Journal

November 2020

November Lockdown

Dear friends,

in line with UK govt. guidelines we are having to temporarily close our shop on King's Road, from 5th November.

This doesn't mean we are going anywhere, just you can't 'drop in'.

The ways we can continue talking:

+You can safely visit us via a booked appointment, Mon-Sat

+We are at the end of the phone, +442077515801

+And, here on email, info@sigmarlondon.com

      Your orders:

      +Our webshop, like us, will also continue to work full time

      +We will aim to dispatch all orders within 2-3 working days

      +You are welcome to 'click & collect'

      +Or, we can deliver to you!

        Stay safe & speak to you soon. Warmest regards, 

        Ebba, Nina, Ida, Luke, Kurt, Réa & Anaïs x

        October 2020

        WE ARE HIRING

        We are looking for a bookkeeper+ to join our team as soon as possible!

        The position is for 20 hours a week with the requirement that you are in the office on Kings Road, SW3, twice a week but with flexibility outside that.

        We would love you to be financially informed and with a minimum of 3 years experience in Xero or another similar system.

        Sigmar is a small but well established business with a design studio as well as a shop which supplies clients around the world and we thrive on working with input from different skillsets.  

        This would work well for someone who is used to working independently and with an interest in working as part of the team and growing the business with us.

         

        Please send your CV and application to Nina Hertig, nina@sigmarlondon.com

        Closing 1st of November

        September 2020

        SIGMAR MOVES IN

        For the month of September Sigmar were happy to have Oyuna 'Move In'. And Sigmar in turn 'Moved In' to Oyuna.

        Sigmar and Oyuna have been friends and worked with each-other for many years. However, Oyuna has just opened a new premises at 89 Golborne Rd, London W10 5NL and so the two companies felt it was a great opportunity to celebrate and collaborate for all to see.

        The image, left, shows Sigmar's installation at Oyuna which aims to give a taste of the gallery and overall ethos of the company which is rooted in a love for quality and honesty in design. Like Oyuna, Sigmar believe in materials and the people who work them.

        September 2020

        OYUNA MOVES IN

        Sigmar were excited to open their door & welcome Oyuna as she 'Moves In' for the month of September.

        Sigmar and Oyuna have been friends & worked with each-other for many years. However, Oyuna has just opened a new premises at 89 Golborne Rd, London W10 5NL and so the two companies felt it was a great opportunity to celebrate and collaborate for all to see.

        At Oyuna they believe in a home that has few but precious objects, true to the nomadic values of Mongolia. These special items can come with us, bringing a touch of home to wherever we are.

        A modern aesthetic fuelled by designer Oyuna Tserendorj's love of contemporary art is pure construction, elevating the intrinsic beauty of cashmere.

         

         

        June 2020

        'pots'
        An Exhibition of KH Würtz Ceramics

        Created by Sigmar & Supported by Classic Cornice Co.

        When some doors close others open... As London went into lockdown and forced us to close the shop, we found an unexpected opening of time and space and so decided to use the shop as a venue for an installation of 164 one-off pieces of ceramics by KH Würtz.

        Inspired by the staircase in Sir John Soane's Museum, and the very first ways of displaying glass and ceramics in dedicated rooms with wall-mounted plinths, pots is a fantasy space. The 164 pieces are in a wide variety of sizes and expressions all born from the constant experimentation within the KH Würtz workshop, where father and sone - Kasper and Aage - make exceptional handmade ceramics. Based in hatting, Denmark they have grown a workshop with one kiln to one with three kilns by attracting talent from around the world to come and work with them at the remote setting. Their work demonstrates the influences of Japan, Switzerland as well as the Nordic tradition.

        In order to make it possible to share this exhibition within the constraints of a lockdown, it has been captured in virtual reality and is available to experience at www.sigmarlondon.com

        For any enquiries please contact;

        Nina@sigmarlondon.com
        Kurt@sigmarlondon.com
        Luke@sigmarlondon.com
        November 2019

        Sigmar @ Dubai Design Week

        Ebba Thott, creative director & co-founder of Sigmar, is this year leading a workshop & participating in a talk at Downtown Design 2019 in Dubai.

        Ebba's workshop on 'The Empowered Design Client' is in The Buyers Lounge on 13th November / 1:00 - 2:00

        Her talk 'Beyond Tangible: The Values of Residential Design' will be in The Forum on 14th November / 4:00 - 5:00

        For more information explore this link:
        https://bit.ly/34mT1qm

        February 2019

        Ebba Thott's Modern House

        The Modern House have interviewed Ebba Thott, the creative director & co-founder of Sigmar, about the role of an interior designer, how to observe clients' needs and wants and the importance of having somewhere to put your keys!

        The full article available click here.

        September 2018

        Visit Us @ London Design Festival

        Sigmar & Czech creative collective OKOLO will exhibit original pieces from the now demolished Hotel Praha, Prague, a unique architectural project that was emblematic of late communist rule. The furniture selected for the show and the exhibition as a totality aims to present the history and cultural significance of what was an astonishing Gesamtkunstwerk that displayed an impressive and clear expression of the idealism of the communist regime. Hotel Praha 1981-2014.

