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How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior, installation view at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art   Last month we visited ‘How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior’ … Continue reading

The phrase ‘extendable table’ used to evoke images of clumsy designs with bulky wooden flaps that, when folded, rendered the table useless and unattractive. Thankfully, those days are long gone. With expert craftsmanship, new technology and high-tech materials, extending tables … Continue reading

This month UK copyright law with regard to furniture and lighting finally comes into alignment with that of mainland Europe. This will greatly extend the protection given to designers and the licensed manufacturers of their works, which here in the … Continue reading

Zaha Hadid was an architect whose work intrigued and excited us throughout her career until her untimely death in March 2016. Of particular interest to us were her furniture and product designs and in 2004 she was one of a … Continue reading

It’s that time of year again when we review the past twelve months and start to look beyond Christmas to spring, and the fresh start it offers. With this in mind Ruth Aram, our Retail Director, has selected some of … Continue reading

Have you ever wondered about the mysterious acronyms with which furniture by mid-century masters Charles and Ray Eames is named? Well, wonder no more as we explain it in full. Usually made up of three letters, the names describe the … Continue reading

One of our highlights during this September’s London Design Festival was visiting Jasper Morrison: Thingness at the new Tate Modern Switch House. Morrison and the Tate have a long-standing relationship since, in 1998, the designer was chosen to select all … Continue reading

“Chandigarh is the biggest example in India of experimental architecture. It hits you on the head and makes you think and the one thing that India requires in many fields is being hit on the head so that it may … Continue reading

Polder [Pohl-der]: Noun 1. A tract of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dykes, especially in the Netherlands. The Polder Sofa with its broad, flat seat and arm surfaces evoking these particular stretches of … Continue reading

Poul Henningsen – born in 1894 in Ordrup, Denmark – trained as an architect between 1911 and 1917 but he never qualified, preferring instead to be an inventor and painter. He is best known of course for his work in … Continue reading