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GIR Guide – Outdoor space

The season of outdoor living has arrived. From statement dining sets to flexible accessories – it’s time to bring life back into your garden or balcony and be ready to soak up some sun.

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Icons of 20th century: Eileen Gray

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.

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The fascinating world of textiles

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.

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Designers Today : Grupa Studio

Grupa is a Croatian designer collective that operates in the fields of lighting and product design, interior design, exhibition set-up and scenography.For GIR, they designed a family of Brida Chairs.

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Icons of 20th Century : Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, known for his role in the development of the most enduring architectural style of the era: Modernism.

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Designers Today: Jens Fager

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.

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Iconic Lights – Inspirational Statement Lights

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.

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Icons of 20th century: Le Corbusier

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.

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The Tivoli Magic from Normann Copenhagen

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.

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GIR Colors

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.

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Designers Today : Thomas Bentzen

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.

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GIR Guide for Plant Lovers

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.

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Icons of 20th Century : Charlotte Perriand

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.

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Designers Today : Simon Legald

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.

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Women in Design and Architecture

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.

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All about you : Women’s Day Special

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.

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Designers Today : Afteroom Studio

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

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Icons of 20th century: Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer was a true icon of 20th century. He was a Hungarian-American designer and architect whose career touched nearly every aspect of design, from kitchen utensils to the biggest buildings

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Icons of 20th Century: Pierre Jeanneret

A visionary of modernist architecture and design, Swiss-born architect and furniture designer Pierre Jeanneret worked for most of his life alongside his cousin Le Corbusier. Together, the pair pioneered a new aesthetic vocabulary that placed function and order over embellishment - Jeanneret’s work imbuing the strict geometry of modernism with energetic diagonals and light materials

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Valentine Gifts – For the Day of Lovers

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.

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The Love Story of Walter and Ise Gropius

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.

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Ferm Living – Spring / Summer 2019

Ferm LIVING presents new collection, instead of describing the ideal home to you, they take us on a tour through each room of the home. Creating a home is a journey with no end-point, with constant surprises and new angles. It is not only about how good your home looks but also about how it feels

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The Love Story of Alvar and Aino Aalto

Alvar and Aino Aalto were one of the famous modernist couples that believed in the principle of total design (Gesamtkunstwerk) and tried to connect art with technology. Read their love story here!

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Menu – Spring / Summer 2019

Year after year, another Danish interior-design brands - Menu manages to deliver forward-thinking, minimalist furniture and accessories that fit seamlessly into everyday homes, and many of its designs – the Bottle grinder, the Tumbler alarm clock, the Cage table – have quickly become contemporary classics. And it seems 2019 is no different.

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Designers Today : Iskos – Berlin

Iskos – Berlin is a Copenhagen based studio, founded in 2010 by design duo Boris Berlin and Aleksej Iskos. Their activities cover a broad spectrum of design fields from product and furniture design to graphic, exhibition, and interior design.

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The Art of making Tea

Today, tea is still used for when we have a cold to help us get better, and we usually drink it on cold days as a hot beverage. But how did we discover tea? What about the art of making tea? Every tea enthusiast can tell you that it’s not just pouring hot water over herbs.

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Icons of 20th Century : Jean Prouvé

Engineer and metalsmith, self-taught designer and architect, manufacturer and teacher, Jean Prouvé was a key force in the evolution of 20th-century French design, combined bold elegance with economy of means and strong social conscience.

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Ethnicraft – Novelties 2019

Ethnicraft just launched new statement pieces on the Furniture Fair in Cologne. For 2019, Ethnicraft presents 4 new eye-catching dining tables, comfy upholstered dining chairs as well as several statement racks and cupboards.

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Muuto – Spring / Summer 2019

Muuto just introduced their latest new perspectives on Scandinavian design, including the Cover Lounge Chair, Linear Steel Series and Still Café Table along with a new shell version of the Fiber Lounge Chair and a new, smaller size of the Ambit Pendant Lamp.

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5 Holiday Picks : Emilija Radojičić

Emilija Radojičić is a visual artist currently living and working in Belgrade. Her artistic research had led her to the field of installations and sculptures, where her ideas and visions are transformed from a two-dimensional into a three-dimensional form of objects and tapestries.

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5 Holiday Picks ​: Studio Autori

As the festive season approaches, our favorite architects Maja and Dijana from Studio Autori shared with us their favorite gifts for Christmas from the selection of GIR Store, including both Scandinavian design classics and contemporary pieces.

