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PENSON's Loops Chair | Les fleurs du mal

PENSON’s Loops Chair | Les fleurs du mal

Announcing Les Fleurs du Mal, our Loops Chair collaboration with Mark Product for Clerkenwell Design Week, featuring our very own handmade fabric.     Here, we explore the design story and inspiration behind our piece: In the PENSON studio, we take things, shake them up and find something totally unique. So, when we got the opportunity to reinterpret...
Secret Scoop | Our Loops Chair Inspiration

Secret Scoop | Our Loops Chair Inspiration

The inspiration behind our Loops chair collaboration with Mark Product is starting to emerge from our London Studio. A selected design team at PENSON are reinterpreting Mark Products’ classic Loops Chair to celebrate Mark Product & Clerkenwell Design Week‘s 10th birthdays. You can read about our involvement with the cool project here. After some serious deliberation over biscuits and...
PENSON x Mark Product x Clerkenwell Design Week

PENSON x Mark Product x Clerkenwell Design Week

Being the design geeks we are, when Mark Product got in touch with the opportunity of re-interpreting their style staple Loops Lounge Chair, we jumped at the chance. We live & breathe furniture, so designing our own piece is the cherry on top of our design-shaped cake. To celebrate their 10th birthdays, Mark Product & Clerkenwell Design...
Chance Encounters & Biscuit Debates. What's your Workspace doing for you?

Chance Encounters & Biscuit Debates. What’s your Workspace doing for you?

Let’s face it, we don’t chat enough. We’re all guilty of it. You hop on the tube or train home, face-down in your phone trying to seek solitude whilst avoiding eye contact… Sound familiar? Thanks to #nationalconversationweek last week, it got us chatting (ha!) here at PENSON HQ about the fact that all of us – you...
LFW | Set Design that got us Inspired

LFW | Set Design that got us Inspired

With London Fashion Week wrapping up last week, and the news about the great Karl Lagerfeld, London was a storm of emotion – some would say riot even – given the overriding theme of politics (see Vivienne Westwood’s activist’s catwalk for instance). Design isn’t one dimensional, so inspiration shouldn’t be either. The PENSON team get out to shows, galleries,...
Weekend Agenda | Rosie Furlong

Weekend Agenda | Rosie Furlong

Every now and again we introduce you to one PENSONite, where they share their weekend game plan with you. PENSON’s recent addition comes in the form of our new Studio Superhero, Rosie. Books, colours, and new brands are what makes Rosie tick. While this Superhero doesn’t wear a cape, she definitely keeps the studio running...
Under the Radar Instagram Accounts

Under the Radar Instagram Accounts

There are millions of Instagram profiles out there, each fighting for their voice to be heard. Some really don’t get the exposure they deserve. Here, we select the ones we’re coveting right now. Who knows, they might give you the inspiration you’ve been looking for… Fashion  @siduations ~ not what you would expect @adarchives ~ for old school...
First Phase for Landmark Campus at Airport City Manchester Approved

First Phase for Landmark Campus at Airport City Manchester Approved

Press Release, January 2019 Completion: 2022 The first phase of ‘THQ’, a new landmark campus for one of the world’s largest online beauty and wellbeing businesses, The Hut Group (THG) has been approved. Manchester City Council’s planning committee approved two major planning applications at Airport City Manchester. The new campus will develop 1m sq. ft. of workspaces at...
Team Visit | Milan

Team Visit | Milan

Last week some of the PENSON team headed to Milan along with our friends from Task and Day2. We discovered the process of ergonomic chair and sofa manufacturing at ICF and Marelli factories, in what better place than Europe’s design capital, Milan. A new city is always a great way to get out there and soak up all the design inspiration...
Showroom Scout: Established & Sons

Showroom Scout: Established & Sons

Every now and then the PENSON team are invited along for a peek at one of London’s many beautiful showrooms. Last week we headed to Established & Sons to discover their beautiful furniture. They’ve certainly established (sorry, it had to be said) themselves as a real player in the contemporary design world. We appreciate a quirky...
Showroom Scout: Brunner

Showroom Scout: Brunner

Every month or so the PENSON team are invited along for a peek at one of London’s many beautiful showrooms. Last week we headed to Brunner, to discover their workplace contract furniture. Set in an old printworks and cinema, the showroom didn’t disappoint. We appreciate a quirky showroom interior just as much as the products inside....
Weekend Agenda | Yayoi Kusama: The Moment When I Went To The Universe

Weekend Agenda | Yayoi Kusama: The Moment When I Went To The Universe

Here at PENSON, we are passionate about bold colour, texture, and statements, all of which Yayoi Kusama’s new exhibition – ‘The Moment When I Went To The Universe’ is bursting with! Her twelfth exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery features pieces from the My Eternal Soul collection, her iconic bronze spotted pumpkin sculptures, and an all-new...