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In the press

Jan 28, 2015

From emerging publications to those that have been brightening up our post for years, we’re always interested to see how our products have been incorporated into different features to bring you fresh inspiration.

We take a look at some of the latest highlights from across the press, including both magazine and newspaper publications. If you would like further information on any of the featured products, then please email shop@nest.co.uk or call +44 (0) 114 243 3000.

Elle Decoration February 2015

Elle Decoration

Combining vibrant or clashing colours can be a bold move, but one that is definitely worth the risk! ‘The Wrong Colours’ feature in the February 2015 issue of Elle Decoration includes (ironically enough!) the Wrong for Hay Serve Table from our collection, which brings a bright pop of yellow into a diverse and contemporary set up.

Wrong for Hay was launched in 2013 by Sebastian Wrong and the world-renowned Danish design manufacturer Hay, with the intention of experimenting and pushing the boundaries of design. Influenced by culture and a wealth of eclectic ideas, they established a collection that features plenty of pattern and colour. You can read our exclusive interview with Sebastian Wrong over on our blog.

Wrong For Hay Tabels

The Wrong for Hay Serve Table is available in 72cm in Yellow and 51cm in Black from our collection.

My Warehouse Home Issue 1

Warehouse Home

When we first received the launch issue of My Warehouse Home through the post, we were pleasantly surprised to see that it was actually a newspaper! Suiting the content down to a tee, the look and feel of the publication had definitely captured our attention. Established by Sophie Bush in late 2014, My Warehouse Home is the first of its kind, with content solely focused on warehouse home inspiration.

The ‘Set in stone’ feature includes the Magis Chair One with Concrete Base in Yellow from Nest.co.uk. Concrete saw its prevalence in the design world in 2014 and isn’t set to go anywhere just yet. A raw and highly versatile material, concrete can go from looking urban and industrial to elegant and chic, depending on the style of the interior.

Magis Chair One with Concrete Base in Yellow

The chair is also available in Red, White, Black or Grey in an anthracite metallised version.

Financial Times Weekend 24 January/25 January 2015

Financial Times Weekend 24 January/25 January 2015

The Erik Jørgensen EJ 123 Toward Sofa from Nest.co.uk was included in a feature in the Financial Times Weekend about a new era of Nordic style. Still taking influences from modernist Scandinavian designs, Danish design is taking on a more contemporary twist, with design manufacturers such as Hay and Normann Copenhagen in the forefront.

Erik Jørgensen EJ 123 Toward Sofa
As well as the new soft pink version, the Erik Jørgensen EJ 123 Toward Sofa is also available in a demure Dark Grey or Light Grey finish. If you’re interested in the latest colour variation, then please get in touch by emailing shop@nest.co.uk or calling +44 (0) 114 243 3000.

Mix and match with olive green

Jan 20, 2015

Rich, warm and organic, olive green is being revitalised for 2015.

From muddy tones to softer shades, olive green is the perfect colour for bringing a touch of nature into your home. It’s also fairly neutral, which makes it an ideal base colour for complimenting with bold monochrome features, vivid accent colours or softer shades.

Normann Copenhagen Swell Two Seater Sofa

Normann Copenhagen Swell Two Seater Sofa

Just like teal and aubergine, olive green tends to make interiors look more sophisticated and works wonderfully with metallic shades such as copper, bronze or chrome. The perfect high-shine accompaniments can be found within Tom Dixon’s range, which includes the iconic Copper Shade Light, Etch Tea Light Holders and the Base range.

 

The Tom Dixon metallic Base range

Whether you’re looking to purchase a dining set in olive green or incorporate a couple of accessories into your living space, we’re here to help and inspire you.

Get Inspired

1. Punt Sussex Low Sideboard
2. Foscarini Chouchin 2 Suspension Light
3. Muuto Elevated Vase
4. Carl Hansen CH24 Wishbone Chair Citrus Version
5. Casamania Pontoon Table
6. Muuto Up Lamp
7. Kristalia Elephant Chair
8. Vitra Square Diamonds Cushion
9. Fritz Hansen Ant Chair with 4 Legs
10. Sancal Pion Side Table
11. Muuto Cover Chair
12. Muuto Studio Pendant Light
13. Kartell Shanghai Vase
14. Normann Copenhagen Swell Three Seater Sofa


Home inspiration

Home inspiration Traditional and contemporary

Source - Avenuelifestyle

Dark olive green looks effortlessly stylish and sophisticated paired with both traditional and contemporary features.

