NEW RANGE Popsicle from Flexa

We are really excited about this!

It’s a gorgeous NEW range of children furniture we are retailing from the brand Flexa and it’s called Popsicle.

 

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The Flexa Play and White ranges have proved incredibly popular for us over the last few years and we are delighted to now be one of ONLY two retailers in the whole of the UK to be chosen by Flexa to sell the Popsicle range.

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Popsicle has also been awarded the Red Dot Design Award for 2017. This is one of the most prestigious accolades in the design world. Popsicle is a shining example of strong Scandinavian design traditions, with equally strong focus on function, aesthetics and high-quality materials.

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Popsicle is a premium children’s range which is beautifully crafted from the finest oak in combination with beautiful colours and child appeal. Popsicle is a full children’s room and interior concept. It is is a collection of beds, storage units, desks and textiles designed to meet the changing needs of children of all ages. Stylish colours, premium materials and smart storage solutions

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The clever hidden storage in the stairs makes this so different, a real selling point.

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Popsicle is available in three colours that appeal to child and parents alike. Kiwi, Cherry and Blueberry. 
 
‘We choose them with care – as if they were important ingredients in a delicious ice cream. A well-balanced colour scheme is an integral part of our modern Scandinavian design philosophy. Choose from a cool shade of Blueberry, a muted Kiwi green or a dusky Cherry rose. We created these colours to imbibe tranquillity and make a unique and very personal statement in your child’s room.’
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Why not take a look at the full range
The gorgeous 100% cotton bed linen is also available in four beautiful shades
For more information please contact our gallery staff on 01482 649271 or email us at innesonline@mac.com

 

Moooi Carpets

It has been Moooi‘s mission for more than ten years to create products that make interiors more beautiful, exciting and inspiring.

The company founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers is named after their native Dutch word for beautiful – the third ‘o’ in the brand name stands for an extra value in terms of beauty and uniqueness.

The fusion of unique, daring and playful designs created not only by Wanders but also by other internationally recognized designers, mixed with innovative technology has produced a portfolio of now iconic objects for the brand.

Mooois show stopping interior’s decorated in strong and rebellious varieties of pattern and colour have wowed us during their presentations of their glorious and ever growing collection.

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The next step for the brand is the launch of Mooois rich and equally breathtaking carpet collection and as you would expect the collections style is daring, playful and artistic.

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The Signature range of ornamental carpets have strong personalities which will provide a very clear look and feeling to an interior.

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The brands innovative and groundbreaking use of a printing machine capable of extreme precision, has produced a range of breathtaking, eccentric and playful carpets of high definition, photo realistic designs.

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Some examples of Moooi carpets will soon be on display in our gallery showroom.

If you would like any more information please contact a member of the Innes team, email innesonline@mac.com or give us a call on 01482 649271.

Signature Knife Block Set, Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2017

Congratulations to Robert Welch Designs. Their Signature Knife Block Set  has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, 2017.

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The award winning set comprises of six essential knives, which are housed safely in the unique and stylish storage block, which contains powerful integrated magnetic locators which prevent damage to the blade edge when the knives are inserted or removed from the block. See the video clip link below for more details of this innovative feature.

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Robert Welch Signature knives have been developed with professional chefs. Each has a comfortable grip and keen edge and is perfectly suited to its specific task. The set consists of a 22cm bread knife 23cm carving knife 14cm kitchen knife 14cm cook’s knife 8cm vegetable knife and 12cm serrated utility knife.

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The knife block itself is made from ABS plastic which is weighted for stability and easy to clean. The cap is made from polished stainless steel and has individually shaped slots to match each knife.

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Another fantastic feature of the set is the built in ceramic sharpening wheel with guard that that is housed in the centre of the storage block. This ensures that you can quickly, easily and most importantly safely hone your knives blades so that they will serve you well for many years to come.

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New Brand to Innes – Original BTC

We would like to introduce a New brand that’s just landed at Innes, British lighting manufacturer Original BTC.

Established in 1990, Original BTC designs and manufactures innovative and classic lighting suitable for both traditional and contemporary homes. With designs inspired by the clean lines of traditional British factory fittings and iconic 1940s design, each light is hand made in Britain.

The Titan is a classic example of one of these designs inspired by the lighting seen in factories and industrial units. The Titan is available in two different sizes and colours include polished aluminium, black, yellow, olive green, putty grey, red and white painted aluminium.

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Supplied with armour steel braided cable and with a choice of contrasting coloured interiors. There is an optional etched glass visor which helps prevent glare and provides a softer, more diffused light.

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The Stanley Pendant is often featured in the glossy interiors magazines. The pendants are hand-spun in Birmingham from brass, copper or brass nickel plated.

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Available in three different sizes and in a hammered or smooth, reflective finish. Group them together for a dramatic effect or mix metals for a laid-back, eclectic look.

