About us

Shannon Furniture Ltd. 
68 Walcot Street. Bath. BA1 5BD.
Tel: 01225 424222
sales@shannon-uk.com

Sue Shannon continues to extend her range of predominantly Iconic Nordic  furniture, lighting, vibrant textiles , homewares and gifts. suppliers are mainly from Finland, Sweden and Denmark.   British Mid Century modern design has also found a home amongst the Scandinavian, fabrics St Judes and Gillian Bleeze placemats .

The shop is filled with vibrant colour, timeless design and desirable objects.

Shannon supplies furniture from Carl Hansen,  Fritz Hansen, Swedese,  PP Mobler, Getema and GAD,  Lighting from Light Years, Gubi, Pandul, Bestlite and Floss.   Textiles are from Finland and Sweden ,Marimekko, Vallila, Klippan and Mario . Iittala and Arabia china and glassware, Marimekko homewares,  towels, bags, Klippan and Laupan blankets.  Moomin products that range from Moomin mugs, bowls, duvets and Moomin Towels, Moomin books and Moomin Trays.

Christmas is a special time when traditional Swedish and Finish handicrafts make a brief and eagerly awaited appearance.

ARNE JACOBSEN

Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971)

Arne Jacobsen's cooperation with Fritz Hansen dates back to 1934. However, it was the Ant designed in 1952 - succeeded by the 3107 series - that propelled his and Fritz Hansen's names into furniture history.

Arne Jacobsen was very productive both as an architect and as a designer. At the end of the 50's Arne designed the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen; and for that project the Egg, the Swan, the Swan sofa and Series 3300.

Arne Jacobsen was an admired and outstanding designer. While the significance of Arne's buildings was less appreciated, his furniture and other design work have become national and international heritage.

BRUNO MATHSSON

Bruno Mathsson (1907-1988)

Swedish designer and architect.

Bruno Mathsson was an advocate of simplicity, beauty and elegance in form. which also applied to the furniture he designed. Mathsson's furniture was innovative in technique as well as design, his production methods included the bending of laminated wood. Although his designs are from the 30s and 40s, his furniture is among the classic furniture of our time. In Denmark he designed the Superellipse table in cooperation with Danish designer Piet Hein in 1968.

POUL KJÆRHOLM

Poul Kjærholm (1929-1980)

Poul Kjærholm was originally trained as a carpenter and continued his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He showed an interest in other construction materials; in particular steel which he considered a natural material with the same artistic fineness as other natural materials. Poul Kjærholm worked for Fritz Hansen for about a year, where he designed a number of noteworthy chair prototypes.

In 1955 Poul Kjærholm initiated his productive collaboration with manufacturer Ejvind Kold Christensen, which lasted until Poul Kjærholm's death in 1980. In 1982, Fritz Hansen took over the production and sales of "The Kjærholm Collection", developed from 1951 to 1967, designs, which are logical to the minute detail with by an aura of exclusivity.

HANS J. WEGNER

Hans J. Wegner (1914-2007)

Completed his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in 1931. After two years of training at the College of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen, Wegner was employed as a furniture designer in the architect office of Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. In 1943 Wegner started his own design company. In his later years Wegner became more attached to PP Møbler (which produces many of pieces originally designed for Johannes Hansen) and for whom he designed several chairs late in his life.

With a deep understanding of furniture as a tool for everyday life, the designs of Wegner are characterized by a dedication and adherence to functionality and comfort. His works are not only artistic and beautiful, they are practical and useful as well.

ALVAR AND AINO AALTO

Alvar and Aino Aalto (1898-1976 and 1894-1949)

The couple worked closely together and were both founding members of Artek. The life's work of Academician Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) ranges from complete town plans to small furnishing details and textile prints. Aalto's creative power and the intensity of all his art produced a large number of buildings, many of which are unique artistic entities. The best-known of these is Villa Mairea (1938) located in Noormarkku, South-West Finland and designed together with Aino Aalto. In addition to buildings, Aalto produced a continuous stream of lighting fixture, furniture and interior designs.

Aino Aalto had a strong impact on Artek's line of design both as a designer and managing director. In addition to buildings, interiors and furniture designed jointly with Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto was also famous for her glass design, and her classic glassware for Iittala are among its best ever products.