A news platform to celebrate the talents, topics, projects and exhibitions of Established & Sons
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New Designs 2020

This year, Established & Sons present exceptional new designs by Sabine Marcelis and Pauline Deltour, alongside an exciting addition to the Lucio product family by Sebastian Wrong.

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Form follows infection?

A once in a generation opportunity to reshape the workplace.

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Capture The Moment: A Glimpse into Everyday Life Now

Asked to offer a glimpse into their world, our family of designers kindly captured their moment in pictures, sounds and videos to build a collective project on Instagram over the past month.

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Extremely Collectible

This year Established & Sons have launched new Limited Edition products at Nomad, a biannual showcase of collectible design whose winter edition is held at a stately home high in Switzerland’s Engadin mountains. Highly covetable, the new launches find Established & Sons in a territory that is at once completely new yet reassuringly familiar.

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Materiality

Established & Sons LIMITED is pleased to announce its first time participation at collectable art and design fair Nomad St Moritz, 6-9 February 2020.

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Anniversary Issue

To celebrate its 10-year collaboration with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Established & Sons presents this iconic light in two rare marbles.

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Taste of Design

Established & Sons will transform its Old Street apartment into an experience for the senses during London Design Festival 2019 and launch exciting additions to its Principal Collection.

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Beyond the 9–5

Part sofa, part lounge, part presentation space, the GRID SOFA is the foundation of a new system by the Bouroullec brothers that pushes against the increasingly fuzzy border between work and leisure, encouraging creativity through its variety of modules and raw but playful aesthetic. EST Journal talks to him about this unique and pioneering piece of furniture.

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Hard At Work

As Established & Sons’ design director and an award-winning designer in his own right, Sebastian Wrong is never one to accept the status quo. Known for his ability to combine the cutting-edge with the traditional, Wrong is always looking for the next idea. A year after successfully relaunching the much-loved brand in Milan, he has now set his sights on the world of work.

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At Work

Established & Sons a new collection of crossover designs to inspire work at home, in the office, in shared spaces and everywhere in-between at Clerkenwell Design Week.

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Design for Living Design for Collecting

To celebrate Frieze 2018, Established & Sons took up residence throughout the Rosewood London hotel’s public areas.

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In the Mix

For the London Design Festival, Vitturi has teamed up with Established & Sons to create Remixed Properties, an exhibition that plays with products from the brand’s history, combining them with found materials from the artist’s studio to create something entirely new.

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Sitting Pretty

Est Journal talks to Felix de Pass to find out more about how this Established & Sons icon came into being and what it means to be part of the brand’s growing family of innovative designers.

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In Veneto

The making of the Filigrana Light.

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A Celebration of Colour and Technique

Older, wiser, but with the same dedication to creative collaboration and production, Wrong opens up about the challenges ahead and his own product for the 2018 collection, Filigrana Light, which brings a 16th-century glassmaking tradition bang up to date.

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A Forgotten Master

Mauro Pasquinelli, a forgotten master of Italian design, on how he became one of the most prolific 20th-century chair designers and the background behind the Mauro Chair.

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A Traditional Japanese Craft

Photographer Rei Yoshizawa reveals how the Cho Light chochin is made at Suzuki Mohei Shoten, where artisans continue to use time-honoured techniques to make paper shades entirely by hand.

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A complete and transversal object

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have rekindled their long-standing relationship with Established & Sons to create the welcoming but radical CASSETTE sofa. We talks to Ronan about how the project came about and the unlikely inspiration behind the design.

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Tradition and Technology

Dimitri Bähler, is a name to watch in design and the latest emerging talent to join the Established & Sons roster. Laura Houseley, editor-in-chief of Modern Design Review, explores Bähler’s design language and the inspiration behind Cho Light – a lamp that appears almost impossibly lightweight.

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Making Modern

Tradition, technology and serendipity: the unusual history of the Mauro Chair.

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Minimal is not necessary the minimum

Konstantin Grcic discusses the process behind the Barbican sofa, why minimalism doesn’t have to be the bare minimum and the importance of working with manufacturers who understand collaboration.

