Man Behind The Curtain

Last year we supplied the furniture and lights for the now Michelin starred restaurant – Man Behind The Curtain. Here is a great interview with the chef Michael O’Hare talking about his amazing food and what inspires him. You can see the beautiful furniture from Gubi including the Masculo Chair and the iconic Grasshopper Light.

Man Behind The Curtain

Man Behind The Curtain - Michael O'Hare

Man Behind The Curtain – Michael O’Hare

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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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?

The Team At Cimmermann

 

Salone Furniture Fair – Milan 2015

Highlights from the world's best Furniture Fair

After many miles walked, many espresso’s drunk here are our highlights from Salone 2015 –

Vitra
As always the Vitra stand was superb with a theme around their packaging almost like a warehouse, hence the many crates. New sizes (height increased by 2″) and colours on the DSW & DSR chairs due to people on average being larger since they were designed in the 1950’s.

Salone 2015 - Eames Chairs
Vitra Eames Chairs stacked high
Panton Chairs
Lots of miniatures – Panton Chairs
Jean Prouve - Vitra
Jean Prouve Sideboard and new upholstered Standard Chair in collaboration with G-Star

There was a new upholstered version of the Prouve Standard chair, adding ultra comfort to an already superb chair.

Salnoe 2015 - New Vitra Polder
New Vitra Polder Sofa sizes and Colours

The iconic Vitra Polder sofa has been re-sized and re-jigged with new brass buttons and fabric choices.

SCP

The SCP show was titled – ‘The Arrangement of Furniture in a Room’ and took place in central Milan. This was a cool show that had a collection of old Vintage furniture mixed with SCP’s new designs, a great mix and our favourite show.

Salone 2015 - SCP - Arrangement of Furniture in a Room
SCP – Arrangement of Furniture in a Room
SCP Show - Milan 2015
SCP Show – Milan 2015
SCP Balzac Chair
The old classic – SCP Balzac Chair
It’s always good to see the stunning Balzac Chair, love the Tan Russet leather which only improves with age.

SCP Agnes and Bertha Chair
SCP Agnes and Bertha Chair

Another classic on show was the Agnes Shelving unit, a firm favourite here at Cimmermann.

SCP Oscar Sofa
Oscar sofa covered in stunning Donna Wilson fabric

The Oscar Sofa looked very nice in this Donna Wilson fabric, really changed the look of the classic sofa.

Foscarini Lights

Foscarini had some cool new lights mixed in with the old classics. It was inspiring to see the Diesel with Foscarini lights, a new addition to our website, a favourite was the Fork Floor light.

Foscarini Lights
Cool new Spoke light from Foscarini
Chouchin Lights
New Chouchin reverse lights
The new Chouchin reverse lights made a good impression, the main light is finished in blown glass and the bottom of the diffuser is in the vivid colour.

Diesel with Foscarini Fork Floor light
Diesel with Foscarini Fork Floor light
Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon went all out this year, hiring an old warehouse in downtown Milan and turning it into – ‘The Cinema‘. As usual he didn’t disappoint with a stunning collection of new lights. A particular favourite was the Melt light, which looks totally different when turned on, it appears to become see through.

Tom Dixon - The Cinema
Tom Dixon – The Cinema
New Tom Dixon Spun Lights
New Tom Dixon Spun Lights
Tom Dixon Melt Lights
A Cluster of new Melt Lights
Tom Dixon cluster
A selection of famous Tom Dixon Cluster’s

Kartell
The Italian Masters of Plastic didn’t disappoint again. An amazing collection of new and old products with a twist. The Neon Boookworm was really cool and the new Mat finish Fly lights were stand-out pieces for us.

Kartell Room set at Milan Salone 2015
Kartell Room set at Milan Salone 2015
Kartell Toobe lights in transparent
Kartell Toobe lights in transparent
Kartell Glossy Table
New Kartell Glossy Table with gold legs
Kartell Fly Light in Mat finish
New Kartell Fly lights in Mat finish
Kartell Bookworm
Kartell NEON Bookworm!!!
Salone Milan 2015 didn’t disappoint, always an amazing show with plenty to see and be inspired by. Hope you enjoyed the round-up of our favourites, here’s looking forward to next year.

The Team at Cimmermann

Desks for the Home Office

we choose our favourites

With the development in wireless technology the home desk is now a sleek, uncluttered affair. Below are some of our favourites desks for the Home Office –

1. Punt Ernest Desk

A compact size desk that creates a warm, intimate, orderly workspace. The desktop has a nifty storage compartment with an openable flap door for storing your tablet, computer, pencils, paper or desktop mementos. There’s also a stand for resting your tablet/phone up against. The back legs have slots for running up the wires, which are held in the niche under the desktop. Finished in either Oak or Walnut.

Punt Ernest Desk
Beautiful Punt Ernest Desk finished in walnut
Punt Ernest detail
Punt Ernest detail
2. Vitra Home Desk

As graceful as it is decorative: this home desk with its refined, lavishly produced base and understated colours is one of George Nelson’s design classics. Originally conceived as a ladies’ desk, today it has many uses as a small workstation at home. The legs are made from chromed metal tubing, the writing surface is white laminate, the wraparound wooden frame is finished in walnut veneer and the multi-coloured drawer dividers are in plastic.

Vitra Home Desk
Beautiful Vitra Home Desk
Vitra Home Desk
Great mix of colour and walnut – Vitra Home Desk
3. SCP Cedric Desk

The Cedric desk is an exercise in simplicity, refinement and deft detailing. Kay+Stemmer have drawn on all of their Parnham School training to produce a piece that has perfect proportion and reveals a mastery of craftmanship often overlooked in contemporary design. Cedric is made from solid European walnut and features an orange or brown leather top and lined drawers.

SCP Cedric Desk
SCP Cedric desk with an orange leather top
SCP Cedric desk
SCP Cedric desk with brown leather top in a very cool house!
4. HAY Copenhague Desk

A stylish and contemporary desk designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay. It is part of a collection of furniture which has been designed for the University of Copenhagen. The Copenhague Desk is a simple design with an uncomplicated identity. It is both functional and elegant with a clever back screen to prop your tablet against.

HAY Copenhague Desk
HAY Copenhague Desk with clever back Screen
5. Gubi Grossman Desk

This stunning Desk by legendary designer Greta Grossman features 3 drawers, ball feet and is finished in a stunning American Walnut, a real classic. Grossman was highly influenced by European Modernism, which can be seen in the design of this beauty.

Gubi Grossman Desk
Exquisite Grossman Desk
Gubi Grossman Desk
Grossman desk courtesy of – http://gubijournal.com/gubi-and-bang-olufsen/
Hope we have inspired you to create a Home Office of your dreams and you like our choice of favourite desks.

The Team at Cimmermann