The Hector range is another favourite, it includes pendants, wall, floor and table lamps which are really versatile for any kind of interior.

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The Hector Bibendum, designed by Sir Terence Conran to celebrate Original BTC’s 21st birthday and the Michelin building’s centenary, is a fresh take on the Original BTC Hector light.

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With a white, layered shade made of Bone China and colourful cotton-braided flex, this is a stylish light for the home.

Having seen a lot more of the range in Milan last week we are really excited to be retailing the brand.

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To celebrate this wonderful British brands launch on our website it is currently included as part of our Spring Pricing Promotion with some fantastic Savings off the Rrp. http://www.innes.co.uk/brands/original-btc/

If you are passing by the Gallery why don’t you pop in and take a look at some of the pieces we have on display.

 

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

To celebrate Hull being the UK’s City of Culture for 2017 we have released a collection of Limited Edition images available as art prints and canvases.

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Taken during the Made in Hull opening event (1-7th January 2017) the images capture the city like it has never been seen before, with large scale projections onto it’s buildings and illuminated skylines. The city centre installation, soundscapes and live performances during the event celebrated and told the story of the last 70 years of life in the city.

From scenes depicting the devastation of the second world war, through to the good times. The event enabled the visitors of the city the opportunity to explore Hulls heritage and the lives of the people who made it.

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The collections striking images contain so many colours they are sure to suit most office or residential interiors scheme. Even if you decide to change your decor you are sure to find that these collectable prints will still fit and provide lasting pleasure and prices start at just £40.

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The large scale 60×30 inch canvases are digitally printed directly onto a high quality canvas material before having a laminate applied to protect the image. The canvas is then mounted by hand onto artists stretchers with adjustable tensioners by a member of our skilled team. These canvases have been limited to 27 only.

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The collection of Art Prints are available as A3 or A2 fine art paper prints framed or unframed and will be Limited to just 2017 of each. The framed prints use a simple black matt coated wooden moulding and are ready to hang. Each image is embossed with the companies original Limited stamp and hand numbered.

Our company’s story began with Donald Innes and his photography studio, which he opened in Hessle in 1947. Our gallery showroom is in that same building alongside the Innes Photographers studios. Donald spent his early career as a photojournalist and by the mid 1950’s he headed up one of the most successful freelance photographic press agencies in the North of England.

Each of his pictures documented everyday life in Hull and the surrounding area, providing a unique insight in to people’s lives during the 50’s and 60’s. Innes are incredibly proud to have been asked to provide images from the The Donald Innes Heritage Collection to feature as part of the amazing projected art installation, Made in Hull.

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The Heritage collection of images are also available to purchase from our gallery and website having been lovingly restored and brought back to life on beautiful archive quality fine art paper by Donald’s son Ivor and the team at Innes. Images include old sporting shots of Hull City Football Club and Hull Speedway, as well as what was Hull’s booming fishing industry, with delightful shots of fish being landed from trawlers at Hull’s docks.

 

New Year Blues…..

New to our website is the beautiful New Ultramarine tones that are freshly available as part of this years collection of pieces from Finnish brand Iittala.

To celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence 2017 Iittala has created a special edition collection themed around an ultramarine blue colour, loved by Iittala fans around the world.  The deep glowing ultramarine colour has been made with a special glass recipe in Iittala’s glass factory in Finland as tribute to the clarity and true warmth of the Finnish national character.

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The beautiful ultramarine tones are central to the design of this years Annual bird, Egg and Cube by Oiva Toikka as well as the Finland 100 Dove also by Toikka.

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This stunning tone of blue has also been added to the Alvar Aalto collection of vases as well as the Kastehelmi range of plates, jars, tumblers and votives.

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In some ranges the new year also brings the discontinuation of a few colours, but in their place two beautiful new colours, dotted blue and light blue have been added to the ever popular Teema range of dinnerware.

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Christmas is Coming…..

It’s the first day of December and so it’s time to really start thinking about Christmas, whilst the little ones are frantically opening their chocolate advent calendars we have something a little different for the adults, these beautiful Advent Candles from Rosendahl.

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We’ve got lots of lovely gift idea’s for everyone and beautiful decorations and accessories for your home too so lets get Christmas wrapped up!!!

Carl Hansen & Sons – Black Editions and Mourne Textiles

For a limited period you will be able to purchase a selection of Classic Carl Hansen pieces in Special Black Edition’s for a Special Price.

The Black Editions Campaign will run from the 1st of October – 21st December 2016. Included in the campaign are classic designs of dining chairs, lounge chairs and footrest’s all in black finishes. Newly available are black powder-coated bases for the Oculus and Wing chair and some beautiful New Textiles.

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Shell Chair Black Edition Silver Grey Mourne Fabric

Following the success of the the collaboration between Carl Hansen & Son and Mourne Textiles during London Craft Week, Carl Hansen have decided to offer three fabrics from Mourne as part of the Black Editions. Mourne has developed it’s hand made Donegal fabric into a machine woven textile for the Carl Hansen collection.

