Scandinavian Design – &Tradition

A quote from the founder of &Tradition – “We want to connect with the old masters, while giving space to new designers to define what will become future classics. We see a kinship between the old masters, who were avant-garde in their time, and new designers creating the ground-breaking icons of today”.

 &Tradition is a Danish design company established in 2010 with the founding principle being tradition tied to innovation. Their unique library of furniture and lighting spans from the 1930s to the present day and includes designs by internationally renowned designers.

One of their most iconic products is the Flowerpot Light  designed by Verner Panton. The Flowerpot light with its two semi-circular spheres facing each other has long proved its lasting design quality and is just as much an icon of our time. 

Scandinavian Design - Flowerpot Light
Simple and colourful – Flowerpot light by Verner Panton
Newer stand out pieces by &Tradition include the Mayor Sofa. A re-issue designed by Arne Jacobsen. Mayor sofa was created for Søllerød City Hall, built 1939-1942. The Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Flemming Lassen were responsible for the entire town hall aesthetic appearance, from the design of the entire building to furniture and small details such as door handles. The two architects created many award-winning buildings together, and at the time furniture designs came second. Together they created, in addition to Søllerød Town Hall, numerous of other award-winning projects. Now, more than 70 years later, the team receives yet another award for their astonishing designs. Recently the MAYOR sofa has won the award for “Best Reissue” in the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Award 2013.

Scandinavian Design - Mayor Sofa by &Tradition
Beautiful Mayor Sofa designed by Arne Jacobsen, love the green colour

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. It’s up to you where you want to put this fine piece of furniture and being truly Nordic and democratic, you can even decide the form and height of the table. This new black marble version is stunning and adds an element of sophistication, great example of clever Scandinavian Design.

Scandinavian Design - &Tradition Shuffle table in black marble
&Tradition Shuffle table in black marble
One of the most respected designers of modern time – Benjamin Hubert has also designed lights for &Tradition. The spinning-top toy, a childhood favourite, inspires to the joyful form of the Spinning Light along with the process of metal spinning. Here, form truly meets function in an innovative way. It’s sleek, it’s sexy and it’s sure to become a new classic.

Scandinavian Design - White Spinning Light by Benjamin Hubert
White Spinning Light by Benjamin Hubert
The Catch Chair is another favourite designed by Jamie Hayon. Catch Chair’s armrests extend from the shell like literal limbs, ready to embrace you as you sit down. In addition to being a witty personification, it is also an eye-catching piece of design. Serpentine lines give it a playful lightness that is counterbalanced by a sturdy, well-balanced base and legs that ensure maximum comfort. Available in many fabric and leather options.

Scandinavian Design - Catch Chair by Jamie Hayon for &Tradition
Catch Chair by Jamie Hayon for &Tradition
&Tradition are not one of the most well known Scandinavian brands but we love them!

The Team at Cimmermann

Valentines Day at Home In Style

Do Valentines Day at Home in Style – Design Tips to Make Your Heart Flutter

When it comes to Valentines Day, staying in is definitely the new going out. Home is where the heart is after all. Whether you are planning a cosy romantic evening or prefer a bit of drama in the mix, here are some tips for transforming your abode into a romantic den.

Mood Lighting

A combination of soft lighting and gentle flickering candlelight creates the perfect romantic setting. This is a real opportunity to invest in an exquisite piece of designer lighting. Enhance your space with a delicate modern glow with the elegantly ethereal Artemide Logico Floor Light. The distinctive shape and polished finish of the blown glass diffuser resembles a piece of silk. Touch-sensitive dimmer control lets you easily adjust the light to really set the scene. Make a real statement with a red Flowerpot light, a retro design classic from Verner Panton. If you are seeking a more dramatic show of affection, positioning a contemporary candelabra on your dining table or coffee table makes an indulgent centrepiece certain to have impact. Finish the space with a metallic wall mirror that bounces light around the room beautifully.

Valentines Day - Artemide Logico Floor Light
Artemide Logico Floor light – shade is made from glass but looks more like silk
Valentines Day - Red FLowerpot Light
Make a statement – Red Flowerpot light from Verner Panton
Amorous Accessories

Dressing your home to impress with lavish layers and adorable accents gives familiar surroundings an inviting themed angle. Increase the tonal temperature with a pop of passionate colour by introducing a bold cushion from HAY to a sofa or chair. Snuggle up in front of the fire under the season’s charming print throw. Why not peruse our fine collection of beautiful hand-painted designer wallpaper and create a feature wall? From delightful romantic florals to glamorous gothic-inspired designs, your room will be given incredible artsy dimension. For the ultimate heart-warming, show-stopping retro style statement, opt for the utterly unique Vitra Heart Cone Chair.

Valentines Day - Heart Cone Chair
Heart Cone Chair by Vitra – the ultimate Valentines Gift
Valentines Day - Lovebirds Cushion
The appropriately titles Lovebirds cushion by Timorous Beasties
Fine Dining

Staying in to celebrate Valentine’s Day does not have to mean sacrificing the fine dining experience. Why not plan an à la carte experience at home? While you might have the delicious cuisine under control, investing in an impressive designer dining table ensures a hospitable high-end look to make you both feel extra special. From sleek and sophisticated to strong and natural, we have a stunning selection to ensure you dine in style.

Valentines Day - Muuto table
One of our favourite Dining tables by Muuto the 70/70 table. It has a really cool plywood detail edging

Have a Happy Valentines Day whoever and wherever you were – but remember keep it stylish!

The Team at Cimmermann