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Best of British

Nov 26, 2014

Our British collections offer an eclectic mix of classic and emerging designs from some of the most respected designers in the industry and we’re incredibly proud to represent the brands that make these quality designs so easily accessible to you.

Another Country, Tom Dixon, Terence Woodgate, G&T by Bethan Gray and SCP all have something different and unique to offer. However, each of them are renowned for producing functional, durable and timeless designs with a refined and thoughtful attention to detail. We take a look at some new and much-loved designs from each brand to give you a clearer idea of what each manufacturer is about.

Another Country

For traditional British country furniture with contemporary Scandinavian elements, Another Country offers the ideal mix. Their products have a distinct and homely aesthetic and are manufactured with FSC certified solid wood for longevity and sustainability. Even the packaging is made of recyclable materials, demonstrating that each fine detail has been carefully considered.

Another Country-showroom

Another Country’s new London-based showroom charmingly demonstrates the simple and informal style that their furniture is loved for. The interior is bright, neutral and pristine, with accent colours breaking up the neutral tones of the white walls and wooden floors.

Another Country Sofa One

Another Country Sofa One

The refined aesthetic of this elegant sofa makes it one of our all-time favourite designs. Its style can best be described as classic with a contemporary twist, taking the traditional country look and reinventing it with clean lines and block colour. We particularly love the Mint version, but the Sofa One is also available in Pewter, Ruby, Indigo and Khaki.

Another Country Dining Table Three

Another Country Dining Table Three

The industrial trestle base of the Another Country Dining Table Three is a true standout feature of this expertly-crafted piece of furniture. The combination of dark grey and pale beech wood makes for a distinctive and contemporary design, which is well suited to both home and commercial environments.

Another Country Another Chair

Another Country Another Chair

The Another Chair has a playful character despite its simple form and comes in Signal Black, Solid Oak, Stone Grey, Pigeon Blue and Cream. The light and rounded exterior makes this versatile chair perfect for suiting a variety of environments, including both kitchens and dining rooms. Plus, it’s incredibly comfortable!

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon

Known for his lavish and sumptuous designs, Tom Dixon is one of Britain’s most influential designers and has a particular style that is instantly recognisable. Tom Dixon was established in 2002 by the man himself and David Begg in order to capture and manufacture the unique heritage of British industry and has since grown to boast an eclectic collection that is admired all over the world.

Tom Dixon Y Chair Sled Base

Tom Dixon Y Chair Sled Base

Not only does this chair have a unique and desirable y-shaped silhouette, but it is capable of absorbing shock through its flexible yet strong body. The Y Chair makes a dramatic statement in both Black & White.

Tom Dixon Beat Light Fat

Tom Dixon Beat Light Fat

These lights are hand-beaten and spun by skilled craftsmen to produce their unique and bulbous final shape. The latest addition comes in soft mauve grey, but the Beat Lights are also available in Black, Brass and White with contrasting metallic interiors.

Tom Dixon Form Teapot

Tom Dixon Form Teapot

An exciting new addition to the Form collection, this spun brass teapot has been dipped in a warm gold wash for a grand and sumptuous appearance. The contrast of the large black handle adds a contemporary feature to an otherwise traditional vessel.

Terence Woodgate

Terence Woodgate

You might’ve seen Terence Woodgate mentioned quite frequently recently and this is thanks to his new and exciting lighting collection. Entitled ‘Solid’ and launched this year, the collection is comprised of sophisticated pendant lights made from Carrara Marble, Nero Marquina Marble and Walnut. The style of the pendants is simple and refined, but the functional aspects have been carefully and thoughtfully implemented to consider longevity and efficiency. Make sure to read our interview with Terence Woodgate for a detailed look at the collection.

Terence Woodgate Solid Pendant

G&T by Bethan Gray

Award-winning British designer Bethan Gray and furniture developer Thomas Turner are both highly respected within the industry and joined together to produce a timeless collection of highly-skilled furnishings. Each design is traditional and simple with a distinctive character that makes it stand out from the rest.

G&T Brogue Side Table

G&T Brogue Side Table

Brogueing might be traditionally used in shoe production, but it also works fantastically within the design of this solid side table. The intricate brogue detailing on the smooth leather table top gives the design a unique and elegant character that is distinctive of G&T’s furnishings. Over time, the table will age to develop its individual story.

G&T by Bethan Gray Carve Coffee Table Round Walnut

G&T by Bethan Gray Carve Coffee Table Round Walnut

Based on the traditional three-legged Welsh table used as a solution to uneven slate floors, this coffee table has been reinterpreted to offer a contemporary alternative. The marble top and rounded wood legs make an elegant and refined combination, with the natural character of the marble providing a distinct pattern that is unique to each table.

