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—— In many ways we’ve come a long way since the humble surroundings of our first retail showroom on Ecclesall Road. There are a few more of us (and lots more of you). We now send furniture to happy customers all over the world. But in one vital way we haven't moved far at all. We’re still based in Sheffield – ‘the Steel City’ – and proud of it.
To celebrate this heritage we did something different for our brochure shoot. Meetings were held, calls made, strings pulled and favours promised – and we eventually got the nod to shoot some of our favourite products on location at an iconic Sheffield landmark. Love it or hate it, the Brutalist-designed Park Hill estate has a few stories to tell. Originally opened in 1961, the ‘streets in the sky’ complex is the largest (Grade II) listed building in Europe and is currently being revived by award-winning property developers Urban Splash. Here, we give you a chance to peek behind the scenes at a fascinating work in progress.
We’ve packed plenty into the following pages, from shopping inspiration for your home to the latest news from legendary British designer Tom Dixon. We take a closer look at the timeless designs of Charles & Ray Eames in 'The Eames Story' and explore all that SCP has to offer. We hope you enjoy it.
Toni Anne Sanderson Editor
P.S. We truly believe in the design of the products we sell, the craftsmanship that is employed and the materials used to make them – that is why we only sell licensed originals.
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toni anne sanderson marketing and communications manager
“ My perfect night-in involves lounging on the sofa eating popcorn and watching a great movie!”
Best oF BritisH
—— We’ve picked some of our favourite things from these shores, including the best new brands to keep an eye on.
VisitChromazone: Colour in Contemporary Architecture Exhibition focusing on the innovative use of colour in contemporary architecture – well worth a visit. V&A, London, 17 November 2012 – 21 July 2013
Designs of the Year 2013 Labeled ‘the Oscars of the design world’, the Designs of the Year awards showcases the most innovative designs from around the world, over the past year.Design Museum, London, 20 March – 7 July 2013 with the winner announced on 17 April 2013
London Design Festival One of the foremost annual design festivals in the world, featuring over 300 events and exhibitions over ten days. Venues across London, 14 – 22 September 2013
Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle Celebrate 200 of the world’s greatest artists at 4 leading arts venues across Yorkshire - The Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. 4 venues, 200 artists, 30 miles
heritageOur home city of Sheffield celebrates ‘100 years of Stainless Steel’ this year with exhibitions taking place all over the city to commenorate the discovery by Harry Brearley. Worth checking out if you’re in the city.
sportCricket fans will be excited (and maybe anxious) about the Double Ashes Series taking place this year – a rare event in the sporting calendar. We will of course be watching with a beer in hand!
musicWe have a soft spot for the Latitude Festival which takes place from the 18-21 July which combines music, comedy, cabaret, theatre, literature and much more and it’s family friendly too. It certainly is more than just a festival.
&Then is a passionate Nottingham-based design studio creating innovative and quality products in the UK. Want one!
Orla Kiely House is a brand new furniture collection from the Irish fashion and interior designer. Every piece harks back to the 50s with a modern, retro feel.
Ercol was established in 1920 by Lucian Ercolani and is still going strong. We love their Originals collection, designed in the 1950s and still being handmade in Buckinghamshire.
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New at Nest.co.uk
—— We know you love great design as much as we do, and you’re always looking for something a bit different from the norm. That’s why we’ve sourced some fantastic, inspirational brands from around the world to complement our range this year. We add new, fresh and iconic products online every week.
graypants moon pendant light
Their fun and creative Scraplights are handmade from
locally sourced salvaged cardboard to produce ethical designs which are
perfect for the ecological minded
as well as the design conscious.
Zeitraum mellow Bed
Every piece of furniture in the Zeitraum collection is lovingly and carefully made from sustainable wood and
designed to last forever. We’re sure you’ll fall in love at first sight as we did.
kettal Bitta collection
Established in 1964, Kettal still works with the
most important international designers including – Patricia
Urquiola, Hella Jongerius and MarcelWanders – to produce fabulous outdoor furniture.
