Easter has been and gone… is summer on its way? We hope so. It’s definitely the time to think about outdoor garden furniture and making the most of the warmer, lighter days. Our contemporary garden furniture is hand-chosen by us and made in Europe. We work with the very best names in the business; family run companies who have been making garden furniture for a long time. Their designs are created by named and award-winning designers, with an expert knowledge about construction and materials that can’t be beaten.
As you may have noticed, we’re very big on storage ideas at Go Modern. And the trickier the space presented to us the more we love it. There is a great feature in the March 2018 issue of Essential Kitchen Bathroom and Bedroom Magazine about this very thing… featuring a Q&A with … US! So here are a few tips and ideas below based on what we shared with EKBB (although do go out and buy the magazine – it’s always a very good read!).
Getting the right balance between storage and space in a bedroom is crucial. We often find clients need more storage than they have space for so we play around with ideas, trying to incorporate storage wherever we can. Building wardrobes right up to the ceiling, using storage beds and tall chests of drawers in smaller spaces. We combine this sometimes with decorative hanging shelves or slimmer wall units. A bridged wardrobe around the head of a bed can also be a great use of space. The result should always work aesthetically as well as leaving you with plenty of space to move around.
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.
We’re very partial to a bit of monochrome at Go Modern – despite the in-your-face trend at Milan this year being a whole raft of designs produced in hot, zingy, jewel colours.
So the latest exhibition at the National Gallery is the place we’ll be heading to for some inspiration over the next few weeks. Their ‘Monochrome’ exhibition looks fab, with over 50 works from the last 700 years to the present on glass, vellum, ceramic silk, wood and canvas. According to the National Gallery blurb, ‘Monochrome’ is “a radical look at what happens when artists cast aside the colour spectrum and focus on the visual power of black and white, and everything in between.” Love it. And the National Gallery is also one of our fave places for afternoon tea, with amazing views over the rooftops and down to the Houses Of Parliament. Cake and art – got to be one of the world’s best combos!
So, a little curated Go Modern gallery here of some of our latest black and white designs.
Autumn is definitely in the air and we’ve also started thinking a little further ahead to Christmas. The season of goodwill – and playing host to a myriad of family and friends. Which is great but, if you are anything like some of us at Go Modern, the perennial problem of where to put everyone/no room at the inn is, well, a perennial one.
So we got to thinking about how we could help and make everyone a little happier. And thus the idea of a special sofabed, exclusive to Go Modern, was born.
The Happy Sofa Bed will, we’re hoping, be the bed of your dreams (and those of your guests). Designed exclusively for us by Italian specialist Vibieffe, Happy is a stylish two-seater sofa that looks for all the world like the up-market, high quality, contemporary sofa that it is. But it’s also so much more.
Go Modern specialises in beautiful Italian wardrobes: fitted, freestanding, sliding doors, hinged doors or walk-in wardrobes… take your pick. Whatever you are looking for we are sure we will have something stylish to suit. In fact we have possibly the largest range of Italian wardrobes in the UK. Why choose an Italian wardrobe? Simply because of the endless choice of beautiful contemporary styles, in a huge number of finishes and colours.
But it can be a daunting process… if you let it! So here’s our mini-guide with some information about the different styles of wardrobes on offer:
FITTED WARDROBES Our fitted wardrobes are all made to order in Italy. Simply discuss your space with us and we will get as close a fit as possible from the hundreds of wardrobes sizes and options, which can then be cut to an even more precise fit and installed by our expert team of wardrobe fitters. If you’ve an awkward corner or a sloping roof we love that kind of ‘problem’…
At Go Modern we get very excited when Novamobili Italy launches a new collection. They make the kind of furniture we love: stylish and modern, big on function and swoon-worthy on the looks front. And they’re especially good at bedroom furniture. Their beds always include great ideas such as clever storage, beautifully upholstered finishes, generous padding and elegant detailing.
So, we’re thrilled to announce the UK launch of some of Novamobili’s latest upholstered beds, including Modo, Brick, and Margot. And you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to fabrics – there’s a choice of 120, including 24 in leather or eco-leather.
We’re still deep in garden furniture mode at Go Modern. As the weather begins to improve (ahem) and the days certainly are longer it’s all about getting back outside, keeping the borders watered and that first cut of the lawn.
We’ve more new outdoor designs to show you here and some of the prettiest furniture we’ve seen in a while, starting with one of our newest partners Saba Italia. But it’s not just about the aesthetics, striking as they are, as with all our outdoor designs they have to meet our strict criteria for robust materials and advanced technology.
Saba Italia are a young Venetian brand where fashion meets furniture meets – exceedingly good design. They have produced two new outdoor chairs that are beautifully decorative and quite different from the norm.
Well, aren’t you just loving the sunshine today. Blue skies, a hint of bird song… wow… steady, we’re feeling almost spring like!
So what better time than now to introduce our brand new 2017 outdoor garden furniture collections from specialists Manutti,Tribù, Point and Missoni Home!
Manutti is the the award-winning, luxury go to brand for superyachts, Hollywood villas and chic townhouses, and headlining its new line-up is San by French designer Lionel Doyen. Lionel previewed his wonderful new design with us during the London Design Festival last September.