SCP

SCP was founded in 1985 by Sheridan Coakley, a manufacturer and retailer who was inspired by the designs of the Modern Movement. Since its beginning, SCP has been renowned for its classically beautiful and functional furniture with the odd eclectic twist.

George Nelson Bubble Pendant Lamps

George Nelson Bubble Pendant Lamps

First designed by George Nelson in 1947, the Bubble Pendant Lamp is a true mid-century classic. In the present day, it has been reintroduced with the original specifications and has a permanent space in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

SCP Oscar Three Seater Sofa

SCP Oscar Three Seater Sofa

The SCP Oscar Three Seater Sofa perfectly balances tradition and modernity, with its elegant silhouette and cosy grey fabric making up the desirable combination. Not only is the sofa visually beautiful, but it is also made with sustainable materials and manufactured in the UK.

SCP Pouffes

SCP Pouffes

Featuring Donna Wilson’s signature geometric patterns, the SCP Pouffes are upholstered with soft knitted wool for superb comfort and quality. The eclectic colours and eye-catching patterns of these cushioned pouffes are what makes them particularly appealing and perfect for creating a homely vibe within your living space.

If you are interested in any of the featured products or want further advice on British brands and designs, please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance.

Christmas with Nest.co.uk

Nov 19, 2014

However you like to celebrate, Christmas is a time for sharing laughter and memories with loved ones and being prepared for the festivities is all a part of the package!

Whether you're looking for a signature candleholder to set the atmosphere or durable trays for serving drinks to your guests, our modern selection of furniture and accessories will help to make the day run more smoothly and add a touch of sophistication and style to your celebrations. All products featured below are in-stock and ready to ship, but make sure to order before 22 December for guaranteed Christmas delivery!

Christmas dinner 

If you’re anything like us, then Christmas dinner has and always will be one of the main highlights of your day! Add the finishing touches to your dining space with our practical and decorative accessories.

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1. Muuto Wicker Bread Basket

Designer Cecilie Manz has added a contemporary twist on the traditional wicker bread basket with this hollow alternative from Muuto. If you don’t wish to serve bread, why not fill it with napkins or serviettes?

2. Tom Dixon Form Bowl Tall Set Large Copper

Each copper bowl has been hand-formed into its delicately thin form, resulting in a product that is always varied and individual with a personal touch. Tom Dixon’s designs are always guaranteed to bring a touch of extravagance to any space, whilst still remaining elegant.

3. ibride Bianca The Governess Tray

Each ibride design is as mystical and enchanting as the next, with every product telling its own individual story. The ibride Bianca The Governess Tray is intricate, decorative and highly durable and can be hung on the wall as a piece of art after you have finished using it as a serving tray at Christmas.

4. Hay Kaleido Trays

Whether you decide to use one as a display tray for a candle or several in succession for serving drinks and small bowls of snacks, the Hay Kaleido Trays will become the focal point of any dining table. Mix and match different sizes and colours for a variety of bright and cheerful geometric configurations.

5. Iittala Vitriini Tray

If you’re looking for something less extravagant, this simple tray is perfect for serving drinks and condiments or displaying smaller decorative items as a sophisticated centrepiece.

Ferm Living Candleholder String

Ferm Living Candleholder String

This beautiful lime and maple wood candleholder can be arranged in a variety of different positions, whether it’s stretched out long and thin, tied into a circle or curved into random bends and flicks. The space for four candles makes this candleholder ideal for Advent, meaning it can also be utilised before the big day.

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Menu Chunk of Marble Candle Holder and Iittala Allas Candle Holder

Copper and marble are popular materials of choice and this elegant candle holder from Menu utilises both. A rich, warm glow reflects in the copper top of the Menu Chunk of Marble Candle Holder when the candle burns down, making it the perfect accessory for setting a cosy atmosphere. The Iittala Allas Candle Holder offers a fresh Scandinavian interpretation of the traditional candelabra and would suit a variety of interiors.

Menu Flip Around TableStool in Dark Ash
Menu Flip Around Table/Stool in Dark Ash

This versatile design from Menu can transform from a minimalist tray for drinks and snacks to a comfortable stool for additional seating around the dining table. If you’re feeling lucky, simply sign up to our newsletter by the end of November for the chance to win the Flip Around in Light Ash!


Post-dinner

Once Christmas dinner is over and done with, you’ll either want to relax and unwind or carry on the celebrations! Our modern collection of premium accessories and furniture will last through years of celebrations to come.

