We are pleased to announce the launch of Kaya, a lounge collection designed by Morgan Studio, launching at Sleep+Eat 2019 (19th-20th November, Olympia London) on stand C60. Taking its name from sacred forests spread along 200 km of the Kenyan coast, Kaya finds its roots in the openness, honesty and purity of trees. The crafted timber frames, gentle curve and soft upholstery are designed to provide relaxed luxury.
Simplicity is further embodied in the upholstery, which features only the most essential elements, sculpted and fitted to provide enveloping comfort. Expressing the structure separately from the upholstery creates a clarity and lightness to the collection.
The Kaya collection is versatile, intended for interiors from hospitality through to the workplace. While the smaller lounge chair caters to projects requiring a smaller footprint, the larger lounge and high back chairs maintain a greater presence and impact within spacious environments such as lobbies, breakout areas and gallery spaces.
Rakino, a collection of lounge chairs and tables, designed by Tim Rundle, juxtaposes soft sculpted upholstery with a strong, low line frame, the new family of furniture features crisp timber detailing, emphasised by a clean linear structure.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Tim, who brings an international perspective to Rakino. His experience in furniture, lighting and interior design enables him to develop new product ideas with an understanding of commercial demands. We have enjoyed developing this chair and refining our production methods to achieve the light, simple structure that defines it.”
– Katerina Zachariades, Design Director.
We have a tradition of naming our collections after places, which Tim embraced. He explains: “It only felt right we choose a New Zealand name, being designed by a Kiwi, albeit London based. Rakino is one of a cluster of small islands in the Hauraki Gulf, the body of water surrounding Auckland’s east coast. There people are able to escape the busy city, a short boat ride leaving you with a pleasant sense of isolation and calm. A comfortable low lounge chair in a busy hotel or workplace could, I hope, provide the same feeling.”