Shops We Love

May 1, 2014 · 0 Comments

Black_Leaf_blog“It’s hard to point to a single trait, since we look at both aesthetics and functionality, but we look for pieces with their own personality and story,” says co-founder Simon Alderson.

We have been featured in Dwell magazine’s ‘Shops We Love’ feature. See a selection of 10 striking products ranging from vintage to modern design.

Above is the Black Leaf tea towel, one of the items shown in the article. “It’s a historical classic with strong graphic design, reminiscent of something by Alexander Girard. It’s a fantastic work by a British designer made with Irish linen.”

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Milan Furniture Fair 2014

April 25, 2014 · 0 Comments

Milan_10We have returned from our annual pilgrimage to the Milan Furniture Fair. Inspired and enlightened, here’s a few of the designs which captured our attention.

Please see our full photo report here.

The Essence of Japanese Design

April 15, 2014 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone are partnering Phaidon to celebrate the launch of their new book, WA: The Essence of Japanese Design.

Written by Rossella Menegazzo and Stefania Piotti, the book explores the diversity of materials and philosophies particular to contemporary Japanese design. The research is shown through a beautifully produced book depicting over 250 key objects. A cultural and highly sensitive approach is adopted in the creation of all areas of Japanese design. An acute understanding for materials, craftsmanship and form combine to produce a ‘Japaneseness’ that can be readily identified.

Japan_feature_news_02To coincide with the publication, twentytwentyone have curated an exhibition of Japanese design that embraces classics from the twentieth century through to recently launched contemporary designs. Works from luminaries such as Sori Yanagi, Isamu Noguchi and Issey Miyake are seen in context of their contemporaries including Naoto Fukasawa and Nendo.

Japan_blog_07twentytwentyone will also show designs from a younger group of designers, with the overview completed with traditional craftmanship by un-named makers.

The exhibition features furniture, lighting, and homewares, reflecting content from the new Phaidon book. An extensive range of materials are displayed including timber, cast iron, porcelain, paper, steel, brass and straw.

Japan_blog_04 Japan_blog_05 Japan_blog_02WA: The Essence of Japanese Design
26th April – 11th May 2014

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twentytwentyone April newsletter

April 15, 2014 · 0 Comments

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Sculpture in the Home

April 2, 2014 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone have partnered with the esteemed Pangolin gallery in their forthcoming exhibition, Sculpture in the Home.

We have loaned both vintage and classic designs to the exhibition. Works by Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick and Barbara Hepworth are shown in context of fine British furniture and lighting.

8th April – 17th May 2014

twentytwentyone March newsletter

March 13, 2014 · 0 Comments

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Martino Gamper: design is a state of mind

March 6, 2014 · 0 Comments

New exhibition: Martino Gamper: design is a state of mind at The Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London.

Influential London-based Italian designer Martino Gamper guest-curates a new exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. An extensive display of shelving systems from the 1930s to the present day will form the backbone of the exhibition. Ranging from historic design classics and one-off pieces, to industrial, utilitarian, contemporary and newly commissioned work, the exhibition will include designs by Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass, Ercol, Gio Ponti and IKEA.

5th March – 21st April 2014.

Shop Martino Gamper here.
Find out more about the show here.

Royal System work unit

February 26, 2014 · 0 Comments

A home desk that is discrete and beautifully detailed.  The Royal System was conceived by the Danish designer Poul Cadovius in 1948. Recognised with Gold Medal at Finland Furniture Fair in 1950 and silver at Milan Triennale, the system set a benchmark for wall storage design.

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Kilt Light

February 24, 2014 · 0 Comments

A future classic by Swedish design trio Claesson, Koivisto & Rune, Kilt light is now at our River Street showroom. The tartan pattern hides both doors and drawers. Available in a range of sizes and colours.

Trook clothes brush

February 19, 2014 · 0 Comments

trook_newsletterGeoffrey Fisher has been making us Trook wall hooks and slingshots from fallen timber collected locally in Berkshire. His latest design for twentytwentyone marries nearby, handmade, all-natural brush makers with his signature beechwood handle. A clothes brush crafted with care, using local resources.

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