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  • Knoll Annual Sale, 15% off + Free Shipping, September 16 - 27

    Knoll boasts an extensive portfolio of products ranging from mid-century modern classics, to seating and tables, ergonomic desk chairs, outdoor classics, textiles and accessories. Iconic designs from classic designers such as Harry Bertoia, Eero Saarinen, Warren Platner, Isamu Noguchi and Florence Knoll make up a large component of Knoll's collection, along with innovative contemporary pieces.

    New Classics from Knoll:  Since 1938, Knoll has been recognized for creating modern furniture that inspires, endures and evolves as new editions of classic, iconic designs refresh the Knoll collection.

     

    12206_z In honor of Harry Bertoia's 100th birthday, his Knoll Diamond Chair was introduced in 18k gold. A classic modern design that enhances any environment, the Diamond Chair remains a fascinating study in bent metal and a fixture of mid-century design.

     

     

    A Womb Chair fit for two. Welcome the Knoll Womb Settee back into the line up. The design has been out of production, but never out of style. The double-wide design is the perfect modern refuge for the living room, bedroom or office. A Womb Chair fit for two. Welcome the Knoll Womb Settee into the line up. The design has been out of production, but never out of style. The double-wide design is the perfect modern refuge for the living room, bedroom or office.

     

     

    Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, 2015, the Piton Stool and Table's cast-aluminum, powder coated base is a unique reinterpretation of the familiar tripod structure, with the legs visually contained by two rings. Perfect as a pull-up seat or even as a full-time dining chair. Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, 2015, the Knoll Piton Stool and Table's cast-aluminum, powder coated base is a unique reinterpretation of the familiar tripod structure, with the legs visually contained by two rings. Perfect as a side table, pull-up seat or even as a full-time dining chair.

     

    Ergonomic Desk Chairs:  Knoll's ergonomic chairs challenge the idea that we sit solely in one forward-facing position all day. Our portfolio of ergonomic desk chairs give the user the freedom to fidget, readjust and get comfortable.

     

    knoll_generations_work_chair_j Responding to ergonomic research that challenges the idea that we only sit in a single forward-facing position, the Knoll Generation Chair is designed to support the range of postures and work styles typical of today's workplace, allowing you to sit how you want.

     

    generation-by-knoll-firecracker-red_z,0 The Knoll Generation Task Chair is available in a large range of frame options, plus back and seat colours and fabrics. Choose what you want and need to make yourself comfortable all day.

     

    Classic Home Furnishings: Knoll produces the very best in classic home furnishings. Knoll's Collection has contemporary designs that suit your space.

     

    5618_z_0 Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 1929, and the perfect complement to the Barcelona Chair, the chrome and glass Knoll Barcelona Table exudes modern style and simple sophistication.

     

    armless_chair_tubular_legs_18 Initially conceived as a rocking stool, Isamu Noguchi's 1957 Cyclone Table's playful design caught the attention of Hans Knoll who thought it a perfect complement to many of the Knoll Side and Dining Chairs. Noguchi adapted the stool into a small table in 1954, and a full size dining table in 1957. Here the Cyclone Dining Table is paired with Eero Saarinen's groundbreaking Executive Chair.

     

    Knoll is Modern Always because modern always works. Whether you are furnishing a home office or looking for comfort and style at home, each is an expression of the same search for a harmonious balance between usefulness and beauty.

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

     

  • Jasper Morrison, "Thingness" at the Tate Modern

    This week I am again looking to London, England and an exhibition of Jasper Morrison's design objects and furniture. The exhibition, "Thingness", is on at  Switch House, Tate Modern, London until October 2nd. It is a concise survey of Jasper Morrison’s thought and design process over the past thirty years.

     

    Small but eye-catching. With two round cushions for the backrest and seat and a metal band that links these to the metal frame. On its own or in a group, the Vega is comfortable without being too comfortable. A typical Artifort touch is the round, brightly coloured cushions in every imaginable colour combination. Small but eye-catching, the Artifort Vega Sofa and Table by Jasper Morrison, with its two round cushions for the backrest and seat is beautiful on its own or in a group. The Vega Sofa is comfortable without being too comfortable. A typical Artifort touch is the round, brightly coloured cushions in every imaginable colour combination.

     

    Born in London in 1959, Morrison studied at Kingston Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, London. Since the late 80s he has collaborated with some of the world’s outstanding producers of furniture and domestic utensils, including Alessi, Vitra, Rosenthal, Artifort and Flos.

     

    Lighter than air? Not quite. But the air-injected Air-Chair is exceptionally light—exactly what you want in a stacking chair. Colourful, too. And it’s as happy on the boat deck as it is in the breakfast nook. Lighter than air? Not quite. But the air-injected Magis Air-Chair is exceptionally light—exactly what you want in a stacking chair. Colourful, too. And it’s as happy on the boat deck as it is in the breakfast nook. Also available without arms.

     

    Three small friends, robustly built, stable, individual in character and lovable in appearance, that's the Cork Family. Whether as side-tables or as stools, the three different brothers benefit from the advantageous properties of the natural material: cork. It is comparatively light, enormously tough and has a pleasant soft feel. Three small friends, robustly built, stable, individual in character and lovable in appearance, that's the Vitra Cork Family Stools. Designed by Jasper Morrison as side-tables or stools, the three different brothers/sisters benefit from the advantageous properties of the natural material: cork. It is comparatively light, enormously tough and has a pleasant soft feel.

     

    Morrison believes that the role of the designer is not to invent form, but rather to be open to the world around him, adapting objects for new purposes. He is especially interested in those everyday objects that continue to serve their purpose well in a form that has often been created by an anonymous designer. He sees such anonymous objects as a reminder for designers that ‘in the real world an object depends on its long-term usefulness for survival’.

