Signs of Love

 

In ancient folklore birds chose their mate for the year on February 14. Since doves, as well as other birds, mate for life, they symbolize loyalty, fidelity and love.

Rococo’s beautiful new hand-painted heart design depicts two love birds – what could be more appropriate!
 
The heart comes in a gift box with a clear lid and is filled with 3 ganaches – one each and one to share!  

The Hearts (125g) retail at £22.50  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.rococochocolates.com

Spring Collars

Spring is in air and Holly & Lil has some beautiful new collars for your favourite friend to make them look even more special.

Forrester Tartan Twill Collars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new edition to their Town&Country, “everyday”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

collars  the delicious Forrester Tartan Twill is piped and backed with British Racing Green Calf leather.100% wool kilting, woven in Scotland,combines beautifully with soft, supple calf leather. Handmade in England by our craftsman. Prices from£49 and for all dogs from Chihuahuas to Bull Mastiffs.

 

 The Great Gatsby Collar 

 Holly&Lils delicious retro feel Swarovski crystal collar is  inspired by the Great Gatsby. Elegant but a trifle decadent: shimmering fairytale collar with Butterflies and Flowers and shinning hearts – cascading in a delicate garland – a gorgeous homage to F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel and to celebrate the Leonardo di Caprio film coming out this year.

 

All Handsewn in London. Fabulous on Gold Nappa. Prices from £82 and for all dogs from Chihuahuas to Bull Mastiffs. 

 

The Amethryst Pearl

 

March is the month of the Amethyst and H&L have created a beautiful encrusted semi precious collar on Lilac Calf – lovely!  Amethyst has properties to heal your dog and keep them cool headed.  

 

Handsewn in London with Fire crystals, Swarovksi crystals and Crystal Pearls and Mother of Pearl  GORGEOUS. Prices from £82 and for all dogs from Chihuahuas to Bull Mastiffs.  

 

 First outing for all 3 collars at Crufts (Holly&Lil Hall 2, Stand 12) 8–11 March

then available on our website from 8th March 2012 – www.hollyandlil.co.uk

and in our shop 103 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XB

Call 07811 715 452 for details or 0203 287 3024

 

 

 

Design alliance sheds light on Wegner’s Treasure Chest

–   Carl Hansen & Son teams up with the lamp company Pandul

 

In keeping with Wegner’s design principles, Carl Hansen & Son has joined forces with Pandul in marketing the designer’s lamps. The aim of the collaboration is to place the best in modern and classic lighting in the international spotlight. Wegner’s famous ceiling lamp – ‘The Pendant’ – demonstrates that he was more than a furniture designer; he also mastered the art of lighting design.

 Hans J. Wegner is not only the master of the chair, but of the lamp as well. This is clearly demonstrated by his design of ‘The Pendant’.

Furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son and lighting manufacturer Pandul have agreed to collaborate internationally on sales and distribution of Hans J. Wegner’s lamp designs. The partnership allows both companies to exhibit Wegner’s designs from floor to ceiling – an alliance that is entirely in keeping with Wegner’s philosophy of designing complete solutions.

Wegner was primarily known as a furniture designer, but he also designed several lamps. His lighting designs are characterised by the same values as his more than 400 chair designs, with distinctive design aspects, high utility value and excellent craftsmanship. The similarities in his designs make it natural to market the two product ranges together.

“We share a number of common interests with Pandul. We both safeguard the Danish design heritage, have roots in proud traditions of craftsmanship and feel passionate about quality,” says Knud Erik Hansen, owner and 3rd generation at Carl Hansen & Son. He continues: “Our collaboration will shed light on new aspects of Wegner’s talent as a designer demonstrate s that he, not only mastered the chair, but the lamp as well. A perfect example of Wegner’s sense for lighting design is the height-adjustable lamp ‘The Pendant’ – a true classic.”

Wegner’s ceiling lamp ‘The Pendant’ – with the classification L037 – is probably the most famous of Wegner’s lamp designs. It was created in 1962 and has been in production ever since. After nearly 50 years, the lamp’s integrated, handmade metal handle and height adjustment system have been imitated countlessly, but never surpassed. The basic premise is a height-adjustable lamp with an integrated handle, which makes it possible to move the lamp up and down without touching the handmade aluminium lampshade, which  forms the main element of the design.

‘The Pendant’ is available in three colour combinations: white shade with metal handle, black shade with metal handle and brushed aluminium with black handle. Recommended retail prices start at £623, excl. VAT 

Hans J. Wegner is the basis for the partnership, which has proven so successful that the through two manufacturers of Wegner’s designs have now joined forces to increase awareness of all of Pandul’s designers, including Henning Koppel, Jørgen Gammelgaard and Erik Magnussen. Pandul’s product range is marketed Carl Hansen & Son under the brand ‘Pandul by Carl Hansen & Søn’.

In addition to collaborating with Pandul and manufacturing Hans J. Wegner furniture classics, Carl Hansen & Son also owns the renowned furniture manufacturer Rud. Rasmussens Møbelsnedkerier in Copenhagen, which produces furniture designed by, among others, Kaare Klint and Mogens Koch. The furniture is marketed under the brand ‘Rud. Rasmussen by Carl Hansen & Søn’. Carl Hansen & Son’s entire portfolio is solidly anchored in the Danish design tradition.

 Technical specifications for ‘The Pendant’:

Width: 51 cm, Height: 37 cm

Max. 100w standard incandescent bulb or equivalent energy-efficient bulb

Weight: 1.8 kg

Cord and lamp = maximum 2 metres when fully extended

When using over a dining table, the height adjustment system is suitable for ceiling heights of up to just over 3 metres.

