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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Spring living at twentytwentyone

April 20, 2016 · 0 Comments

Spring living at twentytwentyone

In anticipation of Springtime activities, twentytwentyone has a fresh range of designs for your home and garden, from classic and contemporary outdoor furniture to design-led accessories for interior and exterior.

Whether you are in need of bee hotels, bird feeders or nesting boxes to bring new ecodiversity to your garden or simply wish to bring the outdoors inside with pots and planters for household greenery, our discerning selection of indoor and outdoor accessories is sure to help you make the most of Spring.

View the selection in full here.

Plant hangers from Ferm Living

twentytwentyone is 20: April

April 15, 2016 · 0 Comments

Robin and Lucienne Day

twentytwentyone celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016. We are marking this occasion with a series of editorials celebrating the people, designs and occasions that have been such important ingredients in our twenty year history.

In April, we are honouring those designers who have sadly passed away over the last two decades but whose pioneering and timeless work remains an enduring source of inspiration.

View the editorial in full here.

twentytwentyone April newsletter

April 13, 2016 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone has plentiful ideas for spring living

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

Also included are plentiful ideas for Spring living and our latest twentytwentyone is 20 editorial which commemorates much-missed designers.

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twentytwentyone is 20: March

March 24, 2016 · 0 Comments

20 favourite homeware designs on display at Upper Street

Currently on display at twentytwentyone’s Upper Street shop, a display of 20 favourite homeware designs launched – and re-launched – over the past two decades.

This edit of classic and contemporary designs for the home ranges from bowls made of finely milled concrete and hand-carved wooden hooks to the textile designs of Lucienne Day and Robin Day’s Tricorne tray.

20 favourite homeware designs on display at Upper Street

The display forms part of twentytwentyone is 20, our ongoing celebration of the people, designs and occasions that have been important ingredients in our twenty year history.

View the edit in full online here.

20 favourite homeware designs from the past two decades on display at Upper Street

twentytwentyone March newsletter

March 21, 2016 · 0 Comments

Limited edition print by Ronan Bouroullec for Wrongshop editionstwentytwentyone’s newsletter is here, with news of the latest designs now in-store and online.

Also featured: we mark our 20th anniversary with an in-store display and online edit of our favourite product launches – and re-launches – since 1996.

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