London Fashion Week 2014
Posted 20th February 2014
The sun has firmly set on London Fashion Week and what a week it’s been! We were lucky enough to be the official Homeware Sponsor for 'The LFW Apartment' – a hub for the top social influencers from the fashion industry, where they can work, relax and engage with us brands during the week.
We stopped by on Sunday to see our lovely products in all their glory…check out our Velvet Button Stools, Floral Folk Cross Stitch Rug, Bamboo Bowls, Wooden Storage Case, Alphabet Votive Candles and our very own Press person Sara (carefully positioned against some of our SS14 cushions)!
Blogger Bunnipunch also wore our Maya Print Sweatshirt to Day 1 of LFW, she looked amazing despite the miserable weather!
Photos by The Apartment (http://theaptmt.co.uk) and Bunnipunch (http://www.bunnipunch.co.uk)
The 1958 Furniture Range has landed
Posted 5th February 2014
What a wonderful way to start the year. A new range of fresh and exciting upholstered furniture, the 1958 range. What's so special about this range is that, despite being an original design from 1958, it looks absolutely on the money in 2014.
Our furniture buyers discovered one of the original pieces on a visit to our furniture factory in Nottinghamshire. It was a two-seater sofa which was being reupholstered for it's owners.
Well, inspired by the piece and keen to find out its history, our buying team went on a fact-finding mission.
It turns out the sofa was being upholstered for the third time by the owners who had bought it in 1958! All those years ago, newlyweds Joyce and Roland made a trip to Nottingham on their motorbike and bought a new sofa with the ‘main dollop of their savings’ for their first home, a small flat on an urban high street. It was a stand out piece at the time, when most of the available furniture was heavy, dark and brown. ‘We loved the shape.’…. ‘It was so different.’… ‘It just stole our hearts there and then.’
Now, both in their nineties, Joyce and Roland said there was never any question of disposing of their beloved sofa... 56 years later, they still love it. ‘We’ve never gone off it.’
So thanks to Joyce and Roland for giving us a piece of design history and thanks to our buyers for seeing the potential. We now have collector's pieces, made with a solid wood frame and using the highest quality Designer's Guild 'Sloane' Fabric in six exciting, vibrant colours.
Let's hope you are still using your sofa in 56 years time!
Finally, we hope you enjoy seeing one of our buying team carrying out some high level product testing...
New Fashion Range arriving for Spring
Posted 13th January 2014
It seems a long time ago that we had our photo shoot for the new 'Peony' Poem range for Spring/Summer, but we can now start to show you the fruits of our labour! This is the Azuza Print Dress which arrived this week. It looks rather good, don't you think?The jewellery is winging its way to our stores soon.
More items (and their fabulous model shots) from the range will be arriving shortly, but in the mean time take a look behind the scenes at our photo shoot.
Our very own Oliver Bonas celebrity
Posted 29th November 2013
Meet Bruce Lee, a rather naughty kitty cat who has attracted a lot of attention recently. His Mummy, Monica, works in our Website team and received a call a few weeks ago with some very surprising news - the police had smashed down her front door because they had a 999 call from her address. As no one was answering the door, they had no choice but to force entry. What they found was the telephone off the hook and a little scaredy cat hiding in the cupboard. He did try and pass the buck to his younger sister Audrey, but she wasn't having it. Poor Bruce Lee!
Still, he is now (in)famous as the story of his antics went viral and spread accross the globe in days .
Bruce Lee is now looking for an agent.
Strictly Come Dancing...it's all about the dresses
Posted 21st November 2013
Well, we always thought Susanna Reid had style and now we know it. Here she is in Strictly's 'It Takes Two', wearing one of our Poem dresses, designed by our in-house team.
You too can have this dreamy Lori Print Prom Dress, just click here.