Carl Hansen & Son

Carl Hansen & Son make some of the most iconic Scandinavian wooden furniture of all time. They offer a vast range of wood finishes which can sometimes be a bit daunting. To help you choose the perfect finish watch this video –


Possibly the most iconic design by Hans Wegner is the Wishbone Chair. Despite the chair’s straightforward appearance it takes more than 100 steps to make one. Amongst other things, the hand-woven seat consists of more than 120 meters of paper cord, watch how its done –

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Best Of British Design

Plumen, Conran, SCP .......

We are proud at Cimmermann to showcase some of the very best British brands and designers, here are some of our favourites –

Content By Conran

The brainchild of design guru Terence Conran, Content By Conran makes functional and affordable furniture including tables, storage and sofas. Established in 2003 with the ethos –

“We believe thoughtful design really does improve the quality of our lives.”

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Philippe Starck & Flos

Iconic names in lighting

Philippe Starck & Flos are 2 things that just work together. For many years these two design giants have worked together to produce some of the worlds best lamps.

In August Flos are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Gun Lamp family by Philippe Starck originally designed to spur debate between the collusion of war and money. Since the launch of the Gun Lamp family, Flos has donated 20% of the profits from the sales of the Gun Lamp to ‘Fratelli Dell’Uomo,’ a human rights organisation working in underdeveloped countries.

Flos Guns Bedside Light
Gold and black version of the Flos Guns Bedside Light

Like it or loathe it the Gun light is a unique light that certainly draws the attention.

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ByALEX Furniture

Celebrating the beauty of Plywood


ByALEX designer Alex Swain says his ambition is simple – ‘Purity by Design’. All of his designs are functional, beautifully simple and exceptionally well-crafted.
Frustrated with throwaway culture, his ethos was making quality products engineered to last with considered design that is considerate to the Planet.

All the products are made in UK and Latvia using FSC/PEFC certified timber, sourced from responsibly managed forests.

K-S Bench
K-S Bench with beautiful plywood edge

Although design with Plywood has been around for many years, take the Eames LTR Table for example designed in the 1950’s, it has now become extremely popular and in our opinion for good reason. Plywood offers texture, simplicity and stunning looks and is relatively cheap compared to other woods. The¬†ByALEX range of furniture includes Benches, Tables, Desks, Stools and pushes the use of plywood design to the limits.

Eames LTR table plywood detail
Eames LTR table plywood detail

The A Stool is the ultimate cool stool. Perfect used throughout the home as a stool, small table, laptop stand or whatever you feel like. Made from plywood, its distinctive graphic style was inspired by the designers love of typography.

ByAlex A Stool
ByALEX A Stool
ByAlex A Desk in White
ByALEX A Desk in White – close up of the Plywood detail
ByAlex K S Bench
Close up of the K S Bench
ByAlex A Desk
The practical and stylish tilting A Desk

The packaging of all the ByALEX range is pretty cool too, using brown cardboard, the A Stools can even be carried around.

ByAlex packaging
ByAlex packaging – pretty cool

The whole range is very easy to assemble with the screws and allen key provided, watch below just how easy it actually is –

We are proud to say we offer the full ByALEX range, our favourite piece is the beautiful A Desk, whats yours?

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Tom Dixon Beat Light

10 Years Old

Beat Light, the icon by Tom Dixon is 10 years old. Starting out as a pendant light in one colour its appeal and design has become so popular the range has grown to be a complete family of light fittings.

The Beat Family by Tom Dixon
The Beat Family by Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon Beat Collection
Tom Dixon Beat Collection
Inspired by brass cooking pots and traditional vessels in India, they are hand spun and beaten in Northern India to create a smooth matte exterior with a shiny, textured interior.

Beat Light
The beautiful interior of the Black Beat Light
Beat is undoubtedly a design classic and has been featured in many great projects around the world since its first design 10 years ago.

They are one of the best sellers by Tom Dixon that look amazing clustered together hanging at different heights or equally as stunning on their own, a real statement in any interior. The Beat Lights are perfect for a commercial project – contact Matt on 01423 524777 if you need help with a project you are working on.

Beat Lights
Lots of Beat Lights – perfect for a commercial project

Row of Beat Lights, coutesy of - http://www.chictip.com/inspirational-interiors/beat-light-collection-by-tom-dixon-extravaganza
Row of Beat Lights, coutesy of – http://www.chictip.com/inspirational-interiors/beat-light-collection-by-tom-dixon-extravaganza
Now available in 4 different colour ways – Grey, Black, White and Brass and in the 4 iconic shapes – Beat Fat, Beat Tall, Beat Wide and Beat Stout.

Tom Dixon - Beat Floor Light
Close up of the beautiful cast iron base of the Beat Floor version
The new table version in brass is a real head turner !!!
The new table version in brass is a real head turner !!!
Tom Dixon Beat Floor
Beat Floor in the Black and Brass – which is your favourite ???
The Beat Family is available in pendant, floor and table light versions and has established itself as a firm favourite here at Cimmermann.