Edit ’17, London Design Festival

On September 21, 2017 · 0 Comments

Edit 17 exhibition at twentytwentyone, London Design Festival 2017Our Edit ’17 exhibition for this year’s London Design Festival opened on the evening of Tuesday 19th September, celebrating a diverse selection of classic and contemporary designs.

Edit ’17 marks the UK launch of new works by Michael Anastassiades and Richard Woods/Sebastian Wrong alongside relaunched historical designs by Robin Day and Friso Kramer/Wim Rietveld.

Slatted Bench by Robin Day for twentytwentyoneDesigned in 1954, Robin Day’s Slatted Bench has been reissued by twentytwentyone in a new production licensed by the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

This elegantly multifunctional low bench was originally conceived as a modular base for storage cabinets, fulfilling Day’s dictum that “what one needs in today’s small rooms is to see over and under one’s furniture.”

A range of cushions produced for the Slatted Bench by Mourne Textiles - also on display – honour the productive working relationship between Day and Gerd Hay-Edie, textile designer and founder of Mourne Textiles.

Slatted Bench by Robin Day for twentytwentyoneMichael Anastassiades’ Mobile chandelier 13 is an arresting presence in our exhibition space, continuing the designer’s trademark exploration of sculptural forms held in balance.

Mobile 13 chandelier by Michael AnastassiadesThe cursive form of the Mobile chandelier 13 is counterpointed by Anastassiades’ Brass Architectural Collection pendant series.

This refined family of lights distills the pendant to its essential elements, with opaline glass globes in a variety of sizes suspended from a minimal brass rod.

Brass Architectural Collection by Michael Anastassiades, Result chair and Pyramid table and bench by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for HayEdit ’17 marks the UK launch of Hay’s new production of the Result and Pyramid collection of chairs, tables and benches. These classics of mid-century Dutch design were developed by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for Ahrend in the late 1950s.

Technically innovative, lightweight, durable and adaptable, the Result chair and Pyramid tables and benches were widely used in Netherlands school and university buildings throughout the 1960s and 70s, and have now been reissued by Hay to be enjoyed by a new generation of design enthusiasts.

Result chair and Pyramid table and bench by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld for HayRichard Woods and Sebastian Wrong’s Wrongwoods table for Established & Sons offers a contrasting but no less compelling design approach.

The artist and designer celebrate ten years of collaboration by returning to the first Wrongwoods design they prototyped. Available in the new Palm Springs colourway, the Wrongwoods table sees contemporary art brought into everyday use as a functional piece of furniture.

Wrongwoods Palm Springs table by Richard Woods and Sebastian Wrong for Established & SonsEdit ’17 is open to the public at our River Street showroom until 24th September, as part of the Islington Design District.

Edit 17 exhibition for London Design Festival 2017

twentytwentyone’s September newsletter

On September 1, 2017 · 0 Comments

Achille Castiglioni Libreria Pensile bookcase for Karakter

Our September newsletter is here, with details of all the latest designs to arrive in-store and online, from a new throw by Wallace Sewell to the classic and contemporary designs by produced by discerning Danish manufacturer Karakter.

Also included is a date for your diary: Edit ’17 is our exhibition for the 2017 London Design Festival.

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London Design Festival: Edit ’17

On August 31, 2017 · 0 Comments

Edit '17 for London Design Festival 2017

For this year’s London Design Festivaltwentytwentyone hosts an exhibition of classic and contemporary designs that reflect a creative mix of materials, construction and form.

Edit ’17 explores the use of the essential raw materials of wood, metal and glass, and their treatment and amalgamation. Each work has been selected on its individual strength and represents a distinct approach to material use, structure and form.

The exhibition marks the UK launch of new designs by Michael Anastassiades and Richard Woods/Sebastian Wrong alongside relaunched historical designs by Robin Day and Friso Kramer/Wim Rietveld.

While diverse in design, the works displayed are unified by a desire to create enduring and individual furniture and lighting.

