly, the smaller size tree doubles as a ingenious Christmas card.
Equally essential at this time of year, we have stars and snowflakes in abundance.
Our selection of Christmas decorations includes pristine stars and snowflakes in a range of shapes and sizes, from traditional Danish snow-white papercraft decorations…
… to minimal crystalline forms crafted from brass and smoked oak:
Similarly, our choice of ornaments for your Christmas tree embraces the traditional and the modern, from classic baubles with illustrations by Swedish children’s book author Elsa Beskow (below left) to modern papercraft baubles by Danish designer Josefine Bentzen (below right).
Finally, no Christmas would be complete without a robin and twentytwentyone’s seasonal selection includes this festive favourite in two very different handcrafted forms.
Mikael Nilsson’s wooden robins are carved from limewood using an axe and knife and then hand-stained, ensuring each one is uniquely characterful.
While Lisa Jones’ charming robin Christmas decoration is laser-cut from birch ply, dip-dyed and supplied flat for you to assemble or send to a friend.
For further inspiration on decking the halls, view our entire range of classic and contemporary Christmas decorations here.
twentytwentyone’s range of Christmas stationery includes a choice selection of Christmas cards to suit all tastes and festive requirements.
The traditional festive contenders are well represented, as witnessed by Lisa Jones’ cheery greetings card featuring reindeer (above), robins (below left) and Santa (below right).
Also present are contemporary graphic interpretations of festive regulars such as Christmas trees and baubles: Paul Farrell’s King Tree card (below left) and Cut and Make’s Red Bauble card (below right) with cut out detailing that can be folded to create a variety of visual effects.
Still seasonal but perhaps less traditional are Esme Winter’s Blue Dancers card (below left) and Stefi Orazi’s Modernist London Winter greetings cards (below right) which recast the traditional Christmas snow scene with six modernist London landmarks.
Some of our cards double as decorations, making them a gift in themselves.
Both Lovi’s Christmas Tree postcard and the Robin Christmas decoration by Lisa Jones come flat-packed for ease of sending. Once received, they can be assembled to make delightful and striking festive ornaments.
Finally, for those who receive as well as send Christmas cards, a letter opener is a seasonal essential.
Enzo Mari’s refined Ameland paper knife is a perfectly balanced, elegant and functional desk accessory that is a delight to use, all year round.
View our full range of seasonal stationery here.
twentytwentyone’s second November newsletter is here, with news of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.
Also featured are details of our later opening hours for Christmas shopping, plus our online gift guides to inspire and assist with your present buying.
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