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  • Herman Miller Holiday Sale, Nov. 23 – Dec 14, 2015

    Save 15% on authentic works by some of the masters of modern design including George Nelson, Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi. Sale includes Herman Miller, Magis and Mattiazzi items. Order early to ensure the best delivery times. Sales ends December 14th.

    The Herman Miller Nelson Platform Bench serves as equal parts seat and surface. The Nelson Platform Bench emerged from George Nelson’s Fortune magazine office to join his first Herman Miller Collection in 1946. Made with polished chrome or ebonized wood legs, and available in three lengths with a choice of finishes, it serves as a bench, low table, or foundation for the Basic Cabinet Series. The Herman Miller Nelson Platform Bench serves as equal parts seat and surface. The Nelson Platform Bench joined the Herman Miller Collection in 1946. Made with polished chrome or ebonized wood legs, and available in three lengths with a choice of finishes, it serves as a bench, low table, or foundation for the Basic Cabinet Series.

    The Nelson Platform Bench is now available in walnut. Changing with the times the Nelson Platform Bench is now available in handsome walnut.

     

    The Herman Miller Collection draws on George Nelson’s 1952 vision of "a permanent collection designed to meet fully the requirements for modern living.” This comprehensive portfolio offers a breadth and depth of products to furnish complete environments in a myriad of settings, both residential and contract, elegant and casual, across a range of prices.

    Aeron task chairs:

    Every material, every mechanism on Aeron advances the art and science of seating. As the first office chair in which fabric and foam were replaced with a breathable, woven suspension membrane—its innovative Pellicle seat and back—Aeron distributes your weight evenly, eliminating pressure points and heat buildup.

    "The human form has no straight lines; it is biomorphic. We designed the chair to be, above all, biomorphic, or curvilinear, as a metaphor of human form in the visual as well as the tactile sense. There is not one straight line to be found on an Aeron chair." "The human form has no straight lines; it is biomorphic. We designed the chair to be, above all, biomorphic, or curvilinear, as a metaphor of human form in the visual as well as the tactile sense. There is not one straight line to be found on an Aeron chair." - Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

     

    Eames Molded Shell seating:

    The Eames Shell Chair is exemplary of the Eames' desire to make "the best for the most for the least." With each new form, finish, and configuration, they continued to push the boundaries of what the shell chair could be.

     

    The Eames Molded Shell Chair is available in a very large selection of colours, styles, fabrics, bases but these ones in Santos Palisander wood with black wire bases are the best. The Eames Molded Shell Chair is available in a very large selection of colours, styles, fabrics, and bases but these ones in Santos Palisander wood with black wire bases are the absolute top of the line.

     

    Lounges and Ottomans:

    The lounge chair and ottoman have their origin in Charles and Ray’s investigations into molding plywood and a desire to improve upon a familiar fixture in many living rooms: the lounge chair. Citing the English club chair as inspiration, Charles said he sought to design a modern version of that chair, one that had “the warm receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt.” Almost immediately, the design became an icon of American design.

    The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman has become so recognizable that its configuration is now a registered trademark. Today, the chair and ottoman are available in a variety of veneers, multiple leather options, and two sizes. The Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman has become so recognizable that its configuration is now a registered trademark. Today, the chair and ottoman are available in a variety of veneers, multiple leather options, and two sizes.

     

    Desks:

    New on the scene for desks and work tables is the Renew Sit - to - Stand Table. It is shaped by the way people work today. By allowing you to seamlessly transition between seated and standing postures, Renew can help you stay more active and healthier while you work.

    Combined with a great chair, Renew gives you a full range of supported movement. Combined with a great chair, Renew gives you a full range of supported movement.

     

    Coffee, dining and accent tables:

    Herman Miller has over 70 choices of coffee, dining and accent tables. One of the most popular is the Noguchi Table created by sculptor Isamu Noguchi in the 1940s. It is the classic combination of art and function. Now available with expanded base color options.

    Isamu Noguchi's signature appears on the edge of the glass top. Base finishes are black, walnut, cherry and white ash. Isamu Noguchi's signature appears on the edge of the glass top. Base finishes are black, walnut, cherry and white ash.

     

    Accessories:

    Arrange your items with colour and style. Herman Miller's accessories include the Eames Hang it All, first crafted with multicolored hooks and a white wire frame, new options expand the offering, all with fidelity to the sophistication—and sense of play—of the original.