Edit 17 will be on show at the River Street showroom 20th – 24th September as part of the Islington Design District.

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

Marker, plus twenty at the London Design Festival

On September 8, 2016 · 0 Comments

Marker by Barber & Osgerby

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s new design, Marker, will be launched at the 2016 London Design Festival in the context of an exhibition curated by the designers.

The highly personal exhibition offers an intriguing insight into Barber & Osgerby‘s influences and inspirations through a collection of 20 objects ranging in scale, origin, age and function. At the same time it references twentytwentyone’s 20th anniversary and celebrates the long-standing collaboration between the two companies.

Marker is the third design in the Hotaru family of paper lanterns, handmade in Japan by Ozeki, renowned manufacturers of traditional washi paper lanterns.

Hotaru lights are hand crafted in Japan

Marker continues the designers’ exploration of pure sculptural forms and complements the sizes available in Buoy and Double Bubble, the two Hotaru designs launched at LDF 2015.

Marker, plus twenty will be on display at our River Street showroom until Sunday 25th September.

Double Bubble and Buoy Hotaru pendant lights

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.

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Lighting launches at twentytwentyone for London Design Festival

On September 25, 2015 · 0 Comments

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twentytwentyone hosted two separate events during London Design Festival, each launching new lighting ranges by some of the UK’s foremost designers.

Hotaru by Barber & Osgerby on display at twentytwentyone's River Street showrooom

On 22nd September, twentytwentyone’s River Street showroom held a special preview of Hotaru, the new range of lighting designed by Barber & Osgerby in collaboration with twentytwentyone.

Named after the Japanese word for firefly, the Hotaru range is inspired by Barber & Osgerby’s appreciation of the history and craft of Japanese paper lantern making.

The collection is manufactured by Ozeki & Co Ltd, a celebrated Japanese company dedicated to making paper lanterns since 1891. Each lantern is constructed using traditional techniques and materials, with translucent Mulberry bark washi paper stretched over a bamboo structure that describes a bold contemporary form.

Hotaru by Barber & Osgerby on display at twentytwentyone's River Street showrooom

Ed Barber and Jay Osgerby said, “We have always loved the simplicity and beauty of Japanese paper lanterns and have often talked about designing them. In 2012, while Edward was travelling through central Japan he visited Ozeki, the famous paper lantern manufacturer, to learn more about the craft. After a conversation with the owner of the family-run business this project was born.”

The launch of Hotaru, designed by Barber & Osgerby

On the same evening, twentytwentyone’s Upper Street shop hosted the launch of the innovative w152 Busby lighting range, designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin of Industrial Facility for Swedish lighting manufacturers Wästberg.

w152 Busby lighting collection launched at twentytwentyone's Upper Street shop

The w152 Busby light is a source of both light and power. Each unit has three 3A USB outlets integrated into its base and incorporates an intelligent power management and device detection system.

As a result, it is able to charge computers, phones or other devices at the fastest rate required, regardless of the number of devices plugged in.

w152 Busby by Industrial Facility for Wastberg

Kim Colin and Sam Hecht describe w152 Busby as “a chance to establish new possibilities for the meeting point between light and electronics.” They continue: “This is not a story about gadgetry (regardless of technical achievements), but rather an affirmation about how we live – that wherever light is supplied, power is often also required to charge our burgeoning electronic devices.”

w152 Busby lighting collection launched at twentytwentyone's Upper Street shop

The w152 Busby range was displayed for LDF 2015 in an installation specially designed by Industrial Facility for the event.

w152 Busby lighting collection launched at twentytwentyone's Upper Street shop

Both lighting ranges are on display at twentytwentyone for the duration of London Design Festival and are available to buy in store and online.

twentytwentyone LDF newsletter

On September 4, 2015 · 0 Comments

The new Hotaru range of lighting by Barber & Osgerby, exclusive to twentytwentyone

The twentytwentyone newsletter with details of special events for the 2015 London Design Festival is here.

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