Two Danish Design Giants joined forces at Salone Internazionale del Mobile


Like Carl Hansen & Søn, the design company Georg Jensen also has a portfolio that includes some of Danish Design’s greatest icons. This has inspired the two brands to enter a creative partnership that has resulted in a spectacular Special Edition created especially for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011.

Carl Hansen & Søn, in cooperation with Georg Jensen, will present the new office furniture in a special golden version produced in just one set for the Milan show. Wegner created the new office concept as part of the CH100 series.  Carl Hansen & Søn brings workplace aesthetics to the next level with the CH110 desk and accompanying office chairs CH111, CH112 and CH113.  All stainless steel parts on the CH110 desk, the CH111 and CH112 chairs, the CH102 sofa and the CH106 coffee table are coated with 24-karat gold. The exclusive detail imbues the furniture with a warm and welcoming glow that will bring a smile to the executive floor.

Knud Erik Hansen, third-generation owner of Carl Hansen & Søn, explains about the special Milan edition:

“Managing a design heritage such as Wegner’s must be done with respect and devotion – something we are very aware of in our daily work. But if anyone was innovative and had an eye to the future, it was Wegner. Therefore we thought it would be interesting to talk to   Georg Jensen, and to see what could come of bringing their masterful approach to metalworking together with Wegner’s masterpieces of design. As a designer, Wegner was also something of a contemporary King Midas: much of what he touched turned into golden examples of form meeting function, with a beauty that perseveres for generations.”

Elegant Chair for Inside and Out



The Spider Woman Chair, designed by Louis Campbell a visually delight and it look good in the dining room, the conservatory  or the garden, says Christian Skovhus of Icons of Denmark.

The asymmetrical laser cut web on the shell of Spider Woman repeats the construction of the frame beneath it. The asymmetrical pattern gives Spider Woman spatial freedom and hence the chair is less in need of neat positioning than symmetrical chairs. The pattern points towards an infinite vanishing point and the transparency adds lightness to a material normally perceived as heavy and impenetrable. The “eyes” and “legs” as well as the grid on the shell bear the reference to a spider woman and her web.

Spider Woman is a stackable chair for outdoor and indoor use.

It retails at £214.00 and comes in white, black, cement grey, pebble grey or traffic red.

Rubber cushions for seat and back are available in white or black and cost £20.00 for the kit.

Give your Windows the Catwalk Treatment

It is not only fashion that can benefit from a splash of colour. Dressing your windows with a bold choice of colour can liven up the whole room.

Silent Gliss Folding Panels are perfect for this as each panel can be made with two colours of your choice.  The exclusive Colorama fabric range alone  consists of no fewer than 40 colours so you are guaranteed to be spoilt for choice.  As panels are attached by Velcro, they are easy to change when the mood or season signals it is time for something different.

Roller blinds are another way to instantly add colour to a room and no one dictates that they all have to be the same colour. Play around with contrasting colours and you will be amazed at what looks good together.

All Silent Gliss window treatments are made to order, so you can have exactly what you want.

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Danish design classics at the office Carl Hansen & Søn relaunches Wegner office concept

Hans J. Wegner was a pioneering force in uniting form and function. Carl Hansen & Søn demonstrates this once again when the Danish furniture producer presents a new office furniture concept at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 in Milan Pavilion 5, stand E01. Full of thoughtful details and created with unparalleled craftsmanship, with this furniture it’s not just another day at the office!

 Wegner created the new office concept as part of the CH100 series. Now, Carl Hansen & Søn brings workplace aesthetics to the next level with the CH110 desk and accompanying office chairs CH111, CH112 and CH113. Flawless surfaces of luxurious materials such as oak, walnut and leather exude calm and authority, while the curved legs in polished stainless steel bring a natural softness to the minimalistic design. Typical Wegner.

 1 desk – 3 chairs

Wegner designed the four pieces in 1970 as part of his larger office series. Carl Hansen & Søn has crafted the relaunch according to Wegner’s original drawings and specifications. Also here, as is clearly revealed in the desk, the devil is in the details.

