twentytwentyone at Tate Modern Switch House

June 16, 2016 · 0 Comments

Switch House at Tate Modern

The Switch House extension to Tate Modern has been designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

twentytwentyone are proud to have been involved with the furniture specification and supply for new spaces, supplying a range of furniture to fit out the new gallery spaces and public areas, as well as the Patron and Members rooms and staff offices.

Botan bench by Jasper Morrison for Maruni at Tate Modern Switch House

The furniture sourced and provided includes the Botan bench, designed by Jasper Morrison for Maruni.

Working closely with Jasper Morrison’s studio, the Botan benches manufactured by Maruni were adapted to bespoke dimensions, finishes and configurations to suit the public and gallery areas in the Herzog & de Meuron building.

Botan bench by Jasper Morrison for Maruni at Tate Modern Switch House

The standard version of the Jasper Morrison design is available in cedar or pine, with or without back  and in two sizes.

For the Switch House prototypes were made in Japan for extended lengths and twin depth, with or without backs. They are were also produced in oak and with a black stain to marry with the materials specified for the building.

Botan bench by Jasper Morrison for Maruni at Tate Modern Switch House

furniture supplied by twentytwentyone Contracts at Tate Modern Switch House

Botan benches are on display at our River Street showroom.

twentytwentyone also supplied furniture to the Patrons room, Members room and staff areas.

The  Members Room at Tate Modern Switch House

The diverse mix of classic and contemporary designs included pieces produced by Nikari, Hay, Another Country and Fritz Hansen.

furniture supplied by twentytwentyone Contracts at Tate Modern Switch House

furniture supplied by twentytwentyone Contracts at Tate Modern Switch House

twentytwentyone is honoured to have contributed to the appearance and visitor experience of such a significant public building.

Tate Modern Switch HouseView other projects by twentytwentyone Contracts here.

Three days to the twentytwentyone summer sale

June 15, 2016 · 0 Comments

The twentytwentyone summer sale

twentytwentyone’s summer sale starts on 18th June, with 15% off orders for selected furniture and lighting placed online and in-store.

Discounts of up to 75% are also available on a range of ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories.

View our sale newsletter for details of some of the ex-display items on offer.

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The sale ends on 31st July.

twentytwentyone June newsletter

June 13, 2016 · 0 Comments

Newly launched by Carl Hansen & Son, the CH22 lounge chair designed by Hans Wegner

twentytwentyone’s newsletter is here, with news of the latest designs now in-store and online.

Also included are details of the June instalment of our twentytwentyone is 20 anniversary series.

This month we focus on a diverse selection of twentytwentyone Contracts projects that illustrate both the breadth and diversity of our work and the quality and creativity of the architects and designers we’re privileged to work with.

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Carl Hansen weaving demonstration

June 10, 2016 · 0 Comments

Live papercord weaving demonstration at Upper Street with Carl Hansen's master weaver Benny

Visitors to our Upper Street shop on the morning of Friday 10th June were lucky enough to observe one of the many highly skilled processes involved in the construction of each Carl Hansen & Son chair.

Live papercord weaving demonstration at Upper Street with Carl Hansen's master weaver Benny

Carl Hansen’s master weaver Benny was in-store to offer a live demonstration of the craft of papercord weaving, working to create a new seat for an oak-framed CH22 chair by Hans Wegner.

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The CH22 lounge chair occupies a very special position in the history of Danish design, being part of the debut collection that Wegner designed for Carl Hansen & Son in the 1950s, alongside such classics as the CH24 Wishbone chair and the CH25 lounge chair.

The CH22 is now being reissued by Carl Hansen along with its companion, the CH26 armchair. Both have been produced to Wegner’s original specification and are now available to view and order at our shop and showroom.

All visitors to the shop during the Carl Hansen papercord weaving demonstration received a free print

Visitors to the shop during the demonstration received a complementary Carl Hansen print as a memento.

Many thanks to Benny and Carl Hansen & Son for a remarkable illustration of the craft, expertise and heritage that are integral to each Carl Hansen chair.