We particularly love their Bitta collection with its
weatherproof braided straps and truly beautiful lines.
schönbuch collect chest online exclusiVe
Every Schönbuch product is designed to stringent
material and workmanship standards so you can be
sure the quality is second to none. Our favourite is their
Collect range, which features multiple drawers and wood veneers or painted finishes,
to create unique storage solutions for your home.
ones to watch
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Knoll celebrates an amazing 75
years this year — Happy Birthday!
did you know?You spend an average of ten years sitting on
—— Modern living means the once-humble settee has become much more than a place to rest and put your feet up. We spend a massive amount of time lounging, surfing online, watching TV, eating, playing games and reading on the sofa, so it’s important to get it right.Consider how much living space you have, how you use it, the light within the room and ultimately the style that’s right for you. Do you have an open-plan living area which could accommodate a modular sofa, or is your space more restrictive, suggesting something more compact would work best?
get it right and eVerything falls into place.
look out forspecial details
such as the large Buttons
on the Vitra polder sofa.
Featured products:Vitra XS Polder Sofa, Knoll Laccio Low Table, GAN Kilim Catania Rug, Gubi Gräshoppa Floor Lamp, Muuto Restore Storage Basket.
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—— Think about who uses the space too. If it’s your main family room the colour and materials you choose are more important – and remember, leather can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth. On the other hand, if you entertain regularly then maybe a versatile sofa bed is what you need!
It can easily slip your mind, but don’t forget to measure carefully before you buy, calculating the biggest sofa your room can take – and double-check the access into your home to make sure it will fit. Once you’ve considered what’s needed, you can think about style, because from classic design to ultra-modern we’ve got it covered.
add colour with cushions
and throws – don’t forget,
it’s fine tomix it up.
more choice online at nest.co.uk
christian hawley managing director“ My ideal home would be
a simple, spacious Modernist house on the coast filled with iconic pieces by renowned designers. And yes, 100% authentic please!”
Carl Hansen CH33 Chair, CH006 Dining Table and the Pandul
by Carl Hansen L37 Pendant Light
—— Dining in style doesn’t need to take a back seat while the economic climate is volatile, you can still set the scene you want with some fantastic-quality, affordable pieces.Here’s our inspiration for the cost-conscious shopper.The look is part-classic, part Scandi chic, with some great finishes that keep the overall approach clean and fresh. Teaming indigo shades with pure white brings a smart, crisp feel to your scheme and, by adding a coloured rug, you can cleverly define and warm your space in an open-plan living environment.
Don’t forget your lighting. A low-hung central pendant light works brilliantly to add drama and becomes a key focal point in your dining area to really tie the look together.You can spruce up your dining room easily and relatively cheaply by buying new chairs to go with your existing table. It’s a great way to create an individual look and really makes a statement if you mix & match the chair colours too. Remember, the new chairs will need to fit around your existing table, so measure carefully! As a rough guide allow about 60cm of table top for each person at a rectangular table and 75cm for a round table.
Featured products:Magis Tavolo XZ3 Table, Vitra Tip Ton Chairs, Fritz Hansen Kaiser Idell Pendant Lamp, Ferm Living Candleholder String. Rug stylists own.
set the scene to make modern restaurant chic your own.
Team a rectangular table with bench seating for a more laid-back dining experience.
antony Jackson website content editor
“ My dream piece for the home would be a Vitra RAR Eames Plastic Armchair – perfect to rock in the corner!”
the perfect yorkshire pudding!
— 1 x mug of plain flour — 1 x mug of semi-skimmed milk — 4 x eggs — Salt and pepper — Half-teaspoon of mustard powder
Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk and for best results leave for an hour to stand.
Heat the oven to 190°C. Drizzle a little sunflower oil into a 12-hole muffin tin and place in the oven to heat through. Once the oil is thoroughly hot, carefully take the tin out of the oven and half-fill each hole with the batter mixture. Place back into the oven for 15–20 minutes, or until done.
Remember not to open the oven door whilst they’re cooking to ensure they rise! Once the Yorkshire puddings are ready, take them out of the oven and leave to cool. You can then fill them with some great savoury fillings such as beef & horseradish, chilli, bolognese or sausage & mushy peas to make delicious party-style canapés.
NOTE: If you don’t add the salt, pepper and mustard powder you can fill the Yorkshires with sweet fillings – yummy!
If space is restricted choose clear acrylic or
polypropylene chairs that will create the illusion of light and space. For some
great ideas take a look at the Kartell collection online.
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“i haVe neVer Been
forced to accept
compromises But i haVe willingly accepted
& ray eames
Featured products:Lounge Chair with Ottoman and Eames House Bird, all from Vitra.
