Danish Delights at London Design Fair

Danish Delights - London Design Fair 2018

It was great to see the pavilion stand representing a variety of Danish brands at Design Week.

 

Showcasing products from Georg Jensen, Republic of Fritz Hansen, Warm Nordic, Junckers, Tom Rossae, Berhart and BoConcept, there was plenty for the eye to admire.

We loved the simple shaping, unfussy detail, the curved Danish form of low slung upholstery and the modern take of a dining chair that looked inspired, by the Hans J Wegner classic Wishbone.

 

Paper type hanging lanterns, that are reminiscent of paper planes crafted as a kid and authentic wood cubes (multi use, side tables or a footstool), with the detail of the grain. The white origami inspired hanging lanterns, which suggested movement were graceful and elegant, making a great focal statement piece for a room.

 

Lovely to see the classic Danish ‘butterfly’ type dining chair, upholstered for a change! In a gorgeous deep claret.


The Exchange Launch Night

Just over a week ago, we celebrated the opening of our new home in Long Eaton, The Exchange.

 

Stepping into The Exchange, you are immersed into all things furniture. From our digital marketing agency for the furniture industry, to the BFM's new office, right the way to the 300m2 showroom. With The Exchange not just being an office space, it is a perfect hub for the industry.

 

To officially open The Exchange, Maggie Throup MP took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony, in front of fellow members of the Erewash Council and the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade, Directors of some of the longest trading furniture manufacturing companies in the area and of course friends and family.

 

The Exchange is a physical example of the intertwining network of the furniture industry, a place where you can easily spot a friendly face and feel at home.

 

All the team are so proud with the turnout from the night and would like to thank everybody who got stuck in and made the launch a huge success and a night to remember.

 

Thank-you to Linwood, John Sankey, Furmanac, Wood Bros and Futureglass for providing an eclectic mix of their stunning furniture ranges and bespoke accessories that were displayed around the showroom for attendees to admire.

 

As for the future here at Orbital, we really cannot wait to see what lies ahead.


The New Chairman for Heart of England Region

A huge congratulations to our very own Matt O'Flynn who has been appointed the position of new chairman of The Furniture Makers' Company ‘Heart of England’ fundraising region.

 

The Heart of England region will include Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. The voluntary position will involve Matt organising a couple of events a year in aid of The Furniture Makers’ Company.

 

Matt is planning for the first event to take place this September to coincide with the Long Point Exhibition, organised by the Long Eaton Guild here at The Exchange, home to The British Furniture Manufacturers Association and Orbital Visual Marketing.

 

A few words from Mr O'Flynn himself: “Our new premises at The Exchange in Long Eaton has provided an exciting and dynamic new opportunity for the industry to come together in the heartland of the upholstery trade. Having spent a number of years serving the industry as both chairman of the British Furniture Manufacturers and the Long Eaton Guild, creating a regional base for the Furniture Makers seemed a perfect fit.”

 

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Congratulations Matt from all the team here at Orbital!