Chaplins News Archive – May 06 – Oct 09

August Bank Holiday:

We will be Closed Bank Holiday Monday 31st August

Beat the Cassina Price Rise:

Cassina is raising prices from August 1st… Don’t miss the opportunity to save by ordering your Cassina furniture now
CHAPLINS Summer Sale is coming…

Bank Holiday Opening:

We will be open 11am to 4pm Bank Holiday Monday 25th May

New Opening Hours:

Please note our opening hours from 1st April will be: Mon – Sat 10-6pm – Closed Sunday

SPRING HAS SPRUNG PROMOTION

CHAPLINS has up to 70% off clearance items and large savings on all new orders. With the largest display of designer furniture available in the UK, a visit to our showroom is a must. CHAPLINS also offer a price promise. Before purchasing any items for your home, please give CHAPLINS the opportunity to better both service and price.

March 2009 – LIMITED EDITION LC3 by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand

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With the the Barbican exhibition celebrating the work of Le Corbusier together with the installation at RIBA, there has never been so much attention on this iconic designer. During the course of experimentation carried out in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand on the subject of l’équipment intérieur de l’habitation, the LC3 armchair emerged, as illustrated by drawings from that same year in the Perriand archive. Cassina has recreated the LC3 with a limited production of 500 branded pieces, using the original colour palette and materials indicated by its creators. CHAPLINS have only four of these sought-after pieces available. Contact us for more information.

SAVE on EX DISPLAY Products

With the trade shows well under way this year and the Milan Fair only a few weeks away our buyers have once again been busy getting together the collections for later this year . With our attention moving towards green products and warmer sustainable materials we have some fantastic saving to be made on our ex display collections. All are available for immediate delivery and savings of upto 70% off. Add our clearance site to your favourites since items are added daily and are on a first come first serve basis

Feb 2009 – New NOIR studio now open

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Come and experience our new Baroque Noir showroom. A beautiful and extravagent collection of living , dining and sleeping  in soft fabrics, blacks, silvers and golds all accented by Crystal, the Noir room is a new offering from Chaplins putting excitement into a classic collection.

The Pricing policy that counts…

Chaplins have always appreciated the importance of competitive pricing. If you are looking to buy any furniture please give us the opportunity to better both price and service.

Jan 2009 – New Website Catalogue

As part of the development of our website we have added a catalogue with advanced product search that enables you to view a comprehensive range of the latest contemporary furniture products, all of which are available through our store at competitive prices.

Back from Cologne…

Our buyers have just returned from the IMM cologne with some exciting new products to add to our collections which will be on display from Spring. To make way for our new collections we have some fantastic ex display bargains available for immediate delivery. Keep your eyes on the clearace section for the latest bargains.

December 2008 – Winter Sale Starts

With many new studios now on display after 6 months of showroom refurbishment, CHAPLINS has up to 70% off clearance items and large savings on all new orders. With the largest display of designer furniture available in the UK, a visit to our showroom is a must. CHAPLINS also offer a price promise. Before purchasing any items for your home, please give CHAPLINS the opportunity to better both service and price.

Best wishes to all our clients for a prosperous 2009 from all at CHAPLINS.

November 2008 – NEW ARRIVALS TO THE EDITIONS GALLERY

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Chaplins are proud to open their editions gallery to 3 new pieces from 3 great designers-  Rob Higgs incredible  “Corkscrew”, Jason Walkers luxurious “Tarantula” and Lukasz Opalinski’ futuristic “Indulgence”. Each piece is limited to 100 worldwide with only 10 available for the UK. Come and see…

October 2008 – Quantum of Solace – Calling all Bond fans!!

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Chaplins have obtained two Warren Platner dining tables with 4 chairs straight from the set of the latest James Bond blockbuster – Quantum of Solace. This is an opportunity to purchase a 1966 timeless classic with true movie heritage!! Please call the showroom for further information as these are strictly limited. Each set will come with a letter of authenticity from the manufacturers confirming their heritage. An amazing Christmas gift for any Bond fan, available immediately!

September 2008 – Chaplins Edition Gallery: Launch Exhibition – SCUBISM

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For the 2008 London Design Festival, Chaplins is proud to open a new room dedicated to limited edition designs and iconic collector’s pieces: CHAPLINS EDITIONS GALLERY. The inaugaral exhibition, opening 18th September, features Scubism – a complete lifestyle collection designed by renowned British architect Nigel Coates, Head of Architecture at the Royal College of Art. Having renovated and extended the entire first floor this summer, Chaplins are pleased to announce the opening of the UK’s largest B&B Italia shop-in-shop, the Maxalto Apartment, exclusive Spanish Studios and MARCEL’S WANDERLAND – four more exciting reasons to visit Chaplins this Autumn!

