Schiavello & MAP
Schiavello & MAP have recently launched Melbourne-based furniture and interior designer Chris Connell’s new Gallery Chair commissioned by NGV International for the NGV Triennial. The NGV initially approached Schiavello to recommend an iconic Australian designer to produce the chair to their brief. Chris – a driving force in the Australian design scene since the 1990s – works under the MAP umbrella and began developing the award-winning design with Schiavello and the NGV in 2015. Incorporating a high carbon steel frame, a nylon mesh seat and back and removable upholstery, the new chair is inspired by the beautiful glass ceiling of the NGV’s Great Hall and will see general use by the public in the NGV Tea Rooms and Restaurant.
Chris’ elegant design references the patterns of Leonard French’s stained-glass ceiling in the NGV’s Great Hall, using its fractured and vibrant colours, back upholstery stitch detail and geometric angles within its form. The high carbon content of the steel frame creates a stronger, lighter design that can be moved, stacked and transported faster and more easily to meet the NGV’s brief. The dynamic lumber support and mesh back automatically responds to the user’s body weight, while the chair’s generous proportions foster a comfortable, upright posture. The high performance upholstery is extremely durable with a Martindale rub rating of 80,000. The polyester blend is milled in Australia and designed to be durable, removable and easy to clean.
Rib high stool
Schiavello & MAP
Through Connell’s selection of natural timber, the Rib collection is light yet strong and compliments any space with it’s organic form. Realised through the need for a more practical chair in hospitality and dining environments, Rib is light weight and durable. Made from solid European Ash, Rib’s designed with simple proportions giving it a honest, natural and contemporary aesthetic. Available as a chair and bar stool, both are available in a range of clear polish, paints and timber stains. For softer cushioning, Rib is available with or without a seat pad, in a range of different colours to suit any home and/or hospitality décor.
Toku seating & tables
The Toku collection designed by Gavin Harris encourages human interaction and communication. Embracing our natural desire to converse and collaborate, Toku is the Japanese word for ‘talk’. Toku has been designed to support an array of interior spaces. Tactile finishes and soft design creates a sense of harmony and balance for the workplace, home or public spaces. Toku ottomans and benches are geometric in form and come in single, double and four seat modules, with the option to add a half or full backrest. Unique upholstery combinations create dynamic options. Screens enable privacy and come fully upholstered in a variety or textural finishes. Complimenting the ensemble, are two table collections, available in either solid timber or fine metal finishes and in range of shapes and sizes.
Amanda Stanaway & Keti Malkoski
Agile Table offers diversity and choice in the workplace. Keti Malkoski, Schiavello’s People and Culture Principle, in collaboration with acclaimed Australian designer Amanda Stanaway, identified the inherent need for a team table that supports agile mindsets within the workplace. With the notion of ‘forming and reforming’ environments and activating communication, the outcome from the partnership led to the development of the Agile Table. The table re-defines the way in which people interact and activate spaces by allowing choice of preferred work modes, and enabling transitions from group work to independent work seamlessly. Consisting of the Storming Table and the Work Table, Agile Table supports collaboration or focused work, with the option to add multiple work points, tools and accessories.
Kase features a sleek and minimalist design, making it a timeless storage system that can easily be incorporated into home and working environments. Accessible from both sides, Kase is made up of freestanding modules that are engineered for instant reconfiguration, with height adjustable shelves, moveable book ends, and the ability to retrofit elements for a credenza, bookshelf, file system or divisional element. Zinc seal shelving and panels are supported by a steel frame and MDF infill panels and doors. Available in range of vibrant powder coats from Schiavello’s ColourLab palette.
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