Spring, add a little sunshine

Spring Interiors
Spring – brighten up your interior with our inspiring moodboards

Inject a little bit of spring sunshine to your home to make you smile and escape all the miserable weather, here’s a few ideas….

a) add a cluster of light’s with muuto’s e27 light
b) put some spring flowers in a beautiful muuto vase
c) inject a splash of poppy red with a vitra eames DSR chair
d) add a pop of colour on your sofa with hay puzzle cushions
e) arrange some bright colours on a string pocket

Add these simple but effective additions to your interior to make a real difference and brighten up your life!

The Team at Cimmermann

Eames Plastic Chairs – DSW, DSR, DAW

Eames plastic Chairs – DSW,  DSR, DAW

The Plastic Chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames are renewed versions of the legendary Fibre-glass Chairs. The original, which was the very first industrially produced plastic chair, was jointly developed with Zenith Plastics for the ‘Low-Cost Furniture Design’ competition organised by the Museum of Modern Art. In the current version made of polypropylene, these chairs provide even greater comfort.

Eames DSR Dining Chairs
what a setting and a beautiful set of Eames DSR dining chairs
Designed on 1950 and with its simple organic shape, the Plastic Side Chair now seems like an archetype of the genre of chairs whose shell can be combined with numerous bases. The selection of bases makes it possible to use the chairs in a wide variety of settings: from the dining room or home office to the garden.

Often copied but never bettered an authentic Eames plastic chair should be stamped with the Vitra brand mark. The shape of the shell is designed with the ergonomics of the body in mind and has a slight rock on it when you lean back making it ever so comfortable, you really won’t want to get out of it. The finish of the shell is a beautiful Matt finish and this year saw the launch of a new Basalt grey colour.

Eames DSR Vitra
Eames DSR with the Vitra mark of Authenticity on the underside of the seat
There are several versions but the most popular is the DSR – dining seat rod and is often referred to as the Eiffel Tower base. The base of DSR is available in chrome or powder-coated. A close second in popularity is the DSW base dining seat wood. This year saw the launch of two new base colours – dark maple and black maple.

Vitra Eames DSW
The stunning Vitra DSW with the Yellowish Maple legs

DAR and DAW armchair versions are also available and offer a more carver/armchair option. The full range of Eames plastic chairs are now available with seat upholstery or full upholstery.
Whether your a wood or chrome leg  fan the DSR and DSW are chairs with a real history and pedigree that only comes when great minds the likes of Vitra and Charles and Ray Eames collaborate.

Eames Palstic Chairs
Selection of the extensive range of upholstered Eames Plastic Chairs available
Charles & Ray Eames feature among the most important figures of twentieth century design. They boast accomplishments in the fields of furniture design, film-making, photography and exhibition design. Vitra is the only company authorised to manufacture their products for Europe and the Middle East; with Vitra, you can therefore be sure of owning an original Eames.

Eames DSW Chair
Eames DSW chair – fancy a swim!!
An Eames plastic chair is a true design classic and always remember – “Fight the Fakes” the original is a bit more expensive for a reason – design, quality, ergonomics and the knowledge your sitting on product that will look as good in 50 years time as it does today.
DSR certainly gets a thumbs up from the cimmermann team, they proudly sit around our ercol dining table at home and are truly loved!

Credits – http://www.vitra.com/en-gb/living

Design Classic – Make that investment in 2014

Buying a Design classic can be a big investment, but at the same time rewarding and cost effective. Let the Team at Cimmermann advise you of the best to invest in for 2014 –

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman
Available in several different finishes and now in 2 different sizes, our favourite is the Santos Palisander Shell with Black leather. The quality and craftmanship that goes into making an Eames Lounge Chair means that purchasing one of these means you can pass it on to your children and they pass it on to theirs ……….. This Design Classic is meant too only get better with age.

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Design Classic
Vitra Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman looking sublime as usual
Design Classics
VitraHaus 2013 – too many Design Classics to mention http://instagram.com/p/hvejFAHiI0/
Bestlite BL1 Table Light
This is the oldest light in the list, designed in 1930 and favoured by Winston Churchill the Bestlite BL1 table light is a true Design Classic. Bestlite recently introduced a new Brass version but for us the original chrome version is perfect. Watch a great video about Bestlite here.

Bestlie BL1 Light - design Classic
Bestlite BL1 light in a cool office

String – Black & Walnut system
Designed in 1949 by Nils Strinning the String system is so flexible and versatile it can work in any room in the home. The Cimmermann house includes String in Kitchen, Playroom and Bedroom – a perfect endorsement for the flexibility and design of String. Available in many colour combinations our favourite is the Walnut and Black, a warm mix of colours and materials. Will String furniture look as good and be an investment in 2014 – you bet it will, one of our favourite Design Classics.
String Shelving - Design Classic
String Shelving in Black and Walnut combination
String Shelving - Black & Walnut
String shelving – walnut detail

Modernica Bubble Light
The bubble light by George Nelson is available in many shapes and sizes but our favourite is the Bubble Ball Light. Originally designed in 1947 they look as good today as they did all that time ago when they were first produced. The simple shape makes them perfect to compliment any interior design scheme. These lamps with their simple sculptural shapes were constructed of an innovative taut plastic that coated a steel wire-frame. Nelson’s unique design and ingenious use of materials prove to eliminate glare and provide an abundant, yet diffused light. A quality which alone is unique to this material and has yet to be bettered. These famous lamps are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Modernica Bubble Light - Design Classic
Modernica Bubble lights, image courtesy of http://designspiration.net/image/2613663118624/

Flos Arco LED
Achille Castiglioni’s stunning light now comes in a new LED version. Offering 2 different levels of brightness the LED light is both bright and warm, a revolution in LED lighting. You can’t go wrong with this Design Classic originally designed in 1962 this new version adds a technological advancement to an already iconic product.
Flos Arco LED - Design Classic
Sleek interior with Flos Arco LED light

Vitra DSW Chair
The iconic Eames DSW Chair is now available with Black or Dark Maple coloured legs, adding even more exciting possibilities. Vitra have also launched a new Shell colour – Basalt which is a beautiful warm grey colour which combines so well with the new leg colours. A true design classic that just got better.

Vitra Eames DSW Chair - a true Design Classic
Vitra Eames DSW Chair – a true Design Classic
Vitra Eames DSW
Vitra Eames DSW with new Dark Maple legs
Kartell Componibilli
Componibilli is an iconic storage range that is flexible, functional, practical and looks great in any room of the house or office. Componibilli has been produced now for over 40 years and is a real Design Classic by Kartell. With its innovative design it is on display in the Musuem of Modern Art in New York and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Available in 4 different sizes and 4 different colours – White, Black, Red and Silver. The youngest Cimmermann family member has several in his playroom and Postman Pat loves sleeping in there!!!
Kartell Componibilli - Design Classic
Kartell Componibilli – so flexible and sleek, looks cool in white – image courtesy of Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/446841594248911894/

Check out our Design Classics section and choose for yourself.

The team at Cimmermann

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