September 2008 – LIMITED EDITION Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this famous design, a limited edition of 1958 pieces have been produced in pearl-white leather with a silver base – complete with silver bracelet and pendant to commemorate this much-awarded piece. Only 70 are destined for the UK and Chaplins will have the largest stock of this piece.

August 2008 – LIMITED EDITION LC3 by Le Corbusier, Jeanneret and Perriand

During the course of experimentation carried out in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand on the subject of l’équipment intérieur de l’habitation, the LC3 armchair emerged, as illustrated by drawings from that same year in the Perriand archive. Cassina has recreated the LC3 with a limited production of 500 branded pieces, using the original colour palette and materials indicated by its creators.  CHAPLINS have only four of these sought-after pieces now on show for a limited time.

July 2008 – Summer Sale starts July 1st

Up to 70% off clearance items and savings of up to 25% on any new orders. With massive refurbishment
works now complete and an entirely new First Floor, please see in store for some incredible showroom clearance models available from display and savings on all new orders. Our new summer/autumn  studios are now on display including pieces from famous international design houses from Paris, Milan, Cologne and Amsterdam. Chaplins is an authorised dealer for all modern 20th century designs and showcases over 100 years of design in the UK’s largest showroom and is proud to present the UK’s only dedicated furniture DESIGN MUSEUM in room One.

July 2008 – La Dolce Vita!! Italian Living on 1 at CHAPLINS

Celebrating Italian style and design, CHAPLINS are unveiling an entirely renovated and extended showroom with the very best of Italian high design and luxurious living.  Including the UK’s largest B&B Italia shop-in-shop and Maxalto studios. New designs from the likes of Antonio Citterio, Patricia Urquiola, Gaetano Pesce, Mario Bellini, Jeffrey Bernett and Naoto Fukasawa will comprise stunning room sets and two apartment layouts.  For inspiration, be it for home, for second homes, or for projects, the Italian Floor needs to be seen…

June 2008 – Exclusive Last Orders…. the Golden Egg!

CHAPLINS has aquired the last few remaining chairs of this Limited Edition 50th Anniversary issue.  For your chance to own one of the most sought after collector’s items in recent years, contact sales@chaplins.co.uk to check availability while this last stock remains!

May 2008 – New Home Bar Units!

Home bars have become increasingly in vogue since the smoking ban as we indulge in the company of our friends with home-made cocktails and a fine cuban.  Chaplins now have an exclusive new home bar – a sleek sideboard unit with sliding glass panels in your choice of finish, that hide glass holders, cocktail cabinet and fridge – all neatly hidden in an elegant design!

April 2008 – Salone Internazionale del Mobile – Milan

Fresh from the world’s largest contemporary trade fair, our buying team are back with all the latest trends, products and new designers!!  Some pieces so hot we had to bring them back with us!!  Famously the world’s hot bed of design trends and fashions, Milan’s exhibition showcases the latest products over a whopping 230,000 square feet of exhibiton halls.  With new studios already in and loads coming over the next few months, now is a great time to get the most up to date advice on your interiors and projects at Chaplins.

March 2008 – Winter Pool Party!!

Launching the new Manhattan pool table!  Not just a beautiful piece of design, this table gives the traditional pool table the flick with it’s high gloss finishes and psychadelic choice of felt colours.  On top of this, you can convert the piece easily and quickly into a poker and card table or into a dining table!!  Recently acquired by Home House for it’s discerning members, this piece is a precision instrument, perfect for soiree’s at home for those who enjoy gaming and entertaining.

March 2008 – Easter Opening Hours

Good Friday            CLOSED
Sat March 22nd       10am – 6pm
Sun March 23rd       CLOSED
Mon March 24th      CLOSED
Tues March 25th     10am – 6pm

February 1st 2008 – 50th Anniversary of the Arne Jacobsen EGG chair!!

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The launch of the Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Egg chair arrived today as 999 Limited Edition pieces were put on general release through authorised Fritz Hansen dealers.  Finished in top grade chocolate leather inside and matching brown suede outer shell with cast bronze base.  The launch went down with duly anticipated success.  All 999 chairs have been sold globally.  CHAPLINS is proud to have a very limited number of these collector’s items available to offer it’s clients but they are bound to be snapped up quickly by investors and collectors.  If you are interested in acquiring one please contact sales@chaplins.co.uk

December 2007 – Holiday Opening Hours

Dec 23 – 26            CLOSED
Dec 27 – 30            NORMAL HOURS
Dec 31                   CLOSED
Jan 01                   CLOSED
Jan 02                   NORMAL HOURS

December 2007 – Winter Sale starts December 15th

Up to 70% off clearance items and savings of up to 25% on any new orders. With massive refurbishment
works commencing in February on our First Floor, please see in store for some incredible savings on showroom models. Our new winter studios are now on display including pieces from famous international design houses: B&B Italia, Cappellini, COR, DeSede, Flexform, Interlübke, Knoll Studio, Poltrona Frau, Reflex, Swan, Tisettanta, Vitra and Zanotta. Chaplins is an authorised dealer for all modern 20th century designs and showcases over 100 years of design in the UK’s largest showroom and is proud to present the UK’s only dedicated furniture DESIGN MUSEUM.

