Otama is defined by its strict perpendicular structure and softened joinery. Graphic and visually illustrative of its construction, it is transparent and straightforward. Turning the legs from solid increases the material available in the joinery, allowing for a more substantial tenon and much stronger joint.
A natural continuation of the Otama visual language. The collection includes a range of tables, stools and shelving that share the perpendicularity and soft joinery of the chair.
Soft cabinet is made of solid Douglas Fir. The idea was to integrate the hinges into the door, reducing visual noise and softening the cabinets appearance.
A simple bowl made from agglomerated cork granules. A familiar form in an unexpected material. Cork lends itself to domestic use as it is naturally anti-bacterial and repels water.
A lighter, rectangular version of the round Slow table. Maintaining the playful, heavy expression of the original, just slightly reduced in proportion.
Home Bed is the logical repetition of horizontal and vertical slats positioned perpendicular to one another. The solid timber construction gives the bed a significant, reassuring presence.
A round meeting table commissioned by Knight Associates for their Auckland offices.
The Slow Table is an expression of traditional stone typologies in solid Oak. The offset legs give a playful sense of movement while the rounded edges invite tactile exploration.
The Pillar Table takes its name from its distinctive cylindrical legs. It is a generously proportioned solid wooden table with simple, honest detailing. It has been designed to grow with the space as necessary, additional legs can be added to lengthen the table indefinitely or turn corners to best fit the space.
An exploration of fundamental forms led to Volume. Made from three identical tessellating pieces, it is distinctly different when viewed from each of its four sides. A side table or extra seating when needed, it is an object with its use open to interpretation. The concept can be used to create square or rectangular forms of any shape or size, anything from side tables to public bench seating.
An exercise in simplification. Made from five pieces of Oak that appear to grow out of one another. This is the first prototype in the ongoing development of the chair.
An all purpose carry bag made from ripstop tent fabric. It’s lightweight, durable and folds down to almost nothing.