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Dream team for the reading corner…

Almost 80 years of design lie between the iconic cantilever tubular steel lounge S 411 chair (1932) and the LUM LED lamp (2010) by Ulf Möller. Now the two signature Thonet tubular steel designs make a happy pair in a special autumn offer…

From 1 September 2016 to 30 April 2017, Bauhaus style hunters will receive the Thonet LUM LED standing lamp (worth £520) as a free gift with the purchase of a classic S 411 lounge chair and footstool.

Choice is also part of the package: as this comfortable cantilevered icon from the Bauhaus era is available in a wide range of fabric upholstery plus a version in leather, while the LUM standing lamp comes in various sizes and colours.

All you need to add is a book…

For Thonet stockists in the UK, please contact: 07980 019 194 or email greatbritain@thonet.de

New client: The Surface & Materials Show

We are delighted to announce that QuickStep PR is now representing the Surface & Materials Show!

After a successful debut last year, the Surface & Materials Show returns with the latest solutions for architects, interior designers, specifiers and industry professionals seeking a broad range of innovative and high-performance products. In 2015 the show attracted 5498 visitors, including representatives from 60% of UK top architecture firms. The Surface & Materials Show is part of UK Construction Week, taking place 18-20 October 2016 at NEC Birmingham.

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We recently joined the lively Surface & Materials Advisory Panel discussion at Grimshaw Architects, which brought together key experts from the world of design, architecture, engineering and environmental management to discuss the latest innovations and the challenges facing the sector. Watch some of the highlights here: http://www.ukconstructionweek.com/surface-and-materials/whats-on/show-news/404-trade-shows-are-the-place-where-you-can-confront-your-ideas-with-reality-surface-materials-advisory-panel

Free visitor registration is now open: www.surfaceandmaterialsshow.co.uk/register

And stay tuned for all the latest news in cutting-edge materials…


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Mowlem & Co opens a new showroom in Harrogate

We are off to Harrogate to celebrate the opening of the new Mowlem & Co showroom on June 9th.

Bringing to four the number of dedicated showrooms in the UK (plus representation in Scotland) the new location in the heart of prestigious Harrogate reflects the demand for, and the trust, in the award-winning bespoke kitchen and furniture brand.

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The 1,700 square foot space features a number of inspirational settings, which beautifully demonstrate the capabilities of the company to create finely crafted and detailed schemes, working with a vast choice of materials, finishes, equipment and specifications, all tailored carefully to each customer’s requirements. The sets vary in style from classic to contemporary and demonstrate Mowlem & Co’s expertise not only in kitchens but also in solutions for bedrooms, dressing rooms and studies.


Thonet returns to Clerkenwell Design Week

Returning to the heart of London’s design world for Clerkenwell Design Week, renowned furniture pioneers Thonet will display a distinctive selection of key pieces. These include the UK debut for the “Thonet All Seasons” outdoor collection, in which tubular steel classics from the Bauhaus era have been given a new and colourful weather-resistant finish.

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Further new designs pay homage to the famed tradition of working with wood at Thonet: the intriguing 1025 side table by James Van Vossel, the refined 1060 dining table by Jorre van Ast and the versatile 1860 set of side tables. Plus, the bentwood sofa range 2000 by Christian Werner is now accompanied by an equally inviting armchair S 830.



We hope to see you on stand at the new Design Fields venue at Clerkenwell Design Week, 24 -26 May 2016 (drinks every night between 5 and 7pm!)

Find out more at: www.thonet.de and www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

Clerkenwell Design Week 2015

Overview | Clerkenwell Design Week is a three day affair that celebrates everything design. The event takes place  in the heart of the city which is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Installations popped up all over, with the likes of Glaze (by Gx Glass in conjunction with Cousins & Cousins) being a crowd-pleaser due to its fluorescent, geometric aesthetics and the option for visitors to decide how they wanted to see the installation up-cycled. The Invisible Store of Happiness by designer-maker Sebastian Cox and sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon explored experimental design. The process of traditional furniture-making was combined with organic sculpture to combine craftsmanship and creativity, challenging the versatility and properties of the American Maple and Cherry hardwoods.

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Our clients, Thonet GmbH returned this year taking space at the high-profile Design Factory in the Farmiloe building. The stand was an ideal showcase for both the iconic bentwood and tubular steel classics and for the latest exciting additions to the lounge segment: the hugely popular 808 reclining chair, the elegant bentwood sofa 2002, the comfortable yet ‘edgy’ club chair S831 and the graphic 60s inspired armchair 860. All well recieved from the crowds of enthusiastic design fans who make Clerkenwell such an enjoyable celebration of design.

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Other Exhibitions | Icon’s House of Culture, which was new for 2015, brought a highly artistic approach to the Old Sessions House where designers collaborated with Indoor Garden Design and landscape architects (uncommon) to incorporate plants in with the furniture. We were equally as mesmerised with the building that housed the show, which was surely one of the most photographed views during CDW.

Platform at the House of Detention showcased emerging designers and allowed exhibitors to make use of interesting spaces in the underground site. DOME Studios caught our attention here with their EDIT wooden wall tiles and functional, clean A. clocks.  Detail at St Johns Square and Additions and at The Crypt on the Green provided both luxury and commercial designs ensuring that there really was something for everyone. Looking forward to next year already.

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