twentytwentyone Christmas Wish List

On December 5, 2019 · 0 Comments

Looking for a little Christmas gift inspiration? We asked the twentytwentyone team what they would most like to find under their tree this year.

Kal Calendar 2020 – Jessy

“A minimalist calendar to make organising simple and easy. The perfect gift to myself for Christmas.”

Coco 6 bar dark chocolate – Solen

“Just like crisp packets, chocolate boxes often feel 80% empty. Not with this chocolate *bar* box! Maximum delicious density!”

Hoptimist Reindeer Bumble – Augusta

“Guaranteed to put a smile on everybody’s face. Spring yourself into the New Year!”

Fallow Wool Blanket – Craig

“Originally designed for the Bauhaus dormitories, this design classic would look great in any home and keep you warm.”

Knot Ring – Sabrina

“Beautiful and simple design, the perfect gift for someone special.”

 

 

Fraser Rucksack – Joe

“Whether sophisticated in the city or camouflaged in the country, your stuff is staying dry and you’re smug about your sustainably-sourced rucksack.”

 

Hotaru Marker Table Lamp – Simon

“The warm glow of washi paper, sitting on the floor adjacent the Christmas tree, please Santa.”

Farm Calendar 2020– Maggie

“A cute way to mark time pass with these endearing farm animal silhouettes in soft pastels.”

Lakrids Liquorice Dark – Guy

“Finest Danish Liquorice rolled in smooth dark chocolate, perfect for those dark winter nights.”

Kore Paper Flowers – Verity

“Fun, elegant and sustainable. The perfect post-Christmas dinner craft session.”

Maria Blanket – Claire

“Perfect for keeping warm on these cold winter evenings.”

Canele Candle Holder – Rosie

“A delicate holder for a single slender candle, shaped like those little rum and vanilla patisseries. A charming and sweet gift.”

Aqua Culture Vase – Victor

“Join the daily struggle to keep your house plants alive with style and minimalism.”

Huuhkaja Owl Tea Towel – Erin

“A simple but fun tea towel that matches any kitchen. Perfect for the holiday baker on your list!”

Skandinavisk Hjem Gift Set – Vanessa

“Deliciously scented candles, beautifully packaged and  made of sustainably-sourced vegetable wax!”

Setago rechargeable lamp – Manon

“This cute little mushroom-shaped lamp brings light and joy to every room!”

Oimu Incense Sticks – Charity

“The traditionally produced incense uses all-natural ingredients, smells great and is very prettily packaged”

Tate Otama soup ladle – Tony

“The simplicity of this Japanese ladle belies its thoughtfulness.”

 

Ronan Bouroullec Poster – Raphael

“I love how Ronan Bouroullec pairs bold colour with abstract yet organic forms…and makes it look so easy.”

Pauper Coin Collector – Annabel

“I love the pose and the expression on its face! Makes saving your coins all the more joyful.”

 

Solar Magnetic Brooch – Lisa

“This sun-shaped broach cleverly attaches to any garment using a magnet. It can be worn on its own, or grouped together (My personal fav).”

 

Yakumi Japanese Spice Pots – Sophie

“Such a pretty pot and the chance to grow your own Chillies and brighten up the kitchen window ledge. I would like all three please.”

Mini Nisse – Laura

“The perfect little festive addition to a growing collection!”

 

Airflow Mobile – Cliff

“Like a sycamore seed captured in swirling descent, it reminds me of autumn, which reminds me of winter, which reminds me of Christmas!”

 

Shop the twentytwenyone wish list here.

 

London Design Festival – Edit ’19

On August 28, 2019 · 0 Comments

 

twentytwentyone present a defining mix of contemporary and classic designs newly launched in 2019 for the London Design Festival.

Edit ’19 combines re-issued historical designs with present-day launches, in an intriguingly eclectic yet harmonious exhibition.

Central to the exhibition’s remit is to explore the varied use of material, process and form. Materials including wood, wool, leather, paper, cast iron and enamelled steel complement a diverse range of processes celebrating both handcrafted and machine-made techniques. An inspiring collection of aesthetics will contrast and compliment.

Work by eminent twentieth-century designers Poul Cadovius, Herbert Hirche and Paul McCobb will be relaunched alongside respected contemporary counterparts including Barber & Osgerby, Pierre Charpin, Ilse Crawford, Cecilie Manz, Jasper Morrison, Raw Edges and Shane Schneck. The work of graphic artist Philippe Weisbecker will be displayed for the first time in the UK.

Each design has been selected for its inherent quality and enduring sensibilities. If not already a design classic, twentytwentyone suggest the longevity of the new designs presented.

Edit ’19
twentytwentyone showroom
18c River Street,
London, EC1R 1XN

Private View: Tues 17th September 6.00 – 8.00pm
Exhibition runs Wednesday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm, Sunday 11.00 – 5.00pm

 

 

twentytwentyone Warehouse Sale

On July 10, 2019 · 0 Comments

This summer hails the return of our Warehouse Sale which will take place on Saturday 20th July 2019.