    Also available in black, white and multi-coloured balls. Also available in black, white and multi-coloured balls.

     

    Herman Miller's home accessories include lighting. The Flute Personal Light by Tom Newhouse is a flexible, economical, and lightweight task light for your home or office that leaves a very small carbon footprint on the earth.

     

    The Flute Personal Light is a LED light that is available in white, graphite and metallic silver. The Flute Personal Light is a LED light that is available in white, graphite and metallic silver.

     

    OK, so how much fun is this? The Magis Rocking Horse! Designed by Marc Newson, 2012.

    Kids can ride this horse off into the sunset. Choose black, brown or white and the rein is natural hemp rope. Kids can ride this horse off into the sunset. Choose black, brown or white and the rein is natural hemp rope.

     

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

  • Round #2 - The GRShop Staff's Gift Picks

    Round #2 of the GRShop and Gabriel Ross staff gift picks. We try to keep these items in stock for easy and quick shipping, and remember, most orders over $100 qualify for free shipping.

    Vanessa: Vanessa, the Gabriel Ross Showroom manager, has lots of great ideas to help you choose the perfect gift in this season of giving. You may like these suggestions so much you decide to self-gift this year, and that is always fun!

    "I bought the Risotto Plus for my mother last year and after hearing her rave about it I was finally able to use hers when I last visited. The Risotto Plus is not just for making risotto, you can also use it to steam your vegetables, cook rice and as a slow cooker. I love that everything can be done directly in one machine."

    The Breville Risotto Plus is an advanced multi-cooker that can make tender slow-cooked meals, stir-free risotto, fluffy rice and quinoa all in the same cooking bowl. It also has a sauté setting that allows you to caramelize all your lovely fresh ingredients. The Breville Risotto Plus is an advanced multi-cooker that can make tender slow-cooked meals, stir-free risotto, fluffy rice and quinoa all in the same cooking bowl. It also has a sauté setting that allows you to caramelize all your lovely fresh ingredients.

     

    Vanessa also loves the Alessi Dressed in Wood Collection, designed by Marcel Wanders.

    "I was very excited when Alessi once again teamed up with Marcel Wanders to expand the Dressed Collection. Using a wood-cut laser technique, the Dressed in Wood Collection of platters has the iconic lace pattern cut into the surface. Paired together or separate, the wood platters not only serve a function but are great to look at."

    Get dressed for breakfast! The collection “Dressed in wood”, designed by Marcel Wanders, consists of a personal breakfast board, a serving board, two trays, a cheese board, a cake stand, a domed cover in clear thermoplastic resin with wooden knob and a big round centrepiece. Natural beech wood was chosen by the designer for all the articles in this collection. Get dressed for breakfast! The Alessi Dressed in Wood Collection consists of a personal breakfast board, a serving board, two trays, a cheese board, a cake stand, a domed cover in clear thermoplastic resin with wooden knob and a big round centre piece. Natural beech wood was chosen by the designer for all the items in this collection.

     

    Laura:  "I love Iittala's Teema Collection. It has a very sleek design and comes in an array of beautiful colours. If I had to pick one thing out of that collection to receive as a gift for Christmas it would be the Teema Mug in red. I have been eyeing that one in our showroom for sometime now."

    Functional, durable and refined, Teema is the perfect tableware for every day use. Plates, platters, cups and bowls, each and every Teema piece is oven, freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe. So not only will they look beautiful on your dining table, but they’ll make cooking, serving and clean-up a joy. Functional, durable and refined, Teema is the perfect tableware for every day use. Plates, platters, cups and bowls, each and every Teema piece is oven, freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe. So not only will they look beautiful on your dining table, but they’ll make cooking, serving and clean-up a joy. Available in 6 great colours, as well as Laura's fav, seasonal red!

     

    Lawrie:  "I like the Artek Kanto Magazine/Firewood Rack in natural birch. It's a stylish, contemporary take on the bent plywood process that dates back to origins in the 1830s. So simple and so useful, it would look perfect sitting next to the fireplace or beside your cozy reading chair!

    Kanto is a newspaper stand or firewood rack made from one bent plywood sheet. Kanto, designed by Pancho Nikander in 2004, continues with honour Artek's tradition of bent wood products. Kanto is a newspaper stand or firewood rack made from one bent plywood sheet. Kanto, designed by Pancho Nikander in 2004, continues with honour Artek's tradition of bent wood products. Also available in white or black lacquer.