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New Collection on Show at Salone Del Mobile

Established & Sons is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new collection of characterful furniture and lighting designs. The designs have been curated by Sebastian Wrong to create a dynamic collection that is true to the brand’s original DNA and reflects Established & Sons’ vision for the future.

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Shaping Up

Shaping Up is a series of gently humorous illustrations created by Barcelona-based Albert Tercero for the new collection from Established & Sons, playing on the seemingly unstoppable popularity of yoga. Liv Siddall explores the role of the illustrator in bringing to life the values of a brand.

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Salone Preview Exhibition

The new collection was previewed in London from March 27th to 29th before being presented at Salone del Mobile Milan in April.

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Salone Preview Dinner

Established & Sons hosted an exclusive dinner with Dimitri Bähler, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic and Sebastian Wrong to celebrate the launch of the new collection. Created by Hotel de Crillon Head Chef Justin Schmitt and Head Sommelier Xavier Thuizat.

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Beneath the Surface

Terence Woodgate, award-winning designer talks about the journey to create a 21st-century design icon.

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The Rise of Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison’s success is made up of a series of great, covetable designs. Albert Hill relays the story of Morrison’s career through the objects we love the most.

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London Design Festival Exhibition

Established & Sons opens the doors of its new home, an exciting international design destination in the heart of East London’s creative quarter.

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Two is Better Than One, Sometimes

Edward Carpenter and André Klauser are two independent design talents who have recently begun combining their skills to produce a series of new works including the Easy sofa and chair, the Louvre light and the new Porter table. Here they talk about their accumulated strengths and why working together is a natural fit.

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Stacks of Talent

Shay Alkalay of Raw Edges has designed a real showstopper of a piece with Stack, a freestanding drawer unit. His work feels especially fresh, but maybe that is because an allergic reaction wont allow him to rework the familiar.

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A great project allows me freedom

Tudor by Jaime Hayon - Tudor England, interpreted by one of contemporary design’s most original thinkers, looks a little like this. The Tudor Chair series and new Tudor Cabinet are that iconic period of history captured in product.

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An engineering challenge

The Surface Table has earned its makers massive acclaim. This extraordinary table is a truly beautiful articulation of engineering excellence and showmanship and now the Surface language has now been expanded to include a new design.

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First Lady of Architecture

Zaha Hadid is indisputably one of the world’s greatest creative talents. Whether applying her now famous aesthetic to buildings or furniture designs, the skill and drive of architecture’s first lady is unmatched.

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A technical idea to begin with

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec discuss the ideas and inspiration behind their new sofa and chair design Quilt. They talk about the processes that lead to their celebrated designs and their thinking on everything from tailoring to stretch fabric.

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Sylvain Willenz: an introduction

Torch is a lighting family that consists of several independant units (pendant, table, chandelier) coated in tactile PVC with a textured polycarbonate diffuser, that can either be used together or singularly.

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Wouter Scheublin: An introduction

Frame Chair is made from solid oak or beech and is available in oak veneer or grey.

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Wrong Made Right

Take one designer, a playful approach, a mastering of materials and an obsession with geometrics.

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Taylor Made

Alexander Taylor’s latest design for Established & Sons is a culmination of techniques in economical design and a functional ideology.

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A Fondness for Prints

British artist Richard Woods’ canvas is any structural surface; walls, floors, house and store facades, even courtyards. To these Woods applies his signature prints — motifs of classic patterns, architectural details, pastiche decoration — all giant patterns repeatedly screen printed onto laminated boards and employed in vast wall to wall or floor to ceiling installations.

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Boxing Clever

The Crate, one of the most modest, and yet, most debated products to be released in 2006 left designer Jasper Morrison inundated with demands to justify the reasoning behind his homage to the humble wine-crate.

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Factory Found and Made

After the awards have been won and the adulation has died down, its time for the mechanics of the production process to kick in. Away from the glamour of designs’ frontline it’s the humble factory that breathes life into winning designs.

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