A Summer of Luxury | Key summer-to-winter buys from The Conran Shop
Our final Summer Snapshot of 2018 is The Conran Shop, who offer a covetable edit of furniture and home accessories from some of the most iconic and up-and-coming designers from around the world. In this exclusive feature, The Conran Shop reveals how to ensure your home is ready for the seasonal shift, and the key summer buys that will accent your interior for autumn and winter, ensuring a luxurious space all year round.
With a continuous focus on authentic and iconic design, The Conran Shop has launched a selection of unique editions designed with the expertise of the world’s greatest furniture brands. Expect collaborations with renowned furniture specialists such as Artek and Gubi, along with exclusive products developed by The Conran Shop’s team of in-house creators, whose focus is on the brand’s successful furniture, textile and dining collections.
One of the hottest on record in the UK, Summer 2018 is slowly but surely winding down. As we start to prepare for the seasonal transition, now is the perfect time to refresh your home and invest in key pieces that will help you create a luxurious space for the coming autumn and winter months. Discover a selection of seasonal highlights from The Conran Shop below.
Exclusive Aalto Stool 60
With a sense of new modernity, this limited-edition Stool 60 range introduces Aino and Alvar Aalto’s iconic design in a simple grey stain that subtly accents the design’s silhouette, whilst enhancing the visible wood grain. The first of its kind when it was designed in 1933, Stool 60 showcases the signature L-leg bent wood silhouette that makes it uniquely stackable, leaving more space for entertaining. The Stool 60 series by Artek is exclusively available at The Conran Shop, finished with five different coloured linoleum tops. £215
C-Chair Dining Chair
One of Marcel Gascoin’s most well-known pieces, the C-Chair was designed in 1947 and represents not only the aesthetic and practical power of Gascoin’s design, but also the social conscience he strongly demonstrated throughout France’s post-war years. Cleverly designed and re-released by Gubi with signature woven cane-work, the C-Chair possesses an elegant shape alongside a sturdy construction rooted in a simple, minimal and strong design language, revealing itself through modern lines and high-quality wooden workmanship. £1,035
Bellhop Table Lamp
Originally designed for London’s new Design Museum, an opening that was championed by The Conran Shop’s founder Sir Terence Conran, the Bellhop Lamp was created by award-winning design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and is presented by renowned lighting specialist Flos. The Bellhop Table Lamp is rechargeable, offering 24 hours of wire-free illumination that makes it perfect for reading in a cosy corner. Featuring a dimmable function through a button located on its base, its light can be adapted to suit its surroundings for a personalised ambience. £175
Sloan Sofa Collection
Named after the famous Sloan family of stilt walkers, the Sloan Sofa Collection is characterised by stilt-like wooden legs that elegantly frame the design. Another new addition to The Conran Shop’s popular Build Your Own upholstery collection, Sloan offers comfort and style alongside a unique aesthetic presence. The Sloan Sofa Collection is available in four variants, six fabric ranges with 42 options, and three leathers with 15 options, making it completely customisable to your scheme. From £3,295
Geometric Cushion Covers
Designed exclusively by The Conran Shop, each linen cushion cover is inspired by geometric shapes present in brutalist architecture. Precisely hand-dyed, each motif is created using a combination of hand-stitched reverse appliqué techniques and chain-stitch embroidery. From £75
Designed exclusively by The Conran Shop, the mustard and green-hued Oval Splatter collection is the perfect way to introduce a more muted colour palette to your interior. The collection is exquisitely crafted from terracotta in the Italian region of Puglia using centuries-old techniques, finished in a clean white hue with a statement splatter motif. From £29