Best Of British Design

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We are proud at Cimmermann to showcase some of the very best British brands and designers, here are some of our favourites –

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“We believe thoughtful design really does improve the quality of our lives.”

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Tom Dixon Beat Light

10 Years Old

Beat Light, the icon by Tom Dixon is 10 years old. Starting out as a pendant light in one colour its appeal and design has become so popular the range has grown to be a complete family of light fittings.

The Beat Family by Tom Dixon
The Beat Family by Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon Beat Collection
Tom Dixon Beat Collection
Inspired by brass cooking pots and traditional vessels in India, they are hand spun and beaten in Northern India to create a smooth matte exterior with a shiny, textured interior.

Beat Light
The beautiful interior of the Black Beat Light
Beat is undoubtedly a design classic and has been featured in many great projects around the world since its first design 10 years ago.

They are one of the best sellers by Tom Dixon that look amazing clustered together hanging at different heights or equally as stunning on their own, a real statement in any interior. The Beat Lights are perfect for a commercial project – contact Matt on 01423 524777 if you need help with a project you are working on.

Beat Lights
Lots of Beat Lights – perfect for a commercial project

Row of Beat Lights, coutesy of - http://www.chictip.com/inspirational-interiors/beat-light-collection-by-tom-dixon-extravaganza
Row of Beat Lights, coutesy of – http://www.chictip.com/inspirational-interiors/beat-light-collection-by-tom-dixon-extravaganza
Now available in 4 different colour ways – Grey, Black, White and Brass and in the 4 iconic shapes – Beat Fat, Beat Tall, Beat Wide and Beat Stout.

Tom Dixon - Beat Floor Light
Close up of the beautiful cast iron base of the Beat Floor version
The new table version in brass is a real head turner !!!
The new table version in brass is a real head turner !!!
Tom Dixon Beat Floor
Beat Floor in the Black and Brass – which is your favourite ???
The Beat Family is available in pendant, floor and table light versions and has established itself as a firm favourite here at Cimmermann.

Salone Furniture Fair – Milan 2015

Highlights from the world's best Furniture Fair

After many miles walked, many espresso’s drunk here are our highlights from Salone 2015 –

Vitra
As always the Vitra stand was superb with a theme around their packaging almost like a warehouse, hence the many crates. New sizes (height increased by 2″) and colours on the DSW & DSR chairs due to people on average being larger since they were designed in the 1950’s.

Salone 2015 - Eames Chairs
Vitra Eames Chairs stacked high
Panton Chairs
Lots of miniatures – Panton Chairs
Jean Prouve - Vitra
Jean Prouve Sideboard and new upholstered Standard Chair in collaboration with G-Star

There was a new upholstered version of the Prouve Standard chair, adding ultra comfort to an already superb chair.

Salnoe 2015 - New Vitra Polder
New Vitra Polder Sofa sizes and Colours

The iconic Vitra Polder sofa has been re-sized and re-jigged with new brass buttons and fabric choices.

SCP

The SCP show was titled – ‘The Arrangement of Furniture in a Room’ and took place in central Milan. This was a cool show that had a collection of old Vintage furniture mixed with SCP’s new designs, a great mix and our favourite show.

Salone 2015 - SCP - Arrangement of Furniture in a Room
SCP – Arrangement of Furniture in a Room
SCP Show - Milan 2015
SCP Show – Milan 2015
SCP Balzac Chair
The old classic – SCP Balzac Chair
It’s always good to see the stunning Balzac Chair, love the Tan Russet leather which only improves with age.

SCP Agnes and Bertha Chair
SCP Agnes and Bertha Chair

Another classic on show was the Agnes Shelving unit, a firm favourite here at Cimmermann.

SCP Oscar Sofa
Oscar sofa covered in stunning Donna Wilson fabric

The Oscar Sofa looked very nice in this Donna Wilson fabric, really changed the look of the classic sofa.

Foscarini Lights

Foscarini had some cool new lights mixed in with the old classics. It was inspiring to see the Diesel with Foscarini lights, a new addition to our website, a favourite was the Fork Floor light.

Foscarini Lights
Cool new Spoke light from Foscarini
Chouchin Lights
New Chouchin reverse lights
The new Chouchin reverse lights made a good impression, the main light is finished in blown glass and the bottom of the diffuser is in the vivid colour.

Diesel with Foscarini Fork Floor light
Diesel with Foscarini Fork Floor light
Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon went all out this year, hiring an old warehouse in downtown Milan and turning it into – ‘The Cinema‘. As usual he didn’t disappoint with a stunning collection of new lights. A particular favourite was the Melt light, which looks totally different when turned on, it appears to become see through.

