One half of the Tangram team flew out once again to Milano for Salone del Mobile!  It was the 55th year of the world-renowned furniture exhibition which seemed to be as vibrant and inspiring as ever.  Sarah & Jenny take over Tangram Talk to share some personal highlights and the top trends of 2016...

The times they are a-changin' here in the showroom!  We've just had some temporary walls built to set the scene for 2 new mono-brand settings from B&B Italia and Maxalto which will be on display from 1st June.

We're thrilled to reveal that the downstairs of our showroom has been transformed into a Walter Knoll exclusive.  Carpeted, painted and filled with beautiful furniture, it's safe to say the downstairs showroom is looking sharper than ever...

Of the roughly 700 exhibitors at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, 80% are Scandinavian making the event the largest meeting place for Scandinavian design.   From whiteboards to modular seating systems, the Scandi's have launched some very exciting new designs.  We've selected our highlights and categorised them into offices, hospitality and apartments.

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Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are well-known for their collaborations with some of the biggest brands in the contemporary furniture and lighting industry.  Their portfolio includes designs for Ligne Roset, Vitra, Flos & Kvadrat and extends over a period of more than 15 years. As designers who specialise in crafting products that enhance the home environment, the collaboration with Samsung on a new TV for the home seems like a natural expansion.

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Our portfolio seems to be continually expanding! But - we're not complaining.  While we try to keep our portfolio selective, it's impossible to ignore the quality and relevance of certain brands.  So, we welcome 3 new brands to Tangram, all with very different offerings.

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The design world is forever evolving and keeping us guessing.  LDF '15 demonstrated this with the huge variety of exhibitions, open studios, pop-ups, trade shows and installations. In comparison, trends in the contemporary furniture and lighting industry tend to have a slightly longer life cycle; such as the use of metallics and marble.  We discuss some of the most apparent trends at this year's LDF...

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Julian and Sarah headed south at the end of September for the annual London Design Festival.  Sarah takes over Tangram Talk to discuss this years highlights...

Amazing sights, products, installations, and lots and lots of people crammed into small spaces can only mean one thing – London Design Festival!  With over 300 events taking place across the city of London, it is impossible to do more than scratch the surface. Design Districts are a plenty; key for us were Design Junction, Clerkenwell and Brompton and within these three areas alone, we saw a vast array of beautiful furniture, lighting, accessories and some great installations too.

Vitra may be new to the Tangram offering, but the brand has been a spearhead within the design industry for more than 60 years.  Boasting collaborations with some of the most celebrated designers past & present, including Charles & Ray Eames and Antonio Citterio, Vitra have a portfolio that includes timeless classics and fresh new designs.

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In light of our current sofa promotion, we thought we'd share the Tangram team's top sofa picks and why.  First up is in-house interior designer, Joanne, who chose the Gordon 495 from Walter Knoll as her favourite sofa at the moment.  Below she tells us why...

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If you've been considering refreshing your home or even investing in some new key pieces of furniture, this is sure to give you that much needed bit of encouragement. Or at least some inspiration...

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We're constantly reviewing the Tangram portfolio to ensure that our core principles are supported through the brands that we represent.  After our latest review we decided that there was room to expand our offering and have accepted invitations to become dealers for two great brands - the widely recognised Vitra and the Spanish independent editors, Santa & Cole.  Why these 2...?

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Well... 2015 has been a very busy and exciting year so far! The contract calendar has been particularly eventful with a whole host of projects of varying scales. Luckily we have our very talented Contracts Director, Sarah, at the helm steering us to success with the creation of some truly stunning interiors.

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Exciting new furniture pieces and designs have dominated much of our Salone del Mobile 2015 discussions so far.  Time for some new lighting designs to take the spotlight (sorry, couldn't resist...!)

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As you may know, some of the Tangram team jetted off to Salone del Mobile furniture fair for another year of Milan madness - so much to see and so little time! After a whirlwind 3 days; Julian, Sarah and Joanne have returned with the lowdown on this year's highlights for the home...

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Another year and another whirlwind 3 days in Milan for Salone del Mobile.  Sarah, our Contracts Director, notes that the fair was the usual hubbub of style, sunglasses and of course the very best in contemporary furniture and lighting!  There are lots of exciting new products for the commercial environment but upon reflection it was arguably some of the best brands that pulled it out of the bag once again.

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