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Heritage Chair Black Edition Charcoal Grey Mourne Fabric

I think the fabric is absolutely perfect for an Autumn promotion and I am planning a beautiful feature in the Gallery of the Heritage chair in the Mourne fabric in the run up to Christmas.

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Mourne Textiles was founded by a Norwegian, Gerd Hay-Edie, the grandmother of Mario Sierra who now runs the business. The company have been producing textiles from the foot of the Mourne mountains in Northern Ireland for over 60 years.

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Mario Sierra at the loom.

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Historically Gerd had a longstanding and successful relationship with Robin Day and produced fabrics for his range of furniture , even producing rugs to display his furniture on at the Milan exhibition of 1951.

“Of all the rugs which I have seen, only yours have got the character enough as a background for my new designs of furniture to be exhibited at ‘La Triennale de Milano 1951’. Robin Day.

Gerd produced the Mourne Check and Mourne Mist fabrics exclusively for Robin Days collection of furniture he designed for British brand S Hille & Co. and following the success of their collaboration in Milan, Leslie Julius of S Hille & Co contacted Gerd asking to represent her, and to discuss showing her rugs with their furniture in the new Hille showroom in Mayfair.

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In 1954 Terence Conran asked Gerd to supply him with fabrics. The fabric design for Conran became known as The Blazer Design.

During the 1960’s and early 1970’s the company’s production of tweeds for apparel increased significantly. Sybil Connolly and Sheila Mullally both designers from Dublin worked with Gerds fabrics for many years. Liberty was also a loyal customer of Mourne fabrics and the company even produced couture tweeds for British fashion houses including the House of Lachasse as well as Hardy Amies in London.

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Today Mourne are still producing wonderful textiles, I love their beautiful collection of blankets cushions and rugs.

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Starting today and running until the 30th of October you will be able to find out more about Gerd Hay-Edie and these beautiful textiles at an exhibition that is running at Margaret Howell in London.

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Gerd Hay-Edie – Evolutionary Weaver – The Story of Mourne Textiles
13-30 October – Margaret Howell – 34 Wigmore Street W1
An exhibition exploring the remarkable work of Gerd Hay-Edie, the founder of Mourne Textiles

 

 

 

What HiFi Magazine Sing the praises of Geneva’s Aerosphere

In 2015 What HiFi Magazine named the Geneva Aerosphere Large as the Winner of their category for the Best mains powered Wireless Speaker.

This year it is the smaller member of the Aerospheres’ family’s turn for recognition.

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I am no expert when it comes to sound systems but What HiFi know their stuff and they obviously love this product range. The magazines review goes into all of the technical stuff about what makes the Aerospheres’ produce such an incredible quality of sound, and to top off all of that brilliance? They look fantastic too!

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If you would like to try out the brilliant sound of this small and mighty speaker why not call into our gallery showroom and give it a blast!

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Re-launch of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Radiohuset Lamps

Vilhelm Lauritzen, was one of Denmark’s most significant architects, he designed many important buildings during the 1930’s in particular the Radiohuset building and the first airport in Kastrup, both of which are listed today as monuments to the modernist genre of architecture and design.

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During the 1930’s and 40’s Lauritzen worked closely with Louis Poulsen to develop many models of light fittings which the company manufactured and marketed for years. The Radiohus Pendant was designed specifically for the Radiohuset and it as well as the Studio lamps quickly became icons.

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Work began on the building in 1934 but it’s completion was delayed by the Second World War until 1941 and the first stage was not officially opened until 1945. This gave Lauritzen plenty of time to develop every detail and create his ideal lighting solution.

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The simple smooth opal glass globe shade, described by Vilhelm Lauritzen himself in the extract below sounds perfect for any modern situation and it’s qualities are something that are equally as relevant to homeowners and specifiers today.

“The light had to fulfil the following requirements: it had to be easy to dust, it must not allow dirt to collect at the bottom or shatter instantly if it was knocked, it had to be easy to replace the bulb and dazzle as little as possible (in any position). Finally it had to be able to serve as a downlight as required. Oh, and it had to look neat.”

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Just like the VL45 Pendant the Studio Light was also designed with functionalism in mind. It is being reintroduced by Louis Poulsen as the VL38 series, comprising of a table, floor and wall versions.

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The Royal Danish Academy of Music took over the Radiohuset in 2008 and at the same time the building underwent a restoration,retaining the original lighting wherever possible. The building is a beautiful today as it was 70 years ago. Louis Poulsen have rightly chosen to photograph the re-introduced lamps in the situation they were originally designed for. The buildings walls and floors of Greenland marble are stunning and the rich tones of the mahogany panels and doors are highlighted beautifully by the warm light from the lamps.

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These lamps look absolutely beautiful, Prices start at £260 for the wall lamp and £310 for the smallest pendant.