Scandinavia dominated the world of design from the 1930s to the 1970s – before declining with the gradual demise of the pioneers, and then reborn in a spectacular way over the past fifteen years.
Perhaps it is in the area of chairs that Scandinavia has left its deepest imprint. As industrialization arrived there late, traditional craftsmanship, and in particular woodworking, had remained alive when design took off: this explains why the coldness of industrial processes never took precedence over the warmth of the natural materials.
Our Design Chairs Collection present all the Scandinavian design classics, from which many timeless, world-famous icons – from the molded wood veneer chairs by Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen to the organic delicacies of Finn Juhl and the perfectly ergonomic wooden chairs by Hans Wegner and the sometimes iconoclastic innovations of Verner Panton.
In the path of these giants are found a number of mid-century designer artists, sometimes a bit forgotten, but also a plethora of young contemporary talents who have the intelligence to update the heritage (in particular within the collections from Hay, Gubi, Muuto, & Tradition, etc.)
But design is also a global affair and it seemed essential to us to add to this Scandinavian collection some important names, all inspired by it, from other countries: the brilliant American couple Charles & Ray Eames, for example, edited by the Swiss Vitra, the Englishman Norman Cherner, the Austrian Michael Thonet, the Dutch Marcel Wanders, etc.
Design for Generations
What is expensive?
What is cheap?
The cheap chair you throw away after a few years?
The well-crafted one that lasts 50 years?
The fabric that fluffs up?
The one that doesn't wear out?
Are our products expensive?
Their quality/price ratio is excellent.
What about their impact on the environment?
We let you guess.
The end of year celebrations are approaching and, as tradition dictates, it's time to make your life easier by offering you commercial offers.
They are of three orders:
1) offers on products that we have in stock, new, in limited quantities and ready to ship
2) campaigns, organized with brands
3) targeted promotional codes, which you will get by sending us an mail
(just put "promotional code" in the subject of the email).
Our range of products is extremely wide and experience has shown us many times that no one ever goes around it, even our most loyal customers.
Now is the perfect time to explore it further: do you know, for example, the sections
« fashion accessories », « design objects », « tableware » or « candles & candleholders »
which are literally full of magnificent gift ideas?
Offering design at the right price is an integral part of our work. If you find the same item at a lower price at another retailer, delivery included, we will not only match it, but even offer you a better price.
How to take advantage of it?
We compare our prices every day with all authorized retailers in Europe. If nevertheless you find cheaper, contact us for a counter-proposal.
We must be able to verify that the item is authentic, new, perfectly identical (size, materials, color, etc.)
and that it is not part of a campaign or temporary destocking.
The valid basis is, for example, a current quote or a direct link to another retailer's website where the lower price is indicated. An email image is invalid, the original email must be forwarded.
The offer does not apply to orders already placed and cannot be combined with any of our other offers or promotions.
Searching the "Search" field and you cannot find it? It's normal.
Our site is not built like a classic e-shop, with its standard product sheets and keywords
like ‘yellow’, ‘lamp’, ‘Marimekko’, ‘wishbone chair’.
This usual method has its advantages, of course, but it obliges you to present the mug,
the sofa, the dress, the toothbrush and the floor lamp in the same way – which is absurd.
Worse: it condemns the searcher to browse through monotonous
products lists, poorly organised – which is boring.
The structure of our site is much more simple: are you looking for a chair?
Go to Furniture > Chairs: a page shows them all classified by brands.
Are you interested in Arne Jacobsen's « Series 7 Veneer » chair?
No need to scroll laboriously from page to page to see the many variants:
they are all gathered in the same place, where you can compare them at a glance.
Forget the Search field: you are on an editorialized site.
Consequence of the Covid crisis: many stockouts.
We advise you to anticipate your Christmas gifts as much as possible to receive them on time.
Exceptionally, until the end of the month, the code XMAS15 will give you
15% off on almost our entire catalog.
(this offer cannot be combined with other code, offers and current campaign)