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TUAREG, LIGHTWING, METAFISICA: The new lamps from Foscarini and Diesel Living with Foscarini are now available!

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TUAREG: chaos becomes order in a floor lamp that recalls a sculpture

Tuareg is a dynamic composition of tubular elements with three incorporated 350° directional LED light sources at the extremities. An expressive protagonist in the space, whether on or off, in its orange or black chrome version.

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LIGHTWING: great lighting performance with essential, poetic graphics

The slender, sleek rod supports the housing of the LED light source. The directional reflector allows you to control the beam of light. The intensity of the light can also be modulated as you wish, with a pedal dimmer. Lightwing illuminates every moment of your day in a different way.

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METAFISICA: a new product from the Diesel and Foscarini partnership

The Diesel Living with Foscarini collection, born in 2009, is enriched with new models each year. Metafisica is a table lamp with a surprising shape: a blown glass body that seems suspended on a fine metallic cage. It  is an important, yet versatile lamp, which emanates a warm, enveloping light.

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New leather effect finish adds a touch of elegance to the Air Collection by Gallotti & Radice

Gallotti & Radice New Finish - Leather Effect

We are pleased to inform you that Gallotti & Radice have introduced a new “luxury look” finish for the inside parts of the units included in their best selling Air Collection.

The brand new mink coloured “leather effect” laminate replaces the previous “grey finish” and adds a touch of elegance to the range. This change represents the aim of Gallotti & Radice to continuously improve the quality of their products, providing up-to-date and stylish finishes, both suitable for living and working spaces.

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We are sure you will love their new range!

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Discover the very best in Modern Outdoor Sofas

The Top Trend: Outdoor sofas

Outdoor sofas have always been one of those things you’ve always thought of having and now is the perfect time to get yourself one!

The outdoor modern sofa provides the very best comfort needed for these very long summer days and late evenings spent with family and friends. By utilising our modern outdoor sofas you are able to forget and unwind.

Our modern outdoor sofas allow you to open up your garden doors and maximise your outdoor living space. Spending time in your garden with relations is the perfect feeling, especially when you are lying down in one our finest sofas, which are made for your comfort.

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Saler Sofa Modular 4 – Jose A. Grandia-Blasco

Our modern outdoor sofas come in a variety of different shapes and sizes as well as a variety of colours to help liven up your outdoor space. Our modern outdoor sofas are for anyone desiring to read, relax, sleep or even just to chat. Once you have bought the outdoor sofa, you will be pleased not only because of its great design but because of its luxurious comfort.

Lately, these products have been very popular specifically within family gardens all over the world. The new modern outdoor sofas designed by Gandia Blasco are no exception. They have a great modern look with removable fabric covers plus the sofa mats are covered with water-repellent fabrics.

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Flat sofa Modular 2- Mario Ruiz

There is a big choice of modern outdoor sofas on our website so, if you fancy one then just click on it and we will provide the rest of the service. Our team is always available to chat with you whenever needed.

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Na Xemena Sofa Modular 1- Ramon Esteve

Just remember, we provide the best quality and service for you.

Click here to view are huge selection of modern outdoor sofas

Many thanks to Hadassa Partouche our current work placement for her wonderful contribution!

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Chaplins Milan Awards 2014: Bringing you the very best designs from the worlds largest furniture fair

Milan Furniture Fair Awards 2014

Welcome to the CHAPLINS MILAN AWARDS 2014, where we will be bringing you the very best from the world’s largest and most exciting furniture fair.

At this year’s fair we saw a lot of warmth in the new collections. Smoked glass, brass detailing and soft fabrics were a constant theme, with many designs provoking thoughts of yesteryear without feeling dated.

Over the next 12 months we will be focusing on bringing this livable luxury to our client’s homes, where you can not only appreciate high end design but enjoy using it on an everyday basis.

We hope you enjoy the ceremony and look forward to presenting our new collections to you over the coming months!

BEST SOFA RANGE

Lotus by Manzoni & Tapinassi

Lotus by Manzoni & Tapinassi typifies our own ethos of bringing everyday luxury into the homes of our clients. The soft, round lines and inviting down padding enwrap the body and give great comfort despite it’s low profile.

We also liked the contrasting patches at the corners, which can be personalised according to one’s own taste or to complement a colour scheme.

VIEW THE CURRENT ARKETIPO FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST DINING

Twist&Turn by Hans Sandgren Jakobsen

The Twist&Turn collection particularly caught our eye with its classic references to Scandinavian design traditions of the 50’s as well as Gio Ponti’s iconic Superleggera Chair from the 50’s.