Home Inspiration nature inspired look

Source - Woonmagazine

Softer shades of olive green can help to create a tranquil and calming environment, especially when complimented with mint or sage green. Pale wood furnishings and plenty of greenery will add the perfect finishing touches to your nature-inspired look.

Home Inspiraton contemporary

Source - Lucyina Moodie

For something a little more contemporary, try pops of bright chartreuse or lime green.

If you would like further information on any of the products included in this feature or personal styling advice from our dedicated team, please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 or email shop@nest.co.uk.

Winter Sale Revisited

Jan 13, 2015

With just under 3 weeks left until our Winter Sale finishes, we thought we’d bring you a fresh reminder of what’s on offer!

Until the 31 January, you can save up to 20% on premium furniture, lighting and accessories from all of your favourite brands, including Vitra, Hay, Tom Dixon, Ercol, Carl Hansen & Son and Fritz Hansen.

What’s new

Decode Halcyon Table Light

Decode Halcyon Table Light

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Simple, tranquil and pure, the Decode Halcyon Table Light by Anthony Dickens was designed as a subtle addition for the home rather than something to grab attention. The shade is made from etched blown white glass and the base in clear blown glass for a beautifully delicate appearance.

Carl Hansen CH24 Wishbone Chair Paul Smith Version

Carl Hansen CH24 Wishbone Chair Paul Smith Version

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth, Paul Smith reimagined the iconic Wishbone Chair in collaboration with Carl Hansen & Son and added his signature stripes. The chair is available in Red Brown, Dark Purple, Anthracite Grey or Soaped Oak and offers a vibrant alternative to the original, whilst still honouring Wegner’s legacy. You can read more about the Paul Smith edition of the Wishbone Chair over on our blog.

Kartell Componibili Round Storage Copper, Chrome and Gold

Kartell Componibili Round Storage Copper, Chrome and Gold

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Kartell are renowned for the high-performing properties of their plastic and in celebration of this, they released the Precious collection featuring many of their iconic bestsellers in contemporary metallic finishes. The Componibili is an intelligent, versatile and stylish storage solution and has been given a fresh new look in Chrome, Gold and Copper.

Staff picks

For our 12 days of Christmas countdown, we featured some of our favourite Winter Sale picks in the lead up to the big day! Here are 4 of our favourite sale picks from the team here at Nest.co.uk.

SCP Oscar Three Seater Sofa

SCP Oscar Three Seater Sofa

Save 20% or 30% off Ex-display

“A subtle mix of contemporary and traditional design.” – Christian, Managing Director

View the SCP Oscar Three Seater Sofa or Ex-Display version on our website.


Vitra Fauteuil de Salon

Vitra Fauteuil de Salon

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“It’s a great example of classic 1930s design with a distinct retro feel. Vitra have given the chair a new lease of life by introducing modern finishes and colours to make the design as appealing now as it was back in 1939. It’s an absolute design classic!" – Liam, Purchasing & Customer Services Administrator

Take a look at the Vitra Fauteuil de Salon Chair.

Wrong for Hay Hackney Sofa

Wrong for Hay Hackney Sofa

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“I adore the fun pop of yellow and the deep and comfy seats - it’s the perfect height for me too. Plus it’s so competitively priced!” – Toni, Marketing & Operations Director

View the Wrong for Hay Hackney Sofa.

Knoll Saarinen Tulip Dining Table - 152cm Diameter

Knoll Saarinen Tulip Dining Table - 152cm Diameter

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“I absolutely love the different variations of marble. Knoll is such a high quality brand and always delivers top results. This is a timeless piece that oozes class, elegance and quality.” – Helen, Sales Support Assistant

Learn more about the Knoll Saarinen Tulip Dining Table - 152cm Diameter.

Bestsellers

Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair

Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair

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The Fritz Hansen Series 7 Chair was designed in 1955 by revolutionary designer Arne Jacobsen and quickly became one of the world’s most recognisable chairs. Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, the Series 7 Chair works in a variety of environments.

