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

Beds – Our Favourites

Choosing a bed is a very important decision, you spend most of you life in bed!!!

We try to help by giving you a list of our favourites from a practical and design persperctive.


SCP Oscar Bed

The Oscar bed by Matthew Hilton strikes a pleasing balance between modernity and tradition, large in size yet light in appearance. The bed is made from a European hardwood frame covered with a mix of latex, natural fibres, wool & recycled wool and features two slatted mattress bases. The feet are made from walnut stained beech, with the front two being turned versions. By contrasting long straight lines with delicate natural curves, Hilton has created a piece that is both reserved and full of humility. Oscar is a piece perfect for those who like their modernity laced with a little familiarity.

SCP Oscar Bed
SCP Oscar – a mix of contemporary and traditional
Bed - SCP Oscar
SCP Oscar – detailed walnut turned legs
Punt Mobles Pepperland

Pepperland is a metal panel available in 2 different sizes and 9 different lacquer finishes. It is perfect as a bedhead or even as a noticeboard. It comes with a variety of magnetised accessories/stickers. Very original and cool design, the light and table that can be attached and another design dimension.

Punt Pepperland
Punt Pepperland headboard and some of the available magnetic stickers
Punt Pepperland
Cool green colour of the magnetic headboard on Pepperland with available table and light

Pianca Impunto

Impunto is a cool bed from Pianca whose main feature is the randomly placed buttoned headboard. The base is a valance style in the same material as the headboard. Sleek Italian design at its best. Available in many sizes, fabrics and with storage it is truly a flexible and practical bed.

Pianca Impunto
Pianca Impunto, amazing detail on the soft padded headbaord
Impunto by Pianca
Impunto very sleek yet inviting in white leather

HAY LOOP

Loop is made from sectional iron,a surplus material from industrial production. The bed was originally designed for and produced by the Copenhagen furniture store LLLP in the late 1980’s but was added to the HAY collection in 2003. Loop underscores the HAY philosophy of creating elementary and functional quality furniture covering basic human needs, sleeping eating and making love. With its strict and uncomplicated design the bed has gained high popularity in its hometown acquiring the nick name The Copenhagener bed. The Loop bed is so simple and cool, perfect for creating that Scandinavian look.

HAY Loop
HAY Loop so simple, made of steel available in white or black
HAY Loop
HAY Loop Bed, perfect to be used as a day bed

George Nelson V-Leg Case Study Bed
A benchmark for superior craftsmanship, The Case Study Bed® adheres to the highest standards of workmanship and genuine materials. Designed by Modernica Studios and built by Modernica’s master builders, this bed is the perfect definition of form follows function.

The superstructure of the bed and the headboard are built with a solid one-and-a-half-inch thick laminated hardwood. And each bed is engineered and built with six, rather than the standard four-legs. These additional legs add a remarkable overall-strength and sturdiness to the bed, which makes for a peaceful nights sleep. The mattress sits directly on the platform which is built with two zinc-plated perforated steel inserts. These perforated inserts allow the mattress to breathe naturally ― thus eliminating the need for a standard conventional box spring. The Case Study Bed is engineered to provide a lifetime of outstanding durability, while maintaining a modern, elegant look for your home.

George Nelson V Leg Bed
V Leg Bed so simple, the legs look as if they cant take the weight of the bed
V Leg Bed
Close up of the George Nelson V Leg, love the plywood edge

A good guide to getting a good nights sleep is available from the Sleep Council of Great Britian, check it out when you buy your next bed.

The Team at Cimmermann

Image Credits and Links:

Modernica

Bed Buying Guide

HAY

 SCP

Pianca


Punt

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

Credits & Links:

http://www.gubi.dk/

http://www.string.se/imagebank/highres/STRING-014326.jpg

http://designspiration.net/image/2613663118624/

http://instagram.com/p/hvaOt5HiEH/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/446841594248540720/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/446841594248911894/