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Design Products

The Chair Ready For All Facets Of Home Life

Bringing commercial comforts into a residential space, the noho move Chair stylishly translates office ergonomics into a contemporary chair that is ready to support the movements of dynamic life at home, from working, to dining to relaxing. The move chair is the result of 20 years of groundbreaking performance furniture research and design by noho, a New Zealand company that centres its products around the natural beauty of the country’s landscapes and strong belief in the kinship between humans and the natural world (kaitiakitanga). The chairs are made in New Zealand, and are manufactured in a facility that uses 82 percent renewable energy. They are designed by the award winning team at Formway - the design studio responsible for the world’s most comfortable, performance ergonomic chairs like Generation by Knoll. The chair is devised with noho’s patented, award winning 4-way flex and form-fitting support that effectively cradles the upper half of one’s body. The dynamic 'forward-tilt' and 'recline-flex' technologies provide ergonomic support and fluid motion, with the chair intuitively responding to your every activity and posture, eliminating pressure points, and improving circulation. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large" ids="111764,111765"] While the chair is ergonomically outstanding, it is not necessarily bound to being an office chair. noho move is a chair that redefines home ergonomics and healthy everyday comfort. Its revolutionary design ensures correct posture and dynamic support for all activities around the hub of home. Its stylish design allows for the noho to fit seamlessly within any living space, with a multitude of interchangeable upholstery toppers made from sustainably sourced and naturally durable New Zealand wool available to alter the style of the chair at will. Composed almost entirely of recycled waste plastic, the noho move chair is an environmentally conscious chair that is the result of sustainable practice and material curation. It is made from ECONYL® regenerated nylon, sourced 100% from reclaimed fishing nets and end-of-use carpets - to help nurture our oceans and environment. The noho move chair will be available in store and online in Australia via Cult from June. Moving with the user to ensure maximum support and comfort, the adaptable qualities of the chair ensure for not only a comfortable sit irrespective of duration, but one that looks after the body, ensuring correct posture and healthy ergonomic comfort to support modern living.   Cult cultdesign.com.au  abc
Design Products

What Makes Phoenix Tapware’s Lexi MKII So Award-Worthy?

Melbourne’s own research and design team from Phoenix Tapware have recently earned two well-deserved tips of the hat for the Lexi MKII tap collection, in the form of Red Dot and iF Design awards. The two awards programs are among the most prestigious design award programs in the world, with the iF Design Award 2021 judged by 98 high profile design experts from over 20 nations and Red Dot judged by 50 international experts. The Lexi MKII earns these awards after a successful launch earlier in the year. Designed by Phoenix’s in-house design team, Lexi MKII builds on the distinctive linear profile of the Lexi faucet range, with a sleeker and more sophisticated aesthetic style. The slender profile of the taps’ outlet and pin handle see an elongated design, and sit vertically to offer a more streamlined – and expertly engineered – design element. A standout feature of this new award-winning collection is the energy saving Cold Start cartridge technology. Featured in the Lexi MKII Basin and Vessel Mixers, Cold Start allows only cold water to be delivered when the tap is operated from the traditional mid-lever position. This means hot water only flows if the handle is moved to the left hot position, saving energy by avoiding the unnecessary heating of water for tasks such as cleaning your teeth or washing your hands. In addition to the awards the Lexi MKII received, the iF World Design Guide also rated Phoenix Tapware as the fourth best company in Australia for product design, and Phoenix’s design team as the second-best in-house design team in Australia. These commendations are a true testament to Phoenix’s uncompromising approach to design. [gallery ids="111421,111420,111418"] “We are thrilled to have been recognised by not one, but two, fantastic awards programs,” remarked Phoenix Creative Design Manager John Hoogendoorn, “The international acknowledgment is terrific for our talented and dedicated team. We are also extremely pleased to have been rated so highly by iF for our in-house design team and overall as a company. [gallery ids="111411,111409,111422"] Honouring the strong design language of linear design architecture, the Lexi MKII and its minimalist design is perfectly suited to any contemporary bathroom. The award winning range is available from Phoenix Tapware now. Phoenix Tapware phoenixtapware.com.au [gallery ids="111414,111413,111412"]abc