Dining Table’s – Our Favourites

top 5 wooden dining tables

A good wooden dining table is a thing of beauty and master craftsmanship. Whether you like a beautifully sleek finish or a more natural one exposing the beauty of raw wood we offer our advice and favourites –

1. e15 Bigfoot Table

The ultimate wooden table – e15 Bigfoot. It has become a real Design Classic since it was designed in 1994 by Philipp Mainzer. During the seasoning of solid wood, the legs form their characteristic cracks, which make every table unique and is considered a characteristic of the table. Bigfoot is a table which will age well and develop its own patina with time and lends itself to both formal and informal dining occasions.

e15 Bigfoot Table
e15 Bigfoot table – a true Design Classic
e15 Bigfoot table
e15 Bigfoot table – close up of the amazing wood

2. Muuto Split Table

With Split, Muuto wanted the table to have an organic expression and to combine a structural solidity with a seemingly more delicate balancing act. The detail of the legs being split and bent has the expression and quality of a skilled cabinet-maker and is likely to become a hallmark of the Split Table. Split Table is a great partner with Muuto Nerd Chair.

Muuto Split table
Muuto Split table with an assortment of Muuto chairs
Muuto Split Table
Lovely pastel shades with the Split Table

3. HAY Copenhague table

The Hay Copenhague Table is a stylish and contemporary table designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay. It is part of a collection of furniture which has been designed for the University of Copenhagen. The Copenhague Table is a simple design with an uncomplicated identity.

Hay Copenhague split table
Hay Copenhague split table
4. Gubi Dining Table

The Gubi Dining Table is a stylishly simple wooden dining table with a real timeless elegance from the designers Komplot. Available in 3 different colours – Oak, Walnut or Black-stained Ash and 3 different shapes – Round, Ellipse and Rectangular. This Gubi Table has a retro/vintage Scandinavian feel to us and looks stunning mixed with a modern chair.

Gubi Ellipse Dining Table
Gubi Ellipse Dining Table with the new Beetle Chair

Gubi Dining Table Round
Gubi Dining Table Round version, love the Ronde suspension lights

5. Tom Dixon Slab table

A solid oak table with a brushed surface finish, available in Black or Natural. Amazingly raw and solid design that highlights the quality and finish of the oak. As with all Tom Dixon‘s designs this oozes timeless appeal yet has such a significant but simple design – we love it!

Tom Dixon Slab Table
Tom Dixon Slab Table – simple timeless design
A good dining table is a big investment but choose wisely and it will last a lifetime.

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

Salone 2014 Milan – Bergamo

This year for the Salone Fair the Cimmermann Team chose to stay in the medieval town of Bergamo.

Choosing to stay in the upper city (Città Alta), surrounded by its Venetian walls that were built in the 17th Century and forms the historic centre of Bergamo. Città Alta is a great place to visit. Its cobbled Italian streets mixed with its designer boutiques – it has something for everyone.
We chose to stay at the Gombit hotel a designer hotel based right in the centre of the old town. Next to the Torre del Gombito, a thirteenth century stone tower,  the hotel is an experimental laboratory and gallery where young artists work together to keep the interiors fresh and alive.

Hotel Gombit Reception
Cool Vespa in the Hotel Gombit reception – Harry wants one!!

We visited the beautiful San Vigilio with its castle , only way to get there is by a really cool funicular. While we were there we visited an amazing restaurant Ristorante Baretto, local food a plenty – the sausage and black bean pasta was exceptional.

View from San Vigilio - amazing!!
View from San Vigilio – amazing!!
Streets of San Vigilo
Streets of San Vigilo

The old squares and piazzas in Bergamo are quintessentially Italian and offer numerous eateries, landmarks to see and places to quench your thirst!

Salone 2014 - Bergamo
Beautiful Church in Bergamo’s main Square
Salone 2014 - Bergamo
Beautiful day in Bergamo!
View from below of the Old Town "Citta Alta" in Bergamo
View from below of the Old Town “Citta Alta” in Bergamo
Cobbled streets of Bergamo
Cobbled streets of Bergamo
Bergamo Boutiques
One of the cool designer boutiques in Bergamo

We would highly recommend a trip to Bergamo, a beautiful and unspoilt gem in Northern Italy, perfect for relaxing before the main Milan Salone show.

Look out for our next Blog Post – Salone 2014 the Fair where we review our favourites and show you some of the amazing new products that were shown.

The Team at Cimmermann including Harry!

Salone 2014 – Milan Furniture Fair

Its that time of year again, the world’s greatest furniture fair Salone 2014 in Milan is about to begin. Celebrating its 53rd year, it runs from 8th to 14th April so its time to get excited – lots of cocktail parties and new designs…. can’t wait. Many of our suppliers are showing their new products –

Kartell are celebrating 10 years of Bourgie at Milan Salone 2014, sign up to find out more information. The Gold editions of the Masters chair and Componibili look interesting….

SCP‘s theme this year is “British House Style

This year marks Tom Dixon‘s debut at the Fair for Milan Design Week, where they will be showcasing their new furniture, lighting and accessories under the theme of the CLUB. Exciting new Beat light colours and designs are promised among lots of other surprises.

Gubi will be exhibiting in central Milan and showing new products from Gamfratesi.

Punt will be showcasing a very exciting addition to the iconic Literatura range

Kartell Masters Chair in Gold
Kartell Masters Chair in GOLD for Salone 2014 !!!
Salone 2014 - HAY Party
HAY – new product party invite
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Tom Dixon new lighting for Milan Salone 2014
Punt Literatura Salone 2014
Punt – new and redesigned classic Literatura

We always recommend heading into central Milan where the Brera District is a must see.  Lots of the manufacturers showrooms are here and this is where the parties and exclusive previews happen.

Brera District Milan 2014
Hip and happening Brera Design District in central Milan.

Check out this website for information on activities happening in and around Milan Centre – WWW.TORTONAROUNDESIGN.COM

This guide is really cool from Architonic and tells you what not to miss!!! – Download Guide

We can’t wait for Salone 2014, hope this has wet your appetite for more. Catch your next instalment of Milan Salone 2014 soon….

The Team at Cimmermann

CREDITS

http://www.knstrct.com/furniture-design-blog/2014/3/16/precious-kartell-philippe-starck-reimagines-the-masters-chair

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