Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Trends for 2013...We've been on a buying trip


It's been an amazing start to the year at John Dick & Son and it's hard to believe spring is almost upon us - even if the current weather doesn't suggest it!  The winter months are exciting for us because we get to see all of the new furniture and the latest trends at the various furniture exhibitions we attend. We've just been on our buying trips and we really are particularly excited with the selection on offer and the pieces we've bought for the showroom.

Many of the new pieces have already started to arrive in the showroom and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest arrivals on our Facebook page but, we thought we'd share some of the 2013 trends with you on the blog, we would also love to hear what you think about them.

Looking through the furniture shows there are some obvious trends - painted finishes for open plan living (particularly in the kitchen/living areas) is a clear favourite for 2013 and we've already got some of the collection for you to see in the showroom.


We saw lots of multi-functional quirky and funky furniture and yes, we've ordered some for the showroom. Accent pieces are also very prevalent and many of these will shortly be on show in the showroom but, here's a sneak preview of some of the sofas that are starting to arrive.

There are some other trends to look out for like high gloss finishes, chrome and metallics and, tailored woods. Leather and fabric combinations are also strong this year; we've been delighted with the response to this type of design so, we've ordered more for this season, here's an example of what to expect.


We also liked the strong Scandinavian influence this year like this beautiful Horizon sofa and oak dining range.


We hope there's something here that you like however, we would stress the only way to really appreciate the quality and scale of these beautiful pieces is to come in and have a look around the showroom. We believe there's something for everyone in this year's range and we hope you can come in, enjoy a coffee and, see some of the wonderful new furniture we have to offer.

If you need help choosing furniture, wall-coverings or fabrics our interior designers are always available to help you. If you would like to make an appointment to chat to them about your project please call 0141 644 1115 or email sally@johndickandson.co.uk

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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The chair fit for a Queen...or a Dame




We've been watching the London theatre reviews very closely over the past few days.  Why?  Because we have an unusual interest in one particular play - The Audience, a new play by Peter Morgan starring Dame Helen Mirren.

The play centres on HRH The Queen's audiences with the various Prime Ministers throughout her reign and takes place using two scenes; the first is in Buckingham Palace, the second in Balmoral.  The stage set comprises of two chairs and the ones used in the Balmoral scene are our very own Kittoch Chairs.  The producers of The Audience asked us to provide two tartan chairs for this very special play and we were delighted to oblige.  Those who have seen the play already are saying the chairs look truly magnificent forming the centrepiece for half of the play.


The play is already receiving great reviews and, as you would expect, Dame Helen Mirren steals the show with her performance as HRH The Queen.  Here's an extract from one review: "...seamlessly directed by Stephen Daldry in Bob Crowley’s elegant designed set with its smooth transitions and impeccably acted, not just by Mirren but by its whole company. Entertaining and enlightening, this is bound to be one of the most successful plays of the year – book now while you still can."
There Ought to be Clowns, Review: The Audience, Gielgud. 

We were also delighted to have an advert in the programme featuring the Kittoch Chair, hopefully lots of the The Audience's audience will be attracted to the beauty and comfort that Dame Helen Mirren is enjoying on stage every night!




If you're lucky enough to see The Audience we would love to hear what you think of the play and in particular, our Kittoch Chair.  Please feel free to post your own review of the play on our Facebook page, we'd love to know what you think of it.

The handmade Kittoch Chair is available in any tartan; in fact, it's available in any fabric you wish but we think it particularly suits tartan! Visit The Kittoch Chair Web Site

If you would like to experience the comfort and quality of the Kittoch Chair you can do so at the John Dick & Son showroom, we can also show you the endless selction of tartans to choose from.

The Audience opens officially on 5th March and tickets are on sale here: Visit The Audience Web Site

RELATED LINKS:
Dame Helen Mirren's Web Site
The Audience Web Site
The Kittoch Chair Web Site
The Kittoch Chair on Facebook
John Dick and Sons Web Site
John Dick & Son on Facebook

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