Consisting of two dining chairs, one with armrests and one without and a dining table in Canaletta Walnut, this solid wood dining set combines the simplistic but functional nature of Scandi design with the artisan traditions of the Italian manufacturer Porada.

VIEW THE CURRENT PORADA FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST CHAIR

Aluminium Chair by Charles & Ray Eames

The new palette of colours adds an inviting touch to one of the greatest furniture designs of the twentieth century.

Thanks to the 26 new colours of Hopsak upholstery fabric, the classic Aluminium Chair can now be used to create attractively coordinated living environments in homes as well as office meeting areas.

VIEW THE CURRENT VITRA FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST BED

Jaan by EOOS

No one puts our beds in the corner! It’s time to showcase the place you sleep. The Jaan bed stands freely in the centre of a room and welcomes a modern way of living. Not bright and loud, the striking thing about the Jaan bed is its charmingly elegant allure, allowing it to shape a room without taking over it. Supremely soft and coolly casual.

VIEW THE CURRENT WALTER KNOLL FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST OCCASIONAL TABLE

Tobi-Ishi by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby

We first fell in love with the rectangular version of the Tobi-ishi table when it was presented last January in Cologne and now B&B Italia have extended their collection to include a low multi purpose table, which is extremely practical due to it’s lack of sharp corners. The table is only available in oak in four different finishes: light, grey, black and smoked. These natural finishes were specifically chosen to highlight the manufacturer’s high level of craftsmanship.

VIEW THE CURRENT B&B ITALIA FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST STORAGE SOLUTION

Nuno Stool by Kensaku Oshiro

The Nano stool is a wonderful, playful complement inspired by the work of saddlers, with the dual function of sculpture/stool and pouf/storage.

The structure is entirely covered in soft cowhide and is equipped with an opening seat that reveals a cowhide-covered organiser compartment. Attention to detail, stitching, straps, and the sturdiness and feel of the cowhide all contribute to the distinct individuality of this object, whose attraction will only increase over time.

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BEST HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Ameno by Spectral Audio Möbel GmbH

There is nothing more magical than when something disappears and Spectral do exactly that when it comes to technology! Ameno has a specially made media compartment made of high-strength aluminium, which runs like a backbone through the rear section of the furniture. This gives the furniture its stability and provides space for entire cabling, the rotatable TV mount as well as all docks for holding smartphones and tablets.

We were also impressed with the huge range of surfaces on offer. These include over 2000 scratch resistant glass colours, 3 different wood veneers plus Spectral are breaking new ground with their innovative ceramic surfaces.

VIEW THE CURRENT SPECTRAL FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST HOME OFFICE

Segreto by Ron Gilad

Ron Gilad, the eclectic Israeli designer, has reinvented the classic “secretaire”. No more old-fashioned desks with drawers, their place is now taken by an eye catching triangular unit, which can be suspended from a wall at any height.

Inside are tiny shelves and drawers in which to file away documents, letters, small books and other objects that need to be safely stored for retrieval at will. Thanks to its clever system of stay-rods the lower part becomes a worktop to use when writing or to support a laptop or tablet. The unit comes in eucalyptus or a selection of American walnut finishes, which makes it easy to integrate into any interior décor.

VIEW THE CURRENT MOLTENI&C FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST OUTDOOR COLLECTION

Stack Collection by Borja García

Stack is a stackable outdoor furniture collection inspired by the nautical world with design elements reminiscent of the 1960’s and 1970’s. We particularly liked the collection’s clean and straightforward lines along with the materials used to give shape and colour to the simple, balanced, and incredibly light pieces. The Stack collection is ideal for both large contract installations as well as small residential projects.

VIEW THE CURRENT GANDIA BLASCO OUTDOOR COLLECTION

BEST RE-EDITION

Indochine by Charlotte Perriand

At this year’s furniture fair, Cassina presented for the first time new re-editions by Charlotte Perriand in wood, giving some of her design classics a new softer feel.

The Indochine small swivel armchair is an adaptation of the LC7 metal framed armchair which Charlotte Perriand designed in 1927 and demonstrates Cassina’s high quality carpentry workmanship and is testimony to the pioneering architect’s inspiring travels through the Orient.

VIEW THE CURRENT CASSINA FURNITURE COLLECTION

BEST OVERALL COLLECTION

Gallotti & Radice

Gallotti & Radice marked their presence at the Milan fair with an impressive new collection, which underlined the timeless character and high quality finish of their products.