 The lustrous desktop rests effortlessly on brushed stainless steel legs. The symmetrical desk drawers are handcrafted with dovetail joints, and their custom handles are ingeniously constructed so they do not pull loose even after years of use. The desk is available in oak or walnut, oiled or lacquered.

 But what is a desk without a chair? As the master of chair design, Hans J. Wegner also had a few ideas about office seating. He created no fewer than three chairs to complement the CH110 desk – all for different work situations.

 The robust construction of the CH111 chair makes it perfect for working at a desk or at a conference table. It is built on a frame of solid beech wood. With stainless steel legs and sidepieces, it achieves a discreet beauty that deserves to be seen from any angle. It is available in leather or fabric, with or without upholstered armrests.

 CH112 and CH113 are variations on a single chair design. Both the conference chair (CH113) and the lower easy chair (CH112) are made ​​of steel and saddle leather, with or without upholstered armrests. With their minimalistic construction, both chairs are ideal in the conference or boardroom, or as stylish design statements in the office.

 CH110 retails from £7002.00

CH111 retails from £1715.00

CH112 retails from £1258.00

CH113 retails from £1222.00

 The new designs will be available early summer 2011.

A Royal Banquet

It is a right Royal feast at Holly&lil as they introduce some smashing new products to their range:  Hand-made pottery bowls with inscriptions, Dog Save the Queen or  A Royal Banquet, the latter complete with Diamante round the flag.

There are door stops in the shape of dogs (Bulldog or Basset) covered in Union Jack material and made from spongeable cotton and of course their beautifully handmade collars.

Doorstops Bulldog or Basset – £25

Dog Save the Queen £35-£55 small medium and large

Royal Banquet with Diamante – £41-£60 small medium and large

UK collars from £100

Bridal collars from £66
Welsh Flag collar from £86

Special Chocolate for a Special Wedding


Inspired by William and Kate’s African engagement, Rococo Chocolates have created a very special keepsake box which can either be filled with a commemorative 100g chocolate plaque or a dozen flavoured bonbons.

From sales of the boxes rococo Chocolates will donate a minimum of £2000 to the Build Africa charity which focuses on breaking the cycle of rural poverty by educating and empowering people in Kenya and neighbouring Uganda.

“African Dawn” Chocolate Plaque – individually hand-painted plaque, Valrhona single origin chocolate, Ndali Estate vanilla, crunchy tropical fruit, gold dusting on underside of plaque

£9.50 per 100g plaque

Royal Wedding Chocolate Ganaches – Lemon & Violet Heart for Her, Red Berry w stripes for Him. 6 of each

£15.00 for120g

Both presented in Limited Edition watercolour “Biplane over Kilimanjaro” box

They are available in Rococo Chocolates shops or by telephone 020 8761 8456 ext 211 email [email protected]

Rococo Chocolates have shops at:

5 Motcomb St, Belgravia, London SW1X 8JU         020 7245 0993

45 Marylebone High St, London W1U 5HG           020 7935 7780

321 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EP         020 7352 5857

We’d like to thank Valrhona and Luly Sturdy at Ndali Vanilla for their support.


Carl Hansen & Son Appoints Gertsen PR


We are pleased to announce that Carl Hansen and Son has appointed Gertsen PR to handle their PR in the UK from April 2011.

Carl Hansen & Son

Carl Hansen opened his first workshop in 1908 in Odense, Denmark and soon became known for the high quality of his furniture.

The cooperation between Carl Hansen & Son and Hans J. Wegner began in 1949. The first models, including the legendary CH_24, “The Wishbone Chair”, were introduced in 1950.

Many of the chairs including the Wishbone and the Wingchair have become and sought- after collector’s items adored by connoisseurs from all over the world.

Today, Carl Hansen & Son continues to cooperate closely with the Hans J. Wegner Studio to introduce or re-introduce outstanding designs from the treasure chest that Wegner left behind.