First ever showroom for Mindthegap, new London HQ for The Invisible Collection and Cox London, and more …
Cox London has opened a new flagship showroom on Pimlico Road, where its sculptural collections of interior artworks are presented in an impressive 2000 sq ft gallery style space.
The company was founded by sculptor makers Nicola and Christopher Cox in 2006 resulting in pieces which tread a fine line between art, design and craft.
Christopher says, “We’ve spent 30 years exploring what we might like our world to look like – through artistry, artisanal making, craft and design. We strive to unlock the nature within every piece we create and cultivate and illuminate and animate the spaces they inhabit. At 46 Pimlico Road, we hope to realise our vision whilst bringing joy, a calm refuge and warm welcome to anyone who walks off the street.”
Transylvanian brand Mindthegap opened its first ever showroom, just in time for London Design Week. The company chose Design Centre Chelsea Harbour for its first retail premises (shown above) showcasing all its product lines from cushions to furniture, lighting, table linens, wallpaper and fabric.
The most recent addition to the range is Woodstock, combining swirling forms and vivid colour combinations to encapsulate the spirit of the 60s. (You can read my interview with the founder of Mindthegap, Stefan Ormenisan here)
Online marketplace, The Invisible Collection, has opened headquarters in London.
The new premises will house a changing selection of furniture and collectable pieces from The Invisible Collection’s roster of contemporary designers. Highlights include wall lamps and sconces by Pierre Chareau – reissues of his iconic designs almost a century after they were first imagined and an eclectic materials library which extends along each side of the second floor.
The new London HQ will host events, including solo shows, themed dinners and talks. The launch exhibition, guest-curated by Marie-Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre for Women’s History Month, featured the works of three acclaimed French female artists Valerie Bélin, Prune Nourry and Eva Jospin with all proceeds from the sale of artworks on show donated to Care International, supporting relief efforts for Ukraine.
The new space is open to visitors by-appointment-only.
British handblown lighting specialists Rothschild & Bickers has launched a new website and e-shop.
Full of inspiration and information, visitors to the new website can discover the brand’s 20 decorative glass lighting collections; read about founders Victoria Rothschild and Mark Bickers love of craft and materiality; explore the traditional skills and process of handblown glass; take a look at interior projects from across the globe featuring the brand’s lighting designs and sign up for the latest news and product launches.
To celebrate the launch of the new website, as well as five years in their Islington showroom, the company has launched the Nouveau collection – a colourful range of pendant and wall lights crafted using traditional fin moulds to create the design’s dancing contours. (shown above)
German kitchen brand Poggenpohl has relocated its Chelsea showroom to the Fulham Road, joining the Sloane Stanley design community. The new Poggenpohl flagship studio spans three floors with a massive 2,458 square feet of display space.
Sharon Wallis, Managing Director, Poggenpohl UK says, “This space allows us to showcase elements of our new 2021 collection, which we are extremely excited to bring to the UK market. The opportunity with this new location in the heart of Chelsea, forms part of our future development and strategic growth plans for one of the most important markets for the Poggenpohl Group.”
Poggenpohl has a 130-year history. Its kitchens are manufactured exclusively at the company’s headquarters in Herford, Germany.
(Take a peek at stunning kitchen projects by other suppliers here)