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  • 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.

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  • Muuto - The New Nordic

    Muuto is rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition, combining enduring aesthetics, functionality and craftsmanship. By expanding this Nordic heritage with forward looking materials, techniques and bold creative thinking, Muuto's ambition is to deliver a new perspective on Scandinavian design.

    COVER chair, designed by Thomas Bentzen, is a modern reinterpretation of the classic wooden armchair. In a clever design choice, thin form pressed plywood covers are given the dual role of working as comfortable armrests, while at the same time ensuring that the chair holds together. COVER's contemporary design gives it a strong personality and with a frame produced from solid beech wood it is extremely robust and hardwearing. The chair is also very versatile, at home at the dining table, as a desk chair, in a restaurant, hotel room or any other public setting. The Muuto Cover Chair, designed by Thomas Bentzen, is a modern reinterpretation of the classic wooden armchair. In a clever design choice, thin pressed plywood covers act as comfortable armrests. Cover's contemporary design gives it a strong personality and with a frame produced from solid beech wood it is extremely robust. The chair is also very versatile, at home at the dining table, as a desk chair, in a restaurant, hotel room or any other public setting.

    The name Muuto comes from muutos, meaning "new perspective" in Finnish. Working with handpicked leading contemporary designers who are strong interpreters of the Muuto philosophy, then combining their talent with the passionate Muuto creative team, they create sublime objects that are recognized around the world.

    AROUND is a set of coffee tables designed by Thomas Bentzen with a modern and unique identity, produced with materials and craftsmanship that reflect traditional Scandinavian design values. The shape and frame of the tables makes them both functional and elegant, with a warm and welcoming appearance. AROUND tables work well on their own or in groups of two, three or more. with two sizes and more than eight different finishes, any number of unique set ups are possible to suit the particular home or public setting. The Muuto Around Coffee Table Collection, designed by Thomas Bentzen, offers a warm and welcoming appearance. The shape and frame of the tables make them both functional and elegant. Around Tables work well on their own or in groups of two or three, with two sizes and four finishes, any number of unique set ups are possible to suit your particular home or a public setting.

    UNDER THE BELL is a large lamp that creates a new space within a space whether hung over the dining room table or on the ceiling. Its eye-catching design can also help to absorb noise and improve the acoustics in large rooms. Designed by Iskos-Berlin, UNDER THE BELL creates a sense of shelter and adds a strong statement to any setting. Muuto's Under the Bell Pendant is a large lamp that creates a new space within a space whether hung over the dining room table or on the ceiling. Its eye-catching design can also help to absorb noise (it is made from felt) and improve the acoustics in large rooms. Designed by Iskos-Berlin, Under the Bell creates a sense of shelter and adds a strong statement to any setting.

    Inspired by the leaves on a tree, the LEAF lamp series creates an iconic silhouette depending on the positioning of the lamp's shade and viewing angle. LEAF is available in two sizes and uses energy-efficient LED technology. The lamps dim function makes it possible to control both light and mood and it is a stylish addition to any room, whether in the home, office or other commercial setting. Inspired by the leaves on a tree, the Muuto Leaf Table Lamp (also available as a floor lamp) creates an iconic silhouette depending on the positioning of the lamp's shade and viewing angle. Leaf is available in four coloured finish options and uses energy-efficient LED technology. The lamp's dimming function makes it possible to control both light and mood and it is a stylish addition to any room, whether in the home, office or other commercial setting.

    The iconic RESTORE basket has been expanded further into two exciting and functional new size options; the RESTORE TRAY and the RESTORE ROUND basket. Both of the new sizes are made of the same long-lasting and durable polymer felt composite as the original RESTORE and are versatile enough to be used in a variety of different ways. The ROUND basket is ideal for storing newspapers, firewood, toys, blankets and laundry. The Muuto Restore Basket is available in two exciting and functional large size options; the Restore Round Basket and the Restore Tray. Both of the new sizes are made of the same long-lasting and durable polymer felt composite and are very versatile. Ideal for storing newspapers, firewood, toys, blankets and laundry.

    With rows of tailored strips set across a soft pentagon shape, the Anderssen & Voll designed pouf evokes visions of lines of neatly ploughed fields. Careful detailing with the use of quilted material has given FIVE POUF the combination of both a linear profile and soft-curved edges, making it very versatile and easily adaptable to multiple settings. The pouf’s unique pentagon form is the ideal accompaniment to any sofa, working well as a seat for an extra guest or to liven up a dull corner. The Muuto Five Pouf's careful detailing gives it a combination of both a linear profile and soft-curved edges, making it very versatile and easily adaptable to multiple settings. The Pouf’s unique pentagon form is the ideal accompaniment to any sofa, working well as a seat for an extra guest or to liven up a dull corner.