Carl Hansen & Son is a Danish-owned furniture manufacturer established in 1908. The company is headquartered in Aarup, Denmark and currently has a staff of around 120. Carl Hansen & Son is one of Denmark’s oldest manufacturers of high-end furniture and the world’s largest producer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner.  With solid roots in Danish cabinetmaking traditions and an understanding of the latest in production technology, Carl Hansen & Son creates furniture that lasts for generations.  
Designer furniture from Carl Hansen & Son is sold all over the world.

See more at www.carlhansen.com

Wegner one-of-a-kind chair – 55 years old and still as relevant

Carl Hansen & Son are recreating the 55-year-old Hans J. Wegner wooden chair with organic contours. Known as “CH33”, the chair pays tribute to honest design and the use of natural materials in a contemporary take on the original. CH33 is the epitome of high quality and timeless design.

Hans J. Wegner designed the 55-year-old CH33 chair manufactured by Carl Hansen & Son.
The Danish furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son is recreating the CH33 chair, designed in 1957 by Hans J. Wegner. In production until around 1967, the chair has since lived on as an iconic auction item.

 

This organic chair with its curved back and seat boasts inviting contours and harmonious lines for the ultimate in seating comfort – one of the Wegner hallmarks. With more than 400 chair designs to his name, he is justifiably known as the “master of the chair”.

“With CH33, Hans J. Wegner proves yet again that great design is timeless.  This chair was conceived 55 years ago, and is just as relevant now as it was then. Aside from its design features, the chair’s construction and the craftsmanship that goes into making it assure its appeal for generations to come,“ says Knud Erik Hansen, 3rd generation owner of Carl Hansen & Son.The chair’s clear references to the clean lines of the 50s and 60s and the use of wood blend in perfectly with contemporary interior design trends that hark back to a simplicity and familiarity. In this sense, wood lends a warmth and sensuality to the contours through its structure and originality.

Carl Hansen & Son have reinterpreted the chair, dressing it in new colours from the original Wegner palette – white, grey, pale blue, orange and black – for a new take on the original look, while retaining the 1950s design in pure wood versions.

CH33 is available in birch or oak or combinations of both in either soap or oil treatments or varnished finish and is priced from £349, excl. VAT. The chair is available with or without upholstery. Upholstery is available in fabric or leather. The chair’s seat height is 44 cm, the height is 74 cm and the width is 55 cm.

The many variants mean that the chair is equally well suited to a dining room or kitchen at home, a hotel restaurant or company canteen. CH33 will be available from selected retailers from March 2012.

 

Carl Hansen & Son is a Danish-owned furniture manufacturer established in 1908. The company is headquartered in Aarup, Denmark and currently has a staff of around 120. Carl Hansen & Son is one of Denmark’s oldest manufacturers of high-end furniture and the world’s largest producer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner.  With solid roots in Danish cabinetmaking traditions and an understanding of the latest in production technology, Carl Hansen & Son creates furniture that lasts for generations.  
Designer furniture from Carl Hansen & Son is sold all over the world.

See more at www.carlhansen.com

 

Lloyd Loom of Spalding at NEC

 

 

 At this year’s Interiors UK at NEC in Birmingham  22- 25 January, Lloyd Loom of Spalding will be showing some exciting new products at their stand Hall 1 B35.

They include new dining chairs called Bourne and a romantic bedside table and dressing table in a range named Barton.

Look forward to seeing you at the stand.

 www.lloydloom.com

 

Rococo Chocolates Launches New Website

 

Rococo’s new website has just been launched, providing customers with a more genuine experience of interacting with the company. The web storefront is modelled after the Motcomb Street shop so it is almost like going there!

Along with a more fun and interactive user experience, customers can now navigate through the site with clear categories representative of Rococo – for example, ‘Our Story’ is able explain to the customer what Rococo is all about, from 1983 to the present day. Rococo is not just three shops and an e-commerce site! They actually care, and that’s shown in the ‘How We Care’ section of ‘Our Story,’ which highlights their partnership with the Grenada Chocolate Company and their very own Grococo farm for ethical cocoa sourcing. Rococo thinks that videos are a great way to communicate to and engage the customer, so there are quite a few – you might enjoy the one on the ‘Our Story’ landing page.

In addition to browsing through the delights in ‘Shop!,’ you may also enjoy taking classes or holding events at the Rococo Chocolate School at Motcomb St. Key areas for the growing business, they get their own section in ‘Chocolate School Events.’ Who doesn’t love being hands-deep in chocolate?

From a technical standpoint, Rococo decided to use Amazon web services for the new e-commerce platform due to its advanced technology, robustness, and reputation for reliability and quality – this should optimise both front and back ends!

We hope you enjoy shopping at the Rococo web shop.

 
January 2012

www.rococochocolates.com

JUST ADD COLOUR…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colours add character and expression

Colour can make all the difference and change our perception of a room – from cold to warm, subtle to elegant, wild to explosive. It personalises a room.

 Christian Skovhus Managing Director of Icons of Denmark said “ using colour is an art which requires some degree of courage. The surroundings may invite the use of strong colour or light subtle colours. The Montana colour palette offers seven colour families consisting of 49 colours in lacquer and veneer. Just let the colours express your personal style”.

 The seven colour families are:

Black Zone, White Zone, Urban Nature, Candy, Coco, Global and Manga 

There are 42 different 4 depths, 49 colours and 10 designs and prices start at £250 per unit.

 www.iconsofdenmark.dk

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