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  • Pantone's 2017 Colour of the Year is Greenery

    Pantone, the international authority on colour, colour systems and the leading technology company for accurate communication of colour, has named "Greenery" as its 2017 Colour of the Year. Here are some products you can find at GRShop.com that will give you a very green 2017.

    Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen is now producing a mini version of the iconic Panthella Lamp by Verner Panton. The desktop lamps come in a range of bright colours drawn from Panton's work, including this glossy green, straight out of the 1970s. Danish lighting manufacturer Louis Poulsen is now producing a mini version of the iconic Panthella Lamp by Verner Panton. The desktop lamps come in a range of bright colours drawn from Panton's work, including this glossy green, straight out of the 1970s.

    Pantone's colour pick for next year is a "tangy yellow-green" shade often seen in foliage – technically called Pantone 15-0343, variations of the shade have already started to crop up in all sorts of well designed products.

    The Artifort Mushroom Chair and Footstool,, designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960, several shades of green, including one similar to Pantone 15-0343. The Artifort Mushroom Chair and Footstool, designed by Pierre Paulin in 1960, is available in several shades of green, including one similar to Pantone 15-0343.

    Pantone said the choice was made in response to a "stressful and tense world. Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate."

    The Vitra 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. The Vitra Eames Elephant is available in a plastic version for those it was originally intended for: children. Whether as a toy 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.

    The first birds created by Oiva Toikka and the glassblowers of the Nuutajarvi Glass Factory, the oldest in Finland, saw the light of day in 1973. Each bird is a unique individual, signed with the artist's name as well as the name of Nuutajarvi. The Birds are cherished and valued gifts, and are irresistible to collectors around the world. The first Iittala birds were created by Oiva Toikka and the glassblowers of the Nuutajarvi Glass Factory, the oldest in Finland, in 1973. Each bird is a unique individual, and is signed with the artist's name as well as the name of Nuutajarvi. The iittala Birds are cherished and valued gifts, and are irresistible to collectors around the world.

    The Pantone Colour Institute advises the fashion, product, interiors and packaging design industries on the use of colour in design. It has been choosing a Colour of the Year since 1999. For 2016, Pantone picked two soft colours – a baby blue and dusty pink.

    Similar to the choice of Greenery, previous Colours of the Year have tended towards the bolder end of the spectrum, with the brownish-red Marsala colour for 2015 and Radiant Orchid for 2014.

    Two examples of Noguchi's predilection for sculptural lines are his Freeform Sofa and Ottoman, the shapes of which are reminiscent of river pebbles. Noguchi himself described his design as "soft rock". Thanks to its organic shape and the natural tones of its upholstery fabric the sofa has a light, elegant feel, despite its voluminous form. Vitra Design Museum Collection Isamu Noguchi's predilection for sculptural lines are present in his Freeform Sofa and Ottoman, the shapes of which are reminiscent of river pebbles. Noguchi himself described his design as "soft rock". Thanks to its organic shape and the natural tones of its upholstery fabric the sofa has a light, elegant feel in shades of Greenery.

    Artifort loves "Greenery" for many of its upholstered chairs and sofas. Artifort’s decision to reintroduce the F 978 in 2006 Artifort loves "Greenery" for many of its upholstered chairs and sofas. Artifort reintroduced the F 978 Chair in 2006 and it is rocking this bright refreshing colour.

    pantone-colour-of-the-year-greenery_dezeen_hero2 So when you are choosing products for your home or office, go for Greenery, and have a very merry 2017.

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

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  • Modern Merriment for the Holidays

    Design the perfect holiday with gifts for every modernist on your list. GRShop.com and Gabriel Ross try to keep these items in stock for quick and easy shipping. Here are some suggestions to get you in the holiday mood.