November 2007 – Chandeliers for Christmas!!

Proudly presenting new lighting studios to brighten up your interiors in time for the festive season: new lighting including limited edition chandeliers hand crafted in Venetian Murano glass and brand new lighting concepts fresh from this years major international lighting exhibition, EuroLuce in Milan.

October 2007 – Launch of the Happy Hour armchair in Roy Lichtenstein fabric

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In a UK exclusive, CHAPLINS have launched the Happy Hour armchair in stunning black high gloss finish and limited edition screen-printed Roy Lichtenstein fabric: “I want to be an actress!”.  See in-store for details on availability.

September 20th-30th 2007 – FULL HOUSE exhibition…

In conjunction with the London Design Festival, CHAPLINS will be presenting their annual Full House exhibition featuring designs from twelve leading design houses from across Europe – B&B Italia, Cappellini, COR, DeSede, Flexform, Interlubke, KnollStudio, NZO, Poltrona Frau, Reflex, Swan, and Vitra. A shuttle service from Pinner Tube station and Hatch End mainline station will be in operation for trade and press appointments only.

For trade and press previews please contact: fullhouse@chaplins.co.uk

September 20th 2007 – CHAPLINS Design Museum launch!!

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As part of the festival CHAPLINS will also celebrate over 100 years of design by opening their new Design Museum. Following a Design Trail around the three floors of showrooms with key pieces highlighted on a timeline of design, an entire room is now dedicated to the history of design from the last century. From surrealist designs by Salvador Dali to Bauhaus masterpieces from Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand in tubular steel; from the advent of steam-bent wood furniture to the introduction of plastics and injection-moulding; right up to today’s latest fashions and materials from the principle designers driving design forwards in the 21st Century.

For trade and press previews please contact: fullhouse@chaplins.co.uk

August 2007- OPEN AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY!

We are open all bank holiday: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm and Bank Holiday Monday from 11am-4pm!

July 2007- Summer Sale starts June 29th

Up to 70% off clearance items and savings of up to 25% on any new orders. Please see in store for details. Don’t forget our outdoor furniture is on quick-ship delivery so when Summer does arrive; you can be ready to enjoy it!
10am-6pm Monday – Saturday
11am-4pm Sunday

June 2007- Mario Bellini’s “Le Bambole” turns 35!

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“Le Bambole”, an incredibly successful collection designed in the 1970’s, winner of the “Compasso d’Oro” Award in 1979 is back! The innovative personality of the design has been maintained – a personality that fulfilled the concept of a soft seating system founded by a single cushion that wraps itself around the user. Now part of the history of design, the air of bold experimentation that was common during that time period is also extraordinarily evident in the advertising campaign with the famous model, Donna Jordan, photographed by Oliviero Toscani in a free spirited, spontaneous performance. More than thirty years later, “Le Bambole” is still able to communicate with the same energy, to reintroduce itself in a modern form. Now on display as a three seat sofa with armchair and ottoman in suede, denim and fabrics of the collection.

May 2007 – Salone del Mobile Milano 2007 – new designs now on display

Fresh back from the Milan design exhibition in late April, new collections are now on display including pieces from B&B Italia, Interlubke, Lago, Matteograssi and Poltrona Frau. This year being a feature year for lighting at EuroLuce, new displays of chandeliers, floor and table lamps also fresh out of their boxes!

April 2007 – Museum pieces from Knoll now on show

Proudly manufacturing iconic furniture by some of the biggest names in design from the last century, Knoll International is the licensed and only authorised manufacturer of designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Florence Knoll, Walter Platner, Marcel Breuer and Harry Bertoia. With new “modernist” leather colours released this year, CHAPLINS are proud to showcase these stunning classics in their “design museum” alongside fellow modernist pieces by the likes of Charles and Ray Eames, Vernor Panton and Isamu Noguchi.

April 2007 – Global Luxury Forum – Old Billingsgate Market

On Friday 20th April, London saw one of the biggest gatherings of luxury professionals from around the globe.
New Style magazine presented its display as part of the luxury gallery. With Chaplins suppling the majority of the furniture for this room, the display showcased some of today’s most unique, desirable and ultra exclusive furniture including the snaking DS600 sofa: in the Guiness Book of Records, the silver surrealism-inspired ‘melting’ Atlas clock by Martin Avis, and a 24 karat gold-leaf drawer unit from Boffi.

