Sometimes it’s difficult to get a handle on emerging trends…are metallics STILL with us, will taupe ever go away? But this season we’ve had no problems spotting what’s going to be BIG in the world of interiors next year. Think COLOUR.
Beautiful jewel tones: sapphire blues and yellows, garnet reds, emerald greens, aqua marine… wonderfully rich colours that will breathe life into a room, complement existing schemes or add a striking pop of colour to a room (for those of us still in love with our Down Pipe Grey walls – you know who you are).
The Kings Road always looks quite magical at this time of year. Shop windows come alive, trees are festooned with lights and there’s a general air of bonhomie. London is the very best place to be (OK we’re a little biased) with so many great events. Kew Gardens is always worth a trip, transformed as it is after dark with more than a million fairy lights. Could you ever tire of productions of the The Nutcracker, while The Old Vic has a new version of A Christmas Carol. There are lots of Christmas Markets too including the Nordic inspired event at the South Bank, where the Thames riverside is also transformed with 1000’s of twinkling, glittering lights and a huge tree.
So to add to the general glamour of the winter season, here are some of our newest designs, with a touch of metallic style to add to the shininess of the season.
There’s something about the post Christmas period and start of a New Year that prompts, in most of us at least (quick straw poll of the Go Modern team), a desperate feeling of needing more space. Or at least a big declutter. Or maybe we should have just got out more over the holiday! Continue reading “CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR OUR SPACE-HUNGRY LIVES”
Milan Design Week is one of the highlights of the year at Go Modern. The international furniture show, Salone del Mobile, spread across 20 exhibition halls is packed with exciting new designs and stands that, in some cases, could be theatre sets.
The city of Milan comes alive with visitors (the official figure for the show alone is a staggering 372,151) with pop-up shops, street installations, show room openings and a few cocktail parties thrown in for good measure. And it’s where we see the latest designs from our partners and keep an eagle-eye out for new products that we know our customers will love. Continue reading “Milan Design Week – materials and craftmanship”
It’s nearly time for that annual ritual in the UK, and some countries around the world, of ‘changing the clocks’. We confess to vaguely knowing which months this happens in, followed by then trying to remember which way the clocks should go. ‘Spring Forward‘ and ‘Fall Back’ is the old adage so it shouldn’t be too hard to remember. We also confess to feeling a little euphoric when it’s the ‘Fall Back’ one … as it means an extra hour in bed (unless you have babies/young children/animals… in which case the whole thing is meaningless anyway!).
So, from this weekend it’s going to be a little darker in the morning folks and a little lighter for longer in the evenings .. is that right? Anyway and either way… stylish lighting, of which we have many pieces, is the way to cope with it.
The fabulous Salone del Mobile last month, one of the world’s most exciting furniture fairs, attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors through its doors and had some truly amazing new designs on offer. We spotted so many superb pieces that we can’t wait to show you … so here’s a little taster of just a few of the great designs we spotted from two of our favourite brands.
Bonaldo is always ahead of the design field and never fails to impress us with its inspirational pieces. They also make incredible sofa beds … and what puts them ahead of the game is … that their sofa beds don’t LOOK like sofa beds – that’s the last thing you want in your living room! The new Bandy sofa bed, designed by Vittorio Prevedello, is no exception. It’s got a great modern-retro look to it along with removable fabric or leather covers, and edged stitching in the same or contrasting colours. It’s also a cinch to operate with an easy, manual mechanism designed to move the seat forward and simultaneously lower the backrest (because when you’re tired and you want to go to bed you really don’t want to be having a fight with a sofa bed!).
If there’s one thing that most of us agree on it’s that our homes never have enough space to store everything. It’s a modern day curse but, as we always try to look for the positive in things, the upside is that contemporary designers produce furniture that creatively uses every last available inch of space, producing designs that, for us, tick all the boxes – beautiful to look at, high quality and very practical too.
So, we’ve pulled together a small selection of some of our latest designs, all of which deserve praise for their quality and creativity – while sharing that great ability to surprise us with their ingenious hidden storage. Continue reading “Surprising Storage”
Italian design has always pushed the boundaries – across fashion, art, architecture… it whole-heartedly embraces the avant-garde. Think of the theatricality of Versace, the revolutionary Renaissance architecture of 15th century Florence or the rebellious drama of Caravaggio.
So when we found brand new Italian furniture and accessories company Mogg, a company representing the best of this Italian tradition, we were more than a little excited! Mogg (MObilli = furniture & OGGetti = objects) was founded by architect Nicola Galbiati in 2012, and his company works with a range of award-winning designers – many established names in their own fields of art, architecture or furniture design – or as Galbiati puts it “partners of vision – crazy dreamers”. Their idea is to “limit the boundaries between art and design” and the result – a collection of exciting new furniture and accessories that we think are not only stunning designs for the home, but true investment pieces for tomorrow. Continue reading “Mogg – blurring art & design – plus a special introductory offer”