twentytwentyone is 25
Each collaborative release celebrates a revered designer that has played a significant role in the twentytwentyone story. The coming months will see launches from the likes of Robin Day, Alvar Aalto, Anni Albers and Barber Osgerby and will include a celebratory anniversary event later in the year.
Our first production is an internationally exclusive edition of a seminal design by Jasper Morrison: the Thinking Mans Chair TM2021, in a galvanised finish. Just 25 individually numbered chairs will be available worldwide.
For our anniversary, we were keen to revisit our formative years and celebrate a design that was instrumental in both Morrison’s career and our reputation as a progressive design retailer.
When twentytwentyone opened in 1996, Jasper Morrison was one of the first young designers to be displayed in the shop. In turn, twentytwentyone were one of the few dealers offering Cappellini productions. Founder Giulio Cappellini was visionary in deciding to curate a collection to look beyond Italy and champion international designers.
We recalled a conversation initiated many years ago, in which twentytwentyone considered how the Thinking Man’s Chair might be with a galvanised finish – akin to roadside railings that were utilitarian and indestructible, but with a crystalline finish.
Working with Jasper Morrison and Giulio Cappellini, we have produced a worldwide exclusive edition of 25 chairs in a hot-dip zinc-galvanised finish. Each chair is consecutively numbered and marked with a stainless steel plaque.