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

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

Best Chairs for Contract Use

We showcase the best

When choosing chairs for a project, a restaurant, bar, lobby area of a hotel etc you have to take a few things into consideration durability, design and flexibility. Whether plastic, wood or metal we choose a selection of the best available –

1. Vitra Vegetal Chair

A distinctive and unique design that took many years to finish and perfect. Vegetal by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and can be stacked up to three chairs high. The chair is manufactured using a highly energy-efficient process and is made from 100% recyclable polyamide.

Vitra Vegetal
Vitra vegetal – organic appearance yet very durable
Vitra vegetal Chairs
Vitra vegetal – great colours
2. HAY About a Chair

Simple Scandinavian design that covers all bases – looks sleek and is very durable. A design that is fast becoming a Design Classic it looks that something familiar but at the same time different. Want a Scandinavian feel in your project then this is the chair for you.

HAY About a Chair
HAY About a Chair perfect mixed with other designs
HAY About a Chair
HAY About a Chair in grey
3. Kartell Masters Chair

A truly unique chair from Philippe Starck. The shell combines 3 classic designs – The Ant Chair, Eiffel Chair and the Tulip chair to make one stunning hybrid. It comes in a range or beautiful matt colours and now shiny gold and silver versions (want to make a statement then these are for you). Stackable, weatherproof and looks great – what more could you want.

Kartell Masters chairs
Kartell Masters chairs – nice colours
Kartell Masters
Kartell Masters in GOLD!!
4. Loft Robin Day Polo Chair

A true Design Classic, the polo chair is perfect fro commercial projects. Suitable for outdoor use and stackable. A very well priced chair that comes in a range of many different shell colours and bases.

Robin Day Polo Chair
Robin Day Polo Chair looking good in this restaurant
Polo Chair's
Polo Chair’s stacked

5. Vitra HAL Chair

The HAL chair by Jasper Morrison is as flexible chair for contract use as you could ever want. Wood base, Plastic shells, fabric covers etc etc you basically choose your own chair making them very flexible for all environments.

HAL chairs in Citizen M Hotel London
HAL chairs in Citizen M Hotel London, image courtesy of Vitra
Vitra HAL Chairs
Vitra HAL – too many to choose from!!!
6. Magis Air Chair

A very well priced chair by Jasper Morrison. Comes in a range of great colours and styles and can be stacked. This light weight chair is made from polypropylene and glass fibre and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Magis Air Chair
Magis Air Chair – stacked
We work closely with architects, designers and specifiers offering comprehensive discounts and an excellent service so why not give our contracts department a try, give Matt a call on 01423 524777

The Team at Cimmermann

London Design Festival

Our Guide - things to do in London

From 13th to 21st September London will become a haven for the world’s best design and designers. London is fast catching up with Milan as one of the worlds design capitals. While your there be inspired with good food, drink, architecture and design.

Some of our recommendations not to be missed –

Tent London and Super Brands

Held at the Truman Brewery, a cool mecca for design and inspiration. Constantly evolving, always thought provoking; design trade shows Tent London & Super Brands London have carved out an impressive reputation as the most creative of the hubs that anchor the London Design Festival, a beacon for anyone looking to discover the best contemporary design.

Truman Brewery in East London
Truman Brewery in East London
DesignJunction

Designjunction has firmly established itself as the leading destination
for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually during the London Design Festival and Salone del Mobile, Milan. Known for its uncompromising selection of leading global brands, designjunction is at the forefront of delivering cutting-edge design within an expertly curated space. Located on Oxford Street it couldn’t be more central.

DesignJunction - cool setting
DesignJunction – cool setting
Tom Dixon Presents The Club

Inspired by the classic heritage of the British members club, tempered by Dixon’s misspent youth in discotheques, Tom Dixon explore’s the newly fashionable ways of working, playing and relaxing in extraordinary environments of the new clubland.

Tom Dixon - The Dock
Tom Dixon – The Dock
100% Design

A more mainstream show but worth a visit, its held in the iconic Earls Court. This year Philippe Starck is officially opening the show, being such a character he’s always worth seeing. Vitra are also exhibiting there this year and always come up with amazing stand displays.

Philippe Starck to open 100% Design
Philippe Starck to open 100% Design
When you’ve had enough of the shows why not try out our recommendations for some refreshments, retail therapy and culture –

Polpo

Polpo is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young local wines. Some amazing Venetian food at reasonable prices.

Polpo in Smithfields - ©-Paul-Winch-Furness
Polpo in Notting Hill – ©-Paul-Winch-Furness
Canteen

For some great British grub check out Canteen. Based at Royal Festival Hall or Spitalfields it serves some cracking gastro pub style grub – very nice pies!!!

Canteen at Spitalfields
Canteen at Spitalfields

London Design Museum
London Design Museum located near Tower Bridge is always worth a visit. The recent Paul Smith exhibition was a real highlight for us.

London Design Museum
London Design Museum
YMC
Need some new clothes for the trip, check out YMC based at 23 Hanbury Street in East London. Their clothes are always unique and their shop(s) are pretty cool too!

YMC Shop front
YMC Shop front
Margaret Howell
Not only does Margaret Howell sell some amazing clothes her shop in Wigmore Street is a design haven of vintage furniture and other items for the home.

Margaret Howell
Margaret Howell’s beautiful shop in Wigmore Street
Hope our guide to London Design Festival has helped – have fun!

The Team At Cimmermann

Main image “London Skyline” is designed by Christopher Dina

Marble – Tasteful and Luxurious

Marble products at Cimmermann

Marble is a stunning product that has been used for 100’s of years. From old Italian masters to modern day designers marble has always epitomised sheer indulgence and luxury.

A good way to introduce a piece of tactile marble into your home is with a light or a table. We choose some of our favourites –

Flos Arco Light

Arco Light is a design classic from Achille Castiglioni. We don’t need to say much about this icon of lighting design. One thing to remember is you won’t be able to move the base on your own – 60 kgs of the finest Italian marble.

e15 Enoki Tables

e15 Enoki Tables combine modern colours with the timeless quality of marble so fluidly. Cleverly toying with material, colour and dimensions, these versatile tables are available in combinations of rich marble and coloured steel. 

&Tradition Shuffle Table

With the shuffle Table Mia Hamborg gives new life to the old Nordic craft tradition of turning wood by adding the colour and playful forms from old painted wooden toys. This new black marble version is stunning and adds an element of sophistication.

Flos Snoopy Light

A design classic from Achille Castiglioni. The base is made from the finest Italian marble and the shade from enamelled glass.

Vitra Plate Table

Simple form made with luxurious materials, the Plate Table offers a lesson in simplicity.  Quite in keeping with Jasper Morrison’s philosophy of “super normal” design, the Plate Coffee Tables have a classic shape and finely balanced proportions.

We love marble here at Cimmermann, the feel of it, the look of it and the fact each piece is unique – add some marble to your interior you won’t regret it.

The Team At Cimmermann