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Friday, 4 April 2014

Knoll Brno Chair - Extra comfort at 30% less!!

KNOLL Brno Chair
First it was the Saarinen Conference Chair, now Knoll have turned their attention to the Tubular Brno Chair.  After extensive re-modelling of the interior structure of the seat and back pads, this beautiful chair, designed by Mies van der Rohe is now available with dramatically increased comfort and at a huge 30% price reduction.

Already celebrated for its lean profile, clean lines and exquisite details, this design icon of the 20th century can now add extreme comfort to its list of qualities.

The Knoll Brno Chair is now available with or without armrests, in a selection of Volo leathers, and with prices starting at just £1140, there really has never been a better time to invest in this design classic.

New Classics from Gubi

This Spring sees the the reintroduction of the 'Paradiset' range of upholstery from Gubi. This set of three classical pieces was originally designed by Swedish modern architect and designer Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist for Nordiska Kompaniet in 1956-57.  She is remembered  for her ability to create designs for the modern home in the 1950’s without worrying about short lived trends and what other people thought - to stay true to her own unique and humanistic design vision. She often worked with her husband Erik Holmquist, and together they modelled and created the pieces together. A key aspect for the couple was always to test out their designs in their own home before completing a project. “I think both furniture and textiles, wherever they end up, must be kind, gentle and courteous, but without losing their character. They should have human qualities, not be pompous and only stand alone, but able to adapt to the environment they end up in...”

The Paradiset collection ((Swedish for Eden or Paradise) consists of three prices - the first piece was the Eva Armchair, closely followed by its masculine counterpart the Adam Armchair. To complement the two she later designed the Paradiset Sofa and Fig Leaf footstool. Collectively these pieces hold a soft simplicity, they are unique in their appearance - light, clean lines and gracious with an air of romance. Today her designs are highly treasured collectibles and rarely to be found on auctions - but they can all now be purchased online again in a range of Kvadrat, Gabriel and Fanny Aronsen upholstery choices.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Kartell launches with Sparkle!

Kartell has just launched its new Sparkle range of stools and tables and both are ready to order now. Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka these transparent beauties bounce light around the place they are in, sparkling like precious stones and come in a range of colours - crystal, amber, honey, sage and smoke. The table has a removable top so it can be used for storage. It retails at £165 whilst the stool is £155.00.

Knoll Barber Osgerby Sofa

The Barber Osgerby Sofa, designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for Knoll was launched in Milan last year but is now available to buy online in various forms and a vast range of fabrics. With "memory" foam back cushion we were amazed at the comfort this sofa affords when we sat on it at the Knoll showroom.  In addition, unlike many modern sofas this one has a high back support for those partial to it and it comes as a 2 Seater, 3 Seater, 4 Seater, Asymmetric option (pictured) and Armchair. Additional scatter cushions in two sizes - small and large - allow you to create the sofa of your dreams and the comfort you require. In exclusive Knoll fabrics and leathers it's also available in every colour you could with for of Kvadrat fabric in all their key ranges. Finally, to really personalise your sofa the cast aluminium legs are either polished chrome, satin black - or for the really daring, bright red. How brave are you?

Friday, 14 March 2014

Reintroducing GEODESIS Scented Candles & Diffusers

Geodesis Range

This Spring sees the reintroduction of the wonderful Geodesis scented candle & diffuser range. At the heart of the Geodesis brand is the idea of associating a fragrance with a region of the world, and their scents have the ability to evoke the sense of being in these exotic locations.

Produced in France, only the finest waxes are used to create these unique fragrances. Lead-free, cotton safety wicks are used to prevent the glass containers from overheating and the diffusers not only scent the room but also add a decorative touch.

Selected Fragrances

Black Tea : a slightly fruity scent as rich in quality as the tea from the Chinese province, Yunnan.
Fig-Tree : a slightly acidulated scent, combining the fragrance of the leaf, the sap and the fruit of the fig-trees found in Greece.
Freesia : of South African origin, Freesa has a floral suave scent close to the jasmine.
Neroli : a Moroccan floral scent, fresh and slightly narcotic, symbol of pureness and eternal youth.
Patchouli : a woody aromatic scent with a subtle hint of humus and underwood, derived from the precious leaves grown in Sumatra.
Jasmine : a full voluptuous floral scent with the aura of the Orient.
Verbena : a floral citrussy scent, the verbena originated in the Andean.
Tuberose : a suave and elating scent. The tuberose is a flower originating from Central America.

Go on, treat yourself, or your mother this Mother's Day.


Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Fritz Hansen Ro Chair now in leather

Have you been in our home store and sat in the Ro Chair by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen? Sitting is believing; it really is one of the most comfortable chairs around and is expected to reach the dizzy heights of design classic status. This gorgeous contemporary wingback chair was originally launched in Milan last year, available in 9 fabric combinations chosen by the designer. An instant hit Ro has just been released in a whole range of new Kvadrat and Gabriel fabrics as well as this leather version. It's available to order now - but hurry, Fritz Hansen prices increase on 21st January!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas


Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Fear not, we have been scouring the lands to bring you plenty of unique, exclusive and quality product - the kind you won't find in any large chain or department store.

The fresh and masculine scents of the Gentle-Man range are perfect for the modern man. This collection of luxury grooming products are formulated using a range of natural ingredients and bespoke fragrances that are gentle on the skin. Gentle-Man is only available at Utility and was featured in The Times Gift Guide (23rd November). From the popular Sandalwood Body Wash, to the refreshing Black Pepper Body Wash, there is a scent to suit all male tastes - see the collection.

Everyone loves a good 'smelly' and the Paddywax Apothecary Candle has already proved popular within our stores. We can see why; the vintage amber bottles would be at home in any Victorian pharmacy. Each are filled with hand poured fragrance infused soy wax and include a heavy glass stopper to preserve their rich aromas. The Tobacco & Patchouli Paddywax Apothecary Candle is the leading scent - which one would you choose?

We've expanded our growing mug collection too with a range if fresh new designs. We know design lovers will adore the clashing block colours of My Mug. Wonderfully simple, the contrasting handle makes a bold statement and is available in a number of bright and muted colourways. We have two sizes available; Large and Small

The heartfelt statements of the Awesome and Wonderful Mug collection will make for a personal and touching gift this Christmas that your Mum, Dad, Grandad, Grandma and Teacher can cherish each time they indulge in a cuppa.

Alternatively have an educational brew with the Large Kings & Queens Mug and Large Prime Ministers Mug listing all the famous monarchs and leaders in British history. Each are depicted through witty illustrations that sum up what they are really famous for such as the execution of King Charles I and Sir Winston Churchill's peace sign. But that's just the start of it - for an original gift idea from our range of Watches to fun stuff that will inject some laughter into Christmas, we think we've something for everyone. Come into our Gift Store and take a look.