Category Archives: Designers

I know that statement sounds a little like the title of a fantasy novel but it does in fact describe a cultural institution that has been annually coveted by the design conscious for almost 50 years. The Milanese graphic and … Continue reading

We’ll say this quietly… there’s only 14 weeks left before Christmas! But, if you’ve been thinking about refreshing the seating around your dining table for lunch on the big day, we have a special offer for you in conjunction with … Continue reading

At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Cassina presented a new collection – designed by Jaime Hayon – of objects inspired by both the organic shapes of Le Corbusier’s architecture and by his artwork for the Pavilion l’Esprit Nouveau. … Continue reading

“La Roche, someone who has a fine collection like yours needs to build a house worthy of it.” – Le Corbusier During a recent jaunt to Paris, I paid a visit to Maison La Roche; the first of a series … Continue reading

  The PK 24 Chaise Longue was finally realised in 1965 and was easily his most graceful and sculptural effort yet. Again, reflecting earlier design periods, the initial concept behind this piece hailed from the Rococo period and the original … Continue reading

The Bauhaus Movement – established in 1919 – was one of the most influential design philosophies of the last century, particularly in the field of furniture design. In this infographic, we describe the key principles and main protagonists of the … Continue reading

As the 50’s became the 60’s, Kjærholm began work on designing another table and chair set and in the latter part of 1960, the PK 9 Chair appeared. But, on this occasion, there was no refinement or re-engineering of an … Continue reading

Before we carry on into 1957, I would just like to take a side-step to show, for those not aware, the reasoning behind Kjaerholm’s use of numbers to name each of his designs. The truth is, is that there is … Continue reading

The PK 22 was clearly a continuation of his PK 25 design but also a refinement on that idea by using less structural material. Two lengths of bent steel form each side of the frame which are then connected underneath … Continue reading

This industrial way of thinking about furniture was not new, of course, and had Kjærholm constantly referring back to the work of Dutch architect, Gerrit Rietveld, famed for his Red Blue Chair design from 1918.  Although, it was Rietveld’s Zig … Continue reading