Lee Broom On The Rock Wine Glass and Champagne Coupe
Lee Broom On The Rock Wine Glass and Champagne Coupe

For a touch of sophisticated British design, serve your guests a beverage of their choice in these lead crystal and solid Carrara marble glasses from Lee Broom. The refined and delicate materials will make any drink feel that extra bit special!

Muuto Push Coffee Maker


Muuto Push Coffee Maker

We all know what that post-dinner slump feels like on Christmas Day and a mug of warm coffee is often what is in order. The Muuto Push Coffee Maker combines a simple rounded form with a raw stone finish for a natural and contemporary aesthetic. By removing the plunger, it can also be used as a serving jug for whatever you desire.

Vitra Eames LTR Occasional Table

Vitra Eames LTR Occasional Table

This classic variable side table was designed by the legendary Charles and Ray Eames and is ideal for serving drinks and food or playing games with loved ones both young and old.

Hay Pieces n Play Domino Set

Hay Pieces n Play Domino Set

With retro and colourful exteriors, these eclectic dominoes offer an intriguing alternative to the classic monochrome domino sets. Once your family and friends have finished playing with them, these dominoes can easily be arranged as decorative items.

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Tom Dixon Etch Tea Light Holder and Scent London Diffuser

Tom Dixon's signature metallics make the perfect decorative centrepieces for any coffee table this Christmas. The intricate detailing of the Etch Tea Light Holder creates a striking light effect, whilst the Diffuser releases subtle amounts of Tom Dixon's distinctive London scent.


Our Christmas Gift Guide

Our Christmas Gift Guide

If you’re unsure of what to buy your loved ones this Christmas, then make sure to check out our specially curated Christmas Gift Guide for inspiration. We also offer creative gift wrapping ideas and introduce you to guest editor Fifi McGee’s top Nest.co.uk gifts of choice. Let us know what you think by tweeting us or sending us an email!

If you are interested in any of the featured products or want further advice about styling your home this Christmas and beyond, please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance.

Guest Edit by Fifi McGee

Nov 12, 2014

Meet Fifi McGee, the guest editor for our Christmas Gift Guide. An interiors and lifestyle blogger living just outside of the wonderful town of Brighton, Fifi regularly writes to inspire others with creative ideas for the home.

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With no real creative direction, Fifi started her blog in 2012 to demonstrate her love for writing and to share her life and ideas with others. Now working in marketing and events, Fifi fills her spare time with plenty of baking, decorating and time spent snapping photos for Instagram!

For our Christmas Gift Guide, Fifi has selected 9 of her favourite gifts plus her dream Nest.co.uk product and has added her own personal twist by describing what she loves about them and how you can style her chosen products yourself.

Guest edit Fifi McGee

1. Ferm Living Remix Blanket
The choice of colours and pattern create the perfect combination for a striking focal point on any bed. I particularly love the contrasting trim along the bottom edge, which gives that cosy and wintery feel.

2. Anglepoise Type 75 Mini Desk Lamp
This quirky lamp is ideal for smaller spaces and has a fantastic masculine shape to it. I'd opt for a bold colour such as Signal Red or Powder Blue, so he can pop it in a reading corner or on a crisp white desk to inject some personality!

3. Kartell Jelly Vase in Rose
Why not deliver a stunning set of white roses filled inside this beautiful Kartell vase? For girlier personalities, opt for Rose pink and for a woman that oozes sophistication, go for the Crystal or Smoke versions. The vase can easily be made into a prominent feature on a mantelpiece of filled with retro sweets for guests to pick from on a coffee table.

4. Ferm Living Enter Mirror
This minimalist mirror is perfect for strapping onto a wardrobe rail or clothing rack, making it easy to reposition around the home. I adore its classic simplicity!

5. Magis Julian Chair
Buying for nieces, nephews or your own kids this Christmas? They'll feel super grown up with their own playful chair at the dining table over dinner. Available in an assortment of bold colours, these chairs would add a quirky touch to the garden once summer is back in.

6. Ferm Living Elle Elephant Cushion
If you're looking for child-friendly accessories for your kid's bedroom, then treat them to a cushion from Ferm Living's range. I love how fun yet practical these cushions are!

7. Ferm Living Candleholder String
I love how much versatility this candle holder gives you, as it can be positioned in any which way your recipient desires. I'd make the candle holder long and straight or round and wreath-like on a simple white or pillar-box red table runner. They'd make the perfect gift for a house-proud friend.

8. Tom Dixon Scent London Diffuser
Know somebody who adores London? Surprise them with this elegant diffuser that captures the pure essence of the capital. The copper vessel is simply gorgeous!