Vitra Eames Hang It All Coat Rack

Vitra Eames Hang It All Coat Rack

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The Vitra Eames Hang It All Coat Rack has brought something a little different to design lovers’ homes for over 50 years, making it one of the most iconic coat racks of all time. For what would’ve been Ray Eames’ 100th birthday, Vitra and the Eames Office launched Green, Red and White versions of the colourful classic for interesting alternatives.

Tom Dixon Copper Shade Light

Tom Dixon Copper Shade Light

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We’re always spying the Tom Dixon Copper Shade Light in homes, commercial spaces and the media and rightfully so! The reflective high-shine surface of the copper pendant helps to create the illusion of space, making it perfect for smaller rooms and larger ones alike. The pendant also comes in a smaller 25cm version.

Hay Peas Rug

Hay Peas Rug

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The Hay Peas Rug is made from 100% pure new wool and has a wonderful detailed texture that is made possible through local weaving techniques in Nepal and India. Sustainable and of high-quality, the Hay Peas Rug comes in Light grey and Dark grey melange.

Are you interested in any of the featured products or looking for style advice? Please email shop@nest.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 114 243 3000 for friendly expert advice and assistance. Also, don’t forget to check out our Ex-Display clearance, where you can save up to 70% off selected items.

2015 Design Resolutions

Jan 7, 2015

The festivities and celebrations of the past month have finally come to an end and we’re feeling motivated and inspired to get organised for 2015.

As well as sourcing healthy recipes and putting on our gym shoes with the rest of the population, we thought we’d also make resolutions based around one passion that all of us share – design! Whether you want to make a few small changes or completely reinvent your home, the new year – as cliché as it may sound – is the perfect time to put your ideas into action.

Declutter your home

They don’t say a messy home equals a messy mind for nothing! Any significant clutter that you have in your home can easily follow you beyond the front door and affect how organised you feel within other areas of your life.

Kristalia SheLLf

It might seem more practical to hide things away in a cupboard to keep your home neat and tidy, but this is actually more likely to encourage the build-up of clutter. Open storage means everything is on display, so therefore you have no option but to pack away the unnecessary bits and pieces and only have what you need in your main living spaces.

The Kristalia SheLLf is both a piece of art and shelving solution in one and offers unique skewed perspectives from different angles for an interesting display of your items. For a more simple alternative, the Muuto Stacked Shelving System can be configured to the specifications that you require for your individual storage needs.

Buy that perfect sofa

A sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in the home, so it’s always worth investing in one that’ll provide maximum comfort and style for years to come. From two, three and four seater sofas to corner sofas and sofa beds, it’s important that you consider the style that’ll most suit your needs and the environment in your home.

Our Showroom

Why not dare to go bold? We’ve opted for plenty of colour in our showroom, but you can always keep it more subtle with a neutral colour theme to compliment a vibrant sofa. The Wrong for Hay Hackney Sofa and Vitra XS Polder Sofa offer the perfect pops of rich colour and timeless durability.

Hay Mags Modular Sofa

The Hay Mags Modular Sofa is one of our bestsellers and it’s easy to see why. Ideal for laying down and lounging, this simple yet elegant sofa is also available in a cushioned soft version.

Onecollection Finn Juhl Poet Sofa

If you’re looking for something that’ll bring in the ‘WOW’ factor, then the Onecollection Finn Juhl Poet Sofa is ideal. Designed in 1941 by Finn Juhl himself, the Poet Sofa is a classic and graceful representation of free art.

Looking for further inspiration and advice on buying the perfect sofa? Check out our Sofa Buying Guide.

Reshape your garden

It might still be a little chilly outside in the UK, but it’s never too early to start planning how you’re going to reshape your garden for the Spring and Summer months. Even something as simple as new outdoor lighting can help to transform your landscape and bring your garden to life.

Skagerak

Skagerak are the go-to brand for outdoor furniture, with high-quality wooden designs that are built to last for generations to come. The Nordic Armchair and Table are effortlessly stylish and inspired by traditional Scandinavian crafts and the work of anonymous joiners from years gone by.