Live papercord weaving demonstration at Upper Street with Carl Hansen's master weaver Benny

 

Gift ideas for Father’s Day

June 10, 2016 · 0 Comments

Dad cab card by Lisa Jones

As Father’s Day approaches, twentytwentyone have put together a selection of gift ideas to help you show the high regard you hold for Dad.

Our pick of classic and contemporary presents ranges from design-led household items for the practically minded to indulgent treats that every parent will be pleased to receive on Sunday 19th June.

View our Father’s Day gift selection in full here.

Carl Hansen craftsmanship at Upper Street

June 8, 2016 · 0 Comments

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Join us at our Upper Street shop for an exceptional opportunity to observe a master craftsman at work and gain an insight into the construction of a genuine design classic.

Benny Hammer Larsen,  Carl Hansen and Son’s master weaver, will be conducting a demonstration of the papercord weaving technique that is used in the production of each handmade Carl Hansen chair.

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Benny will be working on two designs by Hans Wegner – a CH22 lounge chair and a CH26 arm chair – both of which hold a very special place in the history of Danish design.

The CH22 was the first chair that Wegner designed exclusively for Carl Hansen & Son in 1950, appearing in his debut collection for the manufacturer alongside such classics as the CH24 (popularly known as the Wishbone chair) and the CH25 lounge chair.

CH22 and CH26

By contrast, the CH26 is a design that never went into production, but represents Wegner’s elegant adaptation of the CH22 into a dining chair. Produced according to Wegner’s original and exacting specification, the CH22 and CH26 are now being reissued by Carl Hansen.

Meanwhile, Benny Hammer Larsen’s dedication to his craft is perhaps best illustrated by his tattoo – of a Wishbone chair.

Carl Hansen weaving demonstration at Upper Street

Join us 10am – 12pm on Friday 10th June at the twentytwentyone Upper Street shop for an insight into the skill, expertise and heritage that combine to make a Hans Wegner Carl Hansen chair.

twentytwentyone is 20: enduring classics

May 13, 2016 · 0 Comments

the Superleggera chair by Gio Ponti, one our selection of enduring classics now on display at our Upper Street shop

The latest instalment in our twentytwentyone is 20 series of editorials presents our selection of 20 enduring furniture classics.

Licensed historical designs have been a constant at twentytwentyone since its foundation in 1996, and our most recent edit reveals the designs that we believe have the core ingredients to ensure longevity.

Currently on display at twentytwentyone’s Upper Street shop, the selection includes classic tables, seating and storage that range from pioneering examples of 1930s modernism to definitive designs of the 1970s. The pieces on display include signature works by design luminaries such as Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand, Gio Ponti and Hans J Wegner.

View all twentytwentyone is 20 editorials to date here.

twentytwentyone May newsletter

May 13, 2016 · 0 Comments

contemporary glassware from Ichendorf Milano

twentytwentyone’s newsletter is here, with news of the latest designs now in-store and online.

Also included are details of the latest installment of our twentytwentyone is 20 celebratory reviews: during May we host an in-store exhibition of our selection of 20 enduring classics.

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At home with Carl Hansen and Mourne Textiles

May 3, 2016 · 0 Comments

Weaving workshop for London Craft Week

London Craft Week sees a special collaboration between Carl Hansen & Son and Mourne Textiles that celebrates the craftsmanship and heritage of these two unique family-run businesses.

Mourne Textiles have transported a traditional hand-weaving loom from their workshop in Ireland and have installed it in Carl Hansen’s London showroom in order to demonstrate weaving techniques to the public. In addition, a range of Mourne’s heritage fabrics will be used to upholster chairs designed by Hans J Wegner and Ole Wanscher currently produced by Carl Hansen.

The event runs from 3rd May to 5th May at 16A Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BD. More details can be found here.

Following the event, some of the chairs upholstered in Mourne textiles will be on display at twentytwentyone’s River Street showroom.

Mourne Textiles weaving workshop at Carl Hansen's London showroom

twentytwentyone Milan 2016 newsletter

April 29, 2016 · 0 Comments
The T chair by Jasper Morrison for Maruni

twentytwentyone’s newsletter is here, with highlights from the Milan Salone del Mobile 2016, the world’s foremost design event.

Also included are new collections by Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa for Maruni which will be on display at our River Street showroom, direct from the halls of the Salone.

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