Author: Anya Parish

Cassina First UK Exclusive Sample Sale 7 – 15 December 2019

Founded in 1927, Cassina launched industrial design in Italy during the 50s by taking a completely new approach which saw a shift from handcraftsmanship to serial production. The company was pioneering in the way that it showed a striking inclination for research and innovation, combining technological skill with traditional craftsmanship. For the first time important architects and designers were involved and encouraged to envision new designs to be transformed into projects, a characteristic that still distinguishes the company. Today Cassina continues to represent new ways of living, offering complete and harmonious settings that bring together the best of contemporary design. From 7th to 15th December 2019,  Cassina PopUp Store on 31 Thurloe Place, London SW7 2HQ will display a vast selection of new Cassina products from previous collections at exceptional prices. Expect finds including Cab chairs by Mario Bellini – with and without arms; LC4 Chaise Longue , LC2 and LC3 armchairs and sofas by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand; the Feltri armchair by Gaetano Pesce; Naan dining table by Piero Lissoni, Mister Sofa by Philippe …

Poltrona Frau Sample Sale, 26 – 30 November, 2019

This will be a fantastic opportunity to buy a piece of Poltrona Frau furniture at their sample sale in Fulham Road. Known for beautiful leather upholstery and stunning Italian design, shop ex-display and discontinued pieces. WHEN: 26 – 30 November 2019 Tue 10:30 – 18:00 Wed 10:30 – 18:00 Thu 10:30 – 18:00 Fri 12:00 – 20:00 Sat 10:30 – 18:00 WHERE: 265 – 267 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HY

Design Trend: Portable Cordless Lamps

In the past few years we have seen more and more portable light design appearing on the market. This is a welcome trend – cables can be hugely unattractive and the need to move a lamp around is dictated by our modern life styles. The versatility of a rechargeable portable lamp means this is a growing market. So what’s available out there right now? I have discovered some very attractive options suitable for different budgets. Carrie lamp, Menu In Denmark, where winters are cold and long, creating a warm, cozy atmosphere is a way of life. There is even a Danish word for it – hygge. The idea behind the Carrie LED Lamp is to honour hygge in the context of modern living. Lightweight and portable with a USB charger, the possibilities of the lamp are endless. Use it as a bedside lamp, on an office desk or as an alternative to candles on the dining table. Carrie is also perfectly sized for picnicking in the park, festival-going or moonlit walks on the beach. PC …

Stable House by Frama

The Stable House is one of a few preserved villas in Copenhagen. The building originally functioned as stables for the horses that carried water from the lakes, and the protected facade was created in 1878 by Georg Møller. Frama Studio has completed the residential project, where a series of stylish details included pivoting brass shutters, a terrazzo floor and a custom-made bed wrapped in solid Douglas fir. The result is a light, warm yet minimalistic feel where every detail of the custom-made furnishings and interior has been thought through. Year: 2019 Client: Private Location: Copenhagen Services: Interior Architecture Photographs: Erik Lefvander     framacph.com

Trend Alert: Seashell Inspired Designs

Organic but intricate forms of sea creatures is a great source of inspiration for home decor. Reminiscent of art deco designs today seashell motifs in furniture and accessories are as popular as ever. Here is a selection of my favourites. Eichholtz Sofa Messina This elegant sofa is inspired by the sumptuous sculptural silhouettes of Art Deco armchairs. Feather chair and bed, Anthropologie This collection is a result of Anthopologie’s collaboration with a Welsh designer Bethan Gray. The award-winning designer ‘s love of detail, texture, and luxury defines her signature style. In this collaboration, she embraces both sleekly geometric and fascinatingly biomorphic silhouettes and endows them with an eclectic, yet modern touch – the result is a glamorous, head-turning collection. This Art Deco inspired shape of arm chairs and sofas is very popular at the moment and you will be able, no doubt, to find multiple variation on the theme by different brands. Although this one is called feather, to me it also looks very much like a shell. This particular chair and bed design is …

House of Hackney Sample Sale, 30 November – 1 December 2019

House of Hackney’s Christmas sample sale is coming to the Box! Discover amazing pieces from their interiors, home accessories and fashion collections including fabric, wallpaper and cushions in a range of their incredible maximalist prints such as Mamounia, Artemis, Palmeral and many more. Key items will include lamp shades, washbags, china crockery and kitchen accessories, plus lots of stocking fillers! Prices will start from just £10. SALE TIMES: Saturday 30th November: 10am – 6pm Sunday 1st December: 11am – 5pm WHERE: The BOX 4–6 Ram Place, London E9 6LT (off Chatham Place)   For more information and for directions see The Box website.    

