Taraxacum Ceiling & Wall Lamp by Flos
At Staffan Tollgard we believe that great design holds a story.
For contemporary lighting company Flos, each piece in their collection has its own anecdote or story providing the inspiration behind the design.
The Taraxacum 88 was designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1988 and is an update of his first Taraxacum that was created almost 30 years earlier.
The Taraxacum, which is the generic name for the dandelion flower, was inspired by the idea of creating a light source to replace the classic chandelier. The structure is formed by five pressed polished aluminium triangles with 15 clear Globolux lamps housed around the structure.
The chandelier has a very unique personality and is able to give great character to the environments in which it is inserted, like the flower of the dandelion, ready to fly away at the first gust of wind.
The Extend Mirrors designed by neri&hu were inspired by the bamboo ladders commonly found assuming multiple functions around the Chinese household.
They lean on the floor in a casual manner, as ladders do, and can be used alone or as an interesting ensemble of many ladders with varying heights on the wall.
We think these solid hardwood mirrors look amazing in our Design Store but know that they would make a great addition to any bedroom or hallway.
We are delighted to announce that we are now a retailer of JL Moller who make beautiful mid-century dining chairs. These chairs are design classics and still made in the original factory in Denmark. One of their most famous pieces is Model 62 and we are looking forward to receiving them in the Design Store next month.
PP Mobler manufacture exclusive, hand-made pieces from Hans Wegner’s phenomenal design library. We love the “Round chair”, the “Valet chair” and the “Papa bear chair”.
The ‘Utility’ Collection by Stellarworks + Neri&Hu is starting to become very popular amongst designers and specifiers worldwide, and we currently have a couple of pieces from this collection in the Showroom, so you can come see them here.
Staffan Tollgard Design Store is the only place in the UK to currently have them, so we feel very lucky!
The Utility Collection is a series of seating inspired by a sense of utility, representing the word’s economic definition for a preference over something good for service, function, and efficiency.
It is a no-nonsense deliberation of durable, comfortable chairs, barstools, and stools, to recall industrial aesthetics from factory and school-house furniture with a slightly over-done artificial chic-ness for a dash of contemporary sophistication.
The collection is particularly suitable for hospitality projects, for its design versatility and aesthetic flexibility. It incorporates many qualities of two opposing worlds-masculine yet soft and comfortable; industrial yet sophisticated; utilitarian yet fashionable; contemporary yet possess old-world details.
One of our very favourite brands in our store and one that we frequently use in our Interior Design projects Neri & Hu have been named Wallpaper* Magazine’s Designers of the Year.
Up against every practising designer in the world, this is a pretty phenomenal achievement.
Neri & Hu have also been awarded a “Perspective” Design Award for the “Ming” Series for StellarWorks.
Victoria Beckham sitting on a Stellar Works ‘Ming’ Chair, taken in her capacity as a judge for Wallpaper’s Annual Design Awards
We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for The International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 for our Totteridge Home project and our Staffan Tollgard Design Store.
In 2012 Kingston Mansion won the award in Design at Al’s International Design & Architecture Awards.This project was an amazing achievement for everyone involved.
Staffan is back from an intense 3 days in Paris for Maison & Objet, which included the launch of the Belle on the Contardi stand, spending 2 full days walking through the fair and also managing to visit many of the wonderful showrooms and antique dealers in St Germain.
Highlights from the fair were the new Neri & Hu pieces, the new “Rose & Juliet” candles from Baobab, a collection of stainless steel fabrics and the new hooka pipes from Gaia & Gino.
We also have a few exciting news to share- Staffan has started working on the design of a rug collection so watch this space!
It is also the last couple of weeks of our sale, there are still quite a few items left for up to 50% discount. So hurry down to our Design Store in Grosvenor Waterside and browse through our selection of designer furniture & accessories.
Staffan invited ACHICALiving to take a tour around his London home to discover his Swedish influenced style and love of design.
Staffan and his wife Monique have transformed the house into a gallery like space where bold, bright colours and textures add warmth to the rooms while maintaining the integrity of the original 1850s house.
Dramatic decorative accessories and modern artwork create impact and complexity to the extravagantly sized space, whilst the open-plan layout make the rooms flow perfectly together.
Staffan ensured that each key piece in the house spoke to the other pieces in some way tying the furniture and rooms together. The secret for making the dining and living areas work so well together is Staffan’s use of metal features, marble and metallic fabrics running through the room adding different layers to the composition.
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Staffan is delighted that his Belle lamp for Contardi will officially launch at Maison & Objet 2014 in Paris on Friday 24th of January. Contardi will display both sizes in the colour combinations that form the standard collection as well as one large size of a new special edition in copper.
The Belle lamp was designed to play with the notion of functional sculpture. Lighting couturier Contardi’s immaculate execution of the Belle succeeds in concealing its function until closer inspection.
Maison & Objet is on between the 24th-28th of January.
We look forward to seeing you there. Don’t miss Contardi in hall 7 stand G130!
We are featured in the February 2014 edition of Homes & Gardens showcasing one of our most recent Interior Design projects in London. By using a mix of eccentric furniture, elegant accessories and a sumptuous colour palette, we created a decadent/dramatic yet contemporary look for a grand London home.
