The design brief was to create arange of furniture imbuing the quintessential elements of life in the SouthernAlps. Taking inspiration from thedramatic landscape, and the sophistication of many who choose to live or visitthe region, a design language was created.
A key element of Umber is thecontrasting angles running through the range. This reference is taken from the craggy and rugged terrainthat forms the Southern Alps where rivers flow through valleys and canyons openinto 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 thesheer scale of the mountainous region offering such varied perspectives fromthe water or the mountains themselves. The scenery is always unfolding before your eyes as angles shift whilstnavigating 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.