This serene setting showcases the fabulous Wardour oak bed and matching bedside table and wardrobes – open their doors and breathe deeply, it’s like being in a forest! The Claypole sofa and armchair (left) and Ansty armchair (right) are brand new additions to our Flagshop Collection. An Akari floor lamp (this one, the UF4-L10, is only available in store) and one of Marcel Wanders’ ethereal MaMo Nouchies lamps perfectly capture the mood.
The restful scene is almost a journey through The Conran Shop’s 25 years at Michelin House, from the Hector table lamp by Original BTC, one of our earliest suppliers, and the Twin coffee table, designed exclusively for us by Wolfgang Setz, via Terence Conran designs such as the best-selling Winslow sofa, Balance shelving and Barton collection, to recent additions, including the new Radley oak dining table by Sean Dare and classic chairs by Hans J Wegner.
Piero Lissoni’s plump Mex Cube modular sofa system and Mex low table (2006-7) form the heart of a relaxed scheme that spans nine decades, from Christian Dell’s 1930s Idell lamp and Greta Grossman’s 1947 Grasshopper lamp, via the 1960s CH07 ponyskin and Eames EA217 chairs, to Roberto de Sabato’s aluminium Krossing shelving (another Conran Shop exclusive) and Starck’s 2010 Lou Read chair.
In this kitchen set up – the minimalist cabinets are, of course, by Bulthaup – Patricia Urquiola’s quirky Flo bar stools, Wegner’s Wishbone chairs and Felicity Iron’s beautiful (herb-scented) rush flooring prove that rustic materials and sleek surfaces are not mutually incompatible.
Florence’s Superstudio was one of Italy’s ‘anti-design’ groups, a product of the late ’60s counter-culture. They rebelled against the slickness of La Dolce Vita and aimed to produce buildings, furniture and situations with a philosophical content and a radical attitude. A common honeycomb core is shared by desk, console and bench versions. The Op Art patterned laminate has been silk-screen printed; while conspicuously modern, it also suggests renaissance geometry and the stage sets of Serlio. Designed in 1970.
Our all-new Chelsea store was unveiled last week – an oasis of calming colours and stunning designs – and the response from our customers and guests was fabulous; lots of happy, relaxed people wandering around, exploring different areas and sitting down and chatting while they sipped prosecco to the sound of live music from our band…