Terry Jonas launched Authentics in 1983 to retail and distribute contemporary furniture and interior accessories. From the very beginning, everything about the company, from the distinctive “A” logo commissioned from The Ian Logan Design Company to its iconic Covent Garden store, paid testament to Terry’s unerring eye for great contemporary design.
Poppy Treffry are a small design and craft company based just outside Newlyn, a busy, messy, industrious fishing village in the far west of Cornwall. Art and fishing have mingled for centuries there and they are following in the tradition, stepping over sharks to get into the studio and using fish boxes to store thread.
What is your first thought of Thailand? The beautiful green landscapes, adventure in the Indiana Jones style,sitting in the night bars and cruising busy Bangkok streets, or endless sun tanning on a beach? Well, this is another story coming from Thailand. It’s a fresh, contemporary star on the huge design’s sky – Propaganda. Propaganda is one of the few Thai design companies to bring its wares to the international shelves of museum stores and design boutiques—promoting Thai design not just as a side effect of its success but as part of the firm’s mission.
Rockett St George is a purely online shop which offers an eclectic mix of contemporary homeware and gifts with a strong emphasis on style. They have a broad range of bespoke, design led and often hand made pieces. The founders are Jane Rockett and Lucy St George, who are specialized to find the very best in British based design and offer to you in online shop.
Eva Zeisel, a ceramic artist whose elegant, eccentric designs for dinnerware in the 1940s and ’50s helped to revolutionize the way Americans set their tables, died on Friday in New City, N.Y. She was 105.
Ms. Zeisel (pronounced ZY-sel), along with designers like Mary and Russel Wright and Charles and Ray Eames, brought the clean, casual shapes of modernist design into middle-class American homes with furnishings that encouraged a postwar desire for fresh, less formal styles of living.
With a reputation for fine quality, leading design and a simple elegance Dartington Crystal will always be cherished and appreciated and is sure to make the perfect choice for any occasion.
Moho design, the specialists in innovative rug, with unique work that was recognised by Wallpaper in 2006 in the best textile category. Moho is a Polish creative studio motivated by their passion for design with a spontaneous and fresh approach to the skill of contemporary rug creation.
Conceived by Charles and Ray Eames, using the moulded plywood technology they had developed for the US navy and air forces during WWII, the Eames “670” chair was launched on Arlene Francis’s Home show on US television network NBC in 1956.
Sam Stang is a veteran glassblower whose career as an independent glassblower started in 1983. He does strong and intricate work, with clear evidence of its roots in the Italian tradition of glassblowing. His work is available in many fine galleries throughout the country as well as at his
studio gallery in Augusta, Missouri.