Our mission is to inspire you every day by keeping you informed of current trends in industrial design and art. Stopping the new COVID-19 virus is currently world’s top priority. We want to keep you informed about the impact of the current situation and to answer the most important questions.
These days, it’s really important to stay at home and practice social distancing for ourselves and for the ones we love. All health experts are advising that staying at home is the best way to flatten the curve and fight the pandemic. In reality, it means that we are working from home, and staying in - which we know can be hard and lonely sometimes. That’s why we believe it’s important to maintain your regular home rituals and routines as much as possible.
International Women's day is just around the corner. Here are 10 things you can gift to your lady, mom or sister this Women’s Day. Every year on March 8, International Women's Day is celebrated to commemorate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
A new publication by Alastair Philip Wiper titled “Unintended Beaty” with photos of Kvadrat textile production factories in the UK and the Netherlands recently got published and we love it! The publication is envisioned as a photographic journey of industrial iconography and scientific symbolism found in industrial and technical facilities around the world
MENU’s 2020 collection is dedicated to our relationships with spaces. Spaces as the epitome that unites our worlds through design. The concept of Connected Spaces is revolving around the opportunities to create multi-functional environments that are based on our needs.
Alvar Aalto’s work is maybe the best example of 20th-century Scandinavian architecture and the epitome of the style, as he was on of the first to depart from clean cuts and geometric shapes which was common in the early period of the modern movement. He started bringing to the surface personal expression, fluid movements and stressing out the value of informality.
This year, apart from our classic GIR Guide for Valentine’s we’ve decided to join forces with one of our local brands that promotes love as well as the complexity of relationships each day of the year. Meet the GIR x Lovers campaign.
Whether you’re in a relationship or happily single, fluent in the love language of gifting or trying to find something for the person you just started seeing, we round up a list of our very best Valentine’s Day gift ideas! ♥️
In Muuto Spring 2020 Collection, the brand introduces their latest new perspectives on Scandinavian design, including the Cover Side Chair, Post Floor & Wall Lamp, Kink Vase alongside a new size of the Workshop Coffee Table, and many more novelties from this leader in the Scandinavian living industry.
Last week the focus of the furniture world was returned to Cologne for one of the world’s largest interior design shows, the annual IMM Cologne furniture fair - more than a just a product showcase, also a platform for new interiors concepts and a compass for trend directions, launched back in 1949.
This year, Notre Monde is officially merging with a longtime partner Ethnicraft. Together with Ethnicraft, they will continue to create timeless furniture and sophisticated accessories under Ethnicraft name.
In 2020 it's all about the color blue. Blue is believed to be the color of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally... Strong blues will stimulate clear thought while lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration. Blue hues are serene and mentally calming.
Stribbo furniture brings fresh, contemporary design to children's furniture. Seeing themselves as a part of the family, they have developed and produced items that parents will love and their children will enjoy it.
We have already listed our favorite Christmas gift ideas under 50 EUR and 100 EUR, but if you are prepared to spend a little more, you'll find an even greater choice in our curated selection of gifts under 200 EUR.
If you want to set your budget a little bit higher for a holiday gift list, 100 might just be your magic number! For 100 EUR or less, there is a world of gift options that includes the latest and greatest design products, useful tools and cozy home essentials.
Books make the perfect chunky gifts! From nature lovers to design connoisseurs and product design admirers, in this article you will something for everyone’s taste. This is our selection of great books gifts that you can pre-order and get just in time to put under the Christmas Tree.
As the gift-giving rush begins, chances are you've got a ton of people to shop for, but barely enough time and money to get it all done. Whether you need ideas for kids, coworkers, lover, or someone else, we're here to help you save on your holiday shopping with this roundup of our favorite designed presents, all for 50 EUR or under.
2019. is the 100th. anniversary of the Bauhaus school of Art & Design's existence. Even though it existed briefly, the Bauhaus school of Art & Design changed the way we see, think, breathe and live design.
