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  • The Knoll Outdoor Sale - your fresh air inspiration

    Take yourself outside. The Knoll Outdoor Sale is on now, 15% off and free delivery, until April 25th. A commitment to experimentation and innovation keeps Knoll at the forefront of modern outdoor furniture design. Durable materials and quality manufacturing keep each piece looking its best, indoors and out.

    The Knoll Petal Table was designed by Richard Schultz in 1960. He cites Queen Anne’s Lace as his inspiration for this delicate outdoor table with its flower-like top sprouting from the elegant pedestal base. Each “petal” expands and contracts independently, ensuring stability in changing weather.

    Designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll as its first outdoor line, the white metal frames of the iconic 1966 Collection share the cool structural and material expression of Foggo and Thomas’ architecture. Together, the building and furniture write an ode to modern living, celebrating the blissful combination of proportion and sunlight. Designed by Richard Schultz for Knoll as its first outdoor line, the white metal frames of the iconic 1966 Collection share the cool structural and material expression of Foggo and Thomas’ 1963 house architecture. Together, the building and furniture write an ode to modern living, celebrating the blissful combination of proportion and sunlight. Image courtesy of The Modern House, UK.

     

    Knoll Outdoor Dining TablesAl fresco dining never looked so good. Knoll outdoor dining tables transform your patio or poolside into an elegant space for entertaining friends and family.

    Knoll Vignelli Associates - Paperclip Round Cafe Table, Outdoor The Knoll Vignelli Paperclip Cafe Table was designed as a companion to the Handkerchief Chair and the Bertoia Collection. The Paperclip Table by Lella and Massimo Vignelli uses the same material vocabulary to achieve a similar lightness and elegance.

     

    Knoll Outdoor Dining ChairsWhether its a classic from Bertoia or Schultz, or an exciting new piece from Adjaye or Chadwick, Knoll outdoor dining chairs shine in any weather.

    Knoll David Adjaye - Washington Skeleton Side Chair The Knoll David Adjaye Washington Skeleton Side Chair establishes a play between propping and balancing, becoming simultaneously functional and sculptural. Skeleton is available in amazing finish options including brushed nickel and copper.

    Knoll Chadwick - Spark Stacking Side Chair The Knoll Chadwick Spark Stacking Side Chair brings energy to any room or patio, with its bright colours and unique personality. A perfect balance of design and utility, the chairs are pleasing to the eye, comfortable and versatile. They stack six high.

     

    Knoll Lounge Seating: Seats to spend your summer in. Knoll outdoor lounge chairs, outdoor chaises and outdoor benches let you sun, sip and nap in style.

    Richard Schultz 1966 Collection Adjustable Chaise Lounge The Knoll Richard Schultz 1966 Collection Chaise Lounge has been punctuating the patios, porches and pools of modern homes around the world for over 50 years. And it's never looked fresher. With fifteen available frame colours and a wheel to help you find that perfect place in the sun, this lounger is a bit of fresh air!

     

    Knoll Outdoor Side, End and Coffee Tables:  Complete your ideal summer setup with outdoor side tables, end tables and coffee tables. Simple or sophisticated, plastic or wood, Knoll modern outdoor tables suit every space under the sun.

    The Maya Lin Collection of Maya Lin’s collection of Stones, introduced in 1998 in celebration of Knoll’s 60th anniversary, reflects the famed architect’s signature subtlety. The quiet, organic form of the Coffee Table brings a grounding quality to any space—indoors or out. The Maya Lin Stones Collection, introduced in 1998 in celebration of Knoll’s 60th anniversary, reflects the famed architect’s signature subtlety. The quiet, organic form of the Coffee Table brings a grounding quality to any space—indoors or out. Available in seven bright, outdoor colours.

    Richard Schultz 1966 Collection Serving Cart The Richard Schultz Serving Cart is another piece of the Richard Schultz 1966 Collection. It has been providing poolside drinks for over 50 years. Available in fifteen finish colours, including bronze.

     

    Celebrate your outdoor space with versatile, durable, low-maintenance seating. Knoll offers classic good looks in lots of fun colours and helps you create outdoor seating areas with ease.

