The Original sideboard with its chunky over hanging top and corner posts is an imposing but charming piece of furniture. An extremely robust design with a mix of drawers and cupboard space that will suit a variety of storage needs. It can be used as the main storage as a striking centre piece or as a wonderful addition to a whole room collection of their rustic furniture. It has a handy internal shelf as standard.
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This weeks Product of the Week is from one of our favourite online retailers, Amara. The John Green Embrace is a coffee table with a twist! This award winning piece of furniture by John Green naturally forms two low modern tables that can then be ‘embraced together to create a versatile storage unit.
Made from bent plywood the beautifully designed Embrace piece of furniture is ideal to store modern media such as DVDs, CDs, books & magazines, it can also be used as an occasional table or even as a bench & desk for children. Embrace makes a fabulous addition to any living space and a great new home gift. As it’s also available in Birch and Oak you can match it to your existing furniture or have this modern table as the statement piece of your living room.
Amara has fast established itself as the UK’s largest e-tailer of Missoni Home, Ralph Lauren Home and William Yeoward Crystal, to name but a few. They also offer a luxury gift wrapping service for those buying presents and a Wedding list hosting service for those tying the knot!
2014 saw an increase in Amara’s luxury products to nearly 30,000. They introduced top new brands and launched their French website, which after a painstaking translation of each and every word became the very first foreign language website in ever growing international expansion.
What’s next? Amara continues to work hard to bring you the very best in luxury home fashion, and with many more leading designer brands and upcoming new products on their way they are sure to have your interior style covered.
This week we are spoiling you with a whole collection of Glass Pendants from Curiousa & Curiousa. With endless ideas of colours, shapes and arrangements you’re going to be designing your room around these lights!
The Glass Pendants are available in 4 sizes, 5 shapes and 21 different colours. Each individual light is hand blown and includes fabric twisted flex and metal fittings. The variety of this collection means that everyone will have their personal favourite…or two! Each shade is traditionally free-blown without moulds, allowing virtually any shape, size and colour to be achieved. Curiousa shows how to mix and match different styles, we think that they’re perfect for not only a home but also a bar, restaurant or hotel.
Meet Esther Patterson, the founder of Curiousa & Curiousa designs hand-blown, bespoke glass and bone china lighting.
Based in Derbyshire in the Midlands Esther is a proud British Designer using only UK based craftspeople and suppliers, she continues to work locally with carpenters, fabricators, photographers and glass blowers – all highly skilled crafts people.
Just 5 years ago Esther launched her range in Design Week at Tent London gaining the prestigious ‘Elle Decoration Approval’ award. With lights now retailing through Liberty’s London, designs used in Harvey Nicols Fifth Floor Cafe, pendants hanging in Jamie Oliver Restaurants, gaining a nomination for the British Design Awards for 2012 and 2013, then this year winning The Dulux Colour Award, Esther continues to go from strength to strength, developing new ranges and bespoke solutions for interior designers, architectural practices and private individuals.
What’s next for Curiousa & Curiousa?
Esther says, “The whole team are all so excited to be a part of the celebrations for Maison & Objet Paris’ 20th anniversary. Not only is this our first time exhibiting at Maison, but 2015 marks Curiousa’s 5th anniversary within the industry, so we just knew it would be the perfect exhibition to launch the year.”
This week the feature could have easily been called “Collection of the Week” as the Tom Raffield whole light collection are all each worthy of being our Product of the Week. To follow Tom we have also drawn our inspiration from nature and love the description of the Bloom Light being named after the opening of a flower.
Much like their Collection the Tom Raffield page connects with their visitors and beautifully describes each piece. “The Bloom Light utilises petals of bent wood arranged into a symmetrical shape around the central bulb. It has a sweep and flow that make it a statement piece. The large petals are made of high quality wood and mask much of the bulb, whilst also cutting through the light to create soft shadows and a warm glow.”
Once you have somehow narrowed down your favourite Light you then must choose your finish from the sustainably sourced ash, oak or walnut, or a combination of oak and walnut.
The team at Tom Raffield have kindly offered our readers 15% off their range with this code TRA15.
With nature running through his veins Tom grew up in Exmoor. Where better place to be inspired than when surrounded by extreme wilderness, tranquility and natural beauty. This is the environment that stimulated Tom’s imagination and inspired his motto for his work “Adventurous design and quality craftsmanship”.
We asked Tom to tell us his story from the beginning, “My fascination with the traditional practice of steam bending began whilst studying at Falmouth College of Arts. I discovered that the traditional technique of using a chamber wouldn’t allow him to create the complex 3D bends he had envisaged. Years of research and experimentation allowed me to develop a new steaming method to turn my design visions into reality.”
Tom was co-founder of the award-winning collective design company Sixixis, recognised for unique aesthetic, forward-thinking designs and now, through his own company, Tom continues to create spectacular, ecologically sound, innovative furniture and lighting.
Handcrafted in his studios in Cornwall, England, the range of contemporary lighting and furniture Tom now creates is based on beauty, integrity and a desire to create unique, high-specification products that will be cherished by their owners.
The first Product of the Week for 2015 needed to be something special and the Kartell Sparkle Stool from Design 55 is certainly that! To make it an extra Happy New Year Design55 have kindly added a 15% off promotion on the whole stunning Kartel Sparkle Collection.
The Sparkle Stool, designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for a new Kartell range is an absolute gem for the home. The unique pleating in the material on both the inside and out gives a jewel like appearance and is sure to add a perfect finishing touch to your home.