Fifi's favourite gift

Wrong for Hay Cushion Full

Wrong for Hay Cushion Full

The pattern on this cushion is daring and bold and would look incredible on any sofa or placed on a simple wooden chair. I’ve just purchased a brand new chocolate brown Chesterfield sofa and I’m currently on the lookout for eye-catching cushions and colourful furniture to give the room more personality. The Wrong for Hay range offers the perfect inspiration.

Dream product for the home

Cassina 619 Meyer May Writing Desk

Cassina 619 Meyer May Writing Desk

If I could choose just one thing for my home, it would have to be the Cassina 619 Meyer May Writing Desk. I love the vintage old-school desk look and the warm cherry wood. Swoon!

Love Fifi's edit? Make sure to read the rest of our Christmas Gift Guide for inspiration and to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones.

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Gifts For Her
Gifts For Him

Gifts For The Home

Gifts For The Kids
Stocking Fillers

For further information on these products, please email shop@nest.co.uk or call +44 (0) 114 243 3000.

The Wishbone Chair: Paul Smith edition

Nov 12, 2014

The Wishbone Chair is one of Hans J. Wegner’s most celebrated designs and it’s easy to see why.

Designed in 1949, the lightweight chair is both timeless and functional and has a gently curved frame for providing that extra special level of support and comfort. The original features a rustic-style paper cord seat and is available with either an oak, walnut or ash frame.Wishbone chair

Hans J. Wegner was a revolutionary man in his own right. Through his deep understanding of the need for furniture to be both functional and beautiful, he made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. As well as the Wishbone Chair, Hans J. Wegner designed many other classics such as the Shell Chair, Wing Chair and Peter’s Chair.

Hans J.Wegner 1914-2007

Hans J. Wegner initially worked as a designer for Arne Jacobsen and Erik Muller’s architectural office, before establishing his own in 1943. Over time, he accumulated a number of established awards such as the International Design Award in New York (1957), the Royal Society of Arts Award (1959) and an Honary Doctorate by The Royal College of Art in London (1997). Even to this day, his love of natural materials and strive for impeccable quality can be felt through each piece of crafted furniture and is still as relevant as ever.

Carl Hansen Wishbone Paul Smith Version

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Hans J. Wegner’s birth, the iconic Wishbone Chair for Carl Hansen & Son – amongst selected others – has been revitalised with the addition of Paul Smith’s signature stripes. This limited edition collection provides a vibrant and eclectic alternative to Wegner’s original design, with an instantly recognisable pattern and aesthetic.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith is one of Britain’s most iconic fashion designers, with a style that can best be described as ‘classic with a small twist’. His bold Stripes Pattern was first designed in 2006 and has graced everything from handbags and scarfs to classic and contemporary furniture. Our showroom edition features a wonderful industrial red frame with stripes in earthy, rich tones.

Carl hansen Paul-Smith In Our Showroom

Do you live in Sheffield or plan on visiting soon? Come and visit our modern showroom and see the wonderful Carl Hansen CH24 Paul Smith Edition Wishbone Chair for yourself. Keep your eyes open for the limited edition collection coming soon to our website!

If you are interested in purchasing this special edition Paul Smith chair or want further information on this product, please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance.

New from Muuto

Nov 5, 2014

The name Muuto is inspired by the Finnish word ‘muutos’ for ‘new perspective’ and it’s easy to see why.

One of our most established Scandinavian brands, Muuto are continuously striving to expand new ideas into simple yet pioneering designs, with a primary focus on functionality. Our personal favourites are the Mini Stacked Shelving System and the Cosy in Grey Table Lamp, which we’re proud to display in our Sheffield-based showroom.

the Mini Stacked Shelving System and the Cosy in Grey Table Lamp

We’ve recently introduced a number of new products from Muuto, which have a noticeably more natural and raw aesthetic than some of their previous designs. Take a look below!

Mutto Fibre Chair

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Muuto Fiber Chair Wood Base

Made from 100% recyclable materials and available in Dusty Green, Grey and Nature versions, the Fiber Chair is ideal for both the eco-conscious and design enthusiasts alike. The curved moulded shell seat is designed for maximum comfort whilst not compromising on space, making this chair an ideal addition for smaller spaces. We’ve styled ours with the rich SCP Nos Da Throw in Blush, but the Fiber Chair would look great with just about any colour or on its own.

Muuto Airy Coffee Table

Muuto Airy Coffee Table

When envisaging her design, Cecilie Manz aimed to “create a side table that did not scream but still was not afraid to speak.” Its distinctive frame is subtle yet characteristic at the same time and makes the table appear more lightweight. The full version is available in Small, Medium and Large, whilst the half size version offers a sharper alternative for utilising space.