        Place:
        1st Floor,
        3 Yeoman’s Row,
        SW3 2AL

        Dates: Sat 15th – Sun 23rd Sept

        Times: Sat – Tues 10-6, Weds & Fri 10-8, Thurs 10–9

        Cost: Free

        May 2018

        5th Ave Project - Architectural Digest

        Sigmar's recent project for a young family in New York City has been covered by Architectural Digest.

        After having their second child, Sigmar's clients decided to combine their apartment with two other units inside a historic Art Deco building on downtown Fifth Avenue. Sigmar were brought in to “[...] marry the contemporary new curves of the conversion [and] the history of the building with an interesting and soulful interior”

        Read more about the six-month-long transatlantic “collaboration” at the link bellow.

        https://bit.ly/2I4PNBs

        May 2018

        Sigmar in Little Big Rooms by Gestalten

        Sigmar has been included in 'Little Big Rooms', a volume by Gestalten featuring 'nurseries and rooms to play in' created by internationally known interior designers.

        'Axel's bedroom tucked into a eighteenth-century lakeside Swedish farmhouse, [...] is equipped with underbed storage, a circus tent, and a mountaineering monkey hanging from the wall, while angled wall sections provide a cozy sense of shelter.'

        Our project is at page 23 of the book, published by Gestalten, Berlin 2018 ISBN 978-3-89955-942-2

        May 2018

        Ebba Thott Among 'The Finest 50 [...]'

        Ebba Thott is included in 'The finest 50 Interior Designers' list by Country & Town Interiors 2018, the Interiors Guide by Country and Town House Magazine.

        'Modern 20th-century design is a staple throughout her interiors, but the real objective for Ebba is to achieve cohesion, [...] making a home feel tied together, often by subtly weaving in echoing patterns in certain places for that hard-to-achieve lived-in feel.'
        January 2018

        Best Domestic Design -Wallpaper*

        Anastassiades, Auböck and Sigmar's Coffee Grinder wins 'Best Domestic Design, 2018' in Wallpaper* Design Awards.

        This is the second collaboration between Michael Anastassiades and Carl Auböck put together by Sigmar, the result of the first was the Italic pepper mill.

        To find out more about the grinders, milled from solid cylinders of brass or copper, visit Sigmar's shop or the link below.

        September 2017

        Sigmar at London Design Festival

        Sigmar will take part to London Design Festival 2017 with an exhibition at Brompton Design District. We will present a coffee grinder and a series of eggs which open into bowls, respectively designed by Michael Anastassiades and Jacqueline Rabun and both made in the Auböck Werkstätte in Vienna. The exhibition will take place at 4 Cromwell Place from the 16th to the 24th of September with opening times 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day including Sunday. Come and visit us!
        July 2017

        Financial Times - How To Spend It

        Fashion Designer Erdem Moralioglu has named the 1950s wicker Nanna Ditzel chair from Sigmar as 'The best gift he has [I've] given recently' in his interview by The Financial Times for How To Spend It.
        May 2017

        Homes & Gardens Designer Insight 2017

        Sigmar's co-founders and directors Nina Hertig and Ebba Thott took part in the Panel organized by Homes and Gardens at the Soho Hotel, on occasion of the Annual Prizes annually awarded by the magazine. "Quality becomes also a bigger issue; especially in smaller spaces, you are physically in contact with materials all the time, and you have really to understand how you live and how you will utilize your space best" (Nina Hertig on a topic of the panel "How the way we live is influencing the design of living spaces and bedrooms").
        May 2017

        Carl Auböck in Pleasure Garden

        Carl Auböck has been featured in the first volume of Pleasure Garden with 'Brass spring', a photoshoot by Jack Davison, styled by Ali + Aniko and with an interview by Josh Fehnert entitled 'Meeting the Auböcks'. The latter is illustrated with photographs by Ben Stockley portraying Carl Auböck IV in his workshop with some of his creations.
        April 2017

        1stdibs [feauture] - Stylish Shelving

        “We always like to include storage in our projects as it helps to keep spaces uncluttered” says Barbara Braeunlich, Senior Designer at Sigmar. 1stdibs thinks the storage solutions devised by Sigmar at the Notting Hill Mansion Flat 'very smart and attractive' and have featured the project in an article on Spaces with Stylish Shelving.

        http://bit.ly/2oHddhv

        February 2017

        Sigmar Awarded Best of houzz 2017

        Sigmar have been awarded a Best of houzz 2017 certificate! -Thank you houzz. This is our fourth consecutive win which makes us very happy.
        December 2016

        AD Germany - The Feast

        Sigmar was asked to decorate a festive christmas dinner table for AD Magazin Germany together with 6 other designers based in Berlin, London and Paris for a special seasonal feature. Sigmar’s interpretation in warm colours, modernist furniture and signature Scandinavian style speaks for itself and reflects the style of the studio as tasteful and sensitive with a touch of austerity.

        https://www.ad-magazin.de/article/weihnachtstisch-ebba-thott-nina-hertig

         

        October 2016

        Living etc - A Life in Design

        Fiona McCarthy’s interview with Sigmar’s creative director Ebba Thott on her love of vintage pieces, the joy of layering pattern, and how modern tiles now resemble artwork.

