Spring living

April 9, 2017 · 0 Comments

Niwaki Okasune snips

As the days warm and lengthen, twentytwentyone has a host of fresh designs to help you enjoy outdoor living.

Currently on display at our River Street showroom, our range of classic and contemporary garden furniture includes new designs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Jasper Morrison and TAF Architects.

Many models are now in stock and available for immediate delivery to your garden.

Palissade by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay

Designed by the Bouroullec brothers, Palissade is an extensive family of outdoor furniture formed from linear slatted metal.

Evoking traditional French garden furniture while remaining resolutely contemporary, the Palissade collection includes stools, lounge chairs and benches as well as tables and chairs for outdoor dining.

All Plastic Chair by Jasper Morrison for Vitra

Jasper Morrison’s All Plastic Chair recalls the form of the traditional wooden chair,  but uses new materials and production techniques to offer enhanced comfort, functionality and adaptability.

Cast in dyed-through polypropylene which is sun and water-resistant, the All Plastic Chair may be used both indoors and outside and is available in seven different colours.

Overlap table and benches by TAF Architects

The award-winning Overlap family of outdoor furniture by TAF Architects combines a distinctive folded steel leg system with table tops and bench seats in untreated Western Red cedar wood which will patinate and mature with use.

For the green-fingered, we have a new range of Japanese garden tools to assist you in tending and trimming plants.

Niwaki Okatsune secateursNiwaki weeding hoeLungo watering can by Davy GrosemansPrized in Japan for their strength, sharpness and ease of use, these expertly crafted secateurs, snips and weeding hoes are now available to British gardeners.

Use alongside the Lungo watering can, which has a graceful form inspired by the profile of a traditional enamel coffee pot to bring a dash of wit to the act of watering the plants.

Edge pot by StillebenPlant Box Indoor planter by Ferm livingAtelier Stella hanging plantersIf you wish to bring outdoor greenery inside, our range of pots and containers embraces from simple and striking designs in earthenware and metal as well as hanging pots with a distinct sense of character.

We have also selected garden accessories to bring light and warmth to outdoor spaces, including the best-selling Follow Me rechargeable light.

With an oak handle for portability, this appealing little mushroom-shaped light casts a warm glow over drinks in the garden or picnics further afield.

Follow Me rechargeable light by Inma BermudezFlame firebowl by SkagerakPatina oil lamp by Broberg RidderstraleMeanwhile the Flame firebowl creates fireside atmosphere in gardens and on beaches, and the Patina oil lamp sees a traditional light source for your garden table reconfigured with a sleek modern form.

You can also bring additional life to outdoor spaces by encouraging visitors in the form of birds and insect life.

Neighbirds nest boxTrook bee hotelsVogeli bird feederOur selection of garden accessories includes a geometric contemporary take on the bird nesting box, bee hotels sustainably crafted from fallen trees in Buckinghamshire woodland and captivating copper bird feeders which are sculptural objects in their own right.

Finally, we have a selection of outdoor games to help you take advantage of warmer days.

Corknet table tennis setAkiko petanque setFredericks and Mae Bird kiteChose between a table tennis kit that equips any outdoor table for an impromptu match, a petanque set for a more sedate game of boules or that summer standby – a kite with a bold graphic design.

Whether you wish to get active in the garden or simply sit and bask, our selection is certain to help you make the most of Spring.

Overlap table and benches by TAF ArchitectsView our Spring Living edit in full here.

New contracts project: Duke of York apartments

April 7, 2017 · 0 Comments

Originate Architects Duke of York apartments project

twentytwentyone’s latest Contract project is now featured on our website: the Duke of York apartments building designed by Originate Architects.

Our contracts team was commissioned to specify and supply an extensive range of furniture and lighting to fit out both interior spaces and outdoor terraces in this residential development in London.

Originate Architects Duke of York apartments project

Find further details of the classic and contemporary designs supplied for this project here.

twentytwentyone Contracts’ projects range from residential developments, restaurants, hotels and retail to public buildings such as Tate Modern, the Whitechapel art gallery and the Barbican.

A selection of our recent projects can be viewed here.

twentytwentyone’s March newsletter

March 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

Material Immaterial concrete miniature houses

twentytwentyone’s latest newsletter is here, with details of the latest furniture, lighting and accessories to arrive in-store and online, plus details of our Mothers’ Day gift list.

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Mothers’ Day at twentytwentyone

March 10, 2017 · 0 Comments

Grow Greenhouse by Caroline Wetterling for Design House Stockholm

Mothers’ Day falls on Sunday 26th March this year, which is also the day that the clocks go forward. So if you’re seeking inspiration for the perfect present look no further than our Mothers’ Day gift list.

Our extensive array of suggestions ranges from classic and contemporary design objects to indulgent treats and is certain to include something that will delight a very important person on Mothering Sunday.

Lisa Jones Mothers' Day card

All parents deserve pampering and our carefully chosen collection of bathroom goods includes many that use plant extracts to create unique designs that care for the body as well as respecting the environment.

