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12 days of Christmas - Day 8

Dec 18, 2014

With only 8 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.

Our PR and Marketing Coordinator Samantha loves the...

Menu Knot Trestle Table Natural Ash

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“I love how the simple and rustic appearance of this trestle table has been given a unique and contemporary touch with the use of unsanded leather to fix everything together.” - Samantha

Designed by Cecilie Manz, this honest and innovative design is particularly special thanks to the fact that its joined together with nothing but lengths of unsanded leather. Made from natural ash, its aesthetic and structure is traditional with a contemporary Scandinavian twist.

Are you interested in the Menu Knot Trestle Table Natural Ash? 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 9

Dec 17, 2014

With only 9 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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Ex-Display SCP Oscar Three Seater Sofa

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“A subtle mix of contemporary and traditional design.” - Christian

Designed and manufactured in Britain by Matthew Hilton for SCP, the Oscar sofa strikes a pleasing balance between modernity and tradition, large in size yet light in appearance.

Are you interested in the SCP Oscar Sofa? 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.

Revisiting Modernism

Dec 16, 2014

At the end of the 19th century through to the beginning of the 20th century, recent advances in technology encouraged and influenced a movement that substantially changed the way we think about design and the world around us. This was Modernism.

Particularly prevalent during the aftermath of World War I, Modernism was not a style, but more so a collection of revolutionary ideas based around the idea that design and technology could transform society.

Arne Jacobsen - Le Corbusier

The countless possibilities that technology and machinery provided to various disciplinary designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Le Corbusier and Charles and Ray Eames encouraged them to rethink their practices, explore new materials such as stainless steel, plywood and Plexiglas and understand fresh ideas about the environment and how we participate in the world. Advances in technology also provided the opportunity for mass production and the creation of more challenging structures and forms.

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Although Modernism wasn’t restricted or attached to a definitive style or aesthetic, there were certain design characteristics of the mid-century era that were particularly prevalent. Highlighting function over fuss, Modernist designs were focused on clean lines rather than ornamental details and often explored abstract or geometrical forms. This week, we take a look at some of the most iconic designs from the Modernist period, along with some of the most influential and respected designers of this time.

Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier was not only one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, but he also designed some of the most dynamic and forward-thinking furniture designs of our time. With a great understanding of industrial processes and a keen interest in machine design, he once described the home as a 'machine for living'.

Cassina LC4 Chaise Longue and Cassina LC Casiers Standard Storage Unit

Cassina LC4 Chaise Longue and Cassina LC Casiers Standard Storage Unit

Designed in 1928 in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the LC4 is one of the most famous 20th century lounge chairs ever invented. This is partly thanks to its carefully-considered adjustable frame, which provides maximum comfort for complete relaxation. Despite being designed in 1925, the ash-stained walnut storage unit is also just as iconic and would still fit into a multitude of classic and contemporary environments today.

Arne Jacobsen

Arne Jacobsen’s partnership with Fritz Hansen dates back to the early 1930s and by the end of the 1950s, he had moved onto managing large-scale projects such as designing furniture for the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. His style is typically Nordic, with a focus on smooth lines, functionality and practicality.

Fritz Hansen Swan Lounge Chair – Leather and Louis Poulsen AJ Table Lamp

Fritz Hansen Swan Lounge Chair – Leather and Louis Poulsen AJ Table Lamp

Both the Swan Lounge Chair and the AJ Table Lamp were designed in the late 1950s for the lounge areas of the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The Swan Chair is admired for its technologically advanced and curvaceous form, which resembles the abstract shape of a swan. The AJ Table Lamp features an unusual yet striking head and a rounded base for the original intention of holding an ashtray.

Charles and Ray Eames

The Eames' were two of the primary founders of American Modernism and were recognised for their love and utilisation of plywood within their designs. As well as producing some of the most sought-after furniture designs of our time, they were also known for their revolutionary contributions to architecture, manufacturing and industrial design. Read more about their story here.

Vitra DCW Eames Plywood Chair and Vitra Eames Desk Unit

Vitra DCW Eames Plywood Chair and Vitra Eames Desk Unit

The DCW chair was a successful result of the Eames’ experimentation with moulding plywood and beautifully demonstrates the industrial advances of its era. The smooth contours and robust form of this design makes it one of the most-loved classics even to this day. The desk unit was produced within the strict principles of industrial mass production, which was a new revolutionary concept at the time. The colours were updated for this addition, whilst still in-keeping with the original geometric and angular form.

