Sofa Buying Guide – We choose our favourites

Choosing a sofa is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Things to consider – comfort, appearance, how hard-wearing is the fabric, style and size are some of the major factors.

Below we list our favourites in accordance with these factors when purchasing a sofa.

SCP Oscar

Matthew Hilton’s Oscar is fast becoming a Design Classic for SCP. Its appearance with its turned walnut legs is of a more traditional nature but the proportions and the way the seat has button pulls is truly modern and original. Available in many different sizes and fabrics, this truly is a Cimmermann favourite.

SCP Oscar Sofa
SCP Oscar Sofa looks stunning in this modernist house
SCP Oscar Sofa
SCP Oscar with Donna Wilson throws and cushions
HAY Mags Modular

Mags by HAY is a modular sofa offering clean lines in a modern Scandinavian style. One of our best-selling sofas due to the number of different configurations and hard-wearing fabric choices. Mostly suited to contemporary interior schemes with its straight edges and rigid seat style.

HAY Mags Modular Sofa
HAY Mags Modular Sofa in a Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric

Vitra Polder

A truly original sofa designed by Hella Jongerius for Vitra. Hella Jongerius chose five carefully selected colour combinations and fabric qualities for her Polder design. The colours are accentuated with high-tech threads and large buttons made from natural materials. In Holland, the term ‘Polder’ refers to the artificial land reclaimed from the sea by means of dikes and drainage canals, hence the design and appearance of Polder. This one is for the true Design Lovers out there.

Vitra Polder
Stunning and original Vitra Polder by Hella Jongerius
Polder Vitra Sofa
Rear view of the Polder Sofa by Vitra
Muuto Rest

If you want comfort then Rest is for you, so comfortable you won’t want to get up. The contrast between the defined back frame and the soft cushioning tells a story of the comfort that awaits you. Sit back and relax!

Muuto Rest Sofa
Pure Comfort – Muuto Rest Sofa
Rest by Muuto
Comfortable, stylish and hard wearing – Rest by Muuto
Vitra Suita

The Suita system family consists of many individual components, one of these is a table to fix too the back to create a neat work area. A modern style yet with a softness that the designer Antonio Citterio has carefully considered when designing Suita.

Suita by Vitra
Suita by Antonio Citterio for Vitra
Suita in Brown Leather
Suita in Brown Leather – stunning. Image courtesy of

Whatever your choice, you can’t fail with any of our favourite sofas – thats why we love them.

The Team at Cimmermann

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Christmas Gift Ideas for him, for her and the little ones

Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to spoil your loved ones than with a well chosen gift from Cimmermann!

For Him:

Brighten up his office space with this piece of Modern Art Bay Of Naples by artist Dan

Be the most stylish DIYer on the block, with this Kartell stepladder, make all the other Dad’s jealous!

Kartell Upper Step Ladder
Bright and colourful Upper Step Ladder by Kartell

Tripod desk clock – a classic and timeless design from George Nelson for Vitra

Vitra Tripod Clock
Timeless Christmas gift -Tripod Clock by George Nelson
To complete the stylish look for his desk the Kelvin LED light by Flos

For Her:

A unique and thoughtful gift: the Gubi Adnet circular mirror will look superb above her dressing table, a design that has stood the test of time.

Gubi Adnet Mirror - a great gift
The beautiful Gubi Adnet mirror made with the finest leather
Kartell front page magazine rack will really showcase all her glossies in style.

Keep her toasty with a Bora Da wool throw. Bora da are traditionally made Welsh throws designed by Donna Wilson for SCP.  It comes in a range of different colours to coordinate with any scheme

Nos Da Throws - a great gift for Christmas 2013
Love the colours of the Nos Da throws by SCP. Image courtesy of SCP
The super cool Birds n Bees cushion from fabric design legend’s Timorous Beasties

A set of Hay boxes will organise any home in style and win you Christmas brownie points!!