—— With a background in architecture, Charles Eames was an innovative designer. In 1940 he won first prize (alongside fellow designer Eero Saarinen) for their joint entry into the ‘Organic Design in Home Furnishings’ competition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. During this time he met artist and painter Ray Kaiser whilst working at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and in 1941 they married.The inseparable duo designed some of the most iconic furniture of the twentieth century.Charles and Ray were fascinated by the elegant and organic shapes of moulded plywood, so much so that they installed a workshop in the spare room of their rented home in LA. Their first order for 5,000 moulded plywood leg splints from the US Navy allowed them to expand.
They went on to design and produce sculpture, chairs, screens, tables and toys in plywood, including the legendary Eames Elephant now mass-produced by Vitra in a more cost-efficient and child-friendly moulded plastic. It wasn’t long before Herman Miller, the US furniture group, were persuaded to put many Eames plywood pieces into production by Head of Design, George Nelson. In the mid-1950s the pair moved onto experiments with plastic and aluminium and in 1956 the iconic Eames Lounge Chair was born, which quickly established itself as the only executive chair to have during the ’60s and ’70s. In 1957, they began to collaborate with their European partner, Vitra, who still produce many of their classic pieces including the elegant aluminium group office chairs.
tHe eaMes story —
The Eames Story
a celeBration of design.
did you know?On 15 June 2008 the US Postal
Service issued a set of stamps paying tribute to Charles and Ray
Eames and their designs.
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Featured products: Hang It All Coat Rack, Eames Stool Model B, DSW Eames Plastic Side Chair, LTR Occasional Table and Miniature La Chaise, all from Vitra.
—— The couple continued to work together in Southern California for forty years, resulting in exhibitions, films, photographs and numerous furniture designs. They also built their own innovative home in the Pacific Palisades, which continues to be a Mecca for architects and designers from all over the world. With their design principle to ‘make things better’, it’s easy to see why Charles and Ray Eames’s furniture designs continue to remain stylish, functional and coveted today.
principle to ‘make
we only sell licensed originals
ashlee sanderson sales negotiator
“ I love Zeitraum – their minimal designs and sustainability practices inspire me – eco all the way!”
The British Way — We Focus on SCP Shop online nest.co.uk
—— SCP has come a long way since it first opened its doors on Curtain Road, London in 1985. Founder Sheridan Coakley, fuelled by his passion for contemporary design, set out to establish a company that would sell classic designs as well as manufacture new products in the same spirit.
This philosophy has left us with numerous modern classic designs such as Matthew Hilton’s curvaceous Oscar Sofa, Kay and Stemmer’s solid wood Agnes shelves and Donna Wilson’s colourful woven textiles. Quite a feat for a man who would describe himself as inherently ‘laid back’.
We focus on scP and their influence on current British design.
KEEN TO KEEP BRITISH
MANUFACTURING ALIVE SCP
USE UK BASED CRAFTSMEN WHEREVER
Timberley Hall Rack, Agnes Wall Mounted Shelves, Frank Pouffe and Oscar Two Seater Sofa by SCP.
The British Way — We Focus on SCP
—— Keen to keep British manufacturing alive, Coakley uses UK-based craftsmen and suppliers wherever possible – something that we fully support. All of SCP’s ceramics are produced in Stoke-on-Trent, many of its textile items are woven in Wales on a hundred-year-old mill, and Coakley has even opened his own upholstery factory in Norfolk - Coakley & Cox Ltd. He prefers it this way, and so do we.
1986 was a breakthrough year for SCP. It was this year that they first exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Milan with designs from Matthew Hilton and Jasper Morrison. After this show, the SCP brand became known worldwide, and they were seen as a pioneering force in British design.
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Agnes Tall Shelving Unit, Cedric Desk, Jeeves Coat Rack and Calvo Side Table by SCP.
30 years oF desigN
—— To date, the talent list at SCP is immense, especially when you consider they have been around for less than 30 years. It includes big names like Konstantin Grcic, Tom Dixon, Donna Wilson, Jasper Morrison, Terence Woodgate, Peter Marigold and Rachel Whitread - and the list just keeps on growing.
You can shop the best of SCP at Nest with designs from Donna Wilson, Kay + Stemmer, Matthew Hilton, Lee Kirkbride and design trio Rich Brilliant Willing. Our favourite piece? It’s got to be the beautiful Oscar.