From Japanese Sasawashi slippers made from a textile woven with naturally anti-bacterial bamboo fibres…

Sasawashi slippersHaeckels seaweed geranium handbalmHaeckels seaweed bath

… to Haeckels bath and body care products concocted using seaweed hand-harvested on the Kent coastline.

And if a weekend spa retreat is out of the question, you can always give a scented candle or incense with an inspiring and calming fragrance…

Skandinavisk scented candleHibi incense matchsticksHaeckels cliff breeze candle

… whether it evokes crystal-clear Scandinavian fjords, the meditative qualities of a Zen garden, or a bracing cliff-top walk closer to home.

For the green-fingered, we have design-led garden accessories, from nest boxes to encourage maternal birdlife and striking watering cans …

Utoopic neighbirds nest boxLungo watering canFerm living plant hanger

… to hanging pots and planters that allow you to bring the outdoors inside.

While our selection of vases offers a rich variety of shapes, sizes and materials in classic designs that will showcase a Mother’s Day bouquet to perfection.

Joe Colombo 2in1 vaseNude glass mist vaseKarakter Lyngby Porcelain vase

Our carefully-chosen collection of jewellery will surely appeal to the design-conscious, from architectural and everyday forms shaped in precious metals…

Eiger Gallery Arete earringsMichael Marriot wingnut necklaceMaterial Immaterial concrete earrings

… to compelling designs fashioned from concrete.

Alternatively, you can encourage your mother to sit soft with our family of cushions and throws featuring classic mid-century woven fabrics or vibrant colourways from contemporary textile designers.

Wallace Sewell river cushiontextiles-epMourne tweed cushion

Finally, something made by hand is always going to melt a mother’s heart.

If you feel you’ve moved on from presenting mum with the pottery dinosaur you made at school, you can always explore our selection of unique decorative and functional objects hand-made by intriguing designer-makers like Stella Baggot, Material Immaterial and Aman Khanna.

Stella Baggott Atelier Stella Betty vaseMaterial Immaterial concrete houseAman Khanna Observer vessel

For further inspiration, view the Mothers’ Day gift list in full here.

New Contracts project: Clerkenwell Grind

February 13, 2017 · 0 Comments

  clerkenwell-grind-3twentytwentyone’s latest Contract project is now on our website.

Our Contracts team recently supplied the Long John pendant light by Niclas Hoflin for Rubn for a newly opened bar and restaurant in Clerkenwell.

Clerkenwell Grind, a twentytwentyone Contracts project

Clerkenwell Grind, twentytwentyone Contract project

Find more information on this project here.

twentytwentyone’s Contract projects range from residential developments, restaurants, hotels and retail to public buildings such as Tate Modern, the Whitechapel art gallery and the Barbican.

A selection of recent projects can be viewed here.

Finn Juhl: a master of Danish design

February 11, 2017 · 0 Comments

Danish designer Finn Juhl

The architect, interior and furniture designer Finn Juhl (1912 – 1989) is considered one of the founding fathers of modern Danish design and is widely credited with having popularised Danish design in America.

Born in Copenhagen, Juhl trained as an architect at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and worked at Vilhelm Lauritzen‘s architectural practice before founding his own design practice in 1945.

Finn Juhl France chairJuhl took on a rich variety of interior, exhibition and product designs throughout his career, with clients ranging from Georg Jensen to SAS airlines.

Today, however, he is perhaps best known for the furniture he designed from the late 1930s onwards.

Interior with furniture designed by Finn Juhl

Interior with Finn Juhl furniture

Featuring curvaceous organic forms and chair seats and backs which appear to float within a frame, Juhl’s charismatic designs were initially considered highly radical.

The complexity of their form and construction also required exacting levels of craftstmanship; Juhl was notorious for testing the boundaries of what could be achieved with his favoured material of teak wood.

Chieftain chair by Finn Juhl

Finn Juhl France chair

During the 1950s Juhl’s designs were exhibited in America where they were enthusiastically received. Juhl was subsequently commissioned to design a refrigerator for General Electric as well as glassware, ceramics and furniture for other US companies.

Perhaps his most prestigious commision, however, was to design the interior of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the UN Headquarters building in New York (undertaken 1950-52).

The UN Council Chamber interior designed by Finn JuhlJuhl’s profile has been somewhat eclipsed in recent years by his peers Hans Wegner and Borge Mogensen, but there is a clear resurgence of interest in his charismatic and timeless designs.

Danish furniture company Onecollection now produces an extensive range of Finn Juhl’s classic furniture, combining modern technology with traditional craftsmanship to meet the exacting standards specified by the designer.

46 chair by Finn Juhl for OnecollectionOnecollection’s association with the estate of Finn Juhl originated when Juhl’s widow contacted the company and asked for their help in reproducing his Model 57 sofa.

57 sofa by Finn Juhl for Onecollection“One cannot create happiness with beautiful objects,” Juhl is famed for noting, “but one can spoil quite a lot of happiness with bad ones”.