Muuto Loom Throw

Muuto Loom Throw

Simple aesthetics have been combined with multi-layered texture and depth for a soft and homely hand-woven throw. Lightweight yet cosy, the throw is versatile enough to be thrown over seating or bedding or to simply be used as a winter warmer. We’ve thrown the grey version over our Hay Mags Three Seater Sofa in our showroom to contrast the texture of cotton with rough wool.

Muuto Push Coffee Maker and Balance 3 Vase Set

Muuto Push Coffee Maker and Balance 3 Vase Set

Muuto have gone back to nature with their stone coffee maker and sculptural vase set. Thanks to their simplistic forms and contours, both the coffee maker and vase set are effortlessly elegant despite their neutral colours and materials. The Balance 3 Vase Set is comprised of sculptural silhouettes that stand beautifully both on their own or with flowers.

muuto varjo rug

Muuto Varjo Rug

Hand woven using 100% New Zealand Lambswool, the Varjo Rug has a unique personal touch whilst still maintaining its subtlety. The refined detailing is what makes this rug particularly special, but we also love the soft versatile shades of blue and sage-grey to fit into any home environment.

If you are interested in our new additions or any product from our Muuto collection, please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance.

Vitra Christmas Promotion

Oct 29, 2014

Starting from Saturday 1 November, we're running two fantastic offers in conjunction with Vitra.

The Vitra 2014 Christmas promotion runs until 31 December and entitles you to a free gift with the purchase of one of our selected lounge chairs.

Purchase one Vitra Grand Repos Lounge Chair and receive one Ottoman or one Panchina free of charge

Vitra Grand Repos Lounge Chair and Ottoman - Panchina

Designed in 2011 by the highly acclaimed Antonio Citterio, the Grand Repos Lounge Chair offers superb comfort thanks to its soft padding and adjustable seating positions. With sloping armrests and a elevated back, the chair holds a sense of importance and grandeur whilst also being incredibly elegant and inviting. The Ottoman and Panchina offer additional comfort for stretching out your legs and fully reclining in the chair.

Purchase one Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman and receive one Prismatic Table or one Eames Wool Blanket free of charge

Vitra Eames Lounge Chair

Vitra Prismatic Table-Vitra Eames Wool Blanket

With its executive appearance and confident stance, the Vitra Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman is instantly recognisable and highly sought-after. It was first designed in 1956 by Charles and Ray Eames, who are two of the most important figures of 20th century design. A modern interpretation of the classic English club chair, the Eames Lounge Chair is made of moulded plywood with leather covers and plush cushioned seating. We definitely recommend it as one of our comfiest design choices.

The Vitra Prismatic Table was designed in 1957 by American-Japanese designer Isamu Noguchi, who took the traditional Japanese paper folding techniques and used them as inspiration. Its hexagonal geometric form would fit perfectly into both traditional and contemporary home environments, making it the perfect free gift of choice to compliment your Eames Lounge Chair.

If you’d rather have something to keep you cosy, then the Vitra Eames Wool Blanket is the perfect free gift. Produced from 100% merino lamb’s wool, the blanket is incredibly soft and lightweight whilst keeping in the heat on a cold winters night. The 1947 Dot Pattern references Ray Eames abstract paintings from the 1930s, meaning you’ll also be receiving a modern piece of art as well as a blanket.

Eames Office

© Eames Office

About Vitra

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Combining exceptional engineering skills with the knowledge and expertise of leading international designers, Vitra has never failed to stay consistent and prevalent. Established in 1950, the successful Swiss company has manufactured some of the most well-loved classics of our time, from the DCW Eames Plywood Chair to the Eames Hang It All Coat Rack. A personal Nest favourite is the Vitra Uten.Silo, which we’ve filled with modern accessories in our Sheffield-based showroom!

Vitra Uten silo

The reason that Vitra has continued to thrive for so many years is simple. Their designs are not only aesthetically pleasing to the masses, but they’re also highly durable and functional, with a strong focus on comfort and the use of quality materials. We’re always spotting the Vitra DSW and DSR Eames Plastic Side Chairs on television, in restaurants and in commercial spaces, which definitely proves something about their reputability!

Our team have been fortunate enough to visit the iconic VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein many a time, which is the home to Vitra’s flagship store and their timeless Home Collection. You can read about the exciting and informative trips of our Sales Consultant Chelsea and Web Editor Jessica over on our blog.

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For further information about Vitra or these exciting offers, please call
+ 44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk.

*Offer cannot be supported for project orders. Offer is only valid between 1 November 2014 and 31 December 2014.

Focus on Fredericia

Oct 23, 2014

History

Fredericia

First established in 1911, Fredericia’s sudden growth prevented the bankruptcy of a famous international furniture exhibition in the town of Fredericia. Despite blooming in popularity before WW2, their subsequent journey was tainted with instability and slow progression. Unable to keep up with the post-war demands for modern design, Andreas Graversen stepped in with Børge Mogensen to reinvent the otherwise dwindling product line.

