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New Furniture Down Under By Way Of Milan’s Metrica

New Furniture Down Under By Way Of Milan’s Metrica

Australian design brand SP01 has unveiled a range of new furniture with depth and complexity, by award-winning Milan-based studio Metrica.

The new Metrica collection builds upon the beloved original collection launched in Milan in 2017. Comprising ten new pieces, these furniture items are intended to offer a touch of the luxurious to contemporary life… a designer indulgence in any living space.

When developing the new additions to the collection, Metrica sought to reference the design of some of the popular original pieces and adding a layer of depth and complexity.

Unified in aesthetic though luxurious satin metallic finishes such as pewter and brass and satin black steel, the collection is ideally paired with marble, stained or lacquered ash wood. The sense sense of depth and complexity this range can ad to a space is unparalleled.

The launch includes ten pieces, including these Habitusliving favourites…

  • Holland Desk, Bench and Console
  • Anita High Back Armchair Swivel Base
  • Anita High & Low Back Armchair with Rod Base
  • Thomas Armchair & Thomas Barstool
  • Max Modular Sofa + new corner cushions

The expanded Holland collection draws inspiration from the original Holland table, with the introduction of a desk, bench seat and console. SP01 and Metrica have referenced the stance of the 2017 table by using the same angles in the design of the new collection’s legs. This is then finished with a striking material palette made up of Marquina and Carrara marble.


In the new iterations of the Anita and Thomas seating take the form of new and improved adaptations of the originals. Anita is now also available in a high-back version, and with a new, simple rod base that follows the contours of the chair and is reminiscent of a decorative 50s style.


Finally, the Max sofa from the original collection is now available in a corner version, with new cushion options that wrap the inside of the sofa to create a sense of enveloping comfort.


“We tried to progress and improve while retaining the spirit of the original collection that has an international DNA,” says Robin Rizzini, Chief Designer at Metrica, “In our specific case the biggest evolution is towards storage as it was a missing subject in the collection, it was challenging. SP01 is a novelty in the ever- challenging world of design furniture. There are new brands every year and all of them are willing to make a statement or to be remembered. The strength of SP01 is its specific positioning as a brand with an international collection but a very “local” sensibility for quality, taste and craftsmanship.”