HAY Box Box
HAY Box Box storage boxes, lots of cool colours and designs
For the Little Ones:

Let your little one create their own individual home this Christmas Time with Villa Julia by Magis, a build it yourself flat-packed cardboard house that comes complete with stickers for personalisation.

Villa Julia by Magis
Villa Julia by Magis. Image courtesy of

Eames elephant, whether as a sturdy indoor-outdoor toy or simply as an attractive object in a child’s room, this friendly looking animal with prominent, oversized ears will bring delight to children and parents alike.
Eames Elephant - cool gift for the kids
Eames Elephant’s by Vitra – timeless design

Zoo timer, the Zoo Timer clock offer children a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time. There are 3 designs, Omar the owl, Fernando the fish and Elihu the elephant.

Vitra Zoo Timers - super gift for kids
Vitra Zoo Timers – great present for the little ones

Philippe Starcks cool little Gnomes Attila and Napoleon from Kartell

Kartell Gnome
Kartell Gnome by Philippe Starck

Happy Christmas Shopping…..

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year from The team at Cimmermann

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Vitra Eames Elephant at Christmas – VitraHaus, September 2013
Photographer: Lorenz Cugini
© Vitra

Light up the dark nights – Mood lighting

Light up the dark nights – The nights have now closed in, so what better than treating yourself to a new suspension light, task light, wall light or floor light to add ambient, cosy or bright light to your home. The correct lighting for your home is so important and correctly done can really lift your mood.

Check out our 5 favourite lights for different mood effect’s around the home –

Bright Cool Light – Smithfield suspension light

You want bright light then Smithfield suspension light by Flos is for you. Smithfield offers 300W (240W energy saver) of bright halogen light, we have one in our kitchen at home and it certainly wakes you up on these dark mornings.

Flos Smithfield Suspension Light - by Flos Lighting
Flos Smithfield Suspension Light in bright glossy white. Image courtesy of Flos

Cosy and Warm – Copper Shade suspension light

The iconic Copper Shade by Tom Dixon offers a cosy and warm copper glow that really warms your mood in these dark winter months. Using a E27 42W Halogen Energy Saver Clear bulb the soft light that is omitted is copper in colour due to the colour of the diffuser.

Copper Shade by Tom Dixon Lighting
Cluster of Tom Dixon Copper Shade suspension lights. Image courtesy of

Ambient – Flos Spun floor light

The Spun floor light by Flos is a beautiful light offering an upward and downward arc style light pattern that can be controlled by a dimmer. Have the light set low to create an ambient and relaxing light to relax in or set bright to light up the whole room.

Spun Floor Light by Flos Lighting
Spun Light by Flos offering soft ambient light. Image courtesy of and Montis Images.
Spun Floor Light by Flos Lighting
Flos Spun Floor Light offering bright white light – image courtesy of

Fun & Funky – Kartell Fly suspension Light

Fly suspension light by Kartell is one funky light. Available in 11 different colours its sure to brighten up any room in your home. The diffuser is not perfectly hemispherical but the cut-off is underneath the height of the diameter to collect the most light. The large bulb and colour choices by Kartell give the light a retro yet modern feel.

Fly suspension light by Kartell lighting
Kartell Fly suspension light – fun colours
Task Light  – Foscarini Twiggy Floor

Task Lighting is what you need to do a specific job, whether it’s reading, working at a computer, cooking, drawing or knitting basically were light needs to be focused on the area you’re using. Twiggy Floor light by Foscarini is a great large scale task light. The light bulb is protected by a diffuser reducing the glare and can be positioned over you to suit your needs.

Twiggy Floor light by Foscarini lighting
Foscarini Twiggy Floor Light – great task light
Twiggy Floor Light in White by Foscarini Lighting
Foscarini Twiggy Floor Light – setting the mood with downward task light
Whatever you want from your home lighting solutions our lighting section will have something for you.

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