Without wishing to contradict a master designer, we would argue that Finn Juhl’s furniture does instill joy in the hearts of those who appreciate enduring designs.

The Poet sofa and France chair by Finn Juhl for Onecollection are currently available to view and purchase at our River Street showroom.

Finn Juhl Poet sofa and France chairView the range of designs by Finn Juhl produced under license by Onecollection here.

Finn Juhl, vintage portrait

Last order dates for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2017 · 0 Comments

Lisa Jones Valentine's Day card

Valentines’s Day cards need not be a sentimental affair.

Our selection of contemporary Valentine’s cards will delight design-lovers with their evident passion for colour, pattern and line and their witty approach to matters of the heart.

Paul Farrell the Kiss Valentine cardLisa Jones Valentine cardPaul Farrell love stack card

And please note: to ensure guaranteed delivery to UK addresses before Valentine’s Day, make sure you place your online order with us by Thursday 9th February.

However, you can still order online and opt to collect in-store. To take advantage of this option, please ensure your Valentine’s order is placed with us by Sunday 12th February.

Lisa Jones Bluebirds Valentine's Day card

If you have any queries regarding deliveries you can contact our web orders team Monday to Friday on 020 7837 1900 or orders@twentytwentyone.com.

View our Valentine’s Day gift list – including all cards – in full here.

twentytwentyone’s Valentine’s Day gift guide

February 3, 2017 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone Valentine's Day gift list

The countdown to Valentine’s Day has begun, but there’s no need to feel lovesick. We’ve compiled a handy Valentine’s gift guide certain to contain something to delight the apple of your eye.

Our selection ranges from indulgent treats to classic design objects – plus the all-important Valentine cards themselves – and includes a multitude of love tokens to suit all ages, tastes and pockets.

It’s a Valentine’s tradition to say it with flowers, and our gift suggestions include a variety of vases to showcase the perfect bouquet…

Joe Colombo 2in1 vase for LyngbyLyngby Porcelain vaseAAalto glass vase by Alvar Aalto for Iittala

… or decorative ways to bring flowers and foliage into the home.

Grow Greenhouse by Caroline Wetterling for Design House StockholmMichael Anastiassiades Disk plant holderserax-carnivore-terrarium

Alternatively, the gift of an classic or a contemporary table light may be just the way to assure someone that they are the light of your life.

Our selection of lighting includes table lamps that make striking use of colour and materials. We’ve also singled out the ingenious Follow Me light which is portable and rechargeable to cast a suitably atmospheric glow indoors and out and can be dimmed to create romantic ambience.

Jonas Wagell Metallic table lamp for MenuFollowMe rechargable light by MarsetTurn On table lamp by Joel Hoff for Wrong London

Sweetly-scented offerings are also bound to please.

Our Valentine selection embraces candles fragranced to evoke locations from the windswept English coast to the Californian hometown of cartoon character Snoopy, or enclosed in ceramic containers decorated with the iconic imagery of Pierro Fornasetti.

haeckels-scented-candleFornasetti scented candleAstier de Villatte Santa Rosa scented candle

Meanwhile our range of pampering products for her and him are concocted with an array of natural botanical essences, including seaweed hand-harvested in Margate.

Aesop Neroli shaving setHaeckels seaweed bath saltsHaeckels seaweed geranium hand cream

If you’d rather raise a toast to your loved one, browse our range of design-led glassware and select the perfect champagne flute, glass jugs to mix up a potent cocktail or Connemara marble whiskey stones to chill the tipple of your choice.

Essence champagne glassIrish whiskey stonesIchendorf Caipirinha glass jug

Finally, what could be more romantic than a reminder of the creativity that can result from a life-long partnership?

Husband and wife designers Lucienne and Robin Day are amongst the most acclaimed British designers of the post-war period and their richly productive creative partnership is celebrated in a pair of posters which were issued to mark the centenary of each designer.

Lucienne Day 100 designs posterrobin-day-100designs

Could these be the perfect present for your design-concious other half?

For further inspiration, our Valentine’s Day gift list can be viewed in full here.

twentytwentyone sale – final reductions

January 26, 2017 · 0 Comments

Peggy SP9 pendant light by Hangar Design Group for Vistosi

twentytwentyone’s latest newsletter is here, with details of extensive final reductions in our January clearance sale of one-off, ex-display furniture and lighting.

Our sale ends on Sunday 29th January, but until then you can can enjoy 15% off orders of selected classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories.

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twentytwentyone Contracts: Park Lofts, London

January 19, 2017 · 0 Comments

Park Lofts: twentytwentyone Contracts project

twentytwentyone Contracts has recently supplied a range of furniture and lighting to Park Lofts, a residential development of 12 apartments located near Regent’s Park in central London.

For more information on this project and details of the range of designs supplied view the Park Lofts project here.

Park Lofts: twentytwentyone Contract project

twentytwentyone’s Contract projects range from residential developments, restaurants, hotels and retail to public buildings such as Tate Modern, the Whitechapel art gallery and the Barbican.

A selection of recent projects can be viewed here.

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