See more project images here
© Homes & Gardens magazine, as featured in February 2014 edition.
Happy New Year from all of us here at the Design Store. In between the January wind and the rain there have been a few rays of sunshine into the windows overlooking Grosvenor Waterside and the Embankment. We want to bring a little more brightness into the gloom and hope that 40% off some of our beautiful ex-showroom pieces will do the trick. You can click here to download a pdf of the pieces with information about size etc or look through the sale items on the website. We are also offering 20% off all new orders placed this month, so please browse through the collection online and get in touch with Erik or Emi for more information.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
2013 has been a wonderful year with the opening of our new store, the design and launch of a new lighting range and several great new projects.
Thank you for your support throughout the year and being part of our exciting design journey. We look forward to seeing you in 2014 at our new home in Grosvenor Waterside.
From the 20th December we are offering up to 40% off selected showroom stock plus 20% off any new orders.
Join us for a brand new design start to the New Year!
This month we are featured in Absolutely Chelsea and Absolutely Fulham Magazine in their “Get the look” section.
Staffan Tollgard Design Group gives tips on how to replicate one of our luxurious Chelsea sitting rooms. Decorative cushions, a statement chandelier and beautiful wooden tables surrounds the centerpiece sofa whilst adding a sumptuous feel to the space.
What an amazing start to the new year! Our design store will be featured in the January 2014 issue of Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine as your first stop for contemporary design.
The design store is a place where customers can appreciate the carefully selected line-up of brands, the expertise of our interior designers and most importantly the extraordinary furniture available throughout the 3500 sq ft space.
Make sure you pick up a copy of the magazine and look for Staffan Tollgard Design Store featured in the “design notes” section.
Maida Vale Residence
By completely redesigning and linking two properties, we created an elegant apartment where the owners could retreat into calm and sensuous spaces that are layered in different textures and materials.
A dramatic modernisation of a handsome family home in Totteridge, together with architectural practice David Gibson, has resulted in open-plan and intersecting living spaces that hinge on the striking sculptural staircase.
Repeated architectural and decorative refrains of glass, natural and stained wood, large format ceramics, together with contemporary lighting features create a bold and inviting home.
Last week’s event was a success and we hope everyone who came also had a great time. We were very excited to meet lots of our Grosvenor Waterside neighbours, family and friends at the design store for some late night shopping.
We had delicious meringues from Meringue Girls, Lavolio sweets and lots of Prosecco- a great recipe for a party!
Christmas is slowly approaching and there are just so many things that we wish for this year…
On the top of our Christmas wishlists are some of our favorite accessories that would make lovely gifts.
The handmade Baobab candles come in various sizes and burn for hundreds of hours while the Bemboka cashmere blankets and angora/wool throws are incredibly soft and cosy.
We also long for the Chilewich golden “lace” placemats,When Objects Work Oak tray and gorgeous Kate Hume Caillou vases to decorate our tables for the festive season.
Make a wishlist on our website, come into our store or send a quick email to our showroom manager firstname.lastname@example.org for any price request or for further information on our products.
We hope we can help accommodate all of your design wishes this December and we wish everyone a happy Christmas!
We are excited that Staffan Tollgard was featured in the My Space section of The Telegraph this week.
In the article Staffan showcased pieces and inspiration behind his modern open-plan Bayswater apartment where he lives with his young family. His home is filled with artwork, beautiful design and functional sculptures in a delicately balanced child friendly and “grown up” space.
Kate Humes beautiful vases, Randy Cooper artwork and Bocci 28 series lights are features in Staffan’s own home as well as in his Grosvenor Waterside design store.
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We’re so pleased that Staffan Tollgård Design Store is described in the December issue of Elle Decoration as an “essential one-stop design emporium”. Elle Decoration particularly loves the LEMA ”Wow” dining table and “Tabby” chair, two new pieces from Lema that we can’t wait to bring to the Store. They are beautifully made pieces of furniture showcasing the hallmarks of Italian craftsmanship and the slow living ethos that make LEMA so special.
Please join us at the Design Store on the 28th November from 7 to 10pm. We’re starting to think about Christmas and there’s no better way to get into the party season than with Prosecco and some of the Meringue girl’s sweet treats. We’ve been open nearly two months now, so this Party is for our Grosvenor Waterside locals to come in and get to know us a little better. We have stocked up on accessories in time for Christmas so it’s a good time to browse the selection of great design we have on offer. Please drop Erik, our Store Manager, an email at email@example.com if you would like to pop in.
We had such a wonderful time at Hästens last week, thank you so much for hosting us.
Hästens is Sweden’s oldest manufacturer of beds. Through the use of the finest natural materials Hästens offers deeper, better sleep which restores and rejuvenates. After 160 years it continues to maintain distinction in the industry through its focus on quality, craftsmanship and exquisite design.
Although we knew how good your beds were, now we really appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each and every one piece. Your training has allowed us all to speak a bit more confidently about the product and we all wish that we would be able to sleep on a Hästens mattress every night…