Design by Numbers

By John Kachoyan / Published by Dwell
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Simon Alderson and Tony Cunninham of London–based high designer purveyors twentytwentyone talk kitsch versus collectible and the integrity of good design.

In 1993, Tony Cunningham and Simon Alderson founded twentytwentyone, a design store that sources, produces, and sells modern furniture, lighting, and products from a converted stable building in London’s trendy Islington neighborhood. Through their uniquely curated exhibitions they continue to make people aware of great design—–modern, vintage, and contemporary.
 

Objects from the Super Normal exhibit at twentytwentyone in 2006.

Objects from the Super Normal exhibit at twentytwentyone in 2006.

Candleholder by Stephen Bretland for TEN

Candleholder by Stephen Bretland for TEN

Wrongwoods night table by Sebastian Wrong and Richard Woods for Established & Sons.

Wrongwoods night table by Sebastian Wrong and Richard Woods for Established & Sons.

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John Kachoyan

@john_kachoyan

John Kachoyan is a London–based writer and artistic director of Redshift Design Group. Before leaving his native Australia, Kachoyan worked for BBC World Australasia during the day while staging plays at night. For the June 2009 issue, he visited the stunning twentytwentyone showroom and chatted with Simon Alderson and Tony Cunningham about whether they'd one day see a British Design Idol reality show.

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