Seasons Greetings

December 26, 2016 · 0 Comments

Seasons Greetings from twentytwentyone

As our twentieth anniversary year draws to a close we would like to wish all our customers, clients and partners a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Seasonal opening hours

December 23, 2016 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone Upper Street shop
Upper Street shop
Saturday 24th December 10am-4pm
Sunday 25th - Monday 26th December closed
Tuesday 27th December 11am-5pm
Wednesday 28th – Friday 30th December 10am-6pm
Saturday 31st December 10am-4pm
Sunday 1st January closed
Monday 2nd January 11am-5pm

River Street showroom
Saturday 24th – Friday 30th December closed
Saturday 31st December 10am-4pm
Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd January closed

Normal opening hours resume Tuesday 3rd January at both locations.

Last order date for Christmas deliveries and late-night Christmas shopping

December 15, 2016 · 0 Comments

handcarved wooden robin by Mikael Nilsson

Please note that the last day to place an order online for in-stock items and ensure guaranteed delivery to a UK address before Christmas is Tuesday 20th December.

The last day to place an order online for in-store collection of in-stock items is Wednesday 21st December.

Please enquire for international orders.

Please note that our Upper Street shop is open until 7pm on Thursday 15th and Thursday 22nd December for late-night Christmas shopping accompanied by wine and panettone.

If you require further inspiration, browse our selection of classic and contemporary gifts for her, for him, for kids and for home.


twentywentyone is 20 – our final anniversary edit

December 12, 2016 · 0 Comments

Robin Christmas decoration by Lisa Jones

As our twentieth anniversary year draws to a close, we have compiled our final top twenty of 2016.

This month’s edit celebrates the team spirit of twentytwentyone and sees 20 members of staff select the 20 designs they would most like to receive for Christmas.

Ranging in scale from a small wooden robin to a covetable twentytwentyone gift hamper, the list contains plenty of gift ideas to inspire your own Christmas wishlist.

View the edit in full here.

twentytwentyone December newsletter

December 8, 2016 · 0 Comments

North Star Christmas decoration by Livingly

twentytwentyone’s December newsletter is here, with news of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.

Included are details of December’s twentytwentyone is 20 online edit which brings our 20th anniversary year to a close, plus information on late-night Christmas shopping at our Upper Street shop.

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Christmas decorations at twentytwentyone

December 4, 2016 · 0 Comments

Christmas decorations at twentytwentyone

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.

Christmas tree decorations at twentytwentyone

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.

Chrstmas decorations at twentytwentyone

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

Christmas decorations at twentytwentyone… to minimal crystalline forms crafted from brass and smoked oak:

Christmas decorations at twentytwentyone

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).

Christmas baubles at twentytwentyone

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.

Robin Christmas decorations at twentytwentyone

For further inspiration on decking the halls, view our entire range of classic and contemporary Christmas decorations here.


Late-night Christmas shopping

November 28, 2016 · 0 Comments

Late night Christmas shopping at twentytwentyone

Please join us for panettone, wine and late-night Christmas shopping at our Upper Street shop until 7pm, each Thursday in December.

The extended opening hours will start on Thursday 1st December and will run until Thursday 22nd December, giving you ample time to plan and make your purchases.

If further inspiration is required, we have compiled a series of online gift guides suggesting a covetable array of classic and contemporary gifts for him, for her, for kids and for the home.

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For Her

For Him

For Kids

For Home

Classic and contemporary Christmas cards

November 25, 2016 · 0 Comments

Reindeer Christmas card by Lisa Jones

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).

Robin and Santa face Christmas cards by Lisa Jones

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.

Paul Farrell King Tree and Cut and Make Red Bauble cards

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.

Esme Winter Blue Dancer card and Stefi Orazi Modernist Winter card

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.

Lovi Tree postcard and Lisa Jones Robin decoration

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.

Enzo Mari Ameland letter opener for Danese

View our full range of seasonal stationery here.

twentytwentyone November newsletter

November 24, 2016 · 0 Comments

Nathalie du Pasquier limited edition prints for The Wrong Shoptwentytwentyone’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.

Sign up for future newsletters here.

Candles to create festive atmosphere

November 11, 2016 · 0 Comments

Ildhane candleholder by Anderssen Voll

Few things are as atmospheric and instantly inviting as candlelight. A time-honoured way of creating a special ambience, candles come into their own at this time of year and bring a sense of occasion and warmth to festive gatherings.

Ildhane candleholder and glo tea light holder by Anderssen Voll

twentytwentyone’s collection of candle holders, sconces, scented candles and incense offers all you need to help create an air of seasonal celebration in the home.

For Christmas 2015 twentytwentyone was able to exclusively offer the Idlhane candlestick by Anderssen Voll (shown above), an appealingly bird-like and sculptural cast-iron candle holder.

For Christmas 2016 the designers have followed the success of Idlhane with Glo, a tactile tea light holder (below left).

Glo tealight holder by Anderssen Voll and Moment candle holder by Lars Fjetland

Lars Fjetland’s Moment candlestick (above right) has a similarly functional and expressive form.

The ingenious design has a spring-loaded arm that flips down to extinguish the flame when the candle burns past a certain point, making it both safe and easy to clean.

Cafu candlesticks by  Holmbäck Nordentoft and Nappula candlestick by Matti Klenell

If more refined materials are called for, Holmbäck Nordentoft’s Cafu candle holders (above left) and Matti Klenell’s Nappula candlestick (above right) combine smoothly sculptural forms with mirror-polished stainless steel and brass. Ideal as centrepieces for your table or as decorative objects in their own right.

The Lily Candlestick (below) is a classic of Scandinavian design, conceived by Ivar Alenius Bjork in 1939 and enduringly popular in the present day.

Lily candlestick by Ivar Alenius Bjork

By contrast, wall-mounted candle sconces are a striking way of introducing candlelight to the home.

Pierre Forsell’s sconces have a precise elegance that reflects the Swedish designer’s training as a silversmith. Designed in the 1950s, they exemplify the timeless qualities of classic Swedish design.

Reflex and Pendel wall sconces by Pierre Forsell

Reflex (above left) and Pendel (above right) refine the traditional light source into a sleek ornament that brings a fascinating play of reflected light and shade to interior spaces.

Scented candles offer a further enhancement of the atmospheric effect of candlelight and twentytwentyone’s selection includes examples that capture the character of two very different parts of the world.

Scented scandles from Skandinavisk and Haeckels

Danish company Skandinavisk’s candles are perfumed to evoke the landscape and culture of Scandinavia, with a range of fragrances evoking pine forests, fjords and that most Hygge of occasions, Christmas.

Margate-based brand Haeckels are inspired by a very different landscape: the Kent coastline. Their scented candles capture the essence of a bracing coastal walk through salt marshes sheltering sea birds, wild fennel and lavender.

Finally, there’s no reason why your box of matches should let the side down.

Strike matches and Lup candlestick by Shane Schneck

Shane Schneck’s Strike matches (shown above with his copper wire Lup candlestick) look as appealing as the candles they light, with their simple coloured boxes decorated with a patterned striking strip.

For further inspiration, view twentytwentyone’s range of candles, candle holders, scented candles and incense here.

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