Softer Than Steel is a delicate and poetic chair designed by Nendo for Desalto. The chair has a light and sculptural appearance, with a bent steel rod outlining the profile of the seat arm and back, sinuously connecting two seat legs. Softer Than Steel is a striking, elegant and beautiful chair great for a minimalist design scheme, especially when grouped together with the Softer Than Steel benches.
The Softer Than Steel chair is part of a family which includes 3 benches (L 175 x W 69 cm, L 143 x W 115 cm and L 98 x W 89 cm) and a coat rack.
Nendo is a design studio headed up by Japanese architect Oki Sato, who is well known for his clever, conceptual approach. The studio is highly prolific with designs ranging from consumer products, furniture, and lighting to interiors, architecture and graphics.
Desalto is a leading Italian furniture brand well known for its sleek, minimalist aesthetics and advanced manufacturing expertise, especially with metals. The company produces a wide range of iconic products with well known designers such as Nendo and Piero Lissoni. Perfect for slick design schemes, in private or commercial spaces.
Agata, designed by Sovrappensiero, is a suspension light which has a simple and refined design, available in two versions: Circle and Ellipse. Agata has a metal body which outlines a pure geometric shape holding a mirrored glass lampshade through a soft shaped wood component. The glass can show or hide the light source, creating a clever game of light, transparency and reflections. Use Agata lamps individually, in pairs, or mix the different shapes and colours to create decorative lamp clusters.
Agata was selected by Elle Decor for Best of Design 2016.
Italian Sovrappensiero Design Studio was set up in Milan in 2007 as a creative partnership between Lorenzo De Rosa and Ernesto Ladevaia, who are originally from Campania in the South of Italy. Today the duo collaborates with several major Italian companies, such as Porada and Seletti. Alongside product design and interior design, they also teach design and communication at the Politecnico di Milano.
Incipit (the beginning in Latin) is a Milan-based interiors accessories brand and creative lab whose aim is to nurture young talent. It is a platform for young designers to test their ideas with more experienced professionals and to make them real through the involvement of local producers. Every Incipit item is made by Italian factories and artisans who actively collaborate with designers to find the best possible solutions, maintaining the "Made in Italy" spirit of excellence.
Designed by GamFratesi for Casamania, the Meduse Dining Table is a fun and sculptural dining table inspired by jellyfish. The round table top is supported by legs formed from looped metal rods, resembling the jellyfish tentacles. The Meduse Dining Table is suitable for use in domestic and commercial spaces and is great for adding a dash of humour and colour to a dining room.
GamFratesi is the design studio founded by Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi. With this dual cultural background, GamFratesi draws on the Danish furniture and craft tradition as well as the Italian design approach to create products with embedded stories, symbols and associations expressed in minimalist forms.
Casamania is a leading Italian furniture manufacturer with a distinctive brand signature. Its designs are characterised by sleek forms, bold shapes and strong colours, realised by well known designers including Luca Nichetto, Benjamin Hubert and Karim Rashid. Casamania has its roots in manufacturing bookshelves and storage systems but has since extended into all major product categories in multiple materials, from metal to plastic and wood. Renowned for its design creativity and superb quality, Casamania products work well for both public and private spaces, especially for customers who are looking for something out of the ordinary.
The Miami Chair is a stainless steel chair designed by Nika Zupanc for Ghidini 1961. The chair, part of the "Take me to Miami" collection, encapsulates the spirit of sultry heat, magical sunsets and 1950s glamour perfectly; its simple, iconic shape an immaculate showcase of its exquisitely polished surface. The Miami Chair is the ideal partner for the Miami Table but looks just as stunning on its own.
NIka Zupanc is a young Slovenian designer whose designs give voice to the intuitive, eclectic and intimate, resulting in products that are highly expressive and distinctly feminine. She has worked many leading international brands including Moooi, Se and Dior.
Ghidini 1961 is the design-led consumer products brand from Ghidini Bosco, the Italian specialist in metal die-casting renowned for their manufacturing expertise, especially with brass. Precious and luxurious, Ghidini 1961 is the perfect marriage of manufacturing heritage and cutting-edge contemporary design. Read our related blog post on Ghidini 1961 here.