The new living and home products on show caught our attention due to their distinctive design and combination of different materials, which we believe will bring an exclusive beauty to our client’s everyday lives.

VIEW THE CURRENT GALLOTTI & RADICE FURNITURE COLLECTION

WTF AWARD

KNP by Jean Nouvel

At Chaplins we are all for pushing the boundaries when it comes to furniture design but we are still getting our heads around the KNP sofa by Arflex!

With KNP, Jean Nouvel questions the archetype of the sofa and separates it into three main elements: a wooden structure, a two-colour reversible cover and loose polyurethane flat cushions. Users are encouraged to personalise their piece by arranging the cushions and the cover according to different uses such as relaxing, sleeping, watching TV and reading.

Revolutionary or Revolting? We will let you decide!

VIEW THE CURRENT ARFLEX FURNITURE COLLECTION

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Tweet Rug by Carpet Sign is highly fashionable! New rug collection takes inspiration from one of the most iconic designs by Coco Chanel – The Chanel Jacket

Tweet Rug by Carpet Sign

Tweed originated from Scotland in the 18th century. Tweed is a rough, unfinished closely woven woollen fabric. The original name of the cloth was tweel, Scots for twill, it being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern. A traditional story has the name coming about almost by chance. About 1830, a London merchant received a letter from a Hawick firm about some tweels. The London merchant misinterpreted the handwriting, understanding it to be a trade-name taken from the river Tweed that flows through the Scottish Borders textile area. Subsequently the goods were advertised as Tweed, and the name has remained ever since. The most famous brand of tweed is Harris Tweed, which was created in the 18th century by crofters in the Outer Hebrides. This fabric was then introduced to the British aristocracy by Lady Dunmore in the 1840s for wear during shooting and hunting expeditions. This is also the only fabric to still be produced by hand. Coco Chanel famously borrowed the masculine fabric and created the famed Chanel suit out of tweed during the 1920s. Importantly, it was structured to feel like a cardigan, rather than a restrictive suit jacket. To make it softer it is felted on wooden tables.

History of Tweed Fabric

Tweeds, tweeds….Tweet!

Carpet Signs’ “Tweet” is highly fashionable! Due to a special tufting technique, a charming and unique irregularity is achieved, winking at the ever lasting tweed fabrics. A frivolous border gives the rug a haute couture touch, bringing alongside a joyful emotion. The collection is made of a large diversity of materials: wool, linen, cotton, viscose and silk; the silk yarn gives the rug a sophisticated extra. The Tweet range includes pretty pastels, rich naturals and deep colour mixtures.

Selection of Tweed

Collection name: Tweet
Material: 38,5%wool, 19.5% linen, 14% silk, 14% cotton, 14% viscose
Pile height: 10mm
Pile weight: 2500 g/m2
Colours: 20 mm
Carte Blanche: applicable

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Our inspiration…
One of the most iconic designs by Coco Chanel is the Chanel style jacket, similar to the many jackets designed by her. It features the box-shaped and collarless jacket style. Coco Chanel got the inspiration from a cardigan sweater in the 1930s, but yet, even till now the Chanel style jacket is still hugely popular. A Chanel style jacket is often made of nubby fabrics like the signature tweed often used and typically features contrasting trim and patch pockets. Since its original conception by the House Chanel the jacket has also evolved into lots of new versions of new styles. Chanel jacket was usually worn with a suit, while these days they are seen with a smart skirt or down with a pair of jeans. You will also find them in all sorts of different colours from pastel shades to monotone. All these innovations have actually given new life to this classic design.

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New for IMM Cologne 2014: Rolf Benz NOVA. A new movement.

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New for IMM Cologne 2014: Rolf Benz NOVA. A new movement.

Sit, lounge, chill, lie, sleep: its unique comfort mechanism makes it easy to transform the Rolf Benz NOVA into a high-back seat, a recliner, a daybed, a bed, or something completely different, somewhere in between. And the Rolf Benz NOVA has just received the interior innovation award 2014. This casual, relaxing piece of furniture, used as a single or double long chair, with its sophisticated craftsmanship, brings a carefree sensuality into every kind of space. The mechanism (patent pending) provides an organic, seamless, gliding transition between the various settings. So the Rolf Benz NOVA effortlessly adjusts to every position of the body.

A particular feature of the modern design language of the Rolf Benz NOVA is the trim of the soft upholstery of the seat and back, with its beautifully crafted decorative stitching all around the edge. The degree of lightness can be chosen according to personal preference, with diagonal filigree legs, or a metal frame running around the chair – both available in textured silver paint, highgloss chrome, or black paint. The Rolf Benz NOVA can be moved from a freestanding position to one next to the wall: by just folding up the back, it turns into a comfortable extra-high backrest. Move the seat forward, and the back can be steplessly folded down into the lying position, taking up a minimum of space. And the headrest too can be individually adjusted.

