The Milanese graphic and product designer, Massimo Vignelli, designed the Stendig Calendar. The design of the calendar we sell today was realised in 1966 by Vignelli and so significant was its impact that it was taken into MoMA’s Collection that year. Massimo Vignelli's large (4'x3') wall calendar comprises tear-off sheets of 60lb paper printed in the iconic typeface Helvetica. The months randomly alternate black and white and the top binding strip has 3 black eyelets for easy level hanging. Aram
The iconic calendar clock, with its distinctive form and flip mechanism, has an established following in design circles. The Font Clock employs twelve different typefaces. These range from modern renditions of classic type families like Bodoni to 20th century classics like Franklin Gothic and Helvetica. By working with the Grayson Time Management system, Established & Sons partners with the premier manufacturer responsible for providing the timekeeping for banks, post offices, schools and institutions such as the London Stock Exchange. Established & Sons.
The basis of the tiles is a combination of different clays and loam. Mixed in the workshop with quartz sand and fireclay, the mass is then pressed into the tile form and precisely reshaped by hand. Through a silkscreen process the basic material now acquires form. The glaze impresses rhythmical symbols in the tiles. Each of the raku tiles is worked by hand 36 times before it is used and laid in place. Unlike with industrial methods the handcrafted production allows a genuine response to individual requirements. Karak.
Moritz & Ottisen's ‘blueprints’ series is inspired by intricate architectural drawings. These prussian blue prints capture the charming complexity of different cities. The London Blueprint features Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. High quality print on 240gsm Munken paper. The City Works.
Karl Malmvall has designed a step ladder beautiful enough to be placed on the wall as a piece of decoration, rather than to be stoved away in a dark closet. There is even a small hook included for the purpose, so that it always can be within reach. Soild beech (lacquered) or oak. Design House Stockholm
Metallic silver screen print on 120gsm Keaykolour Royal Blue uncoated paper. A history of electronic music mapped out to the circuit board of a theremin, which is widely regarded as one of the first electronic musical instruments. Electric Love Blueprint celebrates over 200 inventors, innovators, artists, composers and musicians who (in Dorothy's opinion) have been pivotal to the evolution of electronic music from the invention of the earliest known sound recording device in 1857 to the present day. Dorothy
Aggestrup #80 is a modular sofa. The #80 black was Camilla Aggestrup's first edition, and the next edition is called the white edition, as an opposite. The mission is to create products that attract awareness towards moments in life and the human body itself. The sofa provides comfort, privacy and flexibility but still keeps the simple aesthetic values that are well-known from the Danish Design tradition. All products are handcrafted and produced in Denmark. Aggestrup
Olio is new range of tableware by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby for the ceramic company, Royal Doulton. In the English language Olio means ‘a miscellaneous collection of things’ and the range is built from a combination of materials and surface finishes: ceramic, wood and stainless steel, different clays, glazed and unglazed elements. The extensive range of 40 pieces, includes cutlerly, wooden serving pieces, and a full table top ceramic range, all designed for everyday use. Royal Doulton, the 200 year old English ceramic company was founded in Lambeth, just a couple of miles from the Barber & Osgerby Studio. Royal Dolton
Commissioned by Canteen for their group of restaurants. This design can be seen as an evolution of the once ubiquitous post-war Utility Chair, still a familiar sight in the UK today. Klaus & Carpenter managed to reduce the chair to three main components. The powder-coated frame is made from one continuous piece of bent tube. Hidden fixings join it neatly to the plywood seat and back. Along the way they subtly updated the look of the classic archetype. The result is light weight, stackable and versatile: the Canteen Utility Chair. 2009. VG&P.
Arne Jacobsen's cutlery was revolutionary. With extremely simple and bold lines, it was unlike anything that existed at the time. It was a departure from Georg Jensen’s earlier styles and made a huge impact in the design world at its debut. His Functionalist approach went on to dominate much of design in subsequent years. 1957. Georg Jensen,
The Original Plumen 001 is the world's first designer low energy light bulb. The dynamic, sculptured form contrasts to the dull regular shapes of existing low energy bulbs, in an attempt to make the Plumen a centrepiece, not afterthought. The Plumen 001 works like any other high quality low energy bulb - saving you 80% on your energy bills and lasting 8 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb. Designed by HULGER and Samuel Wilkinson. Plumen.
The Joyce cabinet has sliding glass-fronted doors and a timber-lined interior with four adjustable shelves and four drawers. There are 2 cable grommets above the drawers. Pinch is the collaboration between husband and wife team Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon and is run from their studio/ showroom in Clapham, London. Pinch Design.
Certain things become so strongly associated with an era that they become timeless. This is certainly true of Nils Strinning’s shelf system, string®, which was designed in 1949. It may seem strange that something as simple and humble as this little dainty light shelf with its thin side panels has become one of the twentieth century’s foremost design icons. String.
