Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

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Summer Style: Introducing Outdoor 2017

Coco Republic is redefining the outdoor space with the brand’s largest collection launch for the year. I’m delighted to introduce our newest collection, Outdoor 2017 with more than 120 new pieces of furniture and homewares designed specifically for the Australian home.

Harnessing the indoor-outdoor living that Australia has embraced, we’ve designed the new ranges to seamlessly integrate with the modern lifestyle. Double the size of the previous outdoor offering, the collection arrives this September in stores across Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and online.

The team and I developed the product designs locally with makers from around the globe to offer a versatile collection that complements both contemporary and classic spaces.

We noted a gap in the market when it came to outdoor collections. Feedback indicated that our customers didn’t know where to go for beautiful, quality crafted outdoor pieces with a large offering to select from. There were luxury pieces and low end product in the market but nothing in between that was accessible yet still well designed, stylish and unique.

Our new outdoor collection bridges this gap in the market and offers a point of difference with products suited to both indoor and outdoor environments. Key furniture lines including Julian, Rhodes, Loft and Pond all pair back perfectly with a stylish interior or outdoor space.

You’ll find interesting options for lounging and dining. Both form and function were considered in the design; aesthetics are not compromised to comfort. Many of the new lines are also offered with colour options and multiple sizes to suit spaces from small scale to grand and best-selling existing collections have been expanded upon with added variations.

New additions include the West Bay Sofa and Ottoman with a streamlined aesthetic and comfort cushioning, the Wright and Julian Dining Chairs with contemporary edge and the Savanna and Belmont Occasional Chairs featuring classic silhouettes with modern undertones.

New outdoor homewares complement the extensive new furniture collections. We have a new exclusive line of bespoke cushions inspired by African mud cloth, designed by Australian artist Grace Garrett. Beautifully crafted outdoor lighting and plaited woven rugs complete the outdoor offering arriving this September.

To preview the Outdoor 2017 collection, click here.

Anthony Spon-Smith