Vitra Eames RAR Winter Special

Available for a limited time only: the RAR Winter Special.

The RAR Winter Special is a new version of the popular, classic rocking chair by Charles & Ray Eames. Available only until the end of March 2013, the RAR Winter Special has a stunning new finish.

The earthy dark grey shell is mounted onto a black frame with dark stained maple wood skids. This combination gives the chair an exclusive, contemporary look.

The Plastic Armchairs were first presented as part of the Low Cost Furniture Design competition sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With their organically-shaped seat shell made of plastic, these chairs were later combined with different bases, and have since been renowned as a 20th-century furniture design classic. Vitra has produced these chairs in high quality since 1957.

RAR Winter Special product specifications:

  • The seat shell is made of dyed polypropylene in the colour “basalt”
  • Strutted four-legged wire base, powder coated in basic dark
  • Wooden skids made of dark-stained maple

Going For Gold!

Designed by Ron Arad for Italian design company Magis, the Voido rocking chair is available to purchase in a number of matt and glossy painted finishes, suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

After a summer of Olympics and Gold medals its no surprise to see gold finishes becoming a popular choice in home furnishings.

A special production of a glossy gold finish to the Voido adds a touch of glamour and luxury to the time classic rocking chair. The good news is there are a very limited number available to purchase! Definitely worth investing in.

New Collections Added.

Pink Apple are always on the lookout for new collections to add to their portfolio.

The latest additions are Gubi, a Danish manufacturer of lighting and furniture and Race Furniture, a British based company, both with a rich history of design and manufacturing.

Gubi

At Gubi, we’re on a continual quest, fuelled by our passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future icons in the making. We’ve made a distinctive name for ourselves in the international design arena as a dynamic design force to be reckoned with.

Gubi Cobra Floor Lamp

Gubi Grasshopper Floor Lamp

Race Furniture

Race Furniture was founded immediately after the Second World War, under the design direction of Ernest Race who, before the war, had earned a strong reputation for textile and interior design.

Race was inspired by new technologies and materials developed during the War and was one of many companies that was encouraged to work with alternative materials in order to preserve the countries limited reserves of timber. Ernest Race’s first design, the BA3 chair, utilised re-cast aluminium from redundant British warplanes. The upholstery was often made from parachute silk. Recognition of Race’s design genius culminated in his designs for the 1951 ‘Festival of Britain’ terrace furniture.

Today Race Furniture continues production of these significant designs, using archive material, it carefully ensures that the collection is manufactured as originally intended.

 

Race Furniture The Rocker

Race Furniture The DA

Ercol Factory Visit by Pink Apple

Pink Apple took a trip out to the Ercol factory in Princes Risborough to see the workers in action. The stunning 160,000 square foot factory opened in 2002 and is situated in the heart of the traditional Chiltern’s furniture-making area.  Ercol’s factory has won many awards for its architectural design and its environmental features.

The coolly elegant factory, set in an Arcadian Chiltern forest, was designed by Richard Horden, one time associate of Foster+Partners, and was completed in 2002.

Horden’s impressive factory has a simple layout; two storeys at the front for the offices and showroom below and a double height production hall at the back.

The production in the factory can be clearly seen from the blocks of imported American wood at the front, right through the various stages of production to the final packaging and loading onto the lorries situated at the very back of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each individual item is hand crafted and passes through a number of various members of the team for turning, sanding, assembly before varnishing or painting.

We were lucky enough to be shown how the workers hand bend the wood to make the curved backrests for chairs such as the Evergreen and Windsor chairs.

This involves steaming the wood for around 45 minutes before being removed, placed in a jig and hand bent round a frame. This is then left to cool and set for 24 hours before being removed from the vice. Steaming the wood softens it by adding back in the moisture that has been lost, allowing the wood to be manipulated into a curved shape without fracturing and splintering it.

Having seen how Ercol furniture is crafted from block to chair, we can see how Ercol has proved to be a popular and well loved manufacturer over the years. Pink Apple are suppliers of the Ercol Originals range, a collection of around twelve modern, yet classic pieces. Visit the website to view the Originals range and place your order today.

Louis Poulsen Lighting

Louis Poulsen’s mission is to design unique lighting that carries a functional design with the highest quality.  The aim for LP lighting is to always make products that help create the perfect ambience in every environment, be that at home, in the office or in a luxury hotel or restaurant.

PH Artichoke

Summed up in three words, function, comfort and ambience, and paired together with the company’s four core values – Partner, Pulse, Passion and Performance, Louis Poulsen is provided with the basic foundation for a successful company.

PH 5

LC Shutters

With traditional roots in Denmark and strong links with Scandinavia, this is reflected in the designs produced by Louis Poulsen and a host of designers such as Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen, Ole Jensen and Louise Campbell.

Collage 600

LP Snow

Louis Poulsen is now available to order from Pink Apple.

Playtime for Kids (of all ages!)

Bunky in Blue

Bunky in Orange

Magis Me Too Range has some fantastic new products to add to its ever increasing portfolio. The ‘Bunky’ beds by Marc Newson are fun, colourful and attractive set of bunk beds for young children. As each bed and middle section can be taken apart, the bunk beds can be made into single beds when needed. A great addition to any child’s room.

Rocky the Rocking Horse

Rocky the Rocking Horse, also by Marc Newson is a modern interpretation of a classic childrens toy. The discreet base allows the user to rock gently and smoothly back and forth, allowing them to be a knight in shining armour or a professional jockey!

Pingy

 A new friend for all ages, Pingy the rock ‘n’ rolling penguin will provide hours of fun. The rounded base of the penguin allows children to push and pull Pingy in all directions, returning to a standing position.

Puppy in transparent red

The ever popular and classic Puppy chair is now available in a transparent red finish, adding a new dimension to everyones favourite companion. Puppy is also available in white, orange and green as well as glossy white, black and red.

The Me Too range by Magis is available to order from Pink Apple Designs. A fantastic range that is full of life and colour and suitable for kids of all ages!

15% off designer furniture at Pink Apple Designs

Pink Apple are starting the Summer off with an amazing 15% discount on all their major Italian furniture manufacturers.

Visit www.pinkappledesigns.co.uk to purchase some fantastic furniture, lighting and accessories! Go now before the sale ends!!

Vegetal by Vitra

Tip Ton by Vitra

Slow Chair by Vitra

Eloro sofa by Cassina

Masters Chair by Kartell

Repos lounge chair and Ottoman by Vitra

 

Vitra Fiction Stories

Vitra is one of the most popular European manufacturers with a large portfolio of furniture and accessories for the home and office.

To showcase some of their most popular items, Vitra have put together a series of ‘Fictional Stories’, featuring Vitra furniture in use in the home environment.

Take a look at our pick of the photo’s….

Eames Lounge Chair in White Pigemented Walnut and Snow Leather

Alcove Two Seater Sofa in Cream

HAL Plywood shell with Tube and Wood leg detail

Slow Chair & Ottoman in Aubergine with Black Upholstery

Panton Chairs as goalposts!

Oscar The Dog

These ArchitectMade Oscar Dogs Are Fully House Trained…Honest!

Available to purchase at Pink Apple, the cute wooden dogs designed by architect Hans Bolling make a welcome additon to any home…without all the puppy training, feeding and vets bills!

View the full range of ArchitectMade products on the Pink Apple website.