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

     

  • New from Alessi - timeless Italian design

    Alessi, the Italian design company, has been creating amazing products for your home since 1921. Collaborating with starchitects such as Zaha Hadid and internationally recognized designers such as Michael Graves, Philippe Starck and Richard Sapper Alessi has produced some of the absolute best iconic designs in the world. And they are always producing new products to enhance your life. Here are some recent releases.

    Alessi Forma Cheese Grater The Alessi Forma Cheese Grater was designed by the Pritzker prize-winning architect, Zaha Hadid. It is the perfect expression of her ability to absorb facets of the visual arts and convert them into objects with fluid and dynamic shapes. It is like a small, sculptural tabletop piece of architecture. The Forma Cheese Grater was designed to mold to the shape of your palm, making it easy and pleasant to hold.

    The Alessi Barkvase Flower Vase designed by Michael Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui inspiered by the trees that surround their house in Lucca. The flower vase is produced at the factory in Crusinallo, Omegna, using a cutting and laser perforating process on the steel sheet, which is subsequently shaped and welded. The design of “Barkvase”, as its name suggests, is inspired by tree bark and its perforated pattern recalls knots in the wood grain. The Alessi Barkvase Flower Vase, designed by Michael Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui, is inspired by the trees that surround their house in Lucca, Italy. The vase is produced using a laser perforating process on steel. The design of Barkvase, as its name suggests, recalls tree bark and knots in wood grain.

     

    Alessi has been described as a “Dream Factory”, which uses its products to make people’s dreams come true, providing them with the art and poetry that they seek in life.

     

    The Alessi family of Giro products offers a wide range of tableware that offer The Alessi family of Giro products offers a wide range of tableware that offer stainless steel pieces for your home. The new Giro flatware collection by designer Ben van Berkel riffs off the very successful Alessi Girotondo Collection by the design team King-Kong.

    The Alessi Girotondo Fruit bowl The cartoon men created by the King-Kong team are a symbol and icon of mirror polished design based on the use of "affective codes", so much so that they are one of its most oft-cited examples. The "standing men" have appeared on objects from the farthest corners of Alessi tradition, like trays and baskets, and then they multiplied, invaded and conquered other groups of objects - and not just in the kitchen and at the table. The Alessi Girotondo Fruit Bowl is part of the Girotondo Collection created by the King-Kong design team. The "standing men" have appeared on objects from the farthest corners of the Alessi tradition, like trays and baskets, and then they multiplied, invaded and conquered other groups of objects - and not just in the kitchen and at the table.

    The Alessi Raggiante Wall Clock designed by Michele de Lucchi introduces his wall clock, inspired by the sun that illuminates and paces the day. The designer favours natural materials which transform, improve even, over time: for this object, he chose bamboo, giving rise to an industrial product that retains the characteristic features of an item that is a cross between art and handicraft. The Alessi Raggiante Wall Clock, designed by Michele de Lucchi, was inspired by the sun that illuminates and paces the day. The designer favours natural materials which transform and improve over time. For this object he chose bamboo, creating a cross between art and handicraft.

     

    Open to change and international development, Alessi has a strong bond with the traditions and cultural background of Italy and continues to be synonymous with handcrafted objects, produced with the help of machines.

     

    The Alessi Nomu Collection was designed by the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa The Alessi Nomu Collection was designed by the Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa. Nomu means "drink" in Japanese and is the perfect name for the Alessi Nomu Double Wall Thermo Insulated Jug.

    The Alessi Nomu Double Wall Vacuum Flask suitable for both hot and cold drinks, it preserves the flavour and aroma of the beverages. l setting. A functional, practical and elegant object thanks to the minimalist simplicity and clean-cut shapes, perfect for the home, the office or any other professional. The Alessi Nomu Double Wall Vacuum Flask is suitable for both hot and cold drinks, and it preserves the flavour and aroma of beverages. A functional, practical and elegant object thanks to the minimalist simplicity and clean-cut shape, perfect for the home, the office or any activity.

     

    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.

     

  • Millennial pink - the colour that is so now!

