Brand Snapshot | The Conran Shop launches exclusive editions at London Design Festival
In celebration of London Design Festival 2018, The Conran Shop continues its focus on authentic and iconic design as it proudly launches special editions designed with the expertise of a selection of renowned brands, including Vitra, Knoll and Carl Hansen & Søn.
Showcasing the unique charms of fibreglass, with irregular surface textures and lively visible fibres, Vitra is relaunching Charles & Ray Eames’ iconic Fiberglass Chair, presented in six of its original colours. DSR, DSW and DSX chairs will be exclusively available at The Conran Shop during Autumn/Winter 2018.
Meanwhile, Knoll is celebrating its 80th anniversary by paying tribute to original design, with the debut of a limited edition series of Eero Saarinen’s famous Pedestal Table collection. Each piece from this special collection is accented with an incredibly rare Calacatta Cielo marble surface, elevated on a unique grey rilsan base exclusive to The Conran Shop.
Continuing to build its exclusive product range, The Conran Shop has worked together with Carl Hansen & Søn to present special editions of design icons from Hans J. Wegner and Kaare Klint. Part of The Conran Shop’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, the pieces showcase exclusive finishes, accented with a generous dose of signature Conran Blue and premium fabrics from organic denim specialist, Hiut Denim Co.
More information about each collaboration is outlined below:
Charles & Ray Eames Fiberglass Chairs
Updated by Vitra for 2018, Charles & Ray Eames’ iconic Fiberglass Chair re-launches at The Conran Shop, featuring
specially treated fibreglass in six of its original colours: elephant hide grey, parchment, sea foam green, raw umber,
red orange and navy blue.
Originally designed in 1950, the Fiberglass Chair is an instantly recognisable piece, showcasing an iconic, complex
‘Eiffel’ base on the DSW and DSR editions and a four-legged tubular steel base for the DSX, along with an ergonomic seat in the world-renowned form.
Crafted from newly developed fibreglass for optimal comfort, the seats are elevated on solid steel or black maple bases with rubber shock mounts to support longer periods of sitting down. Boasting an irregular surface texture with visible fibres, referencing signs of its own production process, the Fiberglass Chair has an organic yet contemporary form that has led to its legendary status and universal appeal. Vitra has revised the geometry of the seat of this new edition to achieve optimum ergonomics and comfort for the modern user. The chair will re-launch globally this September in a window premiere at The Conran Shop Paris during Paris Design Week. The chairs will also be exclusively available at The Conran Shop’s UK stores from October 2018 – February 2019.
Eero Saarinen -Pedestal Table Series
In celebration of Knoll’s 80th anniversary, the internationally renowned brand is paying tribute to original design through the debuting of a series that focuses on signature creations and authenticity, beginning with Eero Saarinen and his famous Pedestal Series. In honour of this commemorative year, The Conran Shop is proud to introduce a limited edition range of the iconic ‘Tulip’ Table, accented with a neverbefore- seen Calacatta Cielo marble top.
Uniquely sourced in the Carrara region of Italy, Calacatta Cielo marble is considered the world over to be of the absolute highest quality due to its unique visual characteristics. An especially difficult stone to extract, this
is the first time Knoll has ever produced Saarinen’s iconic design with this marble finish, and with a total of just 60
tables available, each piece of the limited edition series is sure to become a true collectible.
An iconic member of Eero Saarinen’s revolutionary Pedestal collection, the Tulip Table was first introduced in 1956 and has been produced by Knoll ever since to exacting standards. Simple yet elegant, the Tulip Table fulfils Saarinen’s goal of providing the perfect antithesis to the typical clutter of legs found under chairs and tables.
The full collection features an exclusive grey rilsan base supporting the Calacatta Cielo marble top; the base is
sealed with a transparent polyester coating to provide a stain-resistant and wipe-clean finish. Each table is finished
with a branded Conran metal plaque and carries Saarinen’s signature as a mark of authenticity.
Available at conranshop.com and The Conran Shop’s London and Paris stores, the exclusive limited edition Calacatta Cielo collection is available in seven table variants.
The Conran Shop is excited to unveil exclusive editions of Hans J. Wegner’s CH24 Wishbone Chair and CH07
Shell Chair, along with Kaare Klint’s iconic 1930s designs, the Propeller Stool, Safari Chair & Footstool as part of a
collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn. The collection will be on display in the windows of The Conran Shop’s Marylebone store throughout London Design Festival.
Hans J. Wegner – CH24 Wishbone Chair Indigo Edition
Hans J. Wegner’s iconic CH24 Wishbone Chair receives an indigo update, enriched with a rich dark blue lacquer,
alongside a premium denim seat cushion from textile specialist Hiut Denim Co. To honour the launch, The Conran
Shop will debut a limited selection of jeans from Hiut’s heritage denim collection.
Hans J. Wegner – CH07 Shell Chair
Produced in a limited series of only 25 pieces, this exclusive take on Wegner’s avant-garde CH07 Shell Chair showcases a unique wenge form-pressed veneer, finished with premium leather upholstery.
Available in dark brown, deep red, or natural aniline leather.
Kaare Klint – Propeller Stool, Safari Chair & Footstool
Kaare Klint’s iconic Propeller Stool, Safari Chair and Footstool have been accented with organic artisan-crafted
denim upholstery in this exclusive collaboration between Carl Hansen & Søn and Hiut Denim Co. All three pieces will be exclusively available at The Conran Shop during AW18.