02 February 2012
Donna Wilson has teamed up with Rococo Chocolates to produce this delicious range of hand-painted Easter eggs. Rococo is a maverick in the sometimes stuffy world of luxury chocolate, their three London stores decked out with Botticelli cherubs, pink walls and exquisite products and packaging. They are also famed for their award winning combinations, from the sublime white chocolate with strawberries to the award-winning milk chocolate with sea salt. Bet you're regretting giving it up for Lent now...
Donna's charming designs are hand-painted onto white and dark chocolate eggs. Some are filled with more-ish Rococo ganache chocolates, and some of the smaller eggs come with a bone china egg cup.
These three eggs arrive within each other, like traditional Russian Dolls but more delicious.
The trademark Rococo packaging has been given the Donna touch, that is, been covered in owl drawings.
These two are our favourites because they are so adorable (maybe partly because you get two eggs in a pack). Mmm, now when's our staff tasting?
Pre-order yours here, they are due in March if you can't wait until Easter.
02 February 2012
Nothing says 'I Love You' like My Jugs (ahem, by Jansen+Co, £14.99). Love it or loath it Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we have a delightful selection of gifts to suit everyone. Whether you're saying it with flowers, lighting up someone's day or putting a ring on it, click here for more romatic ideas.
Lots of love, SCP xxx
01 January 2012
We introduced our new 2012 Collection at Maison & Objet in Paris over the weekend. If you didn't make it down, here are some snaps of our stand.
Balzac on one of Donna Wilson's new Mountain Spot rugs.
Welland stool by Ineke Hans.
Patterns galore courtesy of knitting maestro Donna Wilson.
The sharp new Lucas upholstery by Matthew Hilton. Perfect for your New York loft apartment...
Kay+Stemmer add to their shelving family with Ruth, May and Esther.
12 December 2011
The SCP Winter Sale starts this year on Friday 30th December at 9.30am, instore and online and will run until Sunday 5th February 2012. We will be offering:
Up to 50% off ex-display items,
20% off new SCP upholstery and furniture orders,
15% off all other new furniture and upholstery orders,
20% off selected rugs
10% off lighting.
Our Christmas and New Year opening hours are as follows:
Sat 24th Dec: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Sun 25th - Thurs 29th: CLOSED
Fri 30th: 9.30am -6pm SALE STARTS
Sat 31st: 9.30am - 6pm
Sun 1st Jan 2012: CLOSED
Monday 2nd: 11.00am - 5.00pm
10 October 2011
With the clocks going back this weekend our thoughts have turned to hibernation. Sadly, we still have to go to work so that is out of the question. You can, however, create a warm and inviting atmosphere for when you are at home with clever lighting. Receive 10% off all lighting* at SCP starting this weekend and throughout November to help banish the darkness and brighten your day.
* Offer excludes Tom Dixon products.
09 September 2011
Make like John Keats and learn to love Autumn. Embrace cosy nights, dark evenings and staying in with seasonal offers coming up at SCP on cosy lighting and snug upholstery.
Throughout October we are offering 20% off all SCP upholstery. You can order any SCP brand sofa, armchair or chaise, have it made in the fabric or leather of your choice and delivered to your home within 6-8 weeks.
We will also be giving you 15% off all Flos lighting in October to create the perfect ambience as the evenings draw in.
09 September 2011
We threw a party to launch the Design Department Store at SCP East. We had over 600 visitors during the evening, with everyone enjoying Truman's beer, lovely cheese and sourdough, and music by our very own Lucian Boatwright-Roberts.
09 September 2011
The vinyls are going up, the carpet is going down, the paint is going everywhere. Here are a few sneaky shots of the SCP Design Department Store install. It may look a bit chaotic at the moment but we can assure you that it's going to look fantastic when it's finished. Please drop in and celebrate the launch next week. We are open until 8pm from Monday to Friday.
09 September 2011
Belgian design emporium La Fabrika are hosting an exhibition entitled 'A British Design Story' featuring SCP, Donna Wilson and Ercol.
The exhibition will be on from 8th September until 30th September. If you are around on the evening of 16th September, Donna will be instore to answer all your questions.
