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.
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.
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.
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.
Prized 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.
If 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.
Meanwhile 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.
Our 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.
Chose 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.
View our Spring Living edit in full here.
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.
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.
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 benches are on display at our River Street showroom.
twentytwentyone also supplied furniture to the Patrons room, Members room and staff areas.
The diverse mix of classic and contemporary designs included pieces produced by Nikari, Hay, Another Country and Fritz Hansen.
twentytwentyone is honoured to have contributed to the appearance and visitor experience of such a significant public building.
View other projects by twentytwentyone Contracts here.
twentytwentyone celebrated the launch of the Robin Day Centenary Edition at its River Street showroom last night.
The company has marked the centenary of Robin Day‘s birth with a very special edition of one of his most iconic designs: the Reclining chair. A select group of ten British Designers have been invited to cover the chair in a fabric of their chosing; the result is a fondly respectful tribute to a designer who continues to inspire and influence, and to a timeless piece of design.
Speaking at the event, Paula Day (daughter of Robin and Lucienne Day and founder of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation) said: “When I first saw the list of designers involved I realised that this would be such a thoughtful response to my father’s work.
The fact that all ten designers instantly agreed to take part says a great deal about their generosity of spirit and their respect both for my father and for twentytwentyone. It is a wonderfully creative compliment to my father and I know he would have loved the fact that ten such distinguished designers are paying tribute to a design that he developed in his 30s.”
Paula Day noted how many of the designers had referenced Day’s love of mountains and outdoor activities in their choice of fabrics for the Reclining chair, saying: “I have been particularly moved to see designers refer to my father’s passions beyond of the world of design. These allusions to the other dimensions that made up the man I knew are very touching.”
The contributing designers are Barber & Osgerby, Ilse Crawford, Tom Dixon, Martino Gamper, Kenneth Grange, Matthew Hilton, Margaret Howell, Michael Marriot, Jasper Morrison and Terence Woodgate.
Terence Woodgate, pictured above, said of his choice of fabric: “that fact that it is called Outback seems appropriate for a man who enjoyed the wilderness.”
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby revealed that they had been inspired by a photograph which showed Robin Day in his studio with a large panoramic photograph of a mountain range in the background, saying: “the colours we chose for the chair were in direct reference to the greens and greys of those snow-capped mountains.”
Michael Marriot said of his involvement in the Centenary Edition: “It feels a real privilege to be invited to make some small intervention with one of his pieces. My approach was to find something that – while contemporary – was totally at home with the feel of Robin’s chair and that had a similarly distinguished character and poise, like the man himself.”
Paula Day also revealed the unexpected resonance of one particular designer’s choice of fabric. The Mourne fabric selected by Margaret Howell had previously been used by Robin and Lucienne Day to cover another chair that stood in their Cheyne Walk home – Day’s High Wide and Handsome chair, described by Paula Day as “a great hug of a chair.”
The Robin Day Centenary Edition Reclining chair is exclusive to twentytwentyone.
All ten chairs are currently on display at the River Street showroom and can be viewed online.
Robin Day was born 100 years ago on May 25, 1915. To mark his centenary, twentytwentyone has collaborated with a select group of designers to compose an editorial of one of Robin’s enduring furniture designs, the Reclining chair, and pay homage to one of Britain’s most gifted and industrious designers.
Day designed the Reclining chair in 1952.
Reflecting on his work half a century later, he considered it to be amongst his most successful products, noting that it was ‘an early design showing a clearly articulated structure. The slim steel rod frame cradles a shaped upholstered unit and timber arms which can also serve as shelves for glasses, etc.’ (Robin Day, 2007)
The Reclining chair is produced by twentytwentyone in the UK, licensed and endorsed by the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.
Now, twentytwentyone has invited ten of the UK’s foremost designers to upholster the Reclining chair in a textile of their choosing.
The contributing designers are Barber Osgerby, Ilse Crawford, Tom Dixon, Martino Gamper, Kenneth Grange, Matthew Hilton, Margaret Howell, Michael Marriot, Jasper Morrison and Terence Woodgate.
Each has faced the challenge of choosing a textile that that appeals to their own personal design criteria while resonating with the chair’s original spirit and character – and perhaps also drawing a smile from Robin in the process. The results are an enlightening union of classic and contemporary and a respectful tribute to a great designer.
The Reclining chair Centenary Design Edit will be launched on 1st July with an installation of the ten designs at the twentytwentyone showroom, and will be available to order following the launch. In keeping with Robin’s philosophies, these will not be limited or up-charged, and are priced purely to reflect the cost of the material.
The twentytwentyone initiative forms part of the 2015 Robin Day Centenary Celebrations which will culminate in a number of London Design Festival events, including a Robin Day exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
twentytwentyone are proud to announce the launch of Marsotto Edizioni in the UK. Marsotto Edizioni is recognised as an extraordinary collection created by some of the world’s most eminent designers and architects, realised entirely in white Carrara marble. Ten international designers including James Irvine, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Thomas Sandell, Ross Lovegrove and Naoto Fuksawa provide for a very diverse selection of functional and enduring designs.
Marsotto Edizioni, the UK Launch
18c River Street, London EC1R 1XN
21-25 September 2011
Download press release for further information, or view Marsotto products on the twentytwentyone website.