Kristalia Degree Side Table Stool

We love when something can be put to more than one use and the Kristalia Degree Side Table/Stool definitely ticks off a variety of them! Take it outside in the warmer months for use as a chair, side table or storage unit, before bringing it back indoors during the Winter.

Louis Poulsen AJ 50 Outdoor Wall Light-Foscarini Gregg Outdoor Lamps

Inspired by Arne Jacobsen’s original design, Louis Poulsen developed an outdoor version of the classic AJ Lamp to bring iconic Scandinavian design to your garden – the Louis Poulsen AJ 50 Outdoor Wall Light. For something a little more quirky, the Foscarini Gregg Outdoor Lamps are designed to both tie in with nature and stand out at the same time.

Plan those gifts early!

It might be a little early to start thinking about Christmas just yet, but planning your gifts early for different occasions will help to ensure that you make those all-important careful and considered decisions for your loved ones. Each of our gifts are timelessly stylish and designed to be cherished for years to come, making them perfect for birthdays, wedding gifts, celebration gifts and more.

Plan Your Gifts

Featured: Muuto Balance 3 Vase Set, Tom Dixon Etch Tea Light Holder Stainless Steel, Wrong for Hay Printed Cushion Ice and Anglepoise Original 1227 Chrome Desk Lamp

Are you interested in any of the featured products? Would you like further advice or assistance on styling your home? Please email shop@nest.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 114 243 3000. We also have Lighting, Sofa, Rug and Bed Buying Guides available to help you make your ideal purchases. If you require HR imagery, then please email samantha@nest.co.uk.

12 days of Christmas - Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2014

We would like to wish all of our loyal customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year! Thank you for your continued support and custom and we look forward to bringing you a number of exciting changes in the New Year!

Since the 14 December, we've been counting down to Christmas Day with our very own special sale-orientated 12 days of Christmas and today we bring you our final favourite from our Winter Sale.

We love the...

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman

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The Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman is one of our most iconic bestsellers, so it only seemed right to make it number 1 on our countdown! The chair is a modern interpretation of the traditional English club chair and boasts carefully thought-out construction right down to its tiniest details.

Are you interested in the Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman? Please email shop@nest.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 114 243 3000. If you require HR imagery or further information on this product, please email samantha@nest.co.uk.

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2014

From all of us at Nest.co.uk, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year!

Nest team

It’s Christmas Eve, the mince pies are going down a treat and we’re all feeling rather excitable and nostalgic over the past year! We’ve travelled far and wide, welcomed a number of new members to our team, introduced exciting brands, established interesting partnerships and last but not least, developed our new showroom into a warm and welcoming space since our move in 2013. We’ve also experienced a significantly large increase in our social following, which we couldn’t have achieved without you guys – of course! We’re incredibly grateful for your continued support and custom and we hope that the new year brings you all that you wish for. This week, we take a look at some of Nest.co.uk’s most momentous highlights from over the past year.

Design adventures…

Design Adventures

From dining with Muuto in Copenhagen before DesignTrade to marvelling over the striking Foscarini light displays at Clerkenwell Design Week, this year has brought it all. We’ve experienced all things Precious at Salone del Mobile in Milan, visited the Vitrahaus in Weil am Rhein and wondered over metallics at Tom Dixon’s Club collection launch. Every trip was unique and special in its own way, but each of them had something in common – we always attend to be inspired, build our knowledge and bring you exceptional new design to help you curate your perfect space. Plus, we always have a lot of fun along the way too!

New brands…

New Brands

ByALEX, Terence Woodgate and Two.Six have brought exciting new variations to our online collection and given us further items to add to our ever-growing wish lists! With a focus on functional and simple aesthetics, ByALEX produce pure and exceptionally-crafted A-frame furnishings that are designed to last a lifetime. Function is also a high priority for Terence Woodgate, a renowned industrial designer who launched his first lighting collection entitled ‘Solid’ in 2014. Bringing a slightly different twist than ByALEX and Terence Woodgate, Two.Six produce vibrant and eclectic furnishings designed to improve our daily living.

Social boom…

Two things particularly standout from our nifty Instagram detective work and these are A) that you certainly have a soft spot for Muuto and B) that you definitely love your product shots! The image of the Muuto Balance Vases received the highest amount of likes and rightfully so – their beautiful sculptural forms certainly intrigue us too.

