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

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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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.

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