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

Barber Osgerby – Designer Profile

Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby are internationally acclaimed designers who founded their eponymous studio Barber Osgerby in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London. From their first studio in Trellick Tower in London, they designed their first piece, the Loop Table, produced by Isokon in 1997. Much of Barber and Osgerby’s early work involved the folding and shaping of sheet material, influenced by the white card that they had used frequently in architectural model making.

With the Tab T light by Flos you can really see this. A quote from the designers – “The Tab lamp is a simple folded form, creating a visually pure shade that translates into a desk, and floor lamp.” The LED light used is one of the highest quality available and offers a great option for a desk, bedside table or side table.

Barber & Osgerby - Flos Tab T light
Flos Tab T light in black – simple and beautiful

A favourite new design of Barber & Osgerby is the Mariposa Sofa. It radiates an inviting aura of spacious comfort – and yet maintains a subtly understated presence thanks to its balanced proportions. The sofa owes its comfort, on the one hand, to the soft upholstery, which completely surrounds the sitter and prevents contact with any hard structural elements. On the other hand, an adjustment mechanism makes it possible to individually tilt the side and backrest elements for various sitting or reclining positions. The Mariposa Sofa does not openly display this function: the slim side and back elements can be continuously and silently adjusted, from an upright position to an outward angle of approximately 30° and back again. The resistance is calibrated in such a way that these elements stay in place when the sitter leans back in a normal fashion, but will adjust to the desired angle when intentional pressure is applied. This flexibility allows individual users to determine the position that is most comfortable for them. Thanks to the unusual depth of the seat surface, two people can sit on either end and comfortably face each other. Can’t wait to get one for the showroom, if you interested enquire with Matt now – matthew@cimmermann.co.uk

mariposa sofa
Beautiful Mariposa sofa for Vitra
Barber & Osgerby - mariposa sofa
Vitra Mariposa Sofa rear view
Barber & Osgerby - Milan 2014
Love the Pink sofa against the dark wood of the Planophore Shelving
Mariposa Sofa by Vitra
Flexible arms mean its easy to accommodate 2 people laid down on the Mariposa Sofa
Barber & Osgerby - Planophore Storage for Vitra
Planophore Storage for Vitra

Another favourite of ours is the Tipton chair by Vitra, it sets a new precedent in dynamic seating. Made from polypropylene TipTon has a unique leg design which enables the chair to be leaned forward so it gently stops in the forward position. This seat position has been confined to mechanical office chairs up to now but this simple device enables the hips and back to be tilted – thus improving blood flow. Tip Ton is formed from a single mould with no mechanical components – this makes it indestructible and 100% recyclable!

Vitra tipton Chair by Vitra
Vitra tipton Chair – love to be in this class at school!
Vitra tipton by Vitra
Vitra tipton looking great mixed with other Vitra chairs

Barber & Osgerby are fast becoming design legends with a portfolio of products and designs that are truly original and unique. We believe investing in one of their designs is investing in a future Design Classic.

The Team at Cimmermann

Credits:
http://www.designboom.com/design/barber-osgerby-planophore-vitra-04-11-2014/

http://www.barberosgerby.com/

http://www.wallpaper.com/video/archive/2

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

HAY – cool scandinavian design

HAY

Hay’s designs  are so current yet so timeless. Offering Scandinavian cool with quality, affordable products all makes for a brand that is growing quickly and becoming ever so popular.
Their range of accessories is quite unique and ranges from dominoes, archive trays, wooden hands to wooden rulers.

Their furniture collection is sublime but the stand-out products are the Mags Sofa, About A Chair, Copenhague Dining table by the Bouroullec Brothers and the Woody shelving.

They have become renowned for their great rugs too – made from 100% wool the colour carpets and pinocchio rugs in particular.

The range available is large and offers something for every Design connoisseur out there. Their pastel tones tailor to the current trend but mix so well with the more timeless neutral greys, beiges etc.

Their new range Wrong designed by Sebastian Wrong includes some really cool lights and a great new sofa – Hackney.

HAY - collection of items
A cool selection of HAY and Wrong for HAY products
HAY - Mags Sofa and Colour Carpets
Simple and classic Mags Sofa with the 100% wool colour carpet’s
HAY - Dining
HAY do dining – soft Scandinavian tones
Woody Shelving White
Woody shelving in white – so versatile
Bedroom - HAY
Dot rug with ultra cool minimal bed linen
HAY Copenhague Table
Copenhague Table designed by the Bouroullec Brothers
Hackney Sofa
Love the new Hackney Sofa by Sebastian Wrong

Hay is a unique and inspiring brand, like all good Scandinavian design houses offers simplicity, quality and most of all timeless design.

Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration – http://www.pinterest.com/cimmermann/hay-furniture/

The Team at Cimmermann

Blogs – Our Favourites

Blogs are a way of life now. Inspiring, creative, informative… all words that describe the blogs we love. A good blog is full of great images and ideas that inspire and help creativity. Take a look through our favourites –

Dezeen

Dezeen is a superb blog giving you all the latest news for the Design and Architectural world.

Abigail Ahern

Designer, style maven and author Abigail Ahern is recognised amongst design aficionados and  devotees alike for her enchanting take on interiors. She is an influential tastemaker highly acclaimed for her trend setting designs that are synonymous with glamour, eclecticism and wit.

Walnut Grey

Gerard is a blogger for his online zine, Walnut Grey Design. He writes intelligently about ‘good design’ from the viewpoint of interiors, architecture, objects and lifestyle. He is a specialist on modern contemporary and midcentury Nordic, British and Irish design.

Breathe Happiness

Breathe Happiness is a lifestyle blog aimed at women. This is a place for inspiration, creativity, honesty and sharing. They love interiors, social media, fashion, and great photography.  You will also find posts about children, family life and juggling all of the above.

My Scandinavian Home

Inspiring Scandinavian interiors from a London girl in Sweden you could say luck’s on her side! Her weekday home tours are fantastic

Happy Interior Blog

Igor is the creator of Happy Interior Blog. No matter where he is, hes blogs about everything that inspires him for a happy home. This blog is a communication platform and invite’s you to comment and interact with Igor and other readers.

The Swelle Life

The Swelle Life is a collection of beautiful things to see, ponder, explore and wear. And eat.

Bright Bazaar

Some really cool articles, features and stunning photography

Hope our selection of amazing blogs has inspired you.

The Team at Cimmermann