Agnes Medium Shelving Unit, Oscar Two Seater Sofa, Fort Trays and Timberley Hall Rack by SCP.
Beautiful new products added weekly.
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Muuto Reflect Sideboard and Unfold Pendant Light
—— Not only is lighting essential for practicality and function, it can also create the right mood and atmosphere in your home. Each room requires different types of light depending on the size, shape and amount of natural light in the space. Pendant lights can add the wow factor and provide the best even light across the room. Wall lights create zones within your living area and highlight key features. Table and floor lamps are extremely versatile, and there are thousands of styles available to help you add personality and style to your home.
We have a massive selection of contemporary lighting from leading brands including Flos, Foscarini, Tom Dixon, Decode, Anglepoise, Moooi and many more.
teN oF tHe Best LigHts
When buying lighting for your bathroom, make
sure you check the IP (Ingress Protection)
rating to ensure it’s water resistant – you’ll need
anything over IP44 for lights above a shower or bath.
illuminate your room in style.
need help to choose?Call us on
+44 (0)114 243 3000 or email [email protected]
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Featured products, from left to right:Vitra Akari 10A Floor Lamp, Decode Heavy Suspension Light, Anglepoise Type 75 Desk Lamp, Moooi Random Suspension Light, Flos Mini Kelvin LED Desk Lamp, Tom Dixon Beat Light Stout, Flos Piani Table Lamp, Muuto E27 Socket Suspension Light, Flos Tab Floor Lamp and Flos Gatto Table Lamp.
With Vitra Cork Model A, Kartell Jolly Occasional Table and Vitra LTR Occasional Table.
christian’s faVouriteI love simplicity
and that’s why my favourite light is the Flos Gatto
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Featured products:Wingback Armchair, Flash Circle Table, Base Table Lamp, Mini Mirror Ball Pendant Light (used as floor light), Beat Light Fat, Void Pendant Light, Copper Shade Light, Mirror Ball Pendant Light all from Tom Dixon.
take a closer look at Britain's most exciting designer.
Focus oN toM diXoN
—— Here we take a closer look at Tom Dixon, the self-taught British designer & maker who’s previously headed up design at Habitat and Artek and now fronts his own eponymous design and manufacturing company.
Born in Tunisia, Tom moved to England in 1963 and dropped out of the Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band ‘Funkapolitan’. In the 1980s, following a motorcycle accident and bored while recuperating, Tom learnt how to weld – advancing quickly from repairing his motorbike to developing a line in welded salvage furniture.
From here he went to work for the Italian giant Cappellini, where he designed the iconic ‘S’ chair. By the 1990s he had become a household name and was appointed Head of Design at Habitat in 1998.
Since setting up his own design company in 2002, Tom’s designs – including the iconic Mirror Ball, Copper Shade, Wingback Chair and Beat Light – have become synonymous with great British design.His passions still lie very much in the invention and engineering of a product, with each design evolving from these processes to create something functional and new.
Tom is anything but complacent and continues to move design forward, to rethink and revive the British furniture industry.
We asked the legendary British designer more about his designs and inspirations.
Q. How important is it to you to keep updating your collection?
A. Previously once a year, at Milan only, now twice a year – Milan and London in September. It’s important to make the process from design to production faster and faster to beat all the copies.
Q. The Fin lights you launched during last year's Milan furniture fair show their inner workings on the outside – is the concept of turning things inside out one that you'll be pursuing?
A. I have previously been described as an invertebrate designer, in that I focus on the inside and the makings ahead of the final appearance of the product. With Fin, everything you see is purely functional. We have chosen to make the mechanics the hero rather than cover them up - even to magnifying the inner LED workings with a giant acrylic lens.
Q. Your choice of colour and finish is very unique and clearly continues to have industrial connotations – do you have any plans to introduce further key colours into the collection?
A. Last year we introduced a new colour – blue – with the Fin Light - which is interesting as blue is a colour
not often used within interiors, it is more commonly associated with electronics or sports equipment.
By constantly innovating and taking inspiration from our nation’s heritage, Tom Dixon’s designs continue to remain fresh and contemporary.
Focus on Tom Dixon
did you know?Her Majesty the Queen awarded Tom an OBE
in recognition of his design work in 2000.
rewarding loyaltyCollect Nest Points every
time you shop online.
