London Design Festival 18 – Edit ’18

On September 2, 2018 · 0 Comments


twentytwentyone will host Edit ’18, an exhibition of innovative and enduring new designs, many of which are seen for the first time in the UK as part of the London Design Festival.

The curated edit combines newly released historical designs with contemporary launches, in an eclectic yet harmonious exhibition. Central to the exhibition’s remit is to explore the varied approaches to material, process and form. A host of materials including wood, wool, concrete, paper and steel will reflect a diverse range of techniques, handcrafted and machine-made.

Eminent twentieth-century designers Børge Mogensen, Bodil Kjær and Pierre Paulin will be relaunched alongside respected contemporary counterparts with new works by Barber Osgerby, R&E Bouroullec, Pauline Deltour, Cecilie Manz, Tiipoi, Sebastian Wrong and Jun Yasumoto.

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

Private View: Tues 18th September 6.30-8.30pm

Exhibition runs 19th – 23rd September.
Wednesday – Saturday 9.30 – 5.30pm, Sunday 11.00 – 5.00pm


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Marker, plus twenty

On September 21, 2016 · 0 Comments

'Marker, plus twenty' exhibition

‘Marker, plus twenty’, an exhibition curated by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, opened last night at twentytwentyone’s River Street showroom.

'Marker, plus twenty' private view

'Marker, plus twenty' private view

On show for the duration of the London Design Festival, ‘Marker, plus twenty’ celebrates the launch of Marker, the new addition to Barber & Osgerby’s family of Hotaru paper lanterns.

The exhibition also references twentytwentyone’s 20th anniversary and celebrates the long-standing collaboration between the two companies.

Marker Hotaru paper lanterns

'Marker, plus twenty' exhibition

This highly personal display consists of twenty objects selected from Edward and Jay’s personal collection of curiosities from around the world, accumulated over many years. “There are,” the designers note, “quite a few gaps on our shelves at the moment.”

The objects on display include both furniture and product design and more humble every day objects, ranging from a Thonet chair to a Japanese glass fishing net float.

'Marker, plus twenty' exhibition

Objects in the 'Marker, plus twenty' exhibition

Accumulated over many years, these items have been selected for their form, material or craftsmanship. Although strikingly diverse in scale, function, value and age, each object has been an inspiration in some way or other.

Together they offer an intriguing insight into the influences and interests of one of Britain’s foremost design duos.

'Marker plus twenty' private view

Edward Barber talks Jasper Morrison through the exhibition

‘Marker, plus twenty’ will be on display at our River Street showroom, 9.30am to 5.30pm, until Sunday 25th September.

'Marker, plus twenty' exhibition

Marker Hotaru paper lantern

twentytwentyone is 20: 20 exhibitions

On September 9, 2016 · 0 Comments

twentytwentyone's exhibition of Wrong Shop prints by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec

The latest instalment in our twentieth anniversary editorials celebrates the rich collaborative chemistry that we have been fortunate to share with many designers, manufacturers and individuals by presenting 20 exhibitions we have hosted over the past two decades.

Exhibitions have been an important aspect of twentytwentyone from the outset, and the programme of events conceived, curated and hosted includes progressive design launches, historical reviews and one-off charitable endeavours.

The designers we have celebrated in the process range from Charles and Ray Eames and Robin and Lucienne Day to Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa, while the works on display have included both rare vintage pieces and newly minted designs fresh from the Milan Salone.

You can view September’s edit in full here, and gain an overview of twentytwentyone’s exhibitions here.

Find out more about our twentieth anniversary and view all twentytwentyone is 20 editorials to date here.

twentytwentyone London Design Festival newsletter

On September 7, 2016 · 0 Comments

Wallace Sewell's new collection for twentytwentyone

twentytwentyone’s September newsletter is here, with news of the designs which are to be launched as part of this year’s London Design Festival.

Also included are details of our latest online edit marking our 20th anniversary. This month we have compiled a list of 20 exhibitions hosted over the past two decades, from design launches and historical reviews to charity events.

Sign up for future newsletters here.

twentytwentyone is 20: enduring classics

On 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.

The Essence of Japanese Design

On 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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274- 275 Upper Street
N1 2UA

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