Design Junction is a curated exhibition of the latest cutting-edge design. The event is part of the London Design Festival and takes place across three venues on the South Bank. We absolutely love the South Bank – it’s a fabulous part of our exciting city, with hundreds of international brands, boutique shops, tons of outdoor installations, as well as delicious pop-up eateries and bars – and it’s got one of the best views up and down the River Thames that you’ll find anywhere in this part of town. There’s also the Globe Theatre within spitting distance, along with Tate Modern and, just over the Millennium Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral. It’s definitely a place where you feel history is slap bang up against modern, urban living. Continue reading “Go Modern’s outdoor furniture X Urban Roof Gardens”
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.
Nearly March and the weather IS slowly improving – there’s the odd chink of blue sky and the temperature’s heading in the right direction… not quite fast enough for those of us in the office who had been contemplating fingerless gloves… but in the meantime we’ve been drooling over some pretty cool new outdoor furniture designs from Tribù.
The August issue of Homes & Garden’s (out now) is a special treat this month. A whole section on ‘Outdoor Rooms’ with lots of superb styling tips from Kate French and Ali Brown. They talked about multi-functional furniture and upholstered sofas, all designed for outdoor use but looking good enough to house inside. Sofas layered with colourful cushions, made from all weather fabrics, and woven stools that can double as tables.
And across a double page spread (pgs 70/71)was our very own Manutti Flow sofa in pebble…
Doesn’t it look superb?! Kate and Ali styled the shot using brightly coloured textured cushions, and placed the sofa in front of a terracotta fire pit, surrounding it with red textured stools. Stunning! Continue reading “Outdoor Rooms – Homes & Gardens”
We’ve always been very press friendly at Go Modern. Our showroom isn’t huge but we have a number of stand-out pieces from our top manufacturers, along with fabric samples, wood, glass, lacquers and weaves if it’s garden furniture. So, when the team at House & Garden asked if they could borrow our Big Table from Bonaldo for a shoot we were happy to oblige. The Big Table by ultra talented designer Alain Gilles is a favourite, so we’re always ready to do a little showing off with it! This one is in canaletto walnut with striking coral red, orange, green and lilac lacquered metal legs – a real show-stopper. And the talented styling team at House & Garden included it in their great July feature ‘Block works’, using abstract prints and primary colours , mixing mid-century design with contemporary. It looks terrific – what do you think?
We love the Milan Furniture Fair – its absolutely enormous, & right at the cutting edge of the market. If its going to happen, it will happen here. We visited all of our wonderful contemporary furniture suppliers, several of whom presented shiny new collections that are actually ready to buy now! First up is Manutti Outdoor Furniture. We sell an awful lot of Manutti furniture (we are their largest UK dealer) & have been working with them for a few years now. New for 2013 are several collections.
First up is Elements, a sleek white modular collection with option LED lighting. The top plate is quartz composite, the cushions are magnetically attached to the backrests, & the backrests can be adjusted.
Summer is on it’s way – well it was the other day – we were the height of daring in the showroom and some of us ventured out without coats! And it will be summer again in a few months … definitely … it really will arrive at some point, which is why we don’t think it’s too early to talk about our latest collection from Spain.
With a few new concepts and a few additions to an existing range, designs take their cues from Japan and Africa, and include distinctive origami inspirations to stunning, colourful tribal patterns. Of course everything is made to order, and whilst lead times on garden furniture are slightly shorter you will still need to allow a good four weeks – and with summer starting in May (it really will!) nowadays ordering soon is probably a wise decision. Continue reading “Summer is coming – our first batch of new garden furniture releases”
We have joined Pressloft, the go-to source for journalists, stylists & bloggers. We have loaded a selection of high res photos for download, & will be adding more/changing them constantly. At the moment we mostly have a selection of garden furniture, but are adding new images all the time. Our page is here.
Of course if you need photos of anything not on Pressloft for your paper, magazine or blog we are happy to help, & keep an extensive library of both cutouts & lifestyle shots, just email us at press at gomodern dot co dot uk.
It might be grey outside, getting ready to rain but when the sun is shining there is no better place to be than on a comfortable sun lounger. My favourite? Also our most popular (& one of the most expensive) the Zendo sun lounger. Fully upholstered, all weather, ultra modern & easy to clean. Perfect. You can see the equally fab Zendo sofa in the background too.