Isamu Noguchi

Recognised for combining an interesting mix of materials such as metal, glass, fabric, bamboo and paper, Isamu Noguchi was both a sculptor and a furniture designer in his own right. Many of his designs reflect his sculptor background through their unique and precise forms, focusing on function as well as aesthetic.

Vitra Akari 10A Floor Lamp and Vitra Noguchi Coffee Table

Vitra Akari 10A Floor Lamp and Vitra Noguchi Coffee Table

Made from washi paper and bamboo ribbing, the Akari 10A floor lamp is innovative yet beautifully simple to look at. The word ‘akari’ connotes brightness in Noguchi’s native Japanese, which brings a simple concept to a perfectly simple form. The Noguchi coffee table was inspired by Noguchi’s bronze and marble sculptures of the time and features a balanced glass table-top upon positioned wooden elements. In fact, Noguchi described this as his best furniture design of all time.

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen was primarily recognised for his successful collaborations with furniture manufacturer Knoll and his emphasis on curved lines within the majority of his designs. Saarinen worked with the Eames’ to develop the Tulip chair, which became one of the most elegant and timelessly stylish classics of the last century.

Knoll tulip chair and saarinen tulip dining table

Knoll Tulip Chair and Knoll Saarinen Tulip Dining Table

As the names suggest, the Tulip chair and Saarinen Tulip dining table are designed to come as a pair and make an effortlessly elegant composition in any environment. The base for both designs is cast in aluminium with a Rilsan coated finish, which helps to give a smooth and fluid appearance. Award winning and timeless, the Tulip collection is definitely one of our all-time favourites.

If you would like further information on any of the products featured in this blog post or designs from the Modernist period, then please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance.

12 days of Christmas - Day 10

Dec 16, 2014

With only 10 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.

Our Sales Support Assistant Helen loves the...

Knoll Saarinen Tulip Dining Table - 152cm Diameter

Knoll Saarinen Tulip Dining Table - 137cm 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

Designed in the mid-century modern era by the iconic Eero Saarinen, this sophisticated dining table is recognised for its timeless style, versatility and exceptional quality. The table-top is available in a Calacatta marble, Arabescato marble, Nero Marquina marble, Alpi Verde marble or contemporary White laminate finish.

Are you interested in the Knoll Saarinen Tulip Dining Table - 152cm Diameter? 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 11

Dec 15, 2014

With only 11 days left until Christmas and our annual Winter Sale starting today, 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.

Our Digital Development Manager Simon loves the...

E15 SB02 Farah Sideboard Walnut

E15 SB02 Farah Sideboard Walnut

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"It's stylish, versatile, solid and functional." - Simon

Designed by E15 founder Philipp Mainzer, the SB02 Farah Sideboard Walnut offers a contemporary, clean-cut and practical storage solution for a whole host of different items. Made from oiled European walnut, the unit is robust, sophisticated and timeless.

Are you interested in the E15 SB02 Farah Sideboard Walnut? 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 12

Dec 14, 2014

With only 12 days left until Christmas and our annual Winter Sale starting tomorrow, 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.

Our Sales Consultant Ashlee loves the...

Lee Broom Parquetry Coffee Table

Lee Broom Parquetry Coffee Table

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"The Lee Broom Parquetry Table is a wonderful piece of modern British design, incorporating traditional techniques." - Ashlee

This distinctive coffee table is influenced by the traditional method of Parquetry and features wenge, oak, walnut and accent veneer stripes for a decorative surface pattern. Not only does the coffee table have an unusual yet beautiful aesthetic, but it also demonstrates superb manufacturing skills and quality through its robust structure and appearance.

Are you interested in the Lee Broom Parquetry Coffee Table? 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.

Rustic living

Dec 9, 2014

With the frosty winter weather beginning to arrive in the UK, we’re dreaming of cosy winter cabins, crackling log fires and total relaxation over the festive period.

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With this in mind, we’re feeling inspired by all things rustic, warm and inviting. Think rich walnut and oak furnishings, soft materials and charming British and Scandinavian accessories designed to make your home as comfortable as possible.

