Go Modern’s Winter Sale

It’s Christmas and our winter sale is almost here.  From December 29th until January 23rd, we will be offering 15% off all orders over £1,000.  Just quote coupon code JAN when placing an order.

Christmas at Go Modern
Christmas at Go Modern

The fabulous sofa you can see in our Christmas window is the Marc-U and we’ve had this one covered in a luxuriously rich velvety red fabric as befitting the season.  Standing alongside the Marc-U is the stylish Mogg TRI.BE.CA. floor lamp, designed by Marzia & Leonardo Dainelli, with it’s clever USB dock built into the bottom shelf. This one’s in matt black but it’s also available in white.  And to ward off the winter cold, our eco-friendly bio-ethanol fire from Cocoon is keeping the showroom nice and toasty. Continue reading “Go Modern’s Winter Sale”

Mogg – blurring art & design – plus a special introductory offer

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”

Contemporary furniture & design – breaking the rules

We see many different styles of houses at Go Modern but the main thing we’ve noticed over time is… people break all the proscribed design rules and it can still look fabulous.  We keep an eye on all the major design titles and have some favourite blogs that keep us abreast of the latest trends.  A major design trend this year is the mixing and matching of classic style with modern design. Period houses with contemporary furniture alongside vintage pieces – and it works really well: it’s hip to mix!

A big favourite of ours is the use of ‘raw materials’, giving an industrial look to domestic interiors: visible metal beams, exposed brickwork, concrete steps etc.  And this has been reflected in many of this year’s furniture designs too.  Our new Octa table from Bonaldo for example has fabulous metal welded legs with a top that can be lacquered in matt white or anthracite grey, acid treated black/white glass, or juxtapose a softer look and choose one of the walnut tops. Fabulous.

The Octa dining table
The Octa dining table

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Outdoor Rooms – Homes & Gardens

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…

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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”

Tonelli Design 2013 News – glass furniture wizardry

Stand out gorgeous at the Milan furniture fair was Italian designer/manufacturer Tonelli, who make superb high quality glass furniture.  World famous for their research and experimentation, Tonelli are way ahead of the field with innovative glass design.

These masterpieces in ‘glass art’ (they really are!) not only look stunning but feature perfectly mitred joins, seamless glass panels and shatterproof glass – and in the five years we’ve worked with them we have never had a breakage!

Among the Milan highlights for us were the eye-catching Bakkarat glass side tables  designed by D’Urbino for Tonelli, with a thick central twisted glass post and mirrored base. And when you look at them from above you get the amazing illusion of looking down at a crystal.  Pretty cool!

Bakkarat glass side tables
Bakkarat side tables

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Summer is coming – our first batch of new garden furniture releases

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”

More new Bonaldo!

We are just finishing putting Bonaldo’s 2012 Saloni Mobili designs on the website at the moment, & these last three items are definitely worth a mention!

The Sunrise sideboard is ultra sleek with push to open doors & an angled frame with the doors set back slightly. AND you can have a light in the base, which looks just great. Available in anthracite or quartz grey, or white (my favourite). Also available in a larger size. See both at the top of our sideboards section, here.

Bonaldo Sunrise Sideboard
Bonaldo Sunrise Sideboard

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Transforming your home with designer furniture

How you feel about where you live can have a huge impact on how and where you spend and enjoy your free time. However to change and improve your life you really don’t have to move! Simply redecorate and bring in the changes with a fresh new interior. Whether bedroom or living room, kitchen or dining room, designer furniture can really lift a space to another level, be it beautifully minimalist with clean lines or a brave new look using bold shapes and patterns. Continue reading “Transforming your home with designer furniture”

Contemporary furniture can complement your existing home décor

Contemporary furniture can complement your existing home décor gomodern.co.uk

Contemporary furniture can complement your existing home décor gomodern.co.uk

If the décor in your house is looking a bit tired, or you would just like a change, you may think that redecorating will cost a lot in time and effort as well as actual money. This doesn’t need to be the case; a few changes can make a big impact on the appearance of any room and need to cost the earth. Continue reading “Contemporary furniture can complement your existing home décor”