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.
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.
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.
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.
View the edit in full here.
twentytwentyone’s December newsletter is here, with news of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online.
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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.
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.
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.
twentytwentyone’s range of Christmas stationery includes a choice selection of Christmas cards to suit all tastes and festive requirements.
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.