Andreas Graversen, Børge Mogensen and Thomas Graversen

Andreas Graversen, Børge Mogensen and Thomas Graversen

It was during the following years that Fredericia became renowned for its rustic, robust and distinguishable Scandinavian designs. In 1955, Andreas Graversen’s son Thomas took over the company and continues to produce the best of his father’s and Mogensen’s designs to this day.

Today, the legacy of Fredericia’s most iconic designers still lives on and the brand is more relevant than ever. With a primary goal of producing only boundless designs that aren’t made to please the majority, Fredericia’s designs are some of the most timeless and humbly-loved of the past century.

We take a look at some of their most characteristic and pioneering designs and give you inspiration on how to style them into your home.

Fredericia Stingray Rocking Chair Wood 

Fredericia Stingray Rocking Chair Wood

Designer Thomas Pedersen added a contemporary twist to the classic rocking chair with his 2002 interpretation. The fluid shape of the stingray fish was the clever inspiration behind this prominent chair and allows for a body that moulds into one curvaceous shape. Available in Makassar Brown or Grey, Walnut or Oak White, the masculine wood body is in keeping with the traditional and Scandinavian aesthetic of the brand.

Mega Knit from Hay

To add a softer and more feminine touch, try draping a pastel-coloured knit throw – such as the Mega Knit from Hay - over the chair.

 

Fredericia 1789 Two Seater Sofa - Plain Fabric with Buttons

Fredericia 1789 Two Seater Sofa - Plain Fabric with Buttons
Despite Børge Mogensen designing the sofa in 1945, this highly sought-after design wasn’t put into production until 1963 thanks to a lack of interest in the post-war period. The ability to lower the sides with characteristic leather straps allows the sofa to be adapted into a classic daybed or chaise longue. Nowadays, its elegant yet simplistic stance makes the 1789 Two Seater Sofa such an incredibly popular product, that it is often copied in various forms.

For a vibrant contrast, try adding an eclectic printed cushion from the likes of Wrong for Hay or Tamasyn Gambell. The vivid geometric pattern of the Wrong for Hay Printed Cushion Full is striking enough without drawing attention away from the sofa itself.

Wrong for Hay Printed Cushion Full

 

Fredericia Spine Rectangular Dining Table

Fredericia Spine Rectangular Dining Table


Paying respect to the impeccable craftsmanship of the 1950s, this wonderful dining table designed by SPACE Copenhagen demonstrates simplistic quality at its finest. The thin metal frame adds a modern touch to an otherwise conventional wood table.

To complement the contemporary features, match the table with a set of black Menu Afteroom Chairs with thin, graphical structures.

Menu afternoon chair

Coming soon

Keep an eye out for the following Fredericia products, coming soon to Nest.co.uk!

 

Fredericia The Hunting Chair

Fredericia The Hunting Chair

Inspired by a matchbox, Børge Mogensen designed this homely and dynamic hunting chair comprised of wonderfully rustic oak and butt leather. Its sloping back and chunky robust structure gives the chair an air of importance and a timeless appeal for passing through generations for years to come.

In keeping with the warm Scandinavian aesthetic, style your chair with a neutral textured rug. The Hay Peas Rug is available in Light Grey and Dark Grey Melange and is beautifully crafted from 100% pure new wool.

Hay Peas Rug

 

Fredericia J16 Rocking ChairFredericia J16 Rocking Chair

This classic rocking chair by Hans J. Wegner is like something out of a fairy-tale. Freedom of movement is a particularly prevalent feature of this exceptional design, which tilts and rocks with ease. This chair is ideal for enjoying quiet independent activities such as knitting, reading or listening to music.

For additional comfort or as a styling accessory, add a plush Soft Grid Cushion from Muuto.

 

Soft Grid Cushion from Muuto


To view more products from Fredericia, check out our full collection. For further information about the brand or to make an enquiry, please call + 44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk.

Focus on Terence Woodgate's Solid Pendant

Oct 16, 2014

Terence Woodgate Solid logo
Terence Woodgate Solid in White MarbleSolid is Terence Woodgate’s first highly anticipated collection, comprised of perfectly engineered pendant lights. Woodgate chose simple materials such as Carrara Marble, Nero Marquina Marble and Walnut based on durability and functionality.

The Carrara Marble version is particularly striking as it has the translucency of skin, allowing a gentle glow to omit through the surface. We have disassembled the light to take you through the different components.

