Terence Woodgate – Solid Lights

New Lighting range from design legend

Solid Lights by Terence Woodgate feature LED pendants and surface mounted downlights in natural materials such as Carrara and Nero Marquina marble, oak and walnut. The collection is optimised for MEGAMAN® high lumen output LED lamps, with excellent glare control for comfort. Solid is designed with effective thermal cooling for LED performance and longevity.

The design of Solid Lights means low glare and a direct even beam of light
The design of Solid Lights means low glare and a direct even beam of light

A design feature that appeals to us is a unique support design which enables the fitting on the pendant version to be adjusted so that it hangs completely vertical and true.

With the ceiling mounted version all the fittings are hidden and a small shadow gap between the ceiling and shade allows for lamp cooling.

As marble and wood is a natural material the hue and veining will vary from piece to piece, making each shade body unique. You can get a cylinder or cone version in both the ceiling and pendant versions of Solid light.

Terence Woodgate - Solid Cylinder Pendant
Solid Cylinder Pendant in Carrara Marble. When turned on the marble becomes almost translucent
Terence Woodgate - Solid in Oak
Solid Oak Cylinder version, beautiful detail on the wood
Terence Woodgate - Conical Solid light
Love the conical shape and black-stained oak finish
Solid Light - Walnut Ceiling
Stunning downlight ceiling version finished in luxurious walnut
As with all of Woodgate’s design’s everything is considered and designed with a purpose. Even the packaging is so cool – we love it!

Solid Light packaging
Cool packaging!!!!
The Solid lighting range is perfect for home use and would also look great in a bar, restaurant or more commercial environment.

Black Marble Solid Downlight
Black Marble Solid Downlight
Currently in the design stages but hopefully available soon the Megaman bulbs will be available with a chip included in the fitting and an app for your phone so you can control the levels of lighting, turn on/off with the touch of a button on your phone – exciting.

Solid Lights are now available too buy online from our shop.

The Team At Cimmermann

Salone 2014 Milan – The Fair

Salone furniture fair is over for another year. Here we bring you our favourite moments from the fair.

Punt had some really exciting new products. The Literatura Light and new Stockholm sideboards were particularly cool.

Stockholm Low Sideboard by Punt
Stockholm low sideboard from Punt new black metal top
Salone 2014 - New Literatura Light from Punt
New Literatura Light from Punt

For the first time Tom Dixon exhibited in the main hall at the Salone fair. His stand as expected was stunning. With clusters of Beat lights, mirrorballs and new furniture it was a feast for the eyes.

Salone - New from Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon new Gold Mirror Ball suspension lights
Salone - New Tom Dixon Beat Lights
New Grey Beat Lights from tom Dixon
Tom Dixon Cell Lights
Tom Dixon Cell Lights
Tom Dixon - the man himself
Tom Dixon – the man himself

Kartell went for a Precious Gold theme and it sure lived upto the billing. A collection of classics and new products in Gold, Silver and Copper Hues. Who should brush past us looking at his new designs, none other than legendary designer Philippe Starck.

Kartell - Precious Gold
Kartell – Precious Gold, Masters, Componibilli, Gnome and much more all in gold, copper or silver
Philippe Starck on the Kartell Stand
Philippe Starck on the Kartell Stand
Kartell new Masters Chairs
Kartell new Masters Chairs

Vitra didn’t fail to impress with some stunning new pieces from Barber Osgerby – our particular favourite being the Mariposa Sofa, Alexander Girard re-issues and new colours for the Eames Chairs.

 Vitra Mariposa Sofa by Barber Osgerby
New Vitra Mariposa Sofa by Barber Osgerby
Salone 2014 - New Shelving Barber Osgerby
New shelving from Barber Osgerby for Vitra
Salone - Girard new prints from Vitra
Alexander Girard new prints from Vitra
Eames Aluminium Chairs Vitra
New Colours for the iconic Eames Aluminium chairs

Amongst the hundereds of Italian companies stood out the quintessentially British brand SCP and what a breathe of fresh air it was. Re-issues from Jasper Morrison, new Donna Wilson, shelving from Terence Woodgate all very exciting. My only regret Whiskey was being served from 4 but I didn’t quite make it – next year hopefully!!!

SCP at Salone
SCP stand at Salone 2014
SCP Salone
New tables from SCP and Woodgate new slim design sofa
SCP and Jasper Morrison
Jasper Morrison first product designed for SCP re-issue

We has such an exciting time in Milan this year, keep your eyes open on our website for all the new products as and when they are launched but for now bye bye Milan 2014.

The Team at Cimmermann

Suspension Lights – Iconic Favourites

A stunning suspension light can transform a space into something quite special. The Italians are really the market leaders with iconic brands such as Flos, Artemide, Foscarini and Kartell
Tom Dixon is flying the flag for us Brits with his iconic and individual lighting designs. George Nelson’s Bubble lights are superb lights that offer mid-century design from Modernica. For a Scandinavian fix Muuto do some cool and colourful designs.

