Some weeks we focus on new discoveries; unearthing a number of small brands that have been flying under the radar for far too long. Other weeks, all the new arrivals come from some of the biggest hitters in the game. This week it’s the case of the latter as five of our new favourites feature the latest drops from Tom Dixon, YMC, Schnayderman’s, Normann Copenhagen and more.
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You know when you’re intent on not getting distracted. You've set out a rough to-do list – you’ll go for a run, you’ll spend less time on your phone and you’ll push through the mid-afternoon lull at work. We had that exact mindset this morning until the new Normann Copenhagen furniture collection landed online. Well and truly distracted. Hours down we are. Anyway, one particular piece that caught our eye was this spectacularly simply looking Herit Armchair. It highlights just how succinctly the Danish design studio can merge innovative design techniques into something so wonderfully simple. It’s a chair that will work anywhere – in focus or in sequence around a simple wooden dining table – and it’s one of the most comfortable around thanks to its sweeping lines and considerable thickness.
This week we’re incredibly proud to introduce the latest name to our expanding homeware offering, Tom Dixon, the iconic British design studio that needs little to no introduction. That’s because the award-winning brand create a range of homeware and accessories that get better with age and make laborious tasks, such as turning on a light, more charming than ever before. The Tom Dixon Beat Tall Pendant Light is a case in point. Made in solid brass, the Beat Tall Black has a unique patina black surface that acts as a beautiful contrast to its golden interior. Its greatest strength is its versatility, though. Forget big, overhead pendants, the well-proportioned Beat Lamp can create a fully coordinated lighting scheme with less glare and less shape.
As you probably guessed by the ‘specialist shirtmakers’ tag line, Schnayderman’s focus solely on making the best shirts possible. And they do extremely well in living up to that name tag. But this year, as part of its brand-new autumn/winter offering, the Swedish brand has dipped its toe in the waters of multi-functional men’s outerwear with the launch of the Tech One Coatshirt. It’s a natural evolution, too. The lightweight water-repellent coatshirt elevates the principles of Schnayderman’s best-loved shirts into a notched-collar long-length overcoat.
Two years ago, YMC launched its first sunglasses collection by collaborating with vintage eyewear collector, Lee Yule, owner of Bridges and Brows. It’s safe to say that they haven’t looked back since, as the latest YMC Autumn/Winter collection comes with a sprinkling of new sunglasses styles that will make you re-think about your current pair. Our current favourite, the Gold and Yellow Orla frames, offer the best of both worlds; and by that we mean they blend classic unisex hexagonal 1970s design with long-lasting craftsmanship. Just look at them, too. That gold and yellow design is good enough for anyone’s money.
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