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

Barbican Tower Flat

brutalist masterpiece

Over the past 10 years the Thomson brothers have had the dream job of working on a variety of interior design projects on one of our favourite brutalist buildings, the Barbican. The Barbican is a residential estate built during the 1960s and is a prominent example of British concrete brutalist architecture. We have had the pleasure of working with the them on a number of projects and on their most recent project, a tower flat, we have supplied some iconic lights and furniture. Here are some images of the pieces in situ looking great.

Barbican Flat
Stunning view from the desk, love the Eames fabric on the Eames Office chair
 
Love the Tulip Table and Foscarini Chouchin light
Love the Tulip Table and Foscarini Chouchin light
Simple White kitchen with a splash of colour in the form of Foscarini Chouchin Light and Tulip chairs in green
Simple White kitchen with a splash of colour in the form of Foscarini Chouchin Light and Tulip chairs in green
Iconic shard in the background, nice terrace!
Iconic Shard building in the background, nice terrace!
Doesn't getanymore iconic than that - Vitra Eames Lounge Chair and Knoll womb Chair
Doesn’t get any more iconic than that – Vitra Eames Lounge Chair and Knoll womb Chair
Recreate this stunning look with some of our favourite products featured in the interior –

Vitra Eames Lounge chair
Foscarini Chouchin Light
Vitra LTR Table
Flos Taccia
Vitra Eames DCW Chair
Vitra Ball Clock

Hope this interior inspires you!

The Team at Cimmermann

Mondrian Hotel

Tom Dixon's re-design of iconic London hotel

Tom Dixon, one of our favourite designers has just completed a full refurbishment of the Sea Containers hotel on London’s Southbank for Mondrian Hotel group.

Originally intended as a luxury hotel, the building was designed in the 1970s by American architect Warren Platner and became offices for shipping company Sea Containers.

Tom Dixon - Mondrian Bedroom
Luxurious bedroom in the Mondrian Hotel
Stunning entrance to the Tom Dixon designed Mondrian Hotel
Stunning entrance to the Tom Dixon designed Mondrian Hotel
Throughout the Hotel Tom Dixon’s furniture is prominent in the design and new signature look of this hotel.

Tom Dixon Base Light
Tom Dixon Base Light’s in the hotel’s bar area

Watch a cool video interview here with Tom Dixon about the Sea Container’s Hotel. If you fancy staying check out the hotels website for more information.

Why not add a bit of Tom Dixon luxury to your home – Browse the Tom Dixon collection available at Cimmermann.

The Team at Cimmermann

Yellow – Summer Favourite

Bright and vibrant we love Yellow

Yellow as an accent or primary colour in an interior scheme can lift and energise a space. Mixed with grey hues it offers a vibrant and fresh feel. See a pick of our favourite yellow products –

HAY Dot Cushions
HAY Dot Cushion in bright yellow has one light coloured button on one side and another button in a purple hue on the reverse. Brighten up any scheme with one of these cool cushions.

Muuto Bulky Teaset
Tea from a curvy yellow teapot – perfect!!!

Vitra Tipton
Tipton the forward rocking chair – love this in Mustard from Barber & Osgerby

Wrong for HAY Hackney Sofa
The Hackney Sofa has a unique fold-able upholstered frame allowing the generous 3-seater to be manoeuvred easily.  Even better it comes in a statement yellow kvadrat fabric.

Kartell Masters Chair
The Hybrid chair from Kartell. Great for Indoor or Outdoor use the mustard colour brightens up the inside or outside of your home.

Loft Polo Skid Stool
Good bar stools are hard to come by and we think this 1970’s design classic by Robin Day is great – especially in yellow!

The Team at Cimmermann

String Shelving – Modern since 1949

The String ® system was designed in 1949. Over 60 years it has evolved from being a ground-breaking concept to becoming one of the most loved pieces of classic Scandinavian design. Each component of the system is so well thought through that there is an almost infinite variety of combinations. thanks to the slim panels it’s possible to create a shelf large enough for any number of books and objects that still looks light. The components are available in a range of colours and materials, yet the measurements are fixed and have never been altered. that’s why a String ® shelf can always be rebuilt, reinvented and transformed.

The designer Nils Strinning was born in Kramfors and came from a Swedish family with origins in the 18th Century.  He designed the String Shelving system in 1949 for a contest initiated by Bonnier public library. In the 1940s, he studied architecture at the  Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH).  In 1952 he founded the two companies String Design AB and Swedish Design AB. Together with his wife, he designed many plastic items in 1960 – and 1970’s.

This year sees an addition to the range – the “Shelf Bowl” its perfect for storing those things you never seem to find a place for.

String Shelving
New String Shelving system featuring the new “Bowl Shelf”

String Shelving - Shelf Bowl
Shelf Bowl – perfect for your plants
String - Shelf Bowl
Flexible use for the new Shelf Bowl

String also has a smaller brother called String Pocket. Truly flexible system made up with 2 wall panels and 3 shelves. Available in 10 different colours they can be built up to create some truly unique configurations.

Configuration of String Pocket finished in copper
Configuration of String Pocket finished in copper
String Pockets - colour and flexibility
String Pockets – colour and flexibility

String Shelving is a true Design Classic. Its flexibility and modularity are so appealing it features in 3 rooms in the Cimmermann household.

The Team at Cimmermann