     

     

    Adjustable floor lamp providing direct light. Painted or chrome-plated aluminium body with metal spinning head, die-cast joints and extruded stem. Silk screened PMMA diffuser. Jasper Morrison has designed lighting of all sorts but this Superloon Floor Light for Flos is a fav of mine. The adjustable floor lamp provides direct light with a metal spinning head, die-cast joints and extruded stem. Available in white, black or chrome.

     

     

    Jasper Morrison's Glo-Ball Light Collection for Flos includes floor, ceiling, wall and Jasper Morrison's Glo-Ball Light Collection for Flos, with its blown white acid-etched glass diffuser, includes floor, ceiling, wall and pendant options. A classic for any situation.

     

     

    Jasper Morrison has designed many common household objects and utensils for Alessi. Some are so basic such as pots and pans, wine coolers and tableware. These "anonymous objects" are what we use everyday, without thinking of who designed them. Each piece has about them a subtle quality which make them better everyday performers.

     

     

    ajm100s7 The Alessi Pots & Pans Collection offers stainless steel, mirrored finished pans, pots, frying pans and colanders for those who love to cook and those just beginning the journey to great food experiences.

     

     

    alessi_polished_kitchen_cutlery_set The Jasper Morrison Alessi Collection of utensils and dinnerware follow the typical minimalist approach that features in all of Jasper Morrison's work. This design reduces the "cutlery-object" to its barest essence, its purest and most customary form, stripped of all stylistic value and - perhaps precisely because of this - is clearly recognizable as Morrison's work.

     

    Jasper Morrison's designs of everyday objects make excellent gifts, and of course, for your own personal use, they are real keepers!  If you have the chance to view the exhibition, and visit the Switch House, London's newest addition to the UK's Tate Galleries, maybe I will see you there!

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

     

  • Ron Arad - acclaimed artist, designer and architect

    For those of you lucky enough to be heading to London, UK before September 26th, like this happy blogger, check out the Ron Arad exhibition at the Ben Brown Gallery in the Mayfair area. The exhibition at Ben Brown Gallery is the culmination of Ron Arad's most recent work, spanning sculpture, hand-crafted studio pieces and industrial design, and showcases the artist's constant experimentation with the boundaries and possibilities of materials, from metals to wood and glass.

    GRShop.com offers several of Ron Arad's home furnishings designed for Vitra, Magis and Alessi.

     

    magis_voido_rocking_chair_d Ron Arad's Voido Rocking Chair for Magis is a statement in movement and ingenuity with materials. Made of rotational-molded polyethylene, it is available in black or white.

     

    Movement is a central theme in Arad's oeuvre. His pieces often encourage interaction, expressed both in his functional designs and purely aesthetic pieces. Drawing inspiration from William Morris's infamous quote "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful", Ron Arad combines cutting-edge techniques with expert craftsmanship.

     

    With its undulating, sculptural form, Ron Arad’s Magis Folly Bench will spark conversations while providing a comfortable place to chat. Molded in nearly indestructible polyethylene for both indoor and outdoor use, the bench’s seat and back surfaces merge seamlessly and encourage lounging any which way. With its undulating, sculptural form, Ron Arad’s Magis Folly Bench will spark conversations while providing a comfortable place to chat. Molded in nearly indestructible polyethylene for both indoor and outdoor use, the bench’s seat and back surfaces merge seamlessly and encourage lounging any which way.

     

    Educated at the Jerusalem Academy of Art and later at the Architectural Association in London, Ron Arad is an Israeli artist, industrial designer and architect who lives and works in London. He was awarded the 2011 London Design Week Medal for design excellence and became a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013.

     

    The elegant plastic shell of T-Vac offers comfortable seating not only in interior spaces but also in outdoor settings: special additives in the molded polypropylene shell help to prevent the colour from fading, and the powder-coated finish of the base makes the chair suited for use on the terrace or in the garden. Since the chair can be stacked, it is especially useful in places where large numbers of chairs are required. The elegant plastic shell of the Vitra T-Vac Chair offers comfortable seating not only in interior spaces but also in outdoor settings: special additives in the molded polypropylene shell help to prevent the colour from fading, and the powder-coated finish of the base makes the chair suited for use on the terrace or in the garden. Since the chair can be stacked, it is especially useful in places where large numbers of chairs are required.

     

    Ron Arad has teamed up with Magis once again, but this time he was determined to come up with a rotational-moulded design with a difference. This was done by making a continuous looped ribbon with a defined inside and outside texture that serves to make the continuous band more readable, and like stuffed pasta the ribbon appears to be inflated. Ron Arad teamed up with Magis to make the Raviolo Chair, which is available in a multitude of colours, and offers a continuous looped ribbon with a defined inside and outside texture that serves to make the continuous band more readable, and like stuffed pasta, the ribbon appears to be inflated.

     

    The exhibition at the Ben Brown Gallery includes such pieces as the Puddle 21, 2015, a signed and numbered table with a mirror polished stainless steel top. The exhibition at the Ben Brown Gallery includes such pieces as Puddle 21, 2015, a signed and numbered table with a mirror polished stainless steel top. Photo: Ben Brown Gallery, London.

     

    Check out the exhibition at the Ben Brown Gallery in London, ends September 26th. http://www.benbrownfinearts.com/exhibitions/107/overview/

    Support creativity and help protect the history of design and the future of innovation - always buy original and authentic designs.

    Customers in the USA can purchase many of GRShop's products at ModernPlanet.com and receive the same great customer service and free shipping.

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