Humble furnishings

&Tradition FLY Sofa with Side Tables SC3 and FLY Sofa SC2

&Tradition FLY Sofa with Side Tables SC3 and FLY Sofa SC2

Oak wood is a material that ages with grace, taking on its own distinctive and beautiful character over time. SPACE Copenhagen utilised this material to design the established oiled oak frame of the FLY Sofa, which extends into convenient side tables on the SC3 version. SPACE Copenhagen is recognised for their consideration of sincere and personal elements within design, resulting in furniture successes with Scandinavian manufacturer Fredericia and the world-renowned NOMA restaurant in Copenhagen.

Swedese Lamino Easy Chair

Swedese Lamino Easy Chair

The Skandilock Australian Sheepskin upholstery is the true selling point of the Lamino, giving it that classic Scandinavian appeal. The designer Yngve Ekström had a valued talent for carpentry, which gave many of his designs a distinctive and personal edge. Although the Lamino may not appear to be the most comfortable chair in the world thanks to its elegant thin frame, visitors to our showroom often comment on how exceptionally comfortable it is. If you’re interested in the Lamino, please email shop@nest.co.uk for further information on the full range of wood finishes and upholstery options available.

Carl Hansen CH36 Chair

Carl Hansen CH36 Chair

Hans J. Wegner began his inspiring career as a cabinetmaker in 1931, before establishing himself as a pioneering designer who made mid-century Danish design popular on an international scale. The CH36 Chair demonstrates Wegner’s love of natural materials impeccably, with its smooth solid wood frame and comfortable paper cord seat. The chair would fit into a rustic British-style country kitchen or dining room perfectly.

Another Country Dining Table Two

Another Country Dining Table Two

Inspired by traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodwork, Another Country always produces exceptional high-quality furnishings from solid FSC certified wood, often with subtle industrial influences. The pale ash wood dining table from Series Two is supported by angular trestle legs and has a robust and angular appearance, yet still has that classic and elegant country kitchen appeal.

Charming accessories

If you’re looking to bring in subtle rustic influences or add the finishing touches to your space, these iconic accessories will help to add a touch of character and charm.

Charming accessories

1. Tom Dixon Form Bowl Tall Set Large Copper

Hand-beaten and hammered into their final shapes, the Tom Dixon Form Bowls have a raw, tarnished and organic appearance. Their handmade nature means each bowl varies from the next, resulting in a product that has a charming and personal touch. Copper is also a fantastic material for bringing warmth into the home and compliments wood beautifully.

2. Rosendahl Dog

Kay Bojesen’s wooden toy animals are renowned for their playful and friendly aesthetic, making them the perfect gifts for both children and adults alike. The Rosendahl Dog was designed in 1934 and is an exact replica created from one of Kay Bojesen’s original drawings. Made from traditional walnut wood, the Rosendahl Dog has a timeless, humble and natural charm, making him the perfect little figure for passing through the family for years to come.

3. Vitra Walnut Diamond Desk Clock

Made from solid walnut with high-grade quartz clockwork, the Diamond Desk Clock exudes sophistication through its simple yet sculptural form. George Nelson’s clocks are recognised for embodying the spirit of the ‘joie de vivre’ of the 1950s – or in other words, the enjoyment of life – and offer an ageless alternative to the conventional timekeepers.

4. Northern Lighting Spiff Table Lamp

Inspired by traditional wooden toys, this quirky lamp from Northern Lighting demonstrates that sustainable oak - a popular and familiar Nordic material – can be utilised for even the most unconventional of designs and still look unassuming. Joined together using a traditional wooden joinery technique, the lamp can be placed on the floor, on a table or shelf or on the wall with ease.

5. Turner & Harper Bannister Brush

Turner & Harper demonstrate exquisitely what beautifully crafted British design should be like. Their bannister brush is made from solid beech wood and is bristled with pure hog hair by 6th generation skilled brush makers, making it the perfect brush for collecting even the finest of dust from all manner of delicate surfaces. Instead of hiding your brushes away and using them solely for their functional purpose, Turner & Harper will make you want to put them proudly on display.