The real holiday for all shopping people in America has been around since 1952, and soon this consumer frenzy has taken hold in the UK, and then became popular in other parts of Europe, primarily in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, but also in Australia, India and China.
Solid wood furniture just gets better over the years and develops a lustrous patina, this is also the case with Walnut wood. Walnut is the only dark-brown domestic wood species so it is no wonder that it has a large following of devoted woodworkers and fine furniture aficionados.
In Ferm Living / Autumn - Winter 2019 Collection, the brand captured the fluid and irregular shapes of nature, tactile experiences and their love of handicrafts, recycled materials and colors that range from ebony to ivory.
GIR Stand is located in Hall 3 at the 57th. Belgrade Furniture Fair. With this year’s participation, as well as with the furniture fairs behind us, we are proving to be a sustainable brand and exquisite furniture manufacturers.
As a brand, we’ve worked very hard to present to you our new collections of furniture, from collaborations with Etar studio, Curve collection to Lands collection designed by Carlos Jiménez for GIR. You can see all our novelties at the 57th. Belgrade Furniture Fair!
We are proud to present another addition to our family of brands - Flensted Mobiles. For over 60 years, Flensted Mobiles has created movement and balance. Their exquisite, hand-made mobiles are not only a unique interior detail but help to bring balance and calmness to your home.
Menu's new collection is dedicated to our relationships with spaces. Their belief is that our connection to a certain space is not entirely based on the space itself, but the objects we fill it with that create a sense of belonging. Their new collection of furniture is functional, minimal and beautifully designed to bring a sense of calm and joy to our gathering places.
On the recently finished Helsinki Design Week, as a part of Aalto University's program "Designs for a cooler planet" eleven exhibitions were organized with topics exploring systemic problems, pushing boundaries, opening dialogues and creating new solutions for professional and private life.
Finn Juhl was a Danish architect, interior and industrial designer, most known for his furniture design. He was one of the leading figures in the creation of "Danish design" in the 1940s and he was the designer who introduced Danish modern design to America.
Jasper Morrison is considered to be one of the most influential and successful industrial designers of the last decades. Because he reduces the exercise of design to the bare minimum, functional and responsible composition is added and every designed product is produced according to the same rules: timelessness, quality, and durability.
Maximizing the storage space in our apartments can make the home feel a lot less cluttered and more functional, regardless of its size. From display cabinets, shelves, storage furniture, boxes, and baskets, or organizers for your desk clutter, here you will find some modern storage solutions for your every need.
Numen/For Use blends architecture and public installation art with sculpture-like pieces in large-scale format. By working with space instead of just creating objects to fulfill it, they change the way we think about the space itself and shift our spatial dynamic. Read all about their design philosophy on our blog!
In June, as every year, the art scene and art lovers migrated from Venice Biennale to Switzerland to see what is new on the art market, who is trendy and which artists are setting the golden standard. Here's what we loved from Art Basel 2019.
Summer is winding down, and back to school time is just around the corner! These tips for creating space for study, playtime, and relaxation will fire up their imagination while preparing them for back-to-school time.
Nowadays, contemporary textile artists have found a way to use tapestry to explore identity, sexuality, even politics and harsh realities of our world. We’ve compiled a list of artists that continued to push the boundaries and reception of textiles, from pioneering figures to emerging artists.
In the past, when it comes to design, Bathroom was often an overlooked room. We’ve talked about bedroom design and the science of sleep, iconic lights, but when it comes to great bathroom design, inspirations are endless. Whether it’s small or big, your bathroom deserves only the best. Read our blog post and inspire yourself... Read more »
The XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival is revolving around the concept of restorative design and studies that try to connect humans to their natural environments by exploring architecture, design objects, and materials.
