CH24_engravementThe iconic Wishbone Chair bearing Wegner’s signature.

On April 2, 2014, Carl Hansen & Son will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth with a special tribute, engraving all Wishbone Chairs ordered that day with the date and Wegner’s signature.
Hans J. Wegner is a towering figure in the history of Danish furniture design, which he played a key role in bringing to the world stage in the 1950s. On April 2, 2014, Wegner would have turned 100, and Carl Hansen & Son is marking the occasion with a special tribute to the man behind such iconic designs as the Wishbone Chair, Shell Chair and Wing Chair.

Engraving the Wishbone Chair

All Wishbone Chairs ordered on April 2nd will bear the date and Wegner’s engraved signature. The engraving is made on the wood’s surface with a laser, reproducing the signature with a high degree of detail in keeping with Wegner’s high standards of craftsmanship. The engraving will be discreetly located on the underside of the chair.

Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son, comments: “As the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture designed by Hans J. Wegner, we have been looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the master’s birth. We will be launching furniture designed by Wegner throughout the year, but wanted to create something unique and enduring to mark the actual day. The engraved chairs offer design enthusiasts an opportunity to own a signed version of one of Wegner’s most popular pieces. Wegner created the Wishbone Chair in 1949 and my father began manufacturing it the following year. It has been in continuous production by Carl Hansen & Son ever since, and is today the most sold of Wegner’s chairs.”

The signature and date engraving will appear on all Wishbone Chairs ordered anywhere in the world on April 2nd, 2014 and comes at no extra cost.


PrintEvery 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. Find out more at


Let There Be Lanterns

_R5A1531There is something so very special about sitting outside in the garden on a warm summer evening enjoying the stillness and smelling the freshness. Candle light provide a special atmosphere too and with the huge range of lanterns from Broste Copenhagen there are certain to be many to fit in with your designs and taste.

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There are Bamboo ones, metal, glass and wood ones and some combining materials. They come in all kind of sizes, small enough to hang on trees and large enough to look magnificent on the patio or deck.  Prices range from £13.00 to £260.

Glorious Wood

The Oak Men

Two Danish carpenters, Anders and Peter, are the team behind The Oak Men. They make beautiful functional products out of wood. Nordic Elements is their agent in the UK and Ireland and their products are available on the website.

The Flip Tray is a turn able tray is made from oak and it changes colour depending on your mood.

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It comes in various sizes, this Square tray retails at £65.00

Notice Board Small raw steel in an oak frame.

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Hang your favourite recipes, love letters and photos with the included oak magnets. Material: Solid oak frame and black iron magnetic plate (incl. 5 magnets) – This size retails at £58.00 a larger version is also available.

Log Lamp in White or Black: Stunning simply handcrafted oak lamp with dimmer switch. Perfect on the bedside table or sideboard.

Log Lamp white cord 200-10      Log Lamp black cord 200-11

Material: Solid oak with fabric cord and dimmer switch retails at £125.00

Keep Your Newspapers and Magazines Neat


We all love sitting down with a cup of coffee and a newspaper or magazine to read. But all too often they are left in an untidy pile somewhere and the edges get bend and crooked. These new holders from Nordic Elements put a stop to all that.

The Magazine holder retails at £40.00 and the Newspaper retails at £45.00

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Material: Powder coated steel

Designer: We Shop

Rococo Easter Chicks and Bunnies

453741_BThis Easter Rococo chocolates have some delightful hand painted Easter eggs featuring the cutest chick on a blue background and a bonnie bunny on yellow background. ·

The 2 hand painted eggs in the box are solid milk chocolate eggs  (2 X 50g), containing chocolate from Grococo, Rococo’s farm in Grenada. They come in blue box with clear lid and retail at £15.00

And keeping with the Easter animal theme:

A beautiful milk chocolate lolly with mini white chocolate sitting rabbit 90g retail price £6.50.

Bunny Lolly

Happy Easter from Rococo’s founder and creative director Chantal Coady:

“I love Easter, its all about spring, new life, and renewal. This year its extremely late in the calendar after last year when we were still in the depths of winter, what a relief for all of us”


Summer Will Soon Be Here


Now that the sun is shining (at last) thoughts turn to outdoor living and it is time to think of how you want to live this season. Colour is the name of the game after month of grey skies. Broste Copenhagen has some beautiful outdoor furniture and accessories.