    Muuto offers a new perspective on Nordic design, representing the best of Scandinavian design today.

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  • New from Menu, Louis Poulsen and Moooi

    GRShop.com is busy adding new and exciting products as we comb the globe for the very best in international designs, introducing you to the latest from the world's top designers. Here is what is hot right now.

    The On the Edge Lamp is from those very creative Danes at Menu. N O I D O I is a design studio founded by Kathrine Lønstad and Cosmin Cioroiu. The Menu On the Edge Light is designed by those very creative Danes at NoiDoi, a design studio founded by Kathrine Lønstad and Cosmin Cioroiu. Made of light grey ceramic, the On the Edge Light can be hung as a pendant, placed on a table or the floor, giving this new light true multifunctionality.

    The Menu Stone Table Light, designed by Norm Architects, based in Copenhagen, create soft cozy light with the same effect as candles which could be placed in every corner of the home in order to create a cozy atmosphere. The Menu Stone Table Light, designed by Norm Architects, based in Copenhagen, creates a soft candle-like light which could be placed in every corner of the home in order to create a cozy atmosphere. With its innovative combination of grey smoke-tinted glass shade on a ceramic base, the Stone Table Light reflects strong Danish traditions.

    Also from Menu, those very creative Danes, is the Menu Tied Pendant Lamp. Also from Menu, is the Menu Tied Pendant Lamp, designed by Wrk-Shp in the USA. The concrete pendant light consists of a cast concrete cylinder and a fabric-covered power cord. The mix of the materials looks fabulous. The power cord is sufficiently long to plug into a wall outlet, hook and swing down from the ceiling. It can be moved around easily, and looks really great with different types of bulbs. Available in ash, carbon, white and taupe.

    New Lighting from Louis Poulsen:

    The Radiohus Lamp gets a comeback Vilhelm Lauritzen’s original VL38 Table Lamp that was used in Radiohuset’s radio studios, is now relaunched. A floor and a wall lamp now accompany the elegant lamp. It is the original design, where the lamp head is organically shaped, painted white and obliquely angled, and with arms made of brass. VL38 has been updated with energy efficient LED light sources. The Radiohus Lamp makes a comeback! Vilhelm Lauritzen’s original VL38 Table Lamp that was used in Radiohuset’s Stockholm radio studios, is relaunched. A floor and a wall lamp now accompany the elegant table lamp. It is the original design, where the lamp head is organically shaped, painted white and obliquely angled, and with arms made of brass. VL38 has been updated with energy efficient LED light sources.

     

    NJP is a reinterpretation of the classic architect lamp in a minimalistic, flexible design with intelligent technology added to it. The successful table lamp, designed by Oki Sato from the Japanese studio nendo, The Louis Poulsen NJP Table Lamp is a reinterpretation of the classic architect lamp in a minimalistic, flexible design. Designed by Oki Sato from the Japanese studio Nendo, the fixture provides direct glare-free light while reflecting some of the light through the rear of the head, illuminating the top of the arm. The ergonomic design of the fixture head gives optimal light direction. A simple mechanical system provides great freedom of movement, so the light can always be set in the ideal position in the workspace.

    A New Sofa from Moooi:

    The Moooi Zliq Sofa has very distinct legs that can only come from Marcel Wanders, the genius behind Moooi. The Moooi Zliq Sofa has very distinct "chromed toes" that can only come from Marcel Wanders, the genius behind Moooi.

    Designed by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, The Zliq Sofa offers the very coolest in sofa design. It can be purchased with or without the back cushions in a highly curated selection of fabrics. Designed by Marcel Wanders for Moooi, The Zliq Sofa offers the very coolest in sofa design. It can be purchased with or without the back cushions in a highly curated selection of fabrics. It is also available as a Zliq Island!!

    They say that no man is an island, but what about enjoying your own private island within the safe walls of home? This new concept is created by two Zliq sofas facing each other, with the addition of an extra component in between. They say that no man is an island, but what about enjoying your own private island within the safe walls of your home? This new concept is created by placing two Moooi Zliq sofas facing each other, with the addition of an extra component in between. You can add back cushions to your heart's content!

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

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