09 September 2011
Ruler for Measuring the Growth of Human Beings by Rob Ryan for SCP
Rob Ryan is a London based artist who specialises in papercut and screen printed designs. His intricate work features whimsical imagery accompanied by sentimental, honest pieces of writing. He has designed a 7ft birch plywood height ruler for SCP with a colourful screenprinted motif. It provides a mobile alternative to the traditional door frame for keeping a record of your child's growth and features a charming illustration and poem about how when we stop growing up, we inevitably start to grow out.
It is available in imperial or metric and measures up to 7 foot/214 cm. Can be wall mounted or just leaned wherever you like. Supplied with split-baton.
08 August 2011
These seed discs from Bacsac offer a simple solution for urban gardeners. We gave a couple to our less than green-fingered manager Paul to see how he got on. Step 1: Remove from packaging. So far so good.
Step 2: Place in planter/pot. Excellent work.
Step 3: Cover with soil.
Step 4: Water. And now we wait.
Success! Looks like a good crop.
The parsley is doing very well.
The chives, not so much. Hopefully just slow starters.
So there you have it. Easy gardening for everyone. You barely need to get your hands dirty. Seed discs are available here for only £3.60 in seven varieties. Ready, set, grow!
07 July 2011
Ton is the oldest producer of bent wood furniture in the world. Their products include the iconic Chair number 14, designed by Michael Thonet. The Czech company has been operating since 1861 when Michael Thonet laid the first stone of the original Thonet factory in Bystřice pod Hostýnem.
The factory was the largest of its kind and the company went from strength to strength. Ton has had many different guises including Thonet, Thonet–Mundus and finally Ton in 1953. Today TON is one of the major European manufacturing centres of quality bent wood furniture.
Ton offer a huge range of chairs, tables and other furniture. The bending process involves steam baths to allow for easy bending. To make the most curved parts, for example the back rest of a Chair number 14, a mould is used to prevent the wood cracking. The resulting pieces are simple, attractive and strong. Michael Thonet demonstrated the solidity of Chair number 14 by throwing it down from the Eiffel Tower at the World Exhibition in Paris where it was awarded the gold medal.
Ton continues to be a successful manufacturer, moving with the times to keep the designs fresh and modern. The timeless techniques used by Michael Thonet over 150 years ago are still relevant today. You can buy many Ton items from SCP here.
05 May 2011
Whether you fancy vivid brights or subtle pastels, armchairs or side chairs, rockers or Eiffel bases, these classic fibreglass chairs are now in stock in a myriad of combinations.
These chairs are the most authentic modern day reproductions of Charles Eames' original 1950s design, using the same material and colour range. They are often referred to as the most significant furniture design of the 20th century.
In the early 1940s Charles and Ray had the opportunity to develop new methods of moulding and bending for the US Navy during World War II. After the war they continued to apply these techniques to their own furniture designs.
These models were shown to the public for the first time in 1948 at the 'Low Cost Furniture Design' contest organised by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
See the different combinations available here.
04 April 2011
Quite significant growth this week, especially amongst the lettuce and tomatoes.
Impressive progress in the 4x4 Bacsac planter. Those peas are shooting up their bamboo poles.
These Bacsac planters can be used in a garden or inside like ours. Everything in the SCP garden is edible, yes even the pansies.
04 April 2011
At SCP East we've come over all green-fingered. We've made a makeshift garden in our window using an assortment of different sized Bacsac planters.
All of our plants are edible; we have peas, onions, lettuce, rocket, chillis, tomatoes and many more. Check back to see the plants progress as we wait for our first harvest!
Even these delicate pansies are edible.
04 April 2011
Extra Extra! SCP have produced Issue Number Two in our series of publications. Following the success of our magazine in 2009, we have chosen a newspaper format to accompany our 2011 events.
Inside you will find a mixture of features about our products, our designers, our manufacturing processes and the retailers we work with. As well as this, we have a chat with our most important people, our customers. We have a sneak peek into how they use their products and about their homes in general.
We have some exciting new photography by Pelle Crépin and John Ross with styling by Farrow Design and Despina Curtis showcasing classic SCP products as well as our 2011 Collection. We hope you enjoy reading Issue Number Two as much as we enjoyed making it.
