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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bratislav Milenković, an illustrator and the author of our special project Balloon Parade, picked his Christmas gifts from GIR selection, which are sure to delight anyone who likes the classic design pieces. He also chose a more contemporary design, which is perfect for coffee aficionados.
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.
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.
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".
GIR and Kulturforum ODKR proudly announces the winners of the competition Vrednost and wants to thank all participants in a recognizable opportunity and contribution in the development of an authentic domestic scene.
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.
Kvadrat has been leading the field in textile innovation since 1968 when the company was founded. They produce contemporary high-quality textiles and textile-related products for private consumers, architects and designers to use in public spaces and domestic interiors.
GIR Store is pleased to invite you to visit the exhibition “New Perspectives | Artist Studio “, from 20th of September, until 20th of October, which includes three artists: Emilija Radojičić, Mario Kolarić and Svetlana Ždrnja. Artists often return to the starting place - the studio as a place of inspiration for their own work.
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.
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.
After reconsidering the abstract and figurative forms made with different media and techniques within the FORMA - ФОРМА exhibition, a series of exhibitions in GIR Store continues, and it represents the young art scene of Serbia and the region.
GIR furniture factory was founded in Kraljevo over two decades ago as a small family company with lots of enthusiasm and work drive. Today, GIR employs almost 600 people, and their furniture decorates homes all around the world and the wheels of production are in full throttle.
BsaB is a leading global brand of organic candles and diffusers now with presence in Serbia, in GIR Store. The BsaB range is made up of great natural ‘calming’ products like our aromatherapy pure essential oil diffusers. All their products are made from the finest natural ingredients.
We bring you three intertwined designer dialogues with authors who were a part of the new GIR collection, and for the last one we present to you the members of three Croatian studios: Numen, Grupa and Redesign.
We bring you three intertwined designer dialogues with authors who were a part of the new GIR collection, and second in line to be presented are the members of three domestic studios: Presek design studio, Studio Chudes and Autori.
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.
He created his personal square meter in his office, in which he feels like he’s at his own house, and he also told us what makes his work day and that the most challenging thing is working with over 500 employees within this complex factory which is constantly improving.
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.
Known for its meticulous approach, GIR has been a recognized furniture manufacturer for years, and it recently presented itself as an initiator of an original collection that is rich in the assortment of pieces made of wood.
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.
The ФОРМА – FORMA exhibition, by a group of young authors, will be opened at 19h at the GIR Store on the 18th of October, as a new chapter of this selling space, which will, in this way, for the first time establish itself as an exhibition space.
On this year’s Belgrade Furniture Fair, GIR won the Golden Key Award for The best accompanying element of interior. The award is assigned for Opozit mirror, a piece we made in collaboration with Presek Design studio.