    So there is a new colour out there that designers are using on everything from fashion to home furnishings. Millennial pink, or Tumblr pink, as it is also known, represents a kind of ironic prettiness, or post-prettiness. It’s sort of a grapefruit shade of apricotty salmon. So let's embrace this timeless, but very now, colour.

    Almost no other animal enjoys such popularity as the elephant. Admired for its majestic size and loved for its proverbial good-humour, it is part of our everyday experience as a child’s cuddly toy, a storybook character and a majestic creature. Charles and Ray Eames also succumbed to their charms and in 1945 designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production. The Eames elephant is now available for the first time in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether as a toy (also for outdoor use) or as an item for children’s bedrooms, this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, huge floppy ears should make the heart of many a child (and parent) beat just that little bit faster. Charles and Ray Eames recognized the charms of elephants and in 1945 designed a toy elephant made of plywood. However, it never made it into mass production. The Eames Elephant is now available in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether as a toy (also for outdoor use) or as an item for children’s' bedrooms, this friendly-looking animal with its distinctive, huge floppy ears should make the heart of many a child (and parent) beat just that little bit faster.

     

    So where did this new pink come from? Some say it was Wes Anderson’s 2014 movie The Grand Budapest Hotel, which embodies a kind of retro-kitsch and is centred on a hotel painted several kinds of pink. Others say it was the "rose gold" iPhone in 2015. Pantone, the international authority on colour and colour systems named Rose Quartz as its colour of the year for 2016.

     

    Vitra embraced Millennial pink in a big way, Vitra embraced Millennial pink in a big way. The Vitra Alcove Collection of sofas, chairs and ottomans  are awash in this craze, plus it goes beautifully with black, grey, white and just about all other colours.

    IMG_1109 This grouping of Vitra furnishings was spotted at the Vitra Design Museum recently. Its all very Alice in Wonderland-y!

    The Fritz Hansen Drop Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, and has now been relaunched. Looking very fresh and vibrant in Millennial pink, but also available in a wide range of highly curated other colours and fabrics! The Fritz Hansen Drop Chair was designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958, and has now been relaunched. Looking very fresh and vibrant in Millennial pink, but also available in a wide range of highly curated other colours and fabrics!

     

    Pink is the most gender-loaded of all colours, interlaced with femininity in everything from toy-store branding to the pink pussy hats of the recent women's marches. This modern pink is complicated. There are even anti-pink campaigns targeting the role of pink-saturated marketing to young girls. But a new generation of culturally aware young people are taking a different approach to the same problem, subverting or reclaiming pink as their own, hence the name Millennial pink.

     

    Sometimes just a hint of pink is enough for a piece to really stand out. The Vitra Kast Modular Storage, designed by Maarten Van Severen, Van Severen paid special attention to the colour for the sliding doors, which not only emphasise Kast’s elegant and yet seemingly classical proportions, but also give it a fresh and optimistic sense. Sometimes just a hint of pink is enough for a piece to really stand out. The Vitra Kast Modular Storage, designed by Maarten Van Severen, who paid special attention to the colour for the sliding doors, which not only emphasized Kast’s elegant and yet seemingly classical proportions, but also gives it a fresh and optimistic sense.

     

    If you find Millennial pink just not quite to your taste you can always go in another direction.

    Just imagine that Finn Juhl designed his Pelican Chair in 1940. With graceful curves that befriend the body and wrap the sitter in its embrace, the Pelican is true to Juhl’s idea that “a chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself.” Just imagine that Finn Juhl designed his Pelican Chair in 1940. With graceful curves the Pelican is true to Juhl’s idea that “a chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself.” The influence of contemporary sculpture is clear and Finn Juhl was a pioneering force in his own country and credited with introducing Danish modern to mid-century America. He certainly seemed to have loved pink, in all its shades.

    So if you are confused about what exactly this new pink looks like here is a swatch but I think you can stretch this colour in lots of directions, so let's see where it takes you. So if you are confused about what exactly this new Millennial pink or Tumblr pink looks like here is a swatch but I think you can stretch this colour idea in lots of directions, so let's see where it takes you.

    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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