03 March 2011
Sourced from Morocco, these Berber rugs offer a holistic mix of modern and ethnic styling. They are hand-woven using traditional methods employed by the Berber tribes of North Africa and are made using 100% hand-dyed wool.
The patterns are symbolic of individual Berber tribes and carry different characteristics associated with each tribe. The bright colours and sophisticated nature of these rugs offer a unique, colourful and luxurious addition to a home.
See the whole range here.
02 February 2011
If you really want to impress someone special this Valentine's Day, steer clear of clichéd carnations and choose something a little more original from our SCP Valentine's range.
Visit one of our SCP stores or go to our special Valentine's section on the SCP website to find the perfect gift. Whether it's some stunning jewellery from Louise Buchan, a classic timepiece by Uniformwares or a set of kissing salt and pepper shakers, nothing says "I Love You" like a gift from SCP.
Click here to find the perfect gift.
10 October 2010
SCP are now stocking Lustgården and Pottery cushions, available in store and online. These timeless designs are produced by one of Sweden's most important postwar designers, Stig Lindberg, whose classic print and ceramic designs became the hallmark of the Swedish Modernist Movement.
Originally produced by Ljungbergs Textiltryck in 1954, Lindberg's prints were part of the highly successful 'Signed Textile' Collection which aimed to improve the status of textile design as an art form by letting the artists sign their work.
Ljungbergs Textiltryck is a Swedish textile house well known for producing high quality, screen-printed fabrics by renowned Swedish designers. Since 2005, they have been reproducing Lindberg's Lustgården print in red, black and green and Pottery print on a premium bleached cotton. Ljungbergs use traditional production techniques to ensure the quality is as good today as it was over 50 years ago.
09 September 2010
We are now stocking a full range of products from Donna Wilson's Autumn / Winter 2010 collection; including, ceramics, cushions, throws, friendly creatures, gloves, scarves and hats. The range is available to buy now online and from both of our SCP stores.
The new range includes these knitted, brightly coloured Birds Nest and House Shaped cushions.
Mini Blah Blah and Rainy Day blankets are perfect for keeping your little ones warm.
Keep snug this winter with Donna Wilson's collection of gloves, scarves and hat including This Way scarf, Pinstripe scarf and Birdy Walk scarf, each in an array of cheerful colours to brighten up those drab mornings.
Complete the look with a Tip Top bobble hat or Mountain Peak hat and mittens set. Make sure you don't get in a muddle with right and wrong gloves.
There are four additions to the friendly creatures family: Mono Cat, Wolfie, Peanut and Puddleman. These handmade, knitted creatures join Cyril Squirrel Fox, Charlie Monkey and the rest of the friendly creatures gang, each with their own unique personality.
The Donna Wilson ceramics range has expanded with the introduction of a new character- Beardy Bob, whose face appears on a side plate and egg cup. Beardy Bob joins the hugely popular Meg and Mog series. The collection is made in Stoke on Trent from bone china.
Make a cup of tea in style with Donna Wilson's new House tea cosy, Ingrid Beaker and Bird milk jug.
09 September 2010
After its successful UK debut at SCP during London Design Festival 2009 New York design store, Kiosk is back for the second year running. Its eagerly awaited return to SCP is marked by the UK launch of Kiosk's new and quirky products as well as bringing back favourites from the original collection.
The collection consists of rare but humble items found on bi-annual trips to locations across the globe. New items range from a weather-predicting rooster from Portugal to the Japanese Gangy can opener and a net bag made from the same material as Marcel Breuer’s famous swing chair. These items appear alongside much-loved products from the original collection including an American stainless steel pie cutter, which guarantees an evenly sliced pie and a German bottle opener, which can also reseal open bottles.
Available to buy now online, or in store from the 17th September.
06 June 2010
SCP are now stocking a range of vintage Kelim rugs that have been carefully sourced and selected from the Middle East by Danish brand HAY. Each rug is an antique between 40 - 100 years old and therefore a unique piece of craftsmanship; we only have one of each design shown. The rugs are woven using a traditional technique that has survived through generations and has become part of a cultural heritage. The weavers create the rugs without using patterns to create well-known traditional motifs which they blend with designs from their own imagination. Woven with wool from camels and goats, the rugs were originally intended to serve the weavers familes, today they are used as bedspreads, ornaments or as protection against the hard soil.