Design Classic: Atollo Table Lamp

For many years now, Atollo has no longer been a lamp, or rather, it has no longer been just a lamp. It has become a myth, an icon: one of the best known symbols of Italian design wordwide, one of the very few products which people recognise and call with its own name. Designed in 1977 by Vico Magistretti, over the years, Atollo has become the archetype of the table lamp, winning the Compasso d’Oro in 1979 and completely revolutionising the way we imagine the classic bedside lamp. The geometric shapes that compose it – cylinder, cone and hemisphere – have resulted in a product that is decorative and essential at the same time, disconnected from the historical period and the fashions of the moment – a luminous sculpture from which nothing can be removed to which nothing can be added. And which nothing can copy. Source: www.oluce.com; www.skandium.com  

The Audo – New Space in Copenhagen Designed By The Founder Of MENU

As a hotel residence, restaurant, café, concept store, material library, creative work and event space, The Audo unites design, work-life, hospitality and community in one.   Bjarne Hansen, former CEO and founder of MENU, has taken on this new venture with a strong vision to connect kindred spirits from across the globe, through the new space concept, The Audo. With a clear idea in mind, he brought together different creative individuals and began the journey to manifest his dream together with Norm Architects and Nathan Williams from Kinfolk. The name, Audo, is an abbreviation of the latin phrase Ab Uno Disce Omnes meaning ”from one, learn all”, defining the space as a place for people to share ideas, experiences and knowledge. “Blurring the lines been home-life and work, uniting design, business and communication in one innovative, physical space that is alive and under constant renewal, The Audo as a concept is a unique place to experience elements of our built environment as a whole, where products from the worlds’ premium design brands will engage in …

Deco Moderne: Heal’s AW19 Collection

For AW19 Heal’s introduces two new collections Deco Moderne and Modern Nostalgia. Deco Moderne was inspired by the glamour of the Art Deco era and carefully blends 1930s influences with contemporary design elements. Touches of gold and delicate etching hark back to the gilded era while contemporary shapes and finishes give the collection a modern feel. A key part of this collection is collaboration with London-based designer, Genevieve Bennett. Her Knot collection, which includes two mirrors, pendants and a rug, is the first of its kind at Heal’s involving a designer working across several categories. Her mirror designs feature intricate etching onto solid brass while her Deco pendant – Genevieve’s first foray into lighting design – combines linear detailing with an opaque, spherical bulb and glass cloche creating a piece with a vintage feel. The Knot Rug demonstrates Genvieve’s instinctive command for pattern and her commitment to creating pieces which are timelessly elegant. Flowing lines loop together to form a distinctive motif which is enhanced by the contrast of shiny viscose detailing against a matte woollen finish. You can …

10 Of The Best Marble Coffee Tables For Your Home

If you want to add a lot of texture to your interior by combining various materials, if you want to add refinement and a touch of glamour, if you love natural materials with timeless appeal, look no further than marble. Apart from white marble, other options have been becoming more and more popular with green, black and warm beige and brown tones to choose from. White is still a very appealing colour, as it seems to be a classic with a lot of longevity in it. A good thing, is that although looking luxurious and refined, marble does not always have to be an expensive choice. I have made a selection of my favourite designs, offering some high end classics like an iconic Eero Saarinen Tulip table and a beautiful Plinth coffee table by Menu, as well as more wallet friendly options by La Redoute and Ferm Living. Whatever the price, my search focused on simple, classic shapes and designs that will stand the test of time.   1. Ts Coffee Table Ø80cm, Black/White Marble, …