Arne Jacobsen created a tea and coffee service in stainless steel for Stelton. The simplicity of cylindrical shapes and specially designed plastic handles characterized the line which, along with its brushed steel surfaces, stood in striking contrast to the highly polished curves of its day. Cylinda-Line was awarded the ID Prize in 1967. Stelton
The Straight Chair is George Nakashima's modern interpretation of the traditional Windsor chair. Originally designed in 1946 and reintroduced by KnollStudio in 2008 in collaboration with George Nakashima’s daughter, Mira. Using three-dimensional scanning software, the Knoll Development Group created an exact replica of the handmade original. Knoll
Characterised by colour, simplicity and innovation, the upholstery textiles are designed for use in public, commercial and private spaces. All are the products of innovative collaborations between leading international designers, artists and architects, and Kvadrat's product development team. Kvadrat's headquarters are in Ebeltoft, Denmark and was formed in 1968. Kvadrat
Hans J. Wegner designed the Wishbone chair for Carl Hansen & Søn in 1949 and it has been in continuous production since 1950. Despite the chair's straightforward appearance it takes more than 100 steps to make one and the hand woven seat consists of more than 120 meters of paper cord. Carl Hansen opened his furniture workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908 and still manufacture in a modern factory just outside Odense. Carl Hansen
Aesop's store in Berlin is on Alte Schönhauser Strasse in Mitte. The store was designed by design studio Weiss-Heiten, taking inspiration from the Bauhaus movement and the industrial quality of the surroundings. Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987 with the objective to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality combining plant based and laboratory made ingredients using only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy. Aesop
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was selected to design the German Pavilion for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. Inside, Mies included chairs and stools for the King and Queen of Spain. Designed in 1930, the Barcelona Couch shares the same simple elegance as the iconic lounge chair. Mies granted Knoll the production rights to the Chair and Stool in 1953. Knoll was formed in 1938 by Hans Knoll in New York. Knoll
In 1968 Verner Overgaard and Arne Jacobsen created the first VOLA mixer 111 for the National Bank of Denmark building in Copenhagen. The design hides the mechanical parts of the mixer are leaving only the handles and spout exposed. Vola taps have been manufactured in Denmark for over 45 years. Vola
The 1227 Angle Poise lamp was conceived when automotive engineer George Carwardine created a new kind of spring. The design allowed for a lamp that could combine ultimate flexibility with perfect stability. The Original 1227™ was launched in 1935 and is still in production today. Anglepoise's history can be traced back to 1855 when Herbert Terry and Sons Ltd manufactured springs. Anglepoise
Charles and Ray Eames, the American designers who have made significant contributions to modern architecture and furniture, conceived and developed the Aluminium Chair in 1958 for the private residence of an art collector in Columbus, Indiana (USA). The chair is constructed by stretching fabric or leather between two aluminium side members create a taut but elastic seat. This is in contrast to the seat shell. The chair adapts to the body of the sitter and is comfortable, even without elaborate upholstery. Vitra
Maarten van Severen studied architecture at the Art Academy in Ghent and produced his first furniture in 1986. In 1990 he began a collaboration with the architect Rem Koolhaus and started to concentrate on interiors. The .03 chair is designed to be unobtrusive yet comfortable and is made of resilient polyurethane integral foam. The chair is designed to respond to the body by flexing. Maarten's collaboration with the family owned Swiss manufacturer Vitra commenced in 1996. Vitra
The Jasper Morrison 1144 door handle was designed in 1990 and manufactured from cast aluminium and finished with clear anodizing. Jasper Morrison 'believe(s) that it was not the designer’s job to invent form, just to apply it in the right places at the right time and for good enough reasons'. FSB manufactures the door handle, and was founded by Franz Schneider in 1881 and is based in Brakel, Germany. FSB
The AJ Lamp was designed by renowned architect Arne Jacobsen in 1960 for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen as an integral part of the hotel design. Louis Poulsen is a Danish lighting manufacturer founded in 1974. Louis Poulsen
David Mellor, Royal Designer for Industry, trained as a silversmith and specialised in metalwork particularly cutlery. In 1953 the Pride cutlery designed while David Mellor was at the Royal College of Art was included in the first Design Centre Awards in 1957 and is still in production. The cutlery is manufactured in a purpose built factory in the Peak District National Park at Hathersage, near Sheffield. David Mellor
Designed for their own home and their clients, the Home Table in oak was Barber Osgerby's first project using solid wood. Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their studio in 1996 and much of their work has involved folding sheet material. Isokon Plus manufacture the Home Table and was founded in the 1930s and continues create contemporary furniture and is based in Hackney Wick, London. Isokon Plus
The Alvar Aalto glass vase of 1936 was inspired by waves and a simple organic shape that was revolutionary in comparison to the decorative objects at the time. The Alvar Aalto vase is still mouth blown at the Iittala factory in Finland, whose roots go back to 1881. Iitala
The Vitsoe 606 Universal Shelving System was designed by Dieter Rams in 1960. Based on a system of an aluminium E-track and a pin, with all shelves, cabinets and table hung from the E-track. The system is designed so that you take it with you when you move. In 1959 Niels Vitsoe formed Vitsoe to create the furniture designed by Dieter Rams. Vitsoe