Bamboo deck chair £107.15 with stools to match £22.7514420217           14420213

Lanterns £13.00



Outdoor candles that burn for 45 hours £16.25


Outdoor poufs in Polyester £259.00


Go on Enjoy a colourful summer!

WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO – Bird of Paradise Easter Eggs from Rococo Chocolates

Birds of Paradise

This Easter Rococo is launching an exquisite crate of Bird of Paradise Eggs: 12 eggs in a crate made up of 3 different caramel flavours.

Kalamansi Lime Caramel  – an Academy of Chocolate (AoC) and International Chocolate Award (ICA) Gold medal winning flavour

Passion Fruit and Rosemary Caramel – an AoC and ICA Gold medal winning flavour

Mandarin and Tonka Bean Caramel – our most recently developed flavour using the unusual Tonka bean spice and mandarin juice.

The Caramels are handmade by Barry Johnson, Principal chocolatier at Rococo Chocolates, and his team.

The stunning design of the sleeve around the crate was designed by Chantal Coady, founder and Creative Director at Rococo Chocolates.

It will be available from March 21st in good time for Easter, or can be bought from the 4 Rococo shops in London and Chester.

The retail price of this scrumptious Easter collection is £25

 HAPPY EASTER from Rococo

Spring/Summer at Holly&Lil 2014

FlagThe philosophy behind Holly&Lil is to combine the British tradition of quality handmade leatherwork with a keen design edge which, we believe, no other company can match. Exciting new collections are introduced every season and Holly&Lil also offers a unique ‘Make Me One’ Bespoke service – used by show dog owners and many other people who want their dogs to wear complete one-offs.

The dog collars are fun and funky, but most designs are also extremely practical and hardwearing; tried and tested by Holly and Lil and their friends of many breeds, shapes and sizes; mud-puddlers, squirrel-chasers, sea-swimmers and grass-rollers all!italian-greyhound-flagUnion flad, St George Cross, Scottish Saltire flag collarsSpain


We have Football Fever at Holly&Lil this year



englandWe have the World Cup this year in Brazil (see collar above) and we love supporting our team and Country at Holly&Lil.  So we have expanded our Fly the Flag collection.

Just in time we have our new England Flag collar.  An update on our original Cross of St George.  Plus examples of Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and of COURSE Brazil.

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Augustus is our latest addition to Holly&Lil.  A rescue dog from Many Tears rescue.  He has been with us for 18 months and just turned 2.  He inspired us to produce the Augustus  collection with 2 collars that are simply MADE for him.  You can order one for your dog from H&L at Crufts today!

The wonderful Union Orange. A limited edition, unique colourways take on our traditional Union Jack.  Orange, Brown and Vanilla calf leather collar made in the UK.

Prices from £108 and for all dogs from Miniature Dachshis to Bull Mastiffs.

We also have our delicious Union Orange Dog walking bag designed and created by us in England.  As part of our collection of Dog Walking bags  re-launched at Crufts this year.  EXCLUSIVE only to Holly&Lil.










Available in other designs and colourways too with the handle becoming a spare lead.  £320 to £360chocolate-orange-bow-dog-collar-1408-p

There is also a wonderful Augustus Bow collar in Brown with Orange Spots.

Prices from £92 and available to pre order at our stand at Crufts and will be launched on our website Mid-March.


Available to order on our website                                                and in our shop, 103 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 from Mid March 2014                                                                                                                                  email [email protected]                                                                                               call 07811 715 452

For more information contact Elaine 07811715 452

We do have a press site with high resolution images available which we will happily give you access to; just ask.

MUM IS THE BEST – tell her with a secret message

mothersday-iloveyou-photo 5The talented team at Rococo chocolates have come up with the novel idea of putting a message in a sealed envelope inside a hand painted chocolate heart saying MUM.