March 2007 – Garden Furniture hits Chaplins

Spectacular sculptural garden pieces make their way onto the CHAPLINS floor for the first time in a kick-start to summer. All available on quick-ship delivery in three weeks. The new outdoor “jungle” display features designs from the Bouroullec Brothers, wallpapers from Cole and Sons and cushions from B&B Italia. Of particular note is an outdoor extending dining table big enough for Christmas in July with the whole family!

February 2007 – “DECADENCE” launch night

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1. Chaplins store red carpet entrance.

2. Simon Chaplin and Karen Millen (www.karenmillen.com)

3. Kelly and Clive Coleman (www.newidcosmetics.com)

4. Gwynn Allen (www.myspace.com/gwynjayallen)

Proudly hosted by Princess Tamara of Spain and Simon Chaplin, CHAPLINS launched Karen Millen’s new cancer charity with a stylish launch party of unsurpassed decadence. With comedian Bobby Davro and Andrew Thornton Hick hosting the charity auction, Teens Unite Fighting Cancer received a wonderful donation to start them on their way. The star-studded crowd was politely snapped by OK magazine on the night for a half page feature and at midnight the die-hard champagne-loving crowd left after a memorable evening.

January 2007 – 50th Anniversary of the Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

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Designed in 1957 using wood moulding technologies developed during World War II, the Eames Lounge Chair is perhaps their most famous and enduring design. To celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the world’s best-known lounge chair designs, CHAPLINS are giving away a free limited edition Eames LTR side table with gold leaf top with every Lounge Chair purchased before the end of January. Happy birthday!

January 2007 – CHAPLINS now open 7 days!!

10am-6pm Monday – Saturday
11am-4pm Sunday

December 2006 – Winter Sale Starts

With many new studios now on display after 6 months of showroom refurbishment, CHAPLINS has up to 70% off clearance items and up to 25% off new orders. With the largest display of designer furniture from reknown European brands available in the UK, CHAPLINS are never knowingly undersold. Before purchasing any items for your home, please give CHAPLINS the opportunity to better both service and price. Best wishes to all our clients for a prosperous 2007 from all at CHAPLINS.

November 2006 – New Website Launch

All product catalogues and further collections go live!

October 2006 – Brand Van Egmond launch

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New lighting installations including the “Icy Lady” and “Candles and Spirits” introduced from esteemed Dutch design duo Annet and Willam van Egmond displaying their unique creative wit and of course Swarovski crystal.

September 2006 – FULL HOUSE exhibition

Following a complete summer of redecorating and bringing in new studios, CHAPLINS proudly present 12 new studios in conjunction with the London Design Festival. As well as launching the UK’s first VITRA shop-in-shop, new studios were presented from: B&B Italia, Cassina, COR, De Sede, FLOS, Giorgetti, Hulsta, Interlubke, Rolf Benz, Tisettanta and Zanotta.

July 2006 – Queenshill Ltd open house day with HUF HAUS

Furthering CHAPLINS working relationship with HUF HAUS, two display homes were furnished and dressed for an open day to press, trade and prospective buyers in South Ascot. A huge success, the first home sold on the opening weekend for £2million.

June 2006 – Grand Designs LIVE Exhibition June 2-5 at London ExCeL Exhibiton Centre

CHAPLINS will publicly launch their new brand image on Stand L108 in conjunction with the GRAND DESIGNS LIVE exhibition and HUF HAUS. Whilst also presenting beautiful pieces straight from Milan, CHAPLINS will also be furnishing the HUF HAUS being built for the exhibition in the GRAND VILLAGE. Certainly more than just furniture . . .

Fresh from the brand new exhibition space at Rho-Pero where Milan has just played host to the 45th Salone del Mobile, CHAPLINS’ expert buying team have curated an array of new and exciting designs for GRAND DESIGNS LIVE 2006. CHAPLINS will be mixing timeless upholstered pieces with hi-tech lacquered media and storage solutions to create a luxurious lifestyle case study on a stand which you will not want to leave. Chaplins is also collaborating with Cole&Son, the famous manufacturers of hand printed wallpapers, and will be showcasing two of their most beautiful new designs. Pieces from only Europe’s best design houses will be featured including: Interlubke, COR, Rolf Benz, FLOS, JAB, Fiam Italia, Ronald Schmitt, Vitra, DeSede and many more . . .

May 2006 – CHAPLINS brand re-launch

CHAPLINS unveils it’s exciting new brand identity and logo to press and trade partners.

For further information Click Here.

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