Terence Woodgate Solid disassembled

1) Ceiling rose: The Solid lights come with a conical steel ceiling fixing, powder coated in semi-matt white 

2) Shade: The Solid collection is designed with a cooling air flow system for maximum life and efficiency

3) Unique support design: This support design system allows for the fitting to be adjusted, so that the light hangs completely vertical for a direct even beam

4) MEGAMAN LED lamp: Solid is optimised for MEGAMAN high lumen output LED lamps, which are highly energy efficient with a long life span and excellent glare control 

terence Woodgate Solid

Packaging: Just like the lighting collection itself, the Solid brand identity is minimal and refined. Designed by Charlie Smith Design, the packaging features simple typography and is the same size for each lighting variation. The stickers and accompanying manuals are a vibrant, rich yellow, which is a reference to light.

To find out more about the collection and Terence’s design journey, check out our exclusive interview over on our blog. For enquiries about the collection, please call + 44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk.

Trend focus

Oct 15, 2014

Whether you are looking to make a bold and colourful statement within your living space or create a cosy environment with traditional wood furnishings, there is something for everyone within our extensive collection. We understand that everybody has different tastes, therefore we've focused on four relevant looks that significantly vary in terms of colours, forms and materials. These selections were curated in order to inspire, so don't be afraid to mix and match and make the look your own!

Grand luxe

Grand Luxe

  1. Bert Frank Riddle Wall Light
  2. Bert Frank Revolve Rise & Fall Pendant Light
  3. Munna Cleo Armchair
  4. Munna Lolita Armchair
  5. Munna Candy Two Seater Sofa
  6. Munna Rose Armchair

Achieve bold and lavish décor with crystal velvet upholstery, extravagant backrests, classic colours and grand silhouettes. The perfect sofas and lounge chairs to complete this sumptuous look can be found in Munna's established collection, which is comprised of furnishings made from only the highest quality materials. Established in 2008, the Portuguese design brand specialises in elegant upholstered goods produced through traditional manufacturing techniques and beholds a very distinctive image.

Munna Lolita Armchair

Pictured: Munna Lolita Armchair

To compliment your sofa or lounge chair, try a timeless brass pendant or wall lighting from Bert Frank. Designed to last a lifetime, their sophisticated lighting tells a story by naturally softening and darkening over time, unless you choose to protect it. The Riddle Wall Light is lined with silk inserts for a gentle warming glow, whilst the Revolve Rise & Fall Pendant Light instantly becomes the focal point in any room.

Bert Frank Riddle Wall Light

Pictured: Bert Frank Riddle Wall Light

Graphic lines

Graphic Lines

  1. Menu Afteroom Chair
  2. Orsjo Aria Floor Lamp
  3. Diesel with Foscarini Cage Suspension Light Large
  4. Menu Kaschkasch Floor Mirror
  5. Diesel with Foscarini Cage Rocket Table Lamp
  6. Magis Lem Round Table

The fine, fluid lines of these sculptural designs emphasise the structural elements of these otherwise simplistic forms. Menu's highly articulate collection is comprised of extremely lightweight steel furnishings with thin frame structures. They recently collaborated with Afteroom, a design duo intrigued by different forms, senses, proportions and materials.

Menu Afteroom Collection

Pictured: Menu Flip Around Table/Stool, Afteroom Chair and Towel Ladder

Arper Leaf Chair, Hay DLM Table and Gubi Pedrera Coffee Table

Scandi woods

Scandi Woods

  1. Muuto Adaptable Dining Table
  2. Ferm Living Wall Wonder Mirror Maple
  3. ArchitectMade Large BIRD Figure
  4. &Tradition Raft Stool
  5. Muuto Wood Table Lamp
  6. Menu Knot Trestle Table Natural Ash

Wood is the Scandinavian material of choice and soft oak or beech can help to create a more natural and homely feel within your home. Scandinavian design is primarily focused on durability and functionality, ranging from homely, rustic design to the contemporary and minimalist. Incorporate your wood products into soft environments with plenty of natural light or mix it up by contrasting with accent colours such as yellow or green. We particularly love the Menu Knot Trestle Table Natural Ash, which is cleverly held together with nothing but unsanded strips of leather.

Menu Knot Trestle Table

Pictured: Menu Knot Trestle Table Natural Ash

Sea of blue

Sea of Blue

  1. Swedese Tree Coat Stand
  2. Muuto Soft Blocks Three Seater Sofa
  3. Luceplan Archetype Suspension Light
  4. Onecollection Finn Juhl Sideboard
  5. Kartell Charles Ghost Bar Stool Light Blue
  6. Vitra Eames Hang It All - White
  7. Hay Dot Cushion Steelcut Trio
  8. Vitra Tip Ton Chair

Blue doesn't have to be cold and uninviting. Different shades of blue can be mixed and matched to create a variety of moods, from demure indigo and navy to energetic cobalt and light blue. The Vitra Tip Ton Chair is a much-loved favourite thanks to its unique forward-tilt action and is available in vivid Glacier Blue and subtle Ice Grey.