Now you can not only surprise your Mum with a beautifully decorated and delicious chocolate heart, you can also put a special message inside – (perhaps another mother’s day present:  “I will do the washing up for the next week”) Rococo staff will personally hand write the message and fold it using bespoke origami, unless you would prefer to do it yourself.  It will be written on a heart shaped note and folded into a sealed envelope.

What you write is up to you!


The hollow heart complete with message will retail at £9.50 and will be available at the Rococo Shops and online until after Mother’s day.

Mother’s Day is March 30.  Last orders for online is noon 26 March standard delivery and noon 27 March for expedited.

Go on spoil your MUM, she deserves it!


CH24_CH338_Oak Hans J. Wegner’s oval table series is the essence of his visionary design philosophy.        

Through the years, the table has played a key role in Danish furniture design, often being considered a central element in a room’s decor. Hans J. Wegner may be best known for his great love for chairs, but tables were also an important part of his visionary approach to design and his well-known minimalist expression. The Strand+Hvass design duo, whose tables, like Wegner’s, are also made by Carl Hansen & Son, follows the same approach.

The dining table in particular has always had a major impact on the way people spend time together. It is often around this table that we meet in the mornings or evenings. A unique gathering point in the home, its importance is often underestimated. Yet many of our most memorable experiences take place around the dining table – experiences that deserve the passion for craftsmanship that characterizes Carl Hansen & Son’s approach to design.

While today it is often the chairs that attract most attention, Carl Hansen & Son also offers a wide range of Hans J. Wegner and Strand+Hvass coffee tables andFolding_Extend_Oak_Detail dining tables. “The table is often overlooked as an element of home interior design and has not received the recognition that I think it deserves,” explains Knud Erik Hansen, CEO of Carl Hansen & Son. “For Hans J. Wegner, the table was an essential part of a room’s furnishings and function. Wegner focused on quality craftsmanship and paid tribute to natural and organic shapes and materials in his table designs. Wegner saw the table as being just as important an element in the home as his famous chairs.”

“It is a pleasure to see how contemporary designers such as Strand+Hvass approach the task of interpreting today’s dining table,” Hansen continues. “Like Wegner, they focus on creating designs with minimalist expression and interesting craftsmanship details and finishes.”

Easy table selection

For modern consumers, design that combines aesthetics and functionality is a major factor in home furnishings selection. Today’s consumers also value the opportunity to participate in the interior design process – and to find inspiration at any time of day or night. Carl Hansen & Son’s online table configurator makes it possible to quickly and easily explore the company’s extensive range of tables, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, to match any personal style and needs and to best complement the decor of a particular home, hotel or conference room.

Folding_Extend_OakWith its ingenious extension system, the Strand+Hvass Extend Table is the perfect gathering point for groups of all sizes.

Tables to dine at and gather around

Having designed over 500 different chairs – including the Wishbone Chair, Shell Chair and Wing Chair – Hans J. Wegner is renowned as the master of chair design. His passion, however, did not stop at seating, and he was equally enthusiastic about designing tables to match his chairs and vice versa. It was vitally important to Wegner that his table and chair designs were harmonious and fulfilled his strict quality and design requirements.

Wegner’s visionary approach to design is expressed in his elegant dining tables, which are based on classic geometric shapes. Featuring organic materials and shapes, the tables demonstrate Wegner’s unique talent for achieving harmony between form and function. Several of Wegner’s tables are the result of his experiments with combining solid wood and stainless steel, which adds a degree of lightness to the design. With their simultaneously simple and detailed designs, Wegner’s tables are well-suited to the current trend of juxtaposing soft and hard materials to create a modern look. Wegner also mastered the art of designing tables entirely of wood, creating a solid expression that is also appealing to the eye.

Carl Hansen & Son’s extensive product range includes furniture from the Strand+Hvass Danish design duo – the creators of the Straight and Extend tables. Straight is available with either a solid wood or laminate tabletop and solid wood legs. The tabletop rests on an aluminium frame, creating an almost floating appearance with strong links to light, bright Scandinavian style. Extend has a wooden tabletop and legs and is characterized by strong, simple lines. The table comes with built-in extension leaves that add room for up to four extra seats.

For further information about Carl Hansen & Son’s table configurator, visit


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. Find out more at