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  • GRShop & Gabriel Ross Staff Holiday Wish List for 2014: #1

    What are you giving - and hoping to receive - this holiday season? The staff at GR Shop and Gabriel Ross are a design savvy bunch who are constantly surrounded by beautiful objects. It is hard to choose one favourite from all the possible pieces but here are their choices for a happy holiday season.

    Ross:  For the traveller on your list, it has to be the Alessi 9090 Espresso Maker. I personally always travel with the 6 cup size, as it can make two Americanos in one go by adding 3 espresso shots to each mug with a little boiling water. No one wants to start a day on the road with bad coffee so take one of these very nicely designed, easy to use, espresso makers along for the ride.

    The Alessi 9090 Espresso Maker, designed by Richard Sapper in 1980, is available in 3 sizes: 1 cup, 3 cups and 6 cups. A perfect start to a holiday morning. The Alessi 9090 Espresso Maker, designed by Richard Sapper in 1980, is available in 3 sizes: 1 cup, 3 cups and 6 cups. A perfect start to a holiday morning.

     

    Amber: The Herman Miller Eames Hang It All is my choice.  Great design and super functional, Ray and Charles Eames elevated the everyday coat rack into something inventive and fun. First crafted with multicolored balls and a white wire frame, two new monochromatic options, all-black and all-white, are now available and they expand the sense of play and inventiveness of the original. With young kids around the house, this would be a great gift to receive!

     

    The Herman Miller Eames Hang It All is great for hallways, bathrooms, kid's rooms, anywhere you need to add function and fun. It is available with multi- coloured wooden balls or all-black or all-white balls. The Herman Miller Eames Hang It All is great for hallways, bathrooms, kid's rooms and anywhere you need to add function, colour and fun. It is available with multi-coloured wooden balls or all-black or all-white balls.

     

    Vanessa: Everyone loves eclectic objects and the Vitra Eames House Bird is one of my favourites to add to anyone's collection. The masterfully simplistic black bird (circa 1910) with its tapered beak and sleek tail was evidently one of Ray and Charles Eames' most prized objects of Appalachian folk art. It became famous in the 1950s when it was featured in a poster highlighting some of their chairs.  Vitra used 3-D scans of the original to create the solid alder wood reproduction that is made today in Germany.

    The Eames House Bird is made of black lacquered solid alder and has steel wire legs. Add it to your collection! The Vitra Eames House Bird is made of black lacquered solid alder and has steel wire legs. Add it to your collection!

     

    Alexandra: As an avid tea drinker I love the Alessi Michael Graves Electric Kettle, with its bird-shaped whistle. A beautiful classic, it does what it's supposed to do: look good and boil water - quickly! This kettle combines modern design with a bit of whimsy and it will bring some beauty into your everyday life. And the little bird may even make you smile. It is also available in a stove top version. Check it out at: GRShop.com

    The Alessi Michael Graves Electric Kettle is also available in a stove top version, with a blue, black or white handle. The Alessi Michael Graves Electric Kettle is also available in a stove top version, with either a blue, black or white handle.

     

    Whether you have been naughty or nice, we have a great list of in-stock gift ideas at: https://grshop.com/featured.html

    Stay tuned for more holiday gift ideas in the weeks to come!

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Eames Plastic Shell Chair available in 9 new colors

    You don’t have to venture outdoors this autumn to view exciting and vibrant colour changes. The iconic Eames Plastic Shell Chair , designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1948, now comes in nine new fun colors. This September Herman Miller has expanded the colour range to include: java, blue ice, stone, alpine, blush, pale yellow, charcoal, peacock blue and kelly green.

    Blush, pale yellow and charcoal Eames Shell Chair colours. Images source hermanmiller.com Blush, pale yellow and charcoal Eames Shell Chair colours. Images source hermanmiller.com 

     

    These new colours make a great addition to the existing 5 colours: aqua sky, white, red orange, black and sparrow. Each of the new colours will be available as a side chair as well as an armchair.

    screen shot shell Eames Plastic Shell Chair available in 9 new colors

     

    There is also an upholstery option offered in Hopsak by designer extraordinaire Alexander Girard. See GR Shop for all available options.

  • Herman Miller Takes Mid-Century Modern Classics Outdoors

    The sun is shining, weather is warmer, sandals are making their way out of the closets, and your mid-century favourites are appearing on the sundeck. No, not just for an hour or two of sunbathing and then back inside to its' usual living room corner. These MCM Classics by Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson are now available from Herman Miller in finishings designed to withstand the elements.

    Eames Aluminum Group Chairs for Outdoor by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Photo: hermanmiller.com

    Eames Aluminum Group Chair for Outdoor by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Photo: hermanmiller.com

    Re-introduced as outdoor furniture last year, Herman Miller's Aluminum Group was well received by mid-century modern enthusiasts and received a 2011 ICFF Editor's Award in the Outdoor Furniture category. Available in either graphite or white frames, the new outdoor weave fabric was designed to feel good on bare summer skin and is available in four colours/tones.

    Eames Wire Base Low Tables for Outdoor by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Photo: hermanmiller.com

    Eames Wire Base Low Table for Outdoor by Charles and Ray Eames, for Herman Miller. Photo: hermanmiller.com

    The ever popular Wire Based Low Table by Charles and Ray Eames also made the outdoor makeover - available in several natural stone tops and powder coated bases.

    Nelson Pedestal Table for Outdoor by George Nelson, for Herman Miller. Photo: hermanmiller.com

    Nelson Pedestal Table for Outdoor by George Nelson, for Herman Miller. Photo: hermanmiller.com

    Also donning natural stone top finishes, George Nelson's Pedestal Tables are another addition the outdoor line up. Similar to the indoor version, this table is designed to suit any outdoor arrangement, offering 2 height and 2 diameter size options.

    View these and other modern outdoor furniture on our website, here.
    View other mid-century modern classics by Herman Miller on our website, here.
    View Herman Miller's website, here.

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