The design brief was to create a
range of furniture imbuing the quintessential elements of life in the Southern
Alps. Taking inspiration from the
dramatic landscape, and the sophistication of many who choose to live or visit
the region, a design language was created.
A key element of Umber is the
contrasting angles running through the range. This reference is taken from the craggy and rugged terrain
that forms the Southern Alps where rivers flow through valleys and canyons open
into waterways with intricate coastlines.
The mountains themselves are tree-lined but also adorned with cracks,
fissures and boulders adding an aged narrative to their form. These details are magnified through the
sheer scale of the mountainous region offering such varied perspectives from
the water or the mountains themselves.
The scenery is always unfolding before your eyes as angles shift whilst
navigating a passage through.
Recess pulls for the credenza and reveal for console use 40,000 year on Kauri timber reclaimed from swamps in New Zealand.