    Made of black Alder, the Vitra Eames House Bird was part of the Eames personal collection of found objects in their house in Pacific Palisades, California. Re-editioned in 2007 by Vitra, this black bird makes a special object in any home. Made of black Alder, the Vitra Eames House Bird was part of the Eames personal collection of found objects in their house in Pacific Palisades, California. Re-editioned in 2007 by Vitra, this black bird makes a special object in any home.

    tolomeo_micro_gold_holiday_2016_page_4_image_0001 The Artemide Tolomeo Micro Table Lamp, Gold Limited Edition, makes a very unique gift for anyone needing some light in their lives. Check out the complete family of Artemide Tolomeos.

    ol_x-120-50_pure_black_set 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. The Pure Black range has won several design awards for functionality and stunning design. 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.

    flensted_elephant_party_a Check out the complete line of Flensted Mobiles for children and adults. From the best-selling Elephant Party for kids, to Flowing Rhythm, designed over fifty years ago, these mobiles remains some of the most admired mobiles and are bestsellers worldwide.

    The Alessi Michael Graves Kettle is an Alessi Best Seller since it was designed in 1985. It is available as an electric kettle and don't forget the playful Alessi Tea Rex Kettle, with the small supernatural dragon as the whistle. The Alessi Michael Graves Kettle is an Alessi best seller since it was designed in 1985. It is also available as an electric kettle and don't forget the playful Alessi Tea Rex Kettle, with the small supernatural dragon as the whistle.

    GRShop.com also has fun items on its ever popular Clearance Page. Many are final sale and limited availability so don't delay.

    dwellstudio_play_blanket_d_2_2 Dwell's soft play blankets are perfect anywhere - from the playroom floor to a toddler's bed.

    An essential for any bookworm. A fountain pen shaped bookmark formed in digitally etched sheet brass. Designed in London. An essential for any bookworm. A magnifier shaped bookmark formed in digitally etched sheet brass. Also available as a fountain pen. Designed in London.

    So check out the Gift Ideas we have gathered together for you and if you have questions or need help picking the right gift, please call GR Shop at 1-866-207-1111.

    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.

  • Herman Miller Holiday Sale, 15% off until Dec. 21

    The Herman Miller Holiday Sale has begun. Enjoy 15% off + free standard shipping on all Herman Miller products including Magis, Geiger, Mattiazzi and Maharam. Save on everything Herman Miller, from award-winning office chairs to mid-century design icons.

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    Chairs and Seating: Herman Miller meticulously produces authentic designs remaining true to the designers' original ideas. The results are evident in objects as purposeful as they are beautiful.

    Herman Miller Downtown Installation The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman have become a universally recognized form. The set is available in a variety of veneers, multiple leather options, and two sizes. Whatever selection you make, you can be assured of the quality and authenticity of this design.

    Tables and Desks: A large variety of shapes and sizes gives all Herman Miller tables and desks the flexibility to enhance any environment.

    hermanmiller-renew-table-2 The Herman Miller Renew Sit-to-Stand Tables make moving from sitting to standing—and back again—a natural part of your day. Combined with a great chair, Renew gives you a full range of supported movement.

    Nelson Bubble Lamps: The Nelson Bubble Lamp Collection adds a touch of softness and luminosity to interiors.

    saucer_3_1 Designed by George Nelson in 1952, these elegant fixtures are fashioned from a sturdy, lightweight steel frame yet have a delicate, floating quality. Available in pendant, floor, table, or wall-mounted variations.

    New from Herman Miller:  Herman Miller is always releasing new and exciting designs from today's top designers.

    Made of Solid Walnut, these 15 inch high stools can be used anywhere and are beautifully versatile. Besides being places to sit on, they also serve as low tables, display surfaces, or simply objects to be admired. The center section of the stool comes in three distinctively sculpted profiles. The Herman Miller Spot Stool Collection, made of solid walnut, can be used anywhere and is beautifully versatile. Besides being places to sit on, they also serve as low tables, display surfaces, or simply objects to be admired. The center section of the stool comes in three distinctively sculpted profiles.

    New from Magis: With his Traffic Collection of lounge furniture, designer Konstantin Grcic contrasts linear frames and geometric volumes to establish a formal vocabulary that allows a range of playful, yet functional articulations.

    magis-traffic-bench-5 Available as an armchair, sofa, bench, chaise lounge, or table, the Magis Traffic Collection expresses casual elegance in a variety of settings.

    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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