Los Angeles designers MASH Studios have added an elegant alternative to their popular LAXSeries line of solid walnut case goods, beds and tables. PCHSeries, like the California coastline traced by its namesake Pacific Coast Highway, reflects the simplicity and beauty of nature. Made of FSH-certified solid oiled teak with molded, polished aluminum accents, the PCHSeries collection offers a welcome sense of warmth and clarity to any decor.
Summer at Kit starts early with the always hotly anticipated Herman Miller Semi-Annual Sale for 2012. From iconic designs by Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi and George Nelson to revolutionary task chairs like Aeron and Embody, all in-stock and special order items from Herman Miller are marked down by 15% for the duration of the sale.
In the world of design it is often considered uncouth to tout your own success. But from the founding in 1976, Magis has been unafraid to boast of its immensely successful incorporation of “leading edge technology into mass production,” and in doing so creating a design language and esthetic all its own. Working with inspired designers unafraid to push the envelope of creating designs that are as much an experiment in fabrication as in form, the Italian company has become one of the world’s leaders in defining what’s next. Their recent partnership with Herman Miller (discussed here) in North America makes perfect sense – as Eames, Nelson and their peers wanted to make great design available for the masses, so too is the case with designers such as the Bouroullec brothers, Naoto Fukasawa and the many others who have designed specifically for Magis and their unique access to new and cutting edge fabrication techniques. Lasting, thoughtful and unique, Magis is a favourite for both home and commercial use. We’re happy to offer the entire Magis line, and if you’re so inclined, come down to the showroom to check out 3 of their most recognized pieces including the Chair One pictured above.
The ever-popular annual Knoll Classics sale is upon us once again. Your once-a-year chance to save 15% on the Knoll Space collection of such seminal designers as Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, Mies Van der Rohe, Harry Bertoia and many more. Perhaps you’ve been longing for a Womb Chair in your bedroom, or want to upgrade the barstools at your newly renovated kitchen island; now is the time to take advantage and save during this week long sale. Need inspiration? Why not start here?
Having recovered from an incredible holiday season and the ensuing clearance, we here at Kit are now excited to announce the first of a few new lines we’ll be introducing, and really, there’s no better place to start than Flos. For the past 50 years, the name Flos has been synonymous with innovation and we’re proud to add them to our already great range of lines. Working with some of the best known designers of our era – Starck, Grcic, Citterio and Castiglioni among many more – the company continues to abide by its original precepts (or “Flosophy”), which include working with the best designers and being “THE solution to all lighting needs.” They’ve succeeded in maintaining rigorous standards while offering a wide range of pendant, wall, floor and table lighting. From the iconic Arco Light (yes, that one that arcs over the chair in every mid-century modern home you’ve seen in photographs) to the elegant Sky Garden, we’re extremely happy to now offer Flos lighting at Kit. Come down and experience a sampling of the huge scope of their line-up in our new Flos Boutique.
Our Boxing Week Clearance continues until December 31, and nearly everything in the store starts at 20% off. Maybe you need to replace the dishware that was broken in that over-rambunctious Boxing Day party. Perhaps you’ve decided to replace that uncomfortable chair you’ve been stuck sitting in since your family arrived and took over the good seats. Or maybe it’s just that piece you’ve had your eye on all year – there’s no better time than our annual store-wide sale to address all of your needs. From flatware to bookcases, lounge chairs to dining tables – all are available in this once a year event. Check the Specials section for highlights, but as we simply can’t post everything, you’re best bet is to come down to the showroom.
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With the Herman Miller sale in full swing, and our December floor model clearance just underway, there is no time like the present to pick up a gift for yourself or your loved ones. This year, we’ve tried to make sure we have enough holiday items to keep up after selling out last year. We’re especially excited about the Superstar Christmas Tree (pictured above) by Modernica and the gorgeous Georg Jensen tree top stars (and you can go here to see what a Danish language Christmas commercial looks like – not that different, but in Danish!). That said we have fun, colourful and shiny pieces of all sorts and prices to brighten up the holidays, including Marimekko ornaments, table runners and tablecloths, ornaments by Whigby and a wonderful collection of Christmas cards that put Hallmark to shame. And don’t forget that the Herman Miller sale continues until December 12!
November 23 until December 12, we’re proud to be a part of the Semi-Annual Herman Miller Sale! Designers such as Eames, Noguchi and Nelson are available for 15% off in-store and special order purchases. The Lifeworks portfoliio and Aeron Chair can help you ease through a winter season of work while small delights like the Nelson Swag Leg table and the Eames wire base tables can solve those entertaining “where do we put our drinks?” problems. Pick out a present for yourself and order it up – by phone, email or best yet, in person. We’re happy to help, and bring authentic design into your home for the holidays. Be sure to check out the Herman Miller site if you wish to shop from the convenience of your chair, and remember what Charles Eames said: “It makes me feel guilty that anybody should have such a good time doing what they are supposed to do.” Have a good time making yourself feel guilty during the Herman Miller sale.
Norman Cherner’s career as an architect and designer is a storied one. Perhaps best known for the Cherner Chair (pictured above), his work is inextricably linked with Herman Miller, Plycraft and the Mid Century Modernism movement. His work, long sought by collectors after it was phased out of production in the early 1970’s, was reintroduced in 1999 by his sons Benjamin and Thomas. Both architects and designers in their own right, the Cherner Chair company not only produces the furniture Norman designed over 50 years ago to the exact specifications of the originals, but also new designs by Benjamin that reflect the Cherner tradition. The Cherner story is an American one – innovation (by improving the design of a George Nelson chair to arrive at the armchair), Norman Rockwell and a particularly noteworthy lawsuit all make an appearance.
We’re happy to have the Cherner dining table, side chairs, stools and (of course) the classic armchair as part of our current showroom collection. See the craftsmanship and elegant, playful beauty for yourselves, and have a seat in a piece of furniture design history.
It’s been too long a wait but we’re very excited to launch our newly expanded web site. We’re featuring more brands than ever and bringing you much more background on what’s happening in the world of design for the home. And if that’s not enough, we’re drilling down even deeper into what grabs the design community with our blog, Pullupasofa. And if you’re in a hurry, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we’ll come to you.