Hollywood furniture fit for an Oscar winner

(January 24, 2010)

Online retailer Contemporary Home International (www.contemporary-home.co.uk) which is establishing itself as the home of European designer furniture, has some iconic pieces to appeal to any Hollywood icon. And it seems that Americans agree: the UK based retailer has just expanded its operation to the US, setting up a new office to cater for the growing number of orders from lovers of premium furniture across the pond.                            


Would-be Oscar winners can dream of the red carpet while lying in their  L'Homme et La Femme bed.  Or they can lounge around reading their new scripts on a Flap Diamond sofa – it’s the only way for a top actress to lounge.  Or maybe they will just sit back and dream about their next leading man on a beautiful Rose chair by Edra.


The website is a furniture connoisseur’s dream, featuring high-end products from more than 50 design-led brands, with a particular focus on Italian names such as B&B Italia, Ceccotti, Poliform, and Flexform.  


Furniture from iconic designers including Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is also available from Contemporary Home International.


Francesca Bianchi and Gabriel Homer are the brains behind Contemporary Home International and their relationships with European, and particularly Italian, suppliers help them secure fantastic prices for the UK market.


“The Cattelan Alaska chair really represents old style Hollywood glamour,” says Gabriel. “This item would normally retail at £2,275, but we can offer it for £1,580, representing a saving of 30%.  Another example is the Philippe Starck Caadre mirror which retails at £2,345 but we are selling for £1,435, a saving of nearly 40%.”


Gabriel and Francesca have spent the last 10 years working in the world of furniture and design and as a result have built up strong relationships with the movers and shakers in the industry, particularly with the suppliers in Italy .


The company has access to more than 100 brands through its network of suppliers in Europe, provides a specialist delivery service and can usually offer the furniture for significantly lower than usual UK retail prices. 





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