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.

Winter Sale now on

On December 26, 2018 · 0 Comments

Our winter sale starts online today with 15% off orders on furniture, lighting and rugs from selected manufacturers.

Our in-store sale starts on Saturday 29th December at both our Upper Street shop and River Street showroom, with one-off, ex-display furniture, lighting and accessories discounted up to 60%.

Season’s Greetings

On December 24, 2018 · 0 Comments

Season’s greetings from everyone at twentytwentyone. We would like to wish all our customers, clients and partners a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

We look forward to seeing you in January.

Warm wishes,

twentytwentyone

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Seasonal Opening Hours

On December 20, 2018 · 0 Comments

Upper Street Shop
Mon 24th Dec   11am-4pm
Tue 25th Dec   Closed
Wed 26th Dec   Closed
Thu 27th – Sat 29th Dec   10am-6pm
Sun 30th Dec  11am-5pm
Mon 31st Dec  11am-4pm
Tue 1st Jan   Closed

River Street Showroom
Mon 24th Dec   9.30am-4pm
Tues 25th – Fri 28th Dec   Closed
Sat 29th Dec   9.30am-5.30pm
Mon 31st Dec – Tue 1st Jan   Closed

Normal opening hours resume Wednesday 2nd January at both locations.

 

Last order dates for Christmas deliveries

On December 12, 2018 · 0 Comments

With Christmas just around the corner, please note that the last day to place an order online for in-stock items and to guarantee Christmas delivery in the UK is Wednesday 19th December. International orders need to be placed by Monday 17th December.

The last day to place an order online for in-store collection of stocked items is Thursday 20th December.

If you require any further inspiration for the perfect present, take a look at our carefully curated gift guides for her, for him, for kids and for home.

 

Christmas wish list

On December 7, 2018 · 0 Comments

With Christmas fast approaching, the twentytwentyone team reveal the gifts they would most like to find under their Christmas tree this year.

  

Vanessa
“The Re-engineered Brown Betty is a classic and highly functional teapot with a very interesting history.”
Caro
“The Filos throw offers uplifting golden tones and lambswool softness for those festive film nights!”
Reika
The Blokhope calendar. It’s essential.

 

Hannah
“Fun and a bit dippy, much like some of my favourite people! The Dipping Light adds a nice ambience to any room.”
Jessy
“A fun and quirky way to accessorise your plants. The colour interaction of the cute metallic animals with the leaves are quite beautiful.”
Tony
“Design and engineering at its best, the incredible Line-Us drawing machine is a lot of fun and mesmerising to watch in action.”

  

Sabrina
“Kei Tominaga’s Knot Bangle is simply beautiful, I love the warm gold and the knot symbolising a promise.”
Sophie
“The Mini Elephant Planter has such personality and it will be fun to work out which one of my succulents will look best in it.”
Cliff
“Designed in 1962, this design classic, which looks like a lantern, can finally and actually be used as one, wireless and free!”

 

Craig
A perfect pot for the leftover turkey casseroles, curries and soups.
Esme
“A quirky addition to the dinner table. ‘Tis the Season-ing!”
Joe
“A nice clean book full of nice clean pictures of nice clean buildings. Just don’t use it as an ornament.”

 

Paige
“This new seasonal colour palette from Hella Jongerius is a great way to start or add to a neatly stacking collection of Finnish design classics.”
Lisa
“This 100% merino lambswool throw is essential for those cold, winter nights – note: Pairs well with a glass of mulled wine.”
Gosia
“These concrete-grey clay pots with hand painted whimsical face will add a lot of character to your interior.”

Raph
“Crafted from cast iron, the Crow bottle opener is a handy accessory for festive drinks.”
Laura
“With its light and woody scent, the Ash Candle by Feldspar is the perfect item to set the scene to the warm winter’s night in.”
Annabel
“The Paul Smith Type 75 mini – fun playground colours for your serious, grown-up desk.”

 

Louise
“I love the inky tones of the Atlantic Wakame block print. A refreshing addition to any interior.”
Claire
“These lovely brass planters will cheer up any plants at home this winter!”
Victor
“Handmade, artisan chocolate wrapped in striking packaging designed by independent artists. The perfect stocking filler.”

 

Simon
“Helvetica large, please. The classic Vignelli calendar will guide me through 2019.”
Mette
“It has to be the Aqua Culture vase. It’s an elegant and intriguing way to watch my plants flourish.”
Kathleen
“Each one unique and full of character. Meticulously hand-crafted, the wooden Owl is the perfect winter companion.”

 

If you need further inspiration for the perfect present, view our gift guides here.

 

Line-Us in store demo

On November 22, 2018 · 0 Comments

Join us on Saturday 1st December 11am-2pm for an in-store demo of Line-Us, the internet-connected robotic drawing arm.

Durrell Bishop and Rob Poll, its creators, will be at the shop demonstrating the bots drawing capabilities, their inspiration and its burgeoning creative online community.

The portable device uses a pen to mimic your motions and recreate whatever you’ve drawn on screen.

Powered by a USB battery or power adaptor, it connects to the free Line-Us app via wifi, allowing you to draw, trace and connect with a wider community of Line-Us users.

To learn more about Line-Us, grab your favourite drawing implement, bring your imagination and head to Upper Street to have a go!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Shop Line-Us here.

 

 

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