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our faVourite picks from the daring,
playful and uniQue moooi collection.
tHe BoLd & tHe BeautiFuL
—— Moooi was founded in 2001 by Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers. The name comes from the native Dutch word for beautiful and the third ‘o’ stands for the extra beauty and uniqueness that the brand encompasses.
Editor’s choiceAt the top of the editor’s wish-list is the Smoke Chair designed by Maarten Baas. It truly lives up to its name, with the chair’s frame finished by setting it on fire then sealing it to preserve the smouldered edges.
1 Love it or fear it, the life-sized Horse Floor Lamp is straight out of a fairytale.
2 If you don’t have the space for the Horse Floor Lamp, try the super-cute Rabbit Table Lamp.
3 And from the same animal family, The Pig Table comes complete with beauty spots!
4 We love the Dear Ingo Suspension Light with its spider-like projections.
The Bold & the Beautiful
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Featured products, from left to right:Fatboy Junior Beanbag, Ferm Living Elle Elephant, Vitra Eames Elephant, Magis Puppy Chair, Vitra Elihu the Elephant Wall Clock, Diamantini & Domencioni Tic Clock, Ferm Living House Lamp, Vitra Panton Junior Chair, Ferm Living Posey Panda Cushion, Kartell Attila and Napoleon Gnome Stools.
did you know?The Panton Junior Chair (1959 – 60)
is based on the grown-up classic. Designed by Verner Panton,
the original Panton Chair was the first fully plastic chair made
from a single section. The design was years in the making and was
finally achieved in 1967 – the year Verner died! The Junior Chair is
approximately a quarter of the size of a regular model and is available
in seven fabulous colours.
—— Children change their minds quickly, so when you’re decorating your child’s room it’s a good idea to stick to a neutral palette on the walls and floors. Avoid picking themed wallpapers as these age and date very quickly. Instead add bright, fun, colourful and durable accessories.
It's Childs' Play
eVerything you need for your little nesters.
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shelley cook customer services
manager“ If money was no object, my
must-have would be an Adelta Bubble Chair – I’ll keep dreaming!”
distinctiVe oBJects that will add a modern design aesthetic as well as function to your home.
If you’re an avid collector then we have some great ideas just for you. Our favourites are the Vitra
Wooden Dolls designed by Alexander Girard, available in 22 designs.
Or how about creating your very own family of BIRDs from ArchitectMade
– which one will you be?
tick tockDon’t just settle for one clock – a wall of
clocks looks fabulous. For some great ideas try the Diamantini & Domeniconi range.
hang outFor something a little bit more creative, have fun with the Vitra Algue –
it’s great to use as a room divider or for
hanging your favourite jewellery from!
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top tipDon’t neglect your walls
– add some unusual art from ibride.
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soften the edgesCushions are a great way to introduce a new trend or colour into your home.
Ferm Living and Hay both do great selections.
trendColour blocking is big this season, try Ferm
Living and Hay for some great soft furnishings,
bedding and accessories – including the gorgeous Ferm Living Winebottle Candleholders. Frankly,
we want them all.
get organisedAs more of us are working from home these days, it’s important to have a well-organised space.
The Vitra Uten.Silo and Toolbox are functional
design classics that will look great in any home office.
we The sycamore Desktop Series Set from British
brand Another Country.
tom crookes sales manager
“ The Vitra Lounge Chair and Ottoman is a true design classic and I love the new all-black version, which was released at Milan this year.”
—— You can shop online for over 2,500 products, 24/7, in 13 currencies and we ship to over 100 countries worldwide.
Rewarding loyalty Collect Nest Points with every online order, so for every £1 you spend you’ll get 1 Nest Point to use against your next purchase. If you spend £500 online, you’ll receive 500 Nest Points or £5 to spend next time – bonus!
Get in touchIf you need any help or advice, email your requirements to [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)114 243 3000. Our dedicated sales team will personally handle your enquiry from quote to delivery/ installation.
Showroom If you’re in Sheffield you should come and visit our shop, where you can see a selection of our products on display and speak to our sales team to find out what else we have to offer – you might even get a drink while you browse!
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How to find usLocated just outside the heart of Sheffield City Centre, just 10 minutes away from the M1, Nest.co.uk is accessible for everyone. There are plenty of free parking and bike spaces. The nearest tram stop is a 10–15 minute walk away and we’re only 5 minutes away from Sheffield train station by taxi.
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