“We are driven by an idea-focused approach to design, where experimentation and cross-border projects are encouraged. Important aspects of our philosophy include durability, curiosity, and humanism.” Form Us With Love is an international design studio based in Stockholm. It was founded by designers Jonas Pettersson and John Löfgren in 2005. Since its conception, the studio... Read more »
“If only you could design just one good chair in your life,” famed Danish designer Hans Wegner was quoted as saying in 1952. “But you simply cannot.” He wasn’t kidding: Wegner, one of Denmark’s most prolific designers, ended up creating over 500 chairs and 1,000 other pieces of furniture in his lifetime–a feat that earned him the nickname the “King of Chairs.”
Your bedroom should be a peaceful and relaxing sanctuary that promotes optimum rest so you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. There are simple things you can change to create a healthier sleeping environment.
With a super consistent and recognizable style, Belgian label Muller van Severen has grown into an icon for furniture design. Their hybrid designs boast unexpected combinations. Design duo Muller van Severen plays with the concepts of form and function.
Wood is a medium with a lot of possibilities, but it’s also not unusual for the medium to “refuse to” yield to something it’s been asked to do, and the end result can often be surprising, as this is a live material but also a viable contemporary medium. Here are some artists who are pushing the limits of wood.
Florence Margaret Schust or better known as just Shu among her friends and family was an American architect, interior designer, furniture designer, and entrepreneur who has been credited with revolutionizing office design and bringing modernist design to office interiors.
From Monday 15th of July, discover Ferm Living's latest arrivals exclusively at the GIR Store!The new collection takes us on a tour around the Ferm LIVING home. Their vision is of a space that’s warm, inviting, comfortable and cocooning.
Take up to 60% discount including furniture, lighting, accessories, home textiles, tableware and kitchen products from sought-after brands and designers at GIR Store Sample Sale! The products are available only while stocks last-purchase so be quick and take your favorite design pieces for less!
Throughout the 20th century, design has existed as a major feature of culture and everyday life. Design can be seen as an instrument for improving the quality of life, in its most global sense. We looked back on mid-century furniture design not so long ago, and we scratched the surface of design (r)evolution when it... Read more »
One of the design studio that is oriented for a more human creation of objects which respond to real situations and interactions rather than to purely functionalist is La Mamba, a young design team established in 2008 in Spain.
Danish-Icelandic contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson became a sort of post-modern sensation in the art world. His installations include natural materials and environment, creating reflective spaces where the focus is on public (the viewer is an integral part of the artwork). Eliasson is effectively changing natural “aggregate” states of the elements, like water, light and organic matter.
This story is about giving new meaning to throwbacks that never go out of style. Inspired by the golden age of advertising in the ’50s and 60’s, we decided to go back and take a look at mid-century modern furniture design in popular culture. Mid-century modern design is defined by clean, sleek lines with minimal ornamentation and a design philosophy that bridges together form and function.
What it means when you see a FSC certificate on wooden furniture? In short - it means that the wood is sourced from sustainable forests that aren’t cut down faster than they can regenerate, the local wildlife is considered and taken care of and the forest workers’ conditions are assured. FSC certification for furniture is a good indication that the furniture has been independently evaluated and determined sustainable or eco-friendly. As a furniture company, GIR became FSC approved 9 years ago.
She made a name for herself as a leading designer of lacquered walls and decorative panels. With her theories on design and architecture she left an indelible mark on our ideas about living. Today she is still considered the epitome of Modernism and is the only woman whose name is mentioned in the same breath as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Breuer.
We would like to thank everyone who came to visit our exhibition opening ''Vrednost'' and here is just a glimpse of the atmosphere. Group exhibition Vrednost represents the final outcome of our Open Call for Artists organized with Kulturforum ODKR. The exhibition is examining the value and aesthetics of art and is conceptual research of this widely interpreted term.
The world of textiles is stunning - the whole history of the world can be read in textiles, in the warp and weft. The legacy of textile design, form and pattern is enormous, from our clothes, furniture up to art practices, you can get visually overwhelmed.