     

    Gary:  Gary loves all things Taika! Designed by Klaus Haapaniemi, for Iittala, Taika means ‘magic’ in Finnish. Taika lets you choose from a variety of bold and enchanting pieces. Haapaniemi’s illustrations inspire your own imagination and storytelling. The magical pattern created by Klaus Haapaniemi has been combined with the shape of the Aika Series designed by Heikki Orvola.

    The Iittala Taika Collection consists of many wonderful pieces, all very collectible. The Iittala Taika Collection consists of many wonderful pieces, all very collectible.

     

    In 2014 Iittala expanded the Taika Collection to home interior with new textiles - the Taika owl has landed on merino wool cushion covers, and a throw, available in blue or gray.

    iittala_taika_cushion_cover_blue_1 So cosy in fine merino wool.

     

    So this year greet your guests with a warm welcome, set the table with the best you have, feel the joy of giving, and enjoy the season.

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

     

  • The GRShop & Gabriel Ross Staff Holiday Gift Guide, 2015: #1

    The holiday season is here again and the design savvy staff at GRShop and Gabriel Ross are happy to share their wish lists with you. Design is continually evolving and we are dedicated to bringing you the best and newest designs from all around the world. Here are some suggestions for giving and receiving!

    ROSS:  If the Stelton knives were the worst cutting knives in the world, I would still have one framed on the wall for its beauty and simple aesthetic. The fact that they are actually amazing to use is just a bonus. If you had to choose three knives to hit all the marks it would be the Chefs Knife, the Utensil Knife and the Bread Knife. Lucky for me (and you) Stelton created a three piece set that includes all three of these.

     

    This Stelton knife set, which consists of a large chef’s knife, bread knife and utility knife, gives you three of the most important knives in the kitchen. The Pure Black range has won several design awards for functionality and stunning design. As with the rest of the range, the transition from handle to knife blade is fluid, because the knives are made from a single piece of stainless chromium steel. The matt black finish provides a good grip and makes the knives easy to clean. This Stelton Pure Black Knife Set, which consists of a large chef’s knife, bread knife and utility knife, gives you three of the most important knives in the kitchen. As with the rest of the Stelton knife range, the transition from handle to knife blade is fluid, because the knives are made from a single piece of stainless chromium steel. The matt black finish provides a good grip and makes the knives easy to clean.

     

    DAN:  I like these super-functional candle holders inspired by great British engineering. Creating a sense of the tooled and the machined, the Tom Dixon Cog Candle Holder is formed in brass plated solid aluminum.

     

    The Tom Dixon Cog Candle Holder is part of the Cog Collection that includes candle holders, tea light holders, containers, a candelabrum and a desk tidy. The Tom Dixon Cog Candle Holder is part of the Cog Collection that includes candle holders, tea light holders, containers, a candelabrum and pendant lighting.

     

    VANESSA:  I love the new Ruutu vases from Iittala because unlike typical round or square vases, the blown glass Ruutu is a more geometric shape, almost resembling a diamond. I love the variety of well-chosen colours and heights allowing you to create a dramatic grouping whether on a shelf, low table or as a centerpiece.

     

    Each Iittala Ruutu Vase is unique - mouth-blown into a steel mould and polished by hand. The designer is engraved on the bottom of the vase. The collection consists of interesting shapes and intensive colours. Each Iittala Ruutu Vase is unique - mouth-blown into a steel mould and polished by hand, the designer's name is engraved on the bottom of the vase. The collection consists of a variety shapes and intensive colours.

     

    CHRISTINE:  I love this fun twist on the classic Alessi Michael Graves Kettle. To mark the 30th anniversary of this famous kettle, Graves redesigned the whistle turning the little bird into a charming supernatural reptile, a prehistoric, mythological and futuristic creature, introducing the Tea Rex.

     

    The Alessi Tea Rex Kettle is available with a black or blue handle and a choice of two whistles: copper metallic finish or light green. The Alessi Tea Rex Kettle is available with a black or blue handle and a choice of two whistles: copper metallic finish or light green.

     

    We will be blogging more gifts ideas as the holiday season approaches. Check out our Gift Ideas page on GRShop.com. We try to keep most items in stock for quick and easy shipping. Remember we offer free shipping on most items over $100.00.

    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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