Whatever your design style, when choosing a suspension light think about the following:

what sort of light do you want  – diffused, up/down light, bright light ?
do you have supplementary lighting or is it your only source of light in the room?
do you mind if you can see the bulb from below ?
length of cable – do you have a high ceiling ?
dimensions – too big will overpower, too small will look silly ?
cluster of lights – great option if you like a smaller light but have a big space ?

To help you along here are some of our iconic favourites.

Foscarini – Caboche Media Suspension light

Foscarini Caboche Light
The Foscarini Caboche suspension light – a true Design Classic
Foscarini Caboche Amber
Beads that make up the Foscarini Caboche Amber version
Tom Dixon – Copper Shade suspension light

Tom Dixon Copper Shade
Simple yet sublime Tom Dixon Copper Shade Supension light available in 2 sizes – 25cm & 45cm diameter
Tom Dixon Copper Shade in a cool dining room setting
Tom Dixon Copper Shade in a cool dining room setting

Flos – Smithfield suspension light
Flos Smithfield Suspension Light
Jasper Morrison’s stunning Smithfield light for Flos is available in 3 colours – White, Black and Mud

Modernica – Bubble suspension light

Modernica Bubble Lights
Modernica Bubble Lights in abundance (image coutesy of http://www.nylafreedesigns.com/2012/10/experience-london-hotel-citizen-m/)
Bubble Lights by George Nelson
Selection of iconic Bubble Lights designed by American designer George Nelson

 Lighting is so important and makes such a difference to a space, see our selection of stunning suspension lights – hope this has helped!

The Team at Cimmermann

CREDITS AND LINKS

http://pixersize.com/blog/en/10555/top-11-hot-interior-design-trends-2014

Kartell – Plastic Fantastic

Kartell is an Italian company that makes and sells plastic contemporary furniture. The company, based in Milan, began manufacturing automobile accessories in 1949. It expanded into home furnishings in 1963. Kartells main aim and challenge was to introduce plastic to the home and to replace glass with plastic, not only for the home but for laboratory equipment.

In 1999 Kartell opened their very own museum to highlight and document the technology and rich history of their product design.

Kartell’s ethics are all about pushing the boundaries with what can be done with plastic. The combination of World famous designers who collaborate with Kartell to acheive this, include Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, Vico Magistretti and Maarten Van Severen.

Some of our stand out products from the Kartell range are shown below.

Kartell Taj Mini
Kartell Taj Mini lights, LED touch technology at its best

The Taj Mini light introduced to the collection in 2103 features a touch dimmer on the head of the curve that controls and allows you to dim the LED light. A simple yet stunning design available in 7 different colours.

Cool Kitchen
Sleek Italian Kitchen with Kartell Masters Chairs and TopTop table designed by Philippe Starck

One of our favourite products is the Masters Dining chair. A powerful tribute to the three chair symbol, re-read and re-interpreted by the creative genius of Philippe Starck. The “Series 7” or Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen, The “Tulip Armchair” by Eero Saarinen and the “DSR” or Eiffel Tower Chair by Charles and Ray Eames interweave their unmistakable silhouettes into a sinuous hybrid giving life to a fusion of original and engaging styles. Amazing design with the chair having a special finish making it feel velvety and sensual to the touch. The Masters Chair was honoured with the prestigious “2010 Good Design Award” presented by the Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design. Masters Chair is light, practical, comes in 6 colours, can be stacked and used outdoors.

Louis Ghost Chair and Jolly Table by Kartell
Louis Ghost Chair and Jolly Table by Kartell

One of the most recognisable products is the Louis Ghost Chair designed by Philippe Starck. Louis Ghost Transparent dining chair is an icon of modern day furniture design. Reinventing the classic Louis XV armchair for Kartell, the playful Louis Ghost Armchair is typical of Philippe Starcks imagination and Kartells skill with creating amazing furniture. Louis Ghost can be stacked upto 6 chairs high and can be used indoor or outdoor. Available in 2 solid Glossy colours or 6 equally stunning Transparent colours.

Bourgie Light
Bourgie Light looks striking against this zingy wallpaper

Bourgie is one of Kartells best sellers, becoming an icon of Modern Lighting design. Kartells skill with this light is combining classic style, richness and tradition with innovation and irony. The baroque style base is composed of 3 interconnecting decorated layers, while the large lampshade is made with a pleated effect to create a myriad play of reflections when the light is turned on. The lampshades unique attachment system lets the user set the height to 3 different settings – 68, 73 or 78cm.

Kartell Products
Iconic Kartell products including Bookworm, Attila the Gnome, Eros, Bubble, Spoon Chair, Comback ….

Watch some interesting videos about Kartell products on the their YouTube channel by clicking here.

With over 60 years trading Kartell are a giant in Italian furniture and lighting design. Buying a piece of Kartell means your being into a special and rich history…. We love Kartell!!!

The Team at Cimmermann

Images Credits –
http://www.kartell.it/

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