Philippe Starck & Flos

Iconic names in lighting

Philippe Starck & Flos are 2 things that just work together. For many years these two design giants have worked together to produce some of the worlds best lamps.

In August Flos are celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Gun Lamp family by Philippe Starck originally designed to spur debate between the collusion of war and money. Since the launch of the Gun Lamp family, Flos has donated 20% of the profits from the sales of the Gun Lamp to ‘Fratelli Dell’Uomo,’ a human rights organisation working in underdeveloped countries.

Flos Guns Bedside Light
Gold and black version of the Flos Guns Bedside Light

Like it or loathe it the Gun light is a unique light that certainly draws the attention.

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Outdoor Dining

Our Top 5 Outdoor chairs for Summer

Summer is on it’s way and who doesn’t like a bit of Al Fresco dining. Check out our 5 favourite outdoor dining chairs –

1. Robin Day Polo Chair

A true Design Classic and at £80 for the 4 legged version it’s a steal. Available in 9 different shell colours and with different base options – there will be something for everyone.

Outdoor Dining - Polo Chair by Robin Day
Outdoor Dining – Polo Chair by Robin Day
Polo Chair by Robin Day
Check out the Polo Holes!

2. Kartell Masters Chair

The Hybrid Chair, Philippe Starck at his most inventive and creative. We love the Masters Chair, available in 6 different colours its a Summer winner from Kartell.

Kartell Masters Chair by Philippe Starck
Outdoor Dining – Kartell Masters Chair is a real favourite at Cimmermann

3. Vitra Vegetal Chair

The Vegetal looks as if its been grown outdoors. A unique chair with a very organic form, designed by the Bouroullec Brothers.

Outdoor Dining - Vitra Vegetal Chair
Vitra Vegetal amongst the Lemon groves!
Vitra Vegetal Chair
Wish you were there – I’ll take the Vegetal at the head of the table

4. Vitra Panton Chair

Who doesn’t know the iconic “S” shaped chair? A real classic and great for outdoor summer dining!

Design Classic - Panton chair can be used outside
Design Classic – Panton chair can be used outside
Vitra Panton Chair
Nobody does Outdoor Dining like Vitra !

5. Kartell Gnomes

If its fun your after look no further than the Kartell Gnome Family. Made up of stools and a table it really is a quirky take on Al Fresco dining, your guests will love it!

Kartell Gnomes
Attila the Gnome by Kartell, don’t drop my drink!
Kartell Gnome
Kartell Gnome by Philippe Starck

Here’s hoping for a cracking Summer – check out the Outdoor Section on our website for more inspiration.

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

Spring Into The Outdoors – how to plan a new outdoors for Summer 2014

This year, live outside. Extend the size of your home by using your outdoor space to its best advantage. In the spring and summer, your outdoors can be an extension of your indoors. Imagine enjoying an evening around a cosy outdoor fireplace, lounging in style. Or taking a nap in a luxurious armchair whilst gazing at the stars. We think there are three key areas to consider when planning your outdoors for this summer: furniture, flow and lighting.

Furniture

No longer simply the realm of deck chairs or rattan, today designers are able to use innovative materials to bring the comfort of indoors, out. Take the Kartell Pop Outdoor Sofa, which now comes in a range of Sunbrella fabrics.

Kartell Pop Outdoor Sofa -Spring
Spring into Summer – Kartell Pop Outdoor Sofa
Flow

Remove the distinction between indoor and out. With doors flung wide, stepping onto your deck, terrace or lawn should feel a seamless transition. Outdoor fabrics for awnings and furniture, can match your indoor colour scheme. We love Sunbrella outdoor fabrics  for their palette of 55 solids, influenced by a return to the natural, full of subtle nuances of pure white, ivory, taupe, coffee or ochre brown.  Danish fabric company Kvadrat do some stunning
outdoor fabrics too.

Spring - Kvadrat Waterborn Fabric
Spring Outdoor Fabrics – Kvadrat Waterborn
Lighting

Forget the glare of a security light. Today’s outdoor lighting can enhance mood and tone from dusk to darkness. The Foscarini Solar Outdoor Floor Light works as lighting, a table, or a contemporary hearth to gather around Or try an Artemide Dioscuri wall light for its soft diffused light.

Spring - Outdoor Foscarini Solar Light
Spring Lights for Outdoor – Foscarini Solar Lights
Bring on the Summer Sunshine!

The Team at Cimmermann

Christmas Gift Ideas for him, for her and the little ones

Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to spoil your loved ones than with a well chosen gift from Cimmermann!

For Him:

Brighten up his office space with this piece of Modern Art Bay Of Naples by artist Dan

Be the most stylish DIYer on the block, with this Kartell stepladder, make all the other Dad’s jealous!

Kartell Upper Step Ladder
Bright and colourful Upper Step Ladder by Kartell

Tripod desk clock – a classic and timeless design from George Nelson for Vitra

Vitra Tripod Clock
Timeless Christmas gift -Tripod Clock by George Nelson
To complete the stylish look for his desk the Kelvin LED light by Flos

For Her:

A unique and thoughtful gift: the Gubi Adnet circular mirror will look superb above her dressing table, a design that has stood the test of time.

Gubi Adnet Mirror - a great gift
The beautiful Gubi Adnet mirror made with the finest leather
Kartell front page magazine rack will really showcase all her glossies in style.

Keep her toasty with a Bora Da wool throw. Bora da are traditionally made Welsh throws designed by Donna Wilson for SCP.  It comes in a range of different colours to coordinate with any scheme

Nos Da Throws - a great gift for Christmas 2013
Love the colours of the Nos Da throws by SCP. Image courtesy of SCP
The super cool Birds n Bees cushion from fabric design legend’s Timorous Beasties

A set of Hay boxes will organise any home in style and win you Christmas brownie points!!

HAY Box Box
HAY Box Box storage boxes, lots of cool colours and designs
For the Little Ones:

Let your little one create their own individual home this Christmas Time with Villa Julia by Magis, a build it yourself flat-packed cardboard house that comes complete with stickers for personalisation.

Villa Julia by Magis
Villa Julia by Magis. Image courtesy of http://www.dezeen.com/2009/05/02/villa-julia-by-javier-mariscal/


Eames elephant, whether as a sturdy indoor-outdoor toy or simply as an attractive object in a child’s room, this friendly looking animal with prominent, oversized ears will bring delight to children and parents alike.
Eames Elephant - cool gift for the kids
Eames Elephant’s by Vitra – timeless design

Zoo timer, the Zoo Timer clock offer children a playful and enjoyable approach to telling the time. There are 3 designs, Omar the owl, Fernando the fish and Elihu the elephant.

Vitra Zoo Timers - super gift for kids
Vitra Zoo Timers – great present for the little ones

Philippe Starcks cool little Gnomes Attila and Napoleon from Kartell

Kartell Gnome
Kartell Gnome by Philippe Starck

Happy Christmas Shopping…..

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and New Year from The team at Cimmermann

Links and Credits:

Vitra Eames Elephant at Christmas – VitraHaus, September 2013
Photographer: Lorenz Cugini
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