6. Muuto The Dots Coat Hooks

Sometimes the simplest of concepts make the most revolutionary of designs. Made from oak or stained ash, The Dots can be arranged on the wall however you desire or even utilised as handles for a unique and innovative change. Their subtle integrity and soft rounded form makes them a versatile addition to any home.

Muuto behind the scenes

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“I became fascinated by the endless possibilities generated by allowing circles of a few different sizes to be placed independently.” - Lars Tornøe

The above images demonstrate the creative processes behind The Dots from Lars Tornøe, one half of Tveit & Tornøe. To save on expenses and material wastage, The Dots are made by gluing two separate wood sections together.

7. Another Country Nightlight Candlestick

London-based product designer Simon Donald added a bright pop of colour to the design of the Nightlight Candlestick, giving an otherwise traditional night light a contemporary twist. Like all of Another Country’s products, the Nightlight Candlestick is made from solid FSC certified wood and combines unpretentious design with remarkable functionality.

If you would like further information on any of the featured products or style advice on how to create the perfect rustic look within your home, then please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance.

The Kartell Precious Collection

Dec 2, 2014

‘Precious, yes: this year, plastic has finally achieved its rightful status as a precious, rare and technological material.’ - Ferruccio Laviani

Precious Kartell Booth

Above: Precious Kartell at Salone del Mobile Milano

When picturing sumptuousness and glamour, plastic probably isn’t the first material that would spring to the minds of most. However, Kartell have been working towards reinventing this notion for the past 15 years, putting a great deal of research and development into their plastic injection-moulding processes. To celebrate and accentuate the high-performing properties of their plastic, Kartell have released the Precious collection, which features some of their most iconic bestsellers in sleek metallic finishes. You’re in for a treat!

Bestsellers reinvented

Kartell FLY Suspension Light - Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp and Kartell Componibili Round Storage

Above: Kartell FLY Suspension Light, Kartell Bourgie Table Lamp and Kartell Componibili Round Storage

A popular choice amongst our customers and design enthusiasts, the FLY Suspension Light is one of Kartell’s most recognisable designs. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani, the contemporary pendant lamp features a domed cover available in a vibrant array of colours, from Petrol Blue and Emerald to Cardinal Red. He also designed the characteristic Bourgie Table Lamp, which combines a classic and traditional form with playful colours and finishes. It can also be assembled at a height of your choice to suit your interior!

The Componibili Round Storage by Anna Castelli Ferrieri is a simple yet intelligent storage solution and was designed to meet a variety of needs. We have ours in our showroom restrooms, but we’ve seen them look stylish and contemporary within bedrooms, lounges and hallways.

Ferruccio Laviani and Anna Castelli Ferrieri

Ferruccio Laviani and Anna Castelli Ferrieri

Ferruccio Laviani emerged as a designer within the early stages of the Memphis Movement before partnering with Kartell in 1991. It wasn’t long before Laviani became a prestigious and respected figure within the design world, with one of his most significant successes being the iconic Bourgie Lamp. Anna Castelli Ferrieri was also a highly valued designer, eventually becoming the wife of Kartell founder Guilio Castelli after beginning her career with the company in 1966. Her Componibili storage units are aesthetically simple yet highly functional, which is partly why they are so popular today.

New metallic finishes

Kartell FLY Suspension Light Metallic

New metallic finishes -  Classics reinvented

As a result of extensive research and investment, Kartell developed a cutting-edge metallisation process resulting in impeccable high-quality products and finishes. The slick opaque finish of the metallic FL/Y Suspension Lights adds a glamourous twist on the eclectic original version, whilst still maintaining the contemporary domed shape. The pendants would look fantastic both hung individually or in a succession of 3, with matching finishes or Chrome, Copper and Gold combined.

The Copper version of the metallic Bourgie Lamp is our most recent addition and is particularly in keeping with the current interior trends. Copper is a rich and versatile material that helps to add warmth to any interior and looks particularly striking in this polished high-shine finish. This is also the case with the metallic Componibili storage units (Chrome, Copper and Gold), which have transformed an understated yet recognisable classic into an extravagant and eye-catching design. We love!

If you’re interested in the Precious collection by Kartell or the original bestsellers, then please call +44 (0) 114 243 3000 (option 1) or email shop@nest.co.uk for friendly expert advice and assistance.

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.