A three dimensional interpretation of the London Underground map in pipework. Polished copper pipes interweave at representative levels to celebrate the maps iconic composition. Valves topped with a series of coloured washers have been used to reference the specific lines and interchanging stations with the brackets marking all other smaller stops.
Mounted onto a board as standard in a colour of choice. Tube Map can also be installed directly onto a wall and other finish and configurations can be customised to specification.
The standard version here offered (as shown in the pictures) is made of polished and lacquered copper pipe, brass fittings and powder coated valves in white colour. The central part of each valve shows the colours of the tube line(s) served by the station.
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The Tube Map is part of Nick Fraser's Pipework Series.
British designer, Nick Fraser, produces a collection of contemporary interior products, characterised by re-imagining the familiar. His playful designs offer well-considered functionality, combined with character and charm. Using a range of materials and processes, all products are manufactured in the UK, with a large proportion being made by hand in his studio in Frome, Somerset. Nick focuses on quality objects that are individual and made to last. We naturally form memories of objects and materials in our everyday lives; Nick’s aim is to explore and build on these connections in an unexpected way. By playing with the visual and functional attributes of the norm, a new appreciation can be created.
Over the last 10 years, Nick has sold his products around the world. His refreshing approach has caught the buyers’ eyes at world-class retailers such as Liberty, V&A, Heal’s, Paul Smith and The Design Museum. Other clients include Google, Ted Baker, and Channel 4 productions. Nick's work has been featured in many broadsheets and design publications in the UK and around the world. The list includes Living Etc, ID Magazine, The Independent, Dam, Elle Decoration, KBB, Vogue Living, Grand Designs, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard and World of Interiors.
Scott Pirie’s Escappa Ceiling Light came from his experiments of blown glass within restrictive wire structures as a way to express the ideas of entrapment, restriction and constraint. The result is a captivating light which combines the industrial aesthetic of the metal structure and exposed cables with the organic form of the glass beautifully. The light is designed to be modular with individual wire framed glass components that can be combined in different structures to suit different requirements. They can also be used individually as supporting pendant lights or as table lights and wall mounted lights.
The lights are custom-made with possibilities for different number of components and compositions. The price for each component is £210 (including VAT). Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Scott is a glass and lighting designer who recently graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art, where he studied Glass. His interests lay formerly in sculpture, followed by a short stint studying costume design. He is now focused on exploring the possibilities for glass within the lighting industry and is currently designing a range of component based modular lighting solutions.
Available to purchase immediately but to be delivered in 6/8 weeks.
The Tia Maria tables are designed by Enrico Franzolini for Moroso as an elegant set of occasional tables for everyday use. The design features a pleasing contrast between the round top and the linear form of the base, creating a bold graphic statement especially when tables of different heights and colours are grouped together.
The Tia Maria tables are part of the Tia Maria range of chairs, armchairs, chaise longue, barstools and tables. They are ideal for private and public spaces as occasional tables or small dining tables. The tables are available in multiple sizes, shapes and colours in addition to the versions shown here; please contact us if you would like more information.
Enrico Franzolini is an Italian architect and designer whose style is very much influenced by his background in visual arts, including participation at the 1972 Venice Biennale. He has designed products for numerous leading furniture brands including Moroso, Capellini, Foscarini and Knoll.
Moroso is, without doubt, one of the best furniture brands in the world. Under the creative direction of Patrizia Moroso, the brand combines its manufacturing expertise (especially in sofas and seating) with creative input from leading designers such as Patricia Urquiola, Ron Arad and Nendo to create a broad range of furniture of unmatched quality and creativity. Moroso products work well for both private and public spaces and are ideal for making a strong design statement.View Tech Specs
The Anker Rack is a stylish portable clothes rack designed by Christian Troels and Jonas Poulsen for Menu. The simple and elegant structure provides a 149 cm bar for hanging clothes as well a generous rack at the base for storing shoes and other items. The entire rack can be dismantled and flat-packed for easy storage and transport, perfect for urban nomads who move house regularly and for professionals who require a temporary clothing storage solution without sacrificing on style.
Christian Troels and Jonas Birkebæk Poulsen is a Copenhagen-based design duo who combine a playful approach to design with new technologies to create sleek and functional products.
Menu is a Danish design company founded in 1976. Collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world, they deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look referred to as "soft minimalism". Menu is passionate about design, new materials and clever, functional details - innovations that make a genuine difference.