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Cassina shares its passion with Louis Vuitton for Charlotte Perriand and launches a limited edition of the LC4 chaise-longue

The LC4 CP chaise-longue by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand is an homage by Cassina to Charlotte Perriand for the occasion of the 2014 Louis Vuitton Icon Collection which was officially presented at the exhibition “Charlotte Perriand – A Modernist Pioneer, from Avant-garde Design to Photography” at the Cassina showroom during Design Miami/Art Basel Miami Beach 2013.

This limited tribute edition (1000 pieces) of the ultimate ‘relaxing machine’ is characterised by Louis Vuitton’s expertise in saddlery craftsmanship: the saddle-leather of the self-supporting mattress, in natural light pink, and the contrasting dark brown foot and headrest has been supplied by Louis Vuitton’s tannery.

Watch the Louis Vuitton 2014 Icon Collection video with furniture by Charlotte Perriand and Cassina.

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&Tradition presents the new glass lamp BLOWN by Samuel Wilkinson

&tradition BLOWN light by Samuel Wilkinson

Samuel Wilkinson has designed a pendant light playing on reflection and refraction for &tradition, launched recently at Maison&Objet in Paris and Designjunction in London.

“I wanted to explore reflection and refraction in glass, to see how it breaks up the light. I wanted to design something that really emphasised that aspect of the material,” says London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson.

Blown is a mouth-blown glass pendant light with a quilted pattern imprinted on the surface which encloses the light source. It comes in two versions: a translucent variant with a silver lustre and a sandblasted one. Both versions are finished o! with a powder-coated metal suspension and a fabric cord.

Wilkinson has previously designed the Hoof tables for &tradition, but this is the first light for the brand. “It’s nice to be working with Samuel Wilkinson on a pendant light that marries traditional form with material innovation in this way,” says Brand Manager Martin Kornbek Hansen.

Like the Hoof tables, Blown is experimenting with a manufacturing process which combines industrial manufacture with a hand-crafted finish. While the making of Blown relies on computer-aided design (CAD), the end product is mouth-blown by highly skilled craftsmen, connecting traditional craft with innovative technology.

As a standalone item, Blown holds its own in any interior. But it can also be arranged in clusters, giving it the appearance of a spectacular glass chandelier. Blown’s versatility makes it ideal for hotels, bars, and homes alike.

Wilkinson studied furniture and product design at Ravensboure College of Art & Design in in London. He worked for design studios like PearsonLloyd and Conran before setting up his own studio in London in 2007.

&tradition is a Danish design company established in 2010 with the founding principle being tradition tied to innovation. Their unique library of furniture and lighting spans from the 1930s to the present day and includes designs by internationally renowned designers.

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Purling London Dark Chess Set on display at Chaplins – Hatch End

Purling London Dark Chess Set available at Chaplins Furniture

Purling London is a company that strives for nothing else but perfection, especially when it comes to the design and creation of their luxury Chess sets. These luxury items are built around a modern concept, which allows them to provide a well established contrast between tradition and innovation.

Dark Chess displays qualities that would not only appeal to the chess fanatics, but also to those who have a passion for art and design. With the board being lit from the underside it shows the detail that has been bestowed upon each piece providing bold colour and profound shadows.

The sets prove to be a stand out centrepiece for any modern interior. There are five stock colours that the pieces upon the chess board can be chosen from, these include: shadow black, light grey, cobalt blue, burnt orange and classic red.

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As well as this we also offer our customers the option to have their set fully customised. Corporate companies could choose to have their logo placed on the board for a more professional look or those with an eye for interior design could alter the colours of the pieces to match their home’s colour scheme.

Each set is provided with a certificate that is personally signed by the designer.

Dimensions: 56 x 56 cm
RRP: £1,995

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B&B Italia Video Lookbook 2013 – A statement of style, the expression of research on living today, on planning and design.

Having reached its ninth edition, B&B Italia Home is once again a not to be missed collection of some of the most stylish modern furniture on the planet. A true statement of style, the expression of research on living today, on planning and design. A collector’s volume that relates the international lifestyle of B&B Italia in three different living frameworks, each distinguished by some very special features.

Our B&B Italia studio in Hatch End, Middlesex has some of their most popular products on display so why not pop in and try them out for yourself?!

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