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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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This award-winning sofa is a modern take on a classic 1970s design
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This award-winning sofa is a modern take on a classic 1970s design

King Living’s 1977 collection is crème de la crème for modular sofas


King Living has been at the forefront of Australian furniture design since 1977, when they first started selling their trademark foam pieces at Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets. Over the years, their penchant for modularity and flexible design has made them a staple of Australian homes, with their adaptable range the perfect accompaniment for our easy-going lifestyles.

Paying homage to five decades of King Living, the brand has recently released the 1977 Sofa collection, a suite of products that reimagine the very first sofa to bear the King Living name. Designed in partnership with King Living Senior Designer Sebastian Clarke and Founder David King, the collection is the epitome of timeless design, and has recently been recognised with two Red Dot Design Awards and a Good Design Award.

Introducing 1977

Low in profile and curvaceous in form, the 1977 Sofa collection embraces the silhouettes of mid-century design and reimagines them for modern applications. Like much of the King Living collection, 1977 Sofa is modular at its core, offering endless configurations with units for indoor, outdoor, and even pool spaces.

From sweeping, serpentine couches that swirl through expansive living rooms, to comfy curved alcoves for outdoor conversation pits, and singular rounded units for solitary relaxation, the 1977 Sofa collection makes curved designs possible in every space.

“The 1977 Sofa sets itself apart from the rest of the King Living Collection by being a very unique curvy form,” says Clarke. “… Designed with modern lifestyles in mind, it adapts, transforms, and grows with you.”

However it’s configured, the 1977 indoor and outdoor sofa systems are designed to prioritise comfort, with five graduated layers of CFC-free high resilience foam and fibres making every module one to sink into. Plus, tool free assembly means armrests can be repositioned at any time.

Made to last

Not only are modular sofas beautiful and adaptable additions to any home, but their flexible nature embeds longevity into the way we use and interact with them.

On a broad scale, modular makes repair and customisation a more straightforward process, with pieces able to be easily moved, altered, repaired, and recovered. For the King Living 1977 Sofa range in particular, their exclusive fabric collections make this even simpler, thanks to luxurious upholstery that can be removed and machine washed at home, or even replaced with King Living’s refurbishment and repair services.

This is particularly important given the long lifecycle of the 1977 sofas, with a steel frame skeleton and Postureflex® Seating System ensuring each module offers maximum support and durability.

“Durability meets design in the 1977 Sofa,” comments Clarke. “By fusing materials employed to last a lifetime with a timeless aesthetic, we’ve created a range that truly leaves a legacy of sustainability and enduring style.”

As designers and design lovers around the world fall back in love with iconic designs of the past, King Living’s 1977 Sofa collection offers the perfect modern-day solution. The expert combination of design and performance means a classic and timeless silhouette is brought to life with durable foundations and a clever modular structure, creating a finessed and sophisticated homage to the sofa that started it all.

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Issue 60 - The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

Issue 60

The Kitchen and Bathroom Issue

HABITUS has always stood ahead of the rest with a dedicated Kitchen and Bathroom issue of exemplar standards. For issue 60 we have taken it up a notch with our Guest Editor the extraordinary, queen of kitchen design, Sarah-Jane Pyke of Arent&Pyke, speaking directly to Kitchen and Bathroom design with some increadable insights.

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