Tom Dixon - The Cinema
Tom Dixon – The Cinema
New Tom Dixon Spun Lights
New Tom Dixon Spun Lights
Tom Dixon Melt Lights
A Cluster of new Melt Lights
Tom Dixon cluster
A selection of famous Tom Dixon Cluster’s

Kartell
The Italian Masters of Plastic didn’t disappoint again. An amazing collection of new and old products with a twist. The Neon Boookworm was really cool and the new Mat finish Fly lights were stand-out pieces for us.

Kartell Room set at Milan Salone 2015
Kartell Room set at Milan Salone 2015
Kartell Toobe lights in transparent
Kartell Toobe lights in transparent
Kartell Glossy Table
New Kartell Glossy Table with gold legs
Kartell Fly Light in Mat finish
New Kartell Fly lights in Mat finish
Kartell Bookworm
Kartell NEON Bookworm!!!
Salone Milan 2015 didn’t disappoint, always an amazing show with plenty to see and be inspired by. Hope you enjoyed the round-up of our favourites, here’s looking forward to next year.

The Team at Cimmermann

Mondrian Hotel

Tom Dixon's re-design of iconic London hotel

Tom Dixon, one of our favourite designers has just completed a full refurbishment of the Sea Containers hotel on London’s Southbank for Mondrian Hotel group.

Originally intended as a luxury hotel, the building was designed in the 1970s by American architect Warren Platner and became offices for shipping company Sea Containers.

Tom Dixon - Mondrian Bedroom
Luxurious bedroom in the Mondrian Hotel
Stunning entrance to the Tom Dixon designed Mondrian Hotel
Stunning entrance to the Tom Dixon designed Mondrian Hotel
Throughout the Hotel Tom Dixon’s furniture is prominent in the design and new signature look of this hotel.

Tom Dixon Base Light
Tom Dixon Base Light’s in the hotel’s bar area

Watch a cool video interview here with Tom Dixon about the Sea Container’s Hotel. If you fancy staying check out the hotels website for more information.

Why not add a bit of Tom Dixon luxury to your home – Browse the Tom Dixon collection available at Cimmermann.

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Tom Dixon – Designer In Focus

Iconic British Designer

Tom Dixon was established in 2002 as a British product design brand with a commitment to innovation and a mission to revive the British furniture industry. Using bold finishes teamed with unique designs, Tom Dixon designs are easily recognisable and always individual.

Tom Dixon Club range - Milan 2014
Tom Dixon Club range – Milan 2014
Tom Dixon Club Style
Tom Dixon – beautiful furniture as well as lights
Over the years the Tom Dixon range has expanded at a phenomenal rate. Always adding new products and lighting families to his portfolio. Some of our favourite’s are –

Tom Dixon Beat Light Family

Series of pendant lights & vases inspired by traditional Indian water vessels. Available in Black, White, Grey and Brass

Beat Light
Still our favourite Beat Light the Black/Gold version
Tom Dixon Void Light

A series of lights that reference the Olympic medals. Solid metal sheets are pressed, spun and brazed to form a double wall shade. These mysterious lighting objects are hand polished to create a mirrored surface which is then lacquered to maintain a high gloss finish. Now available in 2 sizes – Void Mini being the smaller

Void Lights
Beautiful clusters of Void Lights in The Dock showroom
Tom Dixon Copper

One of Tom Dixon’s most recognisable family of products. The beautiful copper shade oozes elegance yet maintains an utterly modern feel. Looks amazing hung by itself or in a chandelier style cluster. The Copper family includes a Bronze Copper version and floor lights.

Tom Dixon Copper Shade
Iconic and simple Copper Shade
Tom Dixon Etch Light

A digitally manufactured pendant light etched from metal. Made by employing an industrial process used to produce electronic parts, the method allows for detailed patterns to be cut directly onto the metal, creating a mass of intricate shadows when lit. The Etch family is available in 4 different finishes – Steel, Copper, Black and Brass

Etch Lights
Cluster of Etch lights
Tom Dixon Base

The Base family of lights offer an eclectic mix of materials. The warm hued brass or copper gives a soft, ambient light that‘s versatile enough to be used in a variety of spaces; from bedroom to living room. The Base Collection includes a Copper Floor Light and Copper Wall Light and the original Base Wall Light, Base Table Light and Base Floor Light.  

Base Copper family of lights
Base Copper family of lights
Since Cimmermann started in 2004 Tom Dixon has constantly being one of our best selling brands, his designs and contribution to British Design are unparalleled.

The Team at Cimmermann