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Christmas Decoration Guide

It’s Holiday season and whether you are excited about decorating your home or are just looking forward to non-working days, the fact is - you will be spending more time at home, curled up with a good book on the couch or maybe hosting a dinner party for your friends and family.

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Christmas Gift Guide 2019

The holiday season is one of the most celebrating times of the year - it is when we can gather together and enjoy the company of those we love. No matter whether you’re celebrating old traditions, starting new ones, or just looking for a simple something to show you care, you must discover our specially curated selection, from thoughtful gift ideas to festive home inspiration!

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Brand Development Award

At the recently finished 56th Furniture Fair in Belgrade, GIR won three awards, the Best Product nomination, a nomination for the Best Accompanying Interior Element, and the most significant one, the Golden Key for Brand Development".

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Ready Made Curtains by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Kvadrat has been doing extensive research into the domestic curtain, an area which is often overlooked. Bouroullec and Kvadrat Textiles have joined creative forces to solve some of the issues that can come along with window dressing and created the Ready Made Curtain.

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Designers Today : Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Since their earliest work in the late 1990s, French brothers Ronan and Erwan have brought fresh energy to design. Whereas most new objects are variations of existing ones, France’s most talented duo develops entirely original types of products – and it helps that there are two of them.

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The Story behind Oblo coat hanger

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. New members of their design family are Oblo coat hangers and Pendulum desk mirror, specially designed for new GIR collection.

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Muuto – Fall / Winter 2018

New designs from Muuto are in! Scandinavian design brand Muuto has just launched a series of new designs for Fall/Winter collection, and they’re a dream for any minimalist out there. This collection will be available soon at GIR Store.

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Back-to-school time!

Helping your child achieve their dreams begins earlier than you might think. These tips for creating space for study, play time and relaxation will fire up their imagination while preparing them for back-to-school time.

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Designers Today : Cecilie Manz

A career that spans twenty years as she patiently honed her skills to emerge today as one of the major figures of Scandinavian design. Despite her taste for experimenting with new materials and exploring original functions, whenever she sits down at her drawing table the process is invariable. Every new design starts with

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Now Playing

Are you wondering what we listen this month in GIR store? If you feel like you need some help springing into the rest of 2018 and the warmer days, check out our favorite playlists below.

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Designers Today : Norm Architects

Norm Architects is a multidisciplinary design studio focusing on residential architecture, commercial interiors, industrial design, photography, graphics and art direction.

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New Ethnicraft introductions for 2018

Solid wood continues to play its part as the protagonist in our collection, which continues to bring life to the balance between form and function for furniture that is truly lasting in both quality and design.

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Designers Today : Anderssen & Voll

We represent the minds behind the Oslo based design studio Anderssen & Voll. The duo has been given international awards and recognition for their work.

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Muuto Spring / Summer collection

A few days ago, MUUTO introduced to us new collection for Spring/ Summer 2018. All this new pieces will be available soon at GIR Store.

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Design Letters x Arne Jacobsen

Jacobsen is best known for his simple, light, compact and well proportioned chairs. He designed a unique typeface, so that the shapes of the letters would match his desired overall aesthetic effect.

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Design classic: Craft salt and pepper mills

Good design should never be an excuse for a higher price but it is often a legitimate reason. Superior products by definition should contain superior materials and can require small scale manufacturing involving many skilled processes. The Craft Mills exemplify this approach.

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Design Classics : Togo Sofa

The Togo happens to be one of the most favorite pieces of seating ever designed. There’s something so fascinating about the caterpillaresque design with its low-profile lounge. This collection has been the ultimate in comfort and style for almost 45 years.

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Ligne Roset at GIR Store

Ligne Roset is the French creator-manufacturer-distributor of contemporary high-end furniture. A highly contemporary international designer brand, Ligne Roset is renowned worldwide for its collections of cutting-edge furniture and accessories.

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GIR article for BravaCasa

Uncompromising dedication to quality and staunch commitment to design, identified in clear and modern form, have naturally allowed for another evolutionary step of GIR company, this time in the form of an author collection.

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GIR People

“I grew together with GIR, and considering that I went through all the processes since GIR was established until today, my job is to be available to help everyone, everywhere and in every moment, in order for us to obtain the best possible product.”

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GIR Techniques

“We are the rough part of production, we make panels, elements, we cut and grind… actually, we’re trying to create something from the timber we have, to the best of our abilities.”

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Interview: Autori

We find out more about the ideas behind the GIR Store interior design project in conversation with Dijana, Maja and Dušan.

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Wood

Manifold meanings ascribed to wood, in different times and different nations, carry both material and symbolic value.