With blonde tones still firmly in the spotlight, it’s no wonder that a palette of Oak tones, textures and species are sweeping their way across interiors and furniture showrooms throughout the country. Elana Castle highlights a few of her Oak-accented favourites.
1 | BEAUTY EDU by Technē Architecture + Interior Design
Technē’s fitout for Melbourne-based Beauty EDU, is highlighted by white washed oak (and accents of mint) which tie in with the Beauty EDU brand. Custom joinery items, including the reception table top, make-up station, wall panelling and display unit, are all fashioned from Oak veneer. The floor boards are European Oak, picking up the aesthetic overtones of the oak-legged armchairs and nail bar side tables.
With round mirrors certainly having their moment, you can’t go past Douglas and Bec’s timeless Oak Mirror 500 with leather strap. Handcrafted in solid bent American white oak frame with a raw russet leather strap and gold detailing, this elegant composition is bound to become a perennial favourite.
3 | ERCOL CHAIR
Launched by Temperature Design for Melbourne Indesign, Ercol’s ‘Chiltern Chair’ in solid oak features turned and tapered timber legs and a back rest with eight turned spindles formed into a striking cross feature motif.
The Skorpio Wood table is a new product from the 2014 Cattelan Italia collection, available from furniture showroom, Misura Interiors. A tapered top, made from a sustainable “Heritage Oak” veneer, rests atop a sculptural, varnished metal base.
5 | ‘JAC’ EASY CHAIR
“Jac’” Easy Chair is a versatile, handcrafted chair produced by Something Beginning With – the creative collaboration between Melbourne-based designers Lisa Vincitorio and Laelie Berzon. The American Oak hardwood legs are available in a natural, stained or colour lacquered finish.
6 | AESOP – ADELAIDE
Aesop’s latest interior installation, created in collaboration with local practice Genesin Studio, features a characteristically refined palette, with a firm focus on the use of blonde Tasmanian Oak.