Published on : Thursday, October 27, 2016
London-based studio Doshi Levien have created groundbreaking new furniture collection ‘Open Home’ for John Lewis. The 13 piece collection can be configured in different spatial compositions. The sculptural forms are beautiful from every angle, blending Scandinavian modernism with mid-century Italian design. The collection covers seating, lighting and textiles.
Each of the pieces is designed to appear sculptural regardless of the angle its seen from. This results in pieces like the Nami chair, which has a shell-like seat that sits detached from the support of its back legs. The curves of this chair frame the sitter and define its own space.
The design studio co-founder Jonathan Levien says, “We wanted to design furniture that wasn’t static, but which could show that modern rooms are flexible spaces. We’ve translated that into geometries that incorporate sculptural qualities and which offer an idea of how you can start defining spaces with individual pieces.”
The Pondok sofa has a tall padded back, similar to the Nami chair. The Falcon table lamp features a shade that extends dramatically over its shiny black base, and the Ballet console table sits atop a metal base with four connected legs.
The collection also includes a set of woollen rugs, patterned in brightly coloured striped chevrons, and a coffee table with a smoked glass surface.
Other co-founder, Nipa Doshi adds, “Open Home is a set of objects that can be moved around to let you quickly change a room. There’s something sensual about the pieces which means they work together, but equally they’re strong enough to stand on their own. They’re about helping you to create a space.”
The collection is part of the John Lewis Design Collective range, which will be available from February 2017.
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