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.
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 –
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.”
Iconic names in lighting
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.
Like it or loathe it the Gun light is a unique light that certainly draws the attention.
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.
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 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.
Highlights from the world's best Furniture Fair
After many miles walked, many espresso’s drunk here are our highlights from Salone 2015 –
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.
There was a new upholstered version of the Prouve Standard chair, adding ultra comfort to an already superb chair.
The iconic Vitra Polder sofa has been re-sized and re-jigged with new brass buttons and fabric choices.
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.
It’s always good to see the stunning Balzac Chair, love the Tan Russet leather which only improves with age.
Another classic on show was the Agnes Shelving unit, a firm favourite here at Cimmermann.
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.
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.
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.
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