We’re offering exceptional discounts of up to 80% on an array of classic and contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories from selected manufacturers including Vitra, Hay, Gubi, String, Flos, Tom Dixon and Iittala to name a few.

Explore one-off samples, returns, ex-display and end-of-line items at incredible prices.

Join us from 10am-2pm at 18c River Street, EC1R 1XN.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Summer Sale

On June 15, 2019 · 0 Comments

Our summer sale starts today with 15% off orders of furniturelighting and rugs from selected manufacturers online and in-store.

We also have reductions of up to 50% on a host of ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories. These are available to view and purchase at our River Street showroom and Upper Street shop.

Sale ends Sunday 28th July 2019.

Milan Design Week 2019

On April 24, 2019 · 0 Comments

This month the twentytwentyone team made their annual trip to Milan Design Week, attending the world-renowned Salone del Mobile, Euroluce lighting exhibition and various design events held across the city. Here the furniture and lighting industry showcase the latest in cutting-edge design, product launches and new collaborations from around the world.

Preview new works by established and break-through designers in our Milan 2019 photo report.

 

Easter Opening Hours

On April 18, 2019 · 0 Comments

Easter Opening Hours

Upper Street Shop

Good Friday        11am-5pm
Saturday             10am-6pm
Easter Sunday    Closed
Easter Monday   11am-5pm

River Street Showroom

Good Friday        Closed
Saturday             9.30am-5.30pm
Easter Sunday    Closed
Easter Monday   Closed

Normal opening hours resume Tuesday 23rd April at both locations.

Børge Mogensen: The People’s Designer

On April 13, 2019 · 0 Comments

Known as ‘the people’s designer’, Børge Mogensen (1914 – 1972) was instrumental in the forming of the Danish modern movement, creating some of the most influential designs and iconic pieces of furniture of the post-war era. Bringing international recognition to Danish design, his lifework was to craft high-quality, practical furniture within the reach of everyone.

A trained cabinet maker, Mogensen went on to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1938-1942) under the tutelage of Kaare Klint. Excelling at ergonomic design and an advocate for pure functionalism, he honed a restrained, pared-back aesthetic that would last for generations, transcending contemporary fads and unnecessary embellishment.

His revolutionary approach to design meant that the consumer no longer had to modify their behaviour in order to use a piece of furniture, but instead that the furniture was adaptable to the user’s needs.

“My goal is to create items that serve people and give them the leading role, instead of forcing them to adapt to the items”

Known for his masterful use of materials, Morgensen was a pioneer of democratic design, not only utilising artisan traditions but adapting designs for industrial production. His refined designs featured clean lines that were easy to reproduce, with a penchant for primitive materials, working with solid oak, natural leather, wool and brass.

Mogensen worked for both Kaare Klint’s and Mogens Koch’s design studios before being hired as the chief designer for the Danish furniture cooperative, FDB (Fællesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger) in 1942. His team of designers all shared a common desire, to improve the lives of the everyday person through affordable, functional design. The FDB played an instrumental role in raising the profile of Scandinavian design on a global level.

He went on to open his own studio and later became Fredericia’s founding designer in 1955. Taking inspiration from around the world, his uncompromising approach to quality and design built the foundations of Fredericia and continued until his untimely death in 1972.

Prolific, Børge Mogensen left behind him a rich and enduring legacy of furniture design much of which is still in production today, many originals can also be found in leading museums around the world.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of his iconic Spanish Chair, Fredericia launched a special edition in solid oak with a warm olive green saddle leather. After extensive research into the Mogensen archive, the subtle hue was discovered to be one of Mogensen’s favourites and a dominant colour within modern mid-century interiors.

The Special Edition Anniversary Spanish Chair is available to view at our Upper Street shop.

 

twentytwentyone April newsletter

On April 5, 2019 · 0 Comments

April has arrived, as has our monthly newsletter. With the longer days and (hopefully) warmer weather, we embrace the great outdoors with our Spring Living edit and new outdoor furniture. Explore the new hot-galvanised edition of the Palissade collection by the Bouroullec brothers and meet new brand Millican and their sustainable collection of travel backpacks.

To ensure you stay informed on all this and more, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.

twentytwentyone March newsletter

On March 15, 2019 · 0 Comments

The March edition of the twentytwentyone newsletter has arrived, highlighting new arrivals to our shop, showroom and online. The edit includes Poul Cadovius’ iconic modular shelving, System Ultra and a Hay sofa promotion not to be missed!

With Mother’s day fast approaching on the 31st March, we’ve compiled a host of design-led gifts to inspire that thoughtful present to say thank you. Should you need any help, don’t hesitate to pop into our Upper Street shop, we’re open Mon-Sun.

To ensure you stay informed on all this and more, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2019

On February 12, 2019 · 0 Comments

Last week twentytwentyone ventured to Stockholm for the annual Furniture Fair, our first design event of the year. It was a great opportunity to discover innovative design and new collections while catching up with some familiar faces.

View some of our highlights below.

 

 

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