NAVIGATION
The Eames Edit: Vitra for Summerhill+co
“Eventually everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” -Charles Eames. Having had a profound influence on the founding philosophy of Summerhill+co, Charles and Ray Eames have not only poured rivers of style, function, form and process into the contemporary design industry, they have also...
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Tracey Emin: ‘The Last Great Adventure Is You’
Tracey Emin has feigned absence on multiple occasions; the irony being that nothing reeks more of the presence of the artist than their overtly intentional non-existence within the setting of their work. It’s as if they are begging the onlooker to question their non-existence, to chase them for answers. Seen in artists who proclaim to be emotionally void, such...
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Indulgent Dining: Hospitality Design by Summerhill+co
“Food for the body is not enough, there must be food for the soul.” – Dorothy Day. With growing trends for narrating every destination and consumption with photography and film, Day’s sentiment has never seemed more apt. Many consider London to be the design capital of the World (controversial, I know). With both the tourism...
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Alibis: Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern
It’s not just the overt influence of hallucinogenics or Polke’s stark political views that leap out of his work, but the stunning use of metallics in paint and astonishingly poetic employment of digital print. The Tate Modern’s beautifully eloquent retrospective of Sigmar Polke and his life’s work reads as a wonderful biography of his inspiration...
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Henge Ring Lights: Exclusive to Summerhill+co
Designed by luxury materials expert Massimo Castagna, the Henge ring lighting systems shine an opulent yet classic tone onto any architectural, residential or hospitality project. With brass having somewhat of a renaissance, whether it’s the gloriously meticulous nature of the hand-burnished finish, or the continuous halo of light created by the high-quality LED’s installed perfectly...
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Scandi Style: Gubi by Summerhill+co
It’s no secret that Denmark is the home of that outstandingly contemporary, yet beautifully simplistic and youthful brand of Nordic design that has grown so popular across Europe. Although, with Scandinavia leading the way in flat-pack and low-cost furniture, it’s sometimes difficult to see the high-quality wood for the mass-produced trees. Luckily, Copenhagen’s favourite luxury...
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Future Furniture: Outdoor trends S/S 15
If you’re anything like us you’ve already planned 2015’s wardrobe and holidays. Regardless of whether your travels include a trip to your Balearic villa or revolve around the increasingly popular ‘staycation’ it’s important to design every detail. Dominating the catwalks of London and Paris Fashion Weeks, we’ve taken the lead from the pop-art inspired creations...
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