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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...
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....
The best London Lidos for Design

The best London Lidos for Design

With another hot balmy weekend on the horizon, what could be better than to jump into some outdoor water close to home? Amongst London’s array of outdoor swimming, we’ve selected the finest Lido’s for design, because, of course, a weekend wouldn’t feel right to us if it didn’t have design points. These Lidos are beauts for their classic turn...
What Milan 2018 taught us

What Milan 2018 taught us

This year the PENSONites dusted off their design hats and took a trip to Milan Design Week. It didn’t disappoint – what with the fab weather, the atmosphere and the food – the inspirational design we saw was just an added cherry on top of the Milan-styled cake. As expected, we learnt a few things along the...
Salone del Mobile: Our top 5 picks to see

Salone del Mobile: Our top 5 picks to see

The thought of sorting through the hundreds of events at Salone del Mobile, one of the great annual furniture fairs, filled us with panic so we thought we’d cut down the choices to just a top 5 – perfect if you’re visiting the show for just one day. If like us, you’re heading to Milan for the weekend then a...
Weekend Design Agenda: The Hive at Kew

Weekend Design Agenda: The Hive at Kew

A magnificent organic shape adorns the skyline thirty minutes south of central London. With a lattice backdrop against the sky and a honeycomb structure, if you haven’t caught sight of The Hive at Kew Gardens, Richmond, near London, then you’re missing out on a multi-sensory experience in one of the most unrivalled garden settings. The immersive...
Weekend Design Agenda | Serpentine Pavillion

Weekend Design Agenda | Serpentine Pavillion

Summer means another Serpentine Pavillion & this year doesn’t disappoint! This weekend you must get to see the iconic annual structure & tonight’s Park Night performance at 8pm by Shen Xin which promises to delve into the emotional states that are caused by socio-political structures. Instead of usually hitting the pub, head along to tonight’s...
Weekend Design Agenda: Exhibitions you need to catch

Weekend Design Agenda: Exhibitions you need to catch

Now that the sun is finally shining it has encouraged PENSONites to get out at the weekend and soak up any sun we can get! What better way to celebrate a London in summer than exploring around all the best exhibitions. Here we select our top picks & our not-to-be-missed artists. Catch these before they...
Salone Del Mobile | Our favourite picks

Salone Del Mobile | Our favourite picks

This years’ Salone Del Mobile came and went in a flash and treated us to some gorgeous furniture in the process. Salone is the creme de la creme of the yearly furniture shows, and it’s cemented itself as the most eagerly awaited furniture show in the calendar. Predicting trends and upcoming trusty pieces to incorporate...