Monthly Archives: March 2013

Decorate our glass and metal tables for Easter

Easter is just around the corner… which surely must mean spring is on the way too? Even if the icy winds are still blowing by the weekend, you can invite the sunny spirit of spring into your home. Easter means that the kids and the grandkids are off school, the daffodils are coming up – and everyone is in the mood for eating!

If you’ve got family coming over for a big Easter feast, there are lots of ways you can make your table look even more inviting than it already will. Young children will love table decorations made from cotton wool to look like tiny sheep, or a scene featuring fluffy toy chicks.

If you’re feeling more sophisticated, why not make a centrepiece from a selection of bright spring flowers? There are so many gorgeous colours that start to make an appearance at this time of year. A vibrant bunch of flowers will add excitement to any table.

And of course, everyone, young and old, loves chocolate. Perhaps you could paint some hard boiled eggs and mix them up with some chocolate for a semi-edible table display. That’s bound to make you popular with the whole family!

However you decorate your Easter feast, it will look all the more impressive on one of our beautiful glass or metal tables. Our Castrum clear table comes in a range of sizes, so can suit a family of any number, and starts at £390. Or if you fancy an outdoor feast, how about our gorgeous Oliver garden table, (right) which starts at just £175?

Whichever table you like the look of, there’s something for you at Metal Design Furniture.

 

 

Metal Design Furniture… do our beds follow in the footsteps of Duchamp?

Although we usually spend every waking moment slaving over making beautiful furniture for your homes, the Metal Design Furniture team are allowed the occasional day trip out into the real world! We decently recently to spend some of our rare and highly prized spare time visiting the Barbican for their The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns exhibition. We had a great day! The collection features pieces from French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp, as well as from those influenced by him: composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham and visual artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.

The exhibition is a feast for the eyes and ears, featuring some of the visual art, music and dance that changed the face of the art world back in the 1950s and 1960s. There are 90 works to be looked at, and the exhibition runs until June 9th this year, so go down and have a look. We at the MDF team were especially drawn to Duchamp’s Apolinere Enameled piece. Duchamp took this advert and altered it to make it a piece of art. The sign was originally an ad for the industrial paint company Sapolin Enamel. Duchamp changed the lettering on the front and back of the piece and added his signature, playing with the notion of what authorship means within art.

We thought the bed is this piece looked like it would be at home in our collection. It especially reminded us of our stylish Maris beds, which start at £375 and are available in a range of size and colours, including smooth silver and jet black. Typical… the one day we get to go out and play, and all we can think about is work!

Stylish new line of outdoor mental benches revealed

A hot new line of colourful and stylish outdoor benches are coming to Metal Design Furniture. Available in bold black, vibrant blue, striking red or peaceful green, any of these benches would make an elegant and practical addition to your garden. The benches boast a contemporary, funky design which could add a splash of colour to the decking in a minimalist garden, but would be equally at home nestled amongst an array of plants in a more traditional space.

As well as being at home in personal gardens, these benches could be used to great effect in schools, parks, church grounds… anywhere that has open space and lots of visitors. Made from laser cut sheet steel, they are hard-wearing as well as eye-catching, so would be hardy enough to support boisterous school children and pretty enough to attract more mature dog walkers! Starting at £280, these benches are a bargain that are bound to attract a lot of attention, so snap yours up quickly and be the envy of your friends. Just one alone would make a bold statement, and a set of all four colours would be impossible to ignore.

Keep an eye out on the website, as they will be available very soon…

 

Get 10% off our range of plant stands for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day of campaigning and celebration that began in the early 1900s. Back in 1908, some 15,000 women took to the streets of New York, protesting over working hours, pay and the right to vote. In 1910, German Marxist and activist Clara Zetkin proposed that a day should be set aside every year to campaign for issues relating to women’s rights. Her proposal was met with unanimous approval, and so International Women’s Day was born!

Over the past 100 years or so, International Women’s Day has become a day celebration and recognition across both the Western and the developing world. Huge events take place all over the world on March 8th to mark women’s achievements and raise awareness of the inequalities some women still face around the world.

The day is now an official holiday in 27 different countries around the world; although in China, Madagascar and Nepal, the holiday is just for the ladies. Why not join in yourself? Take a day to celebrate with your female friends. Or, if you’re a man, do something thoughtful for the special woman in your life.

In order to join in with the celebrations, Metal Design Furniture is offering 10% off our elegant range of plant stands from March 8th till 30 March only, so get in there quick to get your discount: use code 080313 and spoil someone in your life with a beautiful plant stand!

The full prices for these pieces start at £39 and go up to £67, so are already an affordable way to make your home more beautiful, even before you include the discount. Perfect for inside or out on the balcony, these items will display your treasured plants to their very best advantage. Have a look here for our full range. And happy International Women’s Day to all our customers!