        A 3-page spread on all things design from the importance of built-in storage, investment pieces, texture and Sigmar’s paint collection Damo.

        http://bit.ly/2oJ9iSb

        August 2016

        Sigmar in AD Germany

        Sigmar is featured in ‘Stil/Fokus’ section of prestigious AD Magazine Germany with a three page feature.

        The interview with Sigmar founders Ebba Thott and Nina Hertig highlights the versatility of the creative team as well as their love for all things vintage, and customising vintage pieces.

        Also the need to combine old with new to avoid looking retro, which Sigmar seems to master perfectly and which seems to be a unique look which sets this studio apart from others.

        May 2016

        A 'Gentle Homorous Aesthetic'

        and style) we think Gregson’s images are as elegant as the Auböck objects themselves. Cereal’s article on the Fourth Generation Craftsman Carl Auböck traces the design history of the esteemed Viennese metal workshop, its affiliations with the likes of Walter Gropius, the Bauhaus and Charles Eames, and the ethos of Werkstätte Carl Auböck still going strong today. We liked and agree with the author’s observation that one of the qualities of Auböck design is the ‘gently humorous aesthetic’!

        http://bit.ly/2a0RFId
        April 2016

        House & Garden - Concealed TVs

        Sigmar's concealed TV cabinet was featured in House & Garden's special about concealed TVs. Being a unavoidable feature in every living room, concealing the TV makes your walls look so much better. There are many ways to keep it hidden - see what Sigmar has done to hide it.

        http://bit.ly/1hfoDPP

        February 2016

        Sigmar featured on living.corriere.it

        Sigmar has been featured on living.corriere.it. The popular Italian newspaper 'Corriere della Sera's' website has highlighted the great collaboration between Sigmar's interior design studio and the specialized gallery. Sigmar's interior project of the former Court Room in the West Kensington 'The Old Courthouse,' now a stunning flat with vintage pieces selected by Nina Hertig populate the timeless interiors designed by Ebba Thott, is the article main focus.

        Scandinavian classics such as two great sofas designed by Kaare Klint alternate with custom made pieces to create eclectic but sober and functional spaces in which a great selection of accessories and artworks are displayed. Among these, a photography collection is exhibited in a purpose-designed cabinet.

        http://bit.ly/2pixWw1

        February 2016

        SEEN LONDON

        Sigmar has been featured on Seenlondon.com for its quality of products and its longevity of design, praising its dealership and interior design studio both equally.

        SEEN has a reputation on finding new and exciting things to do, see, buy, taste and experience in London. This includes quirky and independent; up-and-coming boutiques, eateries and brands which typify London’s quintessential style.

        http://bit.ly/2q3Bvad

        January 2016

        Holding Court - Domus Nova

        Sigmar's interior project 'The Old Court House' has been featured on Domus Nova website www.domusnova.com and print magazine with an exclusive interview with Ebba Thott, Sigmar's creative designer and director.

        You can find the project featured on the 'Interior Design' section of our own website and you can read the whole article using the link below.

        http://bit.ly/2pisE3S

        January 2016

        'Best of Houzz' - Design Award Winner

        Sigmar has been voted by the Houzz community as a winner of the Best of Houzz 2016 Design award for the third year in a row.

        Sigmar's interior design work has won in the Design category. Our Houzz portfolio includes some of the most popular images in the Houzz Community in 2015.

        http://bit.ly/2oJ4dcK

        January 2016

        Daily Mail - Britain's most coveted inte...

        The Dailymail website has published an article about the most-favoured images voted on the home renovation and design platform Houzz.co.uk.

        Amongst them, one portrays a small and functional kitchen in Clarendon Road, London, designed by Sigmar. With its black brick wall against the glass doors and roof, it is been defined a modest space having 'a stylish yet achievable look'.

        http://dailym.ai/2oJcTzz

        October 2015

        Elle Decoration - The Directory

        Very proud to be listed in the directory of top 100 Architects & Interior Designers of Elle Decoration.

        http://bit.ly/1PMWNvy

        March 2015

        Sigmar & Erdem

        Inspired by Fellini and the tale of a sophisticated woman who used to have the most fantastic life, but had fallen on hard times the catwalk for the A/W 2015 show was transformed into a house. Full of great pieces within a derelict shell Robin Smith , who also created the Collector’s House for Frieze Masters , told the story in wallpaper and sofas. Her great past represented Finn Juhl sofas, Carl Auböck ashtrays and lots more from the Sigmar warehouse, the new collection was beautifully presented.