FURNITURE

An Eye for Detail

District Eight Design is an office and workshop based in Vietnam that merges design and build. In Habitus issue 26 we meet founder, Australian Darren Chew, to discuss his journey. Here, we enjoy his products, made with careful attention to detail.

Habitus Loves… Artful Lounging

A chair must be beautiful, as well as comfortable, but some chairs seem to take their artistic qualities to the next level. Somewhere between art and design sit these seats, to be admired just as much as used.

Habitus Loves…. Lounging with the Classics

Looking at the Art of Lounging comes in many shapes and forms, but we cannot forget the classics - new or old, these are the lounges that last a lifetime. Here are some of our current favourites.

Cardboard for Furniture

Capas ('layers' in Spanish) is the cardboard furniture range designed by Peruvian Architect Luis Gomez Siu.

Habitus Loves… Getting Low to Lounge

There's something especially relaxing about sitting near - even on - the ground. It suggests a sense of casualness - when we're perching, lying down, or sitting cross-legged, we tend to be in a relaxed frame of mind. So here we've picked out a range of low seating ideas that bring us close to the earth.

In Honour of the Chair

The chair is by far one of the most significant pieces of furniture aside from the table and the cabinet. ChristelH's "P" series explores this historically rich piece of furniture.

7 Design Hunters’ Favourite Chairs

As we explore The Art of Lounging, we seek out the best of the best. Today we look to our Design Hunters to identify the top chair models out. There are certainly some classics, but what's your favourite?

FANULI COMES TO MELBOURNE

After almost 40 years operating in their flagship store in Sydney, the family-owned business will be opening it’s doors to Melbourne.

A Table with Endless Possibilities

The EXTRADOS outdoor table, by studio EGO Paris, shows us versatility like never before.

Hanger by Lema – Walk in Wardrobe System

Piero Lissoni’s Hangar Walk-In Wardrobe transforms the bedroom into a 360° intimate space, and a place where its efficiency is matched only by its elegance

Back to Basics

Most of us would agree our lives could do with a little less clutter. Focusing on this point, we look at design in this vein - furniture and products that honour simplicity.

FEEL + FINISH

We feature 8 products that feature man-made, time-honoured and organic textures that celebrate contrast, tactility and physical interaction.

Australian Relaxation: The Frankie sofa

Inspired by the relaxed Australian way of life, the Frankie sofa covers all bases: it's sophisticated and, importantly, accommodating.

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