Your favourites

From left to right: Muuto Balance Vases, Tom Dixon Tool The Bookworm Quill Bookmark, a colourful Eames bench outside the VitraHaus, copper marvels featuring E15, Tom Dixon and Discipline, E15 ST04 Backenzahn Stool, Muuto Elevated Vase, gift ideas from Tom Dixon, Hay and Vitra, a Muuto display from iSaloni and the bright and wonderful from Hay and Vitra

What are your design highlights of 2014? Let us know by sending us an email or a quick tweet!

If you would like further information on featured products or brands, then please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance. For marketing enquiries, please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 3) or email samantha@nest.co.uk.

12 days of Christmas - Day 2

Dec 24, 2014

With only 1 day left until Christmas and our annual Winter Sale well on its way, we've decided to count down to Christmas Day with our very own special sale-orientated 12 days of Christmas! Each day, we bring you a different staff-selected favourite from our sale, with personal comments as to why each product has made our design wish lists.

We love the...

Muuto Mini Stacked Shelving System

Muuto Mini Stacked Shelving System

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This mini shelving system is both a versatile storage solution and display unit, giving you the option to showcase both practical and ornamental items. The cubes hang neatly on the wall either individually or together, providing that simple yet innovative Scandi aesthetic.

Are you interested in the Muuto Mini Stacked Shelving System? Please email shop@nest.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 114 243 3000. If you require HR imagery or further information on this product, please email samantha@nest.co.uk.

12 days of Christmas - Day 3

Dec 23, 2014

With only 2 days left until Christmas and our annual Winter Sale well on its way, we've decided to count down to Christmas Day with our very own special sale-orientated 12 days of Christmas! Each day, we bring you a different staff-selected favourite from our sale, with personal comments as to why each product has made our design wish lists.

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Hay About A Chair AAC23 - Upholstered Armchair with Wooden Base

Hay About A Chair AAC23 - Upholstered Armchair with Wooden Base

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The concept behind the About A Chair was to create a design with conspicuous simplicity. The seat is perfectly moulded to offer maximum comfort for dining or office enviroments or anywhere you desire. Upholstered in soft Kvadrat fabric, the chair is available in Grey, Beige, Green, Red and Black.

Are you interested in the Hay About A Chair AAC23 - Upholstered Armchair with Wooden Base? Please email shop@nest.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 114 243 3000. If you require HR imagery or further information on this product, please email samantha@nest.co.uk.

12 days of Christmas - Day 4

Dec 22, 2014

With only 3 days left until Christmas and our annual Winter Sale well on its way, we've decided to count down to Christmas Day with our very own special sale-orientated 12 days of Christmas! Each day, we bring you a different staff-selected favourite from our sale, with personal comments as to why each product has made our design wish lists.

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Vitra Eames Storage Unit Shelf - ESU 4OH

Vitra Eames Storage Unit Shelf - ESU 4OH

 

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In 1949, Charles and Ray Eames developed ESU as a system of free-standing shelves. Thanks to the Eames Office and Hella Jongerius, a new considered colour composition was chosen to give ESU a fresh look, whilst still celebrating the spirit of the 1940s and 1950s.

Are you interested in the Vitra Eames Storage Unit Shelf - ESU 4OH? Please email shop@nest.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 114 243 3000. If you require HR imagery or further information on this product, please email samantha@nest.co.uk.

12 days of Christmas - Day 5

Dec 21, 2014

With only 4 days left until Christmas and our annual Winter Sale well on its way, we've decided to count down to Christmas Day with our very own special sale-orientated 12 days of Christmas! Each day, we bring you a different staff-selected favourite from our sale, with personal comments as to why each product has made our design wish lists.

We love the...

Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Suspension Light

Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Suspension Light

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The classic PH Artichoke Suspension Light was designed by Poul Henningsen over 40 years ago and was originally developed for the Langelinie Pavilion restaurant in Copenhagen where they still hang today. Available in White, Steel Brushed and striking Copper.

Are you interested in the Louis Poulsen PH Artichoke Suspension Light? Please email shop@nest.co.uk or give us a call on +44 (0) 114 243 3000. If you require HR imagery or further information on this product, please email samantha@nest.co.uk.