Out Door Lights

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It is amazing what a difference a beautiful lamp can make to the front of your house a feature that is often neglected. Louis Poulsen has some real classics what will make your house stand out from the crowd.

The AJ Wall LED is designed by Arne Jacobsen and emits downward directed light. The shade is painted white on the inside to ensure a soft comfortable light. Made from Die Cast aluminium it retails at £649.00AJ_50 Wall_product

The Toldbod Bollard and Toldbod 155 Wall lights designed by Louis Poulsen Lighting are both directed 100% downwards and the shade is painted white on the inside emitting a soft, diffused and comfortable light.  Available in aluminium colour or black, powder coated.

Bollard retails at £463.00 and the wall at £343.00.Toldbod 155 www.louispopulsen.com

Gone Fishing

FathersDayIIf your Dad is a keen angler, surprise him with some fish he will definitely NOT catch on his next fishing trip. Trout, Sardines, Gold Fish and even a Lobster all made from delicious Rococo chocolate and hand-painted so skilfully, they look like the real thing.Image_0388

This crustacean definitely spent too long in the sun! .This Lobster is 24 cm long, 7 cm wide, 3.5 cm deep and weighs a minimum of 215g.  Retails at £19.

453520Freshly tickled from the brook these have a white chocolate coat and are backed with fine dark chocolate. This hand painted fish measure 20 cm long and 7 cm wide and weigh 110g.Retails at 13.95.453500

Five delicate hand-painted sardines (sardina, pilchardus), not to be eaten on toast!  This box consists of 5 hand-painted sardines measuring 8 cm long and 2.5 cm wide. The minimum weight for 5 sardines is 40 g. Retails at £15.95.

453510Pair of solid chocolate goldfish.. The 2 fish box is 12 cm long and 5 wide, the minimum weight for the pair is 70 g. Retails at £13.95.

All the figures are made with an fine layer of white chocolate and edible pigments, filled to the brim with Rococo’s special house blend of dark chocolate.

Say it with Fish on Father’s Day.

www.rococochocolates.com

STYLISH AND PRACTICAL

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Now we are all conducting a lot of business away from our desks, it is important that our “tools of the trade” and functional, practical and look good. Nordic Elements have a new range from the Danish company Lind DNA, which fulfil all these needs.

Stylish Ipad cover with pockets for credit cards/business cards and mobile phone with coated stitching. Ideal for when you are conducting your business on-the-go.   It has a clever ‘stand-up’ function and is very eco-friendly, made from optimized recycled leather & untreated natural wool. Retails at £80.00.

02-EmptyName 49Stylish notebook with leather strap and button closing and also a clever paper change function. Extra paper block included. – made from recycled leather and paper retails at £33.00. Without the button closing it retails at £25.00

Available at www.nordicelements.com

 

Summertime – and the living is easy

_MG_8200     _MG_8215The Scandinavians know how to enjoy the summer, taking advantage of the sunny, warm days and long summer nights with outdoor living.  Broste Copenhagen has a marvelous range of outdoor products to make life as good as it can be:  exciting lighting, comfortable furniture,  and cosy mattresses and cushions.

And there are colours to suit your mood and your décor. Red hues for a cosy feel. Blues , yellows and nudes for a cooler feel. And there are prices to suit every budget:  £324.75 for a rattan daybed , £78 for a very large lantern and cushion covers from £19.50 to mention just a few.

www.brostecopenhagen.com

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CARL HANSEN & SON FLAGSHIP STORE OPENING IN TOKYO

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Carl Hansen & Son’s new two-story Tokyo flagship store.

Carl Hansen & Son’s flagship store in central Tokyo officially opens on April 2, simultaneously marking the 100th anniversary of acclaimed Danish designer Hans J. Wegner’s birth. The two-story design shop will offer the finest in classic furniture craftsmanship from Hans J. Wegner, alongside works by other Danish design masters such as Kaare Klint and Ole Wanscher and by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Carl Hansen & Son, the company behind some of the greatest furniture classics in Danish design history, will officially open its new flagship store in Tokyo on April 2 – the date of Hans J. Wegner’s 100th birthday, which will be celebrated at the opening.

The new Tokyo flagship store is located in the alluring Jingumae quarter in the Aoyama area – already home to some of Japan’s most prominent design, fashion, and home interior lifestyle stores and galleries, and an ideal setting for the Carl Hansen & Son design universe.

CEO Knud Erik Hansen explains: “We are experiencing strong growthTokyoflagshipstore_1 in Japan – currently our largest export market. This growth has been largely driven by Hans J. Wegner’s world-famous Wishbone Chair, which the Japanese find quite fascinating. Japanese consumers recognize good design and quality craftsmanship – they do, after all, also have a strong, enduring tradition of beautiful craftsmanship using natural materials with a distinctively minimalist expression. Japan and Denmark share these values, and the Japanese also appreciate Wegner’s minimalist approach and use of wood in his timeless and elegant designs. So it makes sense for us to open a flagship store in Tokyo that can serve as a platform for greater visibility in the urban landscape and increase Japanese awareness of the Carl Hansen & Son brand.”

The concept behind Carl Hansen & Son’s large flagship store is to gather Danish design classics under one roof. With its six-meter tall glass facade, the two-story design shop provides the perfect setting for the story of classic Danish furniture craftsmanship and the history created by some of Denmark’s greatest architects and designers. A key requirement was finding a space with natural lighting inspired by Danish architecture, allowing the furniture to be presented most authentically in an inviting and intimate atmosphere.

The top level is devoted to a display of Carl Hansen & Son furniture designs by Hans J. Wegner, Ole Wanscher, Tadao Ando and others. The ground level is set up as a Rud. Rasmussen universe, with designs by Kaare Klint, Mogens Koch, Mogens Lassen and others. This will be the first time the illustrious 145-year-old Rud. Rasmussen collection will be on view in Japan – and Asia in general. Rud. Rasmussen represents the same uncompromising quality craftsmanship that characterizes Carl Hansen & Son, with the two brands complementing one another as they tell the story of Danish design. The acclaimed Rud. Rasmussen furniture maker became part of Carl Hansen & Son in December 2011.

Aoyama Art Works   bldg.  1F / 2F Tel.: +81 (0)3 5413 5421
2-5-10 Jingumae Mon-Fri: 11.00 am – 8.00   pm
Shibuya-ku 150-0001,   Tokyo Sat & Sun: 12.00 –   7.00 pm

ABOUT CARL HANSEN & SON

Every item of furniture produced by Carl Hansen & Son reflects over 100 years of furniture history with respect  and passion for craftsmanship. The world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, Carl Hansen & Son also produces designs by Mogens Koch, Kaare Klint, Ole Wanscher and others. The company has 170 employees. All Carl Hansen & Son furniture is produced in Denmark and sold all over the world. Learn more at www.carlhansen.com.

 

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