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

Vitra Wool Blankets

Keep warm with these cool blankets

Like many other legendary 20th-century architects and designers, Charles and Ray Eames, too, spent time designing textiles to realize their ideas in terms of colours, shapes and materials. The “Dot Pattern” was created in 1947 in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The pattern consists of variations of a graphic design made up of crosses and dots to become a large composition, and demonstrates references to the abstract paintings by Ray Eames from the 1930s. The blankets are reversible making them even more appealing.

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Ray Eames with the iconic Dot Pattern fabric
Eames Dot Print Blanket
Eames Dot Print Blanket
Vitra Wool blankets at Milane Salone 2014
Vitra Wool blankets at Milane Salone 2014

The two-toned patterns of Girard’s wool blankets were originally conceived as printing motifs for decorative wall panels, fabrics or pillows. In collaboration with the Girard family, these graphic designs are now being executed in a jacquard weave to produce this fine collection of wool blankets. An additional effect of this weaving technique is seen in the alternating constellations of vibrant and muted colour tones. 

Cool Girard Print Blankets
Cool Girard Print Blankets

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Girard Stars Print Blanket
Girard Stars Print Blanket
Girard Print Blanket
Girard Print Blanket

Buy the Girard blanket’s and the Eames blanket here.

These really are Cimmermann favourites and as well as being warm to wrap up with on these cold nights they look spot on with distinctive, timeless patterns, hope you like them.

The Team at Cimmermann

Desks for the Home Office

we choose our favourites

With the development in wireless technology the home desk is now a sleek, uncluttered affair. Below are some of our favourites desks for the Home Office –

1. Punt Ernest Desk

A compact size desk that creates a warm, intimate, orderly workspace. The desktop has a nifty storage compartment with an openable flap door for storing your tablet, computer, pencils, paper or desktop mementos. There’s also a stand for resting your tablet/phone up against. The back legs have slots for running up the wires, which are held in the niche under the desktop. Finished in either Oak or Walnut.

Punt Ernest Desk
Beautiful Punt Ernest Desk finished in walnut
Punt Ernest detail
Punt Ernest detail
2. Vitra Home Desk

As graceful as it is decorative: this home desk with its refined, lavishly produced base and understated colours is one of George Nelson’s design classics. Originally conceived as a ladies’ desk, today it has many uses as a small workstation at home. The legs are made from chromed metal tubing, the writing surface is white laminate, the wraparound wooden frame is finished in walnut veneer and the multi-coloured drawer dividers are in plastic.

Vitra Home Desk
Beautiful Vitra Home Desk
Vitra Home Desk
Great mix of colour and walnut – Vitra Home Desk
3. SCP Cedric Desk

The Cedric desk is an exercise in simplicity, refinement and deft detailing. Kay+Stemmer have drawn on all of their Parnham School training to produce a piece that has perfect proportion and reveals a mastery of craftmanship often overlooked in contemporary design. Cedric is made from solid European walnut and features an orange or brown leather top and lined drawers.

SCP Cedric Desk
SCP Cedric desk with an orange leather top
SCP Cedric desk
SCP Cedric desk with brown leather top in a very cool house!
4. HAY Copenhague Desk

A stylish and contemporary desk 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 Desk is a simple design with an uncomplicated identity. It is both functional and elegant with a clever back screen to prop your tablet against.

HAY Copenhague Desk
HAY Copenhague Desk with clever back Screen
5. Gubi Grossman Desk

This stunning Desk by legendary designer Greta Grossman features 3 drawers, ball feet and is finished in a stunning American Walnut, a real classic. Grossman was highly influenced by European Modernism, which can be seen in the design of this beauty.

Gubi Grossman Desk
Exquisite Grossman Desk
Gubi Grossman Desk
Grossman desk courtesy of – http://gubijournal.com/gubi-and-bang-olufsen/
Hope we have inspired you to create a Home Office of your dreams and you like our choice of favourite desks.

The Team at Cimmermann

Marble – Tasteful and Luxurious

Marble products at Cimmermann

Marble is a stunning product that has been used for 100’s of years. From old Italian masters to modern day designers marble has always epitomised sheer indulgence and luxury.

A good way to introduce a piece of tactile marble into your home is with a light or a table. We choose some of our favourites –

Flos Arco Light

Arco Light is a design classic from Achille Castiglioni. We don’t need to say much about this icon of lighting design. One thing to remember is you won’t be able to move the base on your own – 60 kgs of the finest Italian marble.

e15 Enoki Tables

e15 Enoki Tables combine modern colours with the timeless quality of marble so fluidly. Cleverly toying with material, colour and dimensions, these versatile tables are available in combinations of rich marble and coloured steel. 

&Tradition Shuffle Table

With the shuffle Table Mia Hamborg gives new life to the old Nordic craft tradition of turning wood by adding the colour and playful forms from old painted wooden toys. This new black marble version is stunning and adds an element of sophistication.

Flos Snoopy Light

A design classic from Achille Castiglioni. The base is made from the finest Italian marble and the shade from enamelled glass.

Vitra Plate Table

Simple form made with luxurious materials, the Plate Table offers a lesson in simplicity.  Quite in keeping with Jasper Morrison’s philosophy of “super normal” design, the Plate Coffee Tables have a classic shape and finely balanced proportions.

We love marble here at Cimmermann, the feel of it, the look of it and the fact each piece is unique – add some marble to your interior you won’t regret it.

The Team At Cimmermann

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