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Staycation Part 2 - Home Mini Bar

Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:30:37 Europe/London

Let’s face it, right now we aren’t going anywhere! We’ve pretty much accepted our summer holidays and any other travel plans, birthdays, weddings, family gatherings are off the table right now. Our Country has come together like never before and the true meaning of staying home and saving lives has never been more poignant.

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Posted By Anna

Time To Reflect - Gubi Mirrors

Sunday, 3 May 2020 10:38:13 Europe/London

Gio Ponti (1891-1979) was one of Europe's most influential architects and designers of the 20th century.  Ponti viewed architecture as more than simply creating buildings, he also designed the interior and conceived the furniture, lighting and appliances.  Heavily influenced by the Italian concept of ‘la dolce vita’ (the sweet life).  He provided a new perspective on traditional Italian design, blending luxury style with functionality.

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Posted By Phil Craske

With such an uncertain year ahead, it more important now than ever to make our living space as great and useable as we possibly can! There’s no reason our living space should end in the house, this can be extended to our outside space no matter how limited that space may be. I think it’s fair to say that the good old English spirit is alive in us all right now and to do our bit to help save lives, stay home; have a staycation! Staying at home does not have to be a negative thing. We have put together some inspiration so that you can do to make your space a wonderful oasis of calm and beauty that you can enjoy all throughout the year.

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Posted By Phil Craske

New Launches from Northern

Friday, 13 March 2020 10:29:22 Europe/London

Northern (formally Northern Lighting) collection available from Funktion Alley specialises in mood lighting and natural inspired designs. Funktion Alley have been proud to offer products from Northern for a number of years now and every time they release new products, we do get rather excited!

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Posted By Phil Craske

Welcome Buster + Punch

Saturday, 8 February 2020 14:38:13 Europe/London

At Funktion Alley we are always excited to partner with new brands. Buster + Punch are the newest edition to the Funktion Alley family, and we are proud to be an official retail partner. You can find their products on Funktion Alley’s website and view and purchase their range of Lighting and Hardware in our Yorkshire showroom.

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Posted By Phil Craske

Harmony - By Lind DNA

Sunday, 17 November 2019 15:09:07 Europe/London

In a time of constant change, we switch between social media and fast news, or otherwise exclude it completely. We seek harmony between being ”on and off”. Emotional wellbeing is important. We find harmonious well-being in nature and we bring nature into our homes and into our table settings. Caring for harmony among our closest ones is being present - together.

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Posted By Phil Craske

Create a Cozy Autumn Outdoor Living Space

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 19:56:39 Europe/London

Autumn with its cool temperatures and sometimes breezy conditions, can be believe it or not a good time for outdoor living. Before winter arrives and confines us indoors, enjoy the health benefits of the outdoors and make your space as cozy and comfortable as your living room.

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Posted By Phil Craske

Fritz Hansen relaunches designs by Paul McCobb

Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:09:32 Europe/London

Fritz Hansen has relaunched two designs by the late Paul McCobb. The new additions to the Planner series from the 1950s are the PM-02 Table Lamp and Planner shelving which represent McCobb’s signature graphic expression with Fritz Hansen’s craftsmanship

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Posted By Phil Craske

New Season Colours of Dokka

Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:06:01 Europe/London

This season Northern  adds three new colours to Dokka' repertoire.

Dokka Pendant designed by Birger Dahl is already available in black, dark grey and white, whoever this iconic mid-century design has expanded its colour palette to include light yellow, rust red and dark green. With nuances of warm sand, fiery terracotta and lush landscapes, the new colours offer a harmonious balance of rich tones and neutral tints.

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Posted By Phil Craske

Pendants for Low Ceilings

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:55:47 Europe/London

We hear this time and again, customers come into the showroom and get inspired by the pendants but are then disappointed because they have low ceilings and think that a pendant won’t look right with a short drop.  Undoubtedly this is a fair concern and they are correct they can look strange with a short drop.

Below we have put together some suggestions so you can make the the most of your pendant light fittings...even if you have low ceilings.

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Posted By Phil Craske
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