GIR Store cordially invites you to join us on May 16th. 2019. at 7PM for the opening of "Vrednost" exhibition. Group exhibition Vrednost represents the final outcome of our Open Call for Artists organized with Kulturforum ODKR. The exhibition is examining the value and aesthetics of art, and is a conceptual research of this widely interpreted term.
With a this year's Salone del Mobile behind us, the Muuto news about their new designs couldn’t come at a better time. Isn’t this the perfect moment to be inspired by the first outdoor furniture collection from Muuto? Lot of warm materials, as from the Scandinavian style tradition, together with many colours - pure and bold hues, matched together in a perfect balance. The result is cozy, warm and bright collection.
We may not be aware of it, but light plays a key role in the design of a visual environment. Work and movement are only possible when there is light, and lighting is an important factor on how we perceive our environment, influencing the way we feel and react to a certain space. Lighting is really the means that can help you express the character of space.
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, was a pioneer of modern architecture and a leader of the International Style. The prominent architect was also an accomplished painter and writer. Le Corbusier was a deeply radical progressive architect, a futurist who was equally and fundamentally rooted in history and tradition.
Jens Fager is one of Sweden's most interesting young designers with international design impact. He regularly designs for brands such as Muuto, Stelton, Edsbyn, Zero Lighting, and other. Jens also designed the Press Room for the Stockholm Furniture Fair back in 2009 and Greenhouse for the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010.
In the middle of Copenhagen lies a 175-year old lush garden that offers a refuge from busy city life to Copenhageners and travelers alike. Encompassing amusements, food experiences, garden art and cultural entertainment, the Tivoli Garden’s magic served as the inspiration for a new design collection by Normann Copenhagen.
The process of developing colors and materials that would make each product as engaging as possible is long and arduous. Last three season, the color has had a prominent place in our collections. With our last ash furniture collection, it steps in the foreground.
Thomas Bentzen is a Copenhagen-based designer, working to infuse his designs with a refined simplicity. His work ranges from tableware to interior design, from furniture to industrial design. His passion is to create objects that engage and create curiosity, which are functional and simple and meet the human need while in use - and simply create joy.
We are presenting you a guide through plants of GIR Store (with instructions on how to care them that can come in handy), a list of indoor plants that might be the perfect fit for any beginner, and a carefully curated selection of pots and accessories made just for you.
Charlotte Perriand was woman of boundless design fluency, she was a master of translation, tirelessly working to transform her experiences of the world, through design, into visions of contemporary living. Architect, artist, traveler, designer, and urban planner, Perriand moved across scales, using her travel photography as a form of designerly-research, informing her projects.
Young, curious and talented, Simon Legald is a Danish designer born in 1986. Legald’s projects highlight a remarkable honesty that brings him to combine functional aspects, psychic and aesthetic needs. Simple and essential shapes define the identity of the objects without useless details, in which structural features are able to communicate the idea behind product.
Design throughout history has been shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women; as practitioners, commentators, and educators. But traditional design history eagerly promoted their male counterparts, while female contributions were too often overlooked. To celebrate International Women's Day we curated a selection of 10 Pioneering Women in Design and Architecture.
On Friday, March 8th, people from around the globe will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event that honors the various achievements – social, economic, political, and cultural – that females have accomplished. In celebration of this message and tradition, we prepared some special promotions in honour of International Women’s Day. With 15% discount on our fashion and jewelry collections, we are offering you a small midweek treat.
Afteroom was founded and is directed by the Taiwanese team of Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei, and their mission is simple: to create uncomplicated furniture and objects that become more valuable as time goes on. The duo starts by presenting an attitude of honesty and simplicity and a clear eye toward the world we live in
This is the story of Walter and Ise Gropius. Even though it may not be widely known, but they were a remarkable couple! They were both brave, had a vision, and lived their lives in according to their aesthetic. They truly lived everything Bauhaus stands for.
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and each year everyone looks forward to rounding up a collection of special gift ideas for design lovers! Whether you are planning a cozy romantic evening or prefer a bit of drama in the mix, here are some tips for transforming your abode into a romantic day.