Vitra Tip Ton Chair

Pictured: Vitra Tip Ton Chair Ice Grey

How would you recreate these looks? Do you have any design ideas of your own or an image of your home you'd like to share with us? Get in touch with us on Twitter or email Samantha Anderson, Marketing and PR Intern at samantha@nest.co.uk.

Dine with Glas Italia

Oct 8, 2014

Atlantis Transparent Tavoli Alti Dining Table

Glas Italia Atlantis Transparent Tavoli Alti Dining Table

The festive season of hosting and entertaining loved ones is fast approaching, which means now is the ideal time to reinvent your dining space if you were planning to do so.

We’ve recently noticed a great deal of focus on materials such as marble, wood, concrete and statement metallics. However, we thought that glass – a timeless and sophisticated material - deserved a little more attention! Classically beautiful and highly functional, the transparent properties of glass allow for natural light to shine through, therefore helping to create a sense of space within even the smallest of rooms.

Glas Italia HQ

The ideal company for exquisite handcrafted glass furniture is Glas Italia, which was established in the early 1970s and resides in the town of Macherio, Milan. The architectural renewal of their contemporary headquarters was implemented by Piero Lissoni, a renowned furniture designer for Glas Italia. The entire building is like a sculptural art form in itself, with dark vertical plates of U-glas wrapping around the new exterior to create a corporate yet intriguing look. The utilisation of different forms of glass both inside and out reflects the impeccable quality of Glas Italia’s design innovations and principles. Each design is produced with utmost respect by master Italian glass makers and is made to order with a worthwhile delivery time of 6-8 weeks.

Glas Italia Tables

Alister Transparent Rectangular Table

Atlantis Tavoli Alti Dining Table in white

Mirror Mirror Table


One of Glas Italia’s main design principles is all about exploring the limitless possibilities of glass, through complex manufacturing processes and working with some of the world’s most talented designers. The designs range from classy and luxurious to vibrant and extravagant, with subtle variations of tone and colour.

  • The Alister Transparent Rectangular Table was designed by Jean-Marie Massaud, a highly attentive designer known for combining comfort and elegance through architecture and furniture design. The rectangular table top almost appears as if it is floating, thanks to the sharp sloping angles of the extralight glass table legs.
  • The white glossy lacquered version of the Atlantis Tavoli Alti Dining Table by Lorenzo Arosio transforms a formal yet graceful design into a sleek statement centrepiece.
  • Jasper Morrison is known for his playful furniture and the Mirror Mirror Table is no exception. Comprised of double-faced mirrored slabs, this glossy and effortlessly glamourous table is well-suited to both traditional and modern settings.

Make a statement by complimenting a Glas Italia table with a dramatic pendant or suspension light.

Flos Taraxacum 88 Suspension Light and the Foscarini Caboche Suspension Light Transparent

Taraxacum 88 Suspension Light
Caboche Suspension Light Transparent 

Glas Italia Faint Table

Post Modern Table

  • Designed by Patricia Urquiola, the Faint Table features a sleek ombre table top which fades from a pure white finish into complete transparency on the opposite side. This daring effect transforms an otherwise unconventional and simplistic table into an intriguing masterpiece. Quirky and unusual designs aren’t a new concept for Patricia Urquiola, who has also worked on showrooms and restaurants and in architecture and franchising. Some of her most notable works are the Comback Chair for Kartell and the romantic Smock Swivel Armchair for Moroso.
  • Piero Lissoni has taken the traditional antique table leg and transformed it into a contemporary work of art with the Post Modern Table.

Dark side of the moon lifestyle

Dark side of the moon

The Dark Side of the Moon Table

When light shines through this unusual table designed by Piero Lissoni, an eclectic rainbow of vibrant colour merges together to create a subtle yet mesmerising glow. These psychedelic colours are highly reminiscent of the 1960s and 70s and would look fantastic coupled with a classic chair. A white, black or rich walnut design from the likes of Fritz Hansen, Tom Dixon or Cherner would make the perfect accompaniment.

A white, black or rich walnut design from the likes of Fritz Hansen, Tom Dixon or Cherner

Fritz Hansen Ant Chair with 4 Legs
Tom Dixon Y Chair Sled Base
Cherner Side Chair

Shop Glas Italia today.

If you wish to find out more information about Glas Italia, please call + 44 (0) 114 243 3000
(option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk.