DE­TAIL BY DE­SIGN

The struc­tured an­gles and cool curves of the ‘Aspen’ chair by David More­land for Città evoke 50s ele­gance

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Echo­ing the best of the past with a glimpse into the fu­ture, struc­tural el­e­ments in Città’s lat­est de­sign col­lec­tion, ‘Par­adise Found’, cre­ate time­less pieces that are as at home now as they were in the 50s. The im­age of a vin­tage ski jump prompted Città fur­ni­ture and prod­uct de­signer David More­land in his de­sign for the ‘Aspen’ chair. More­land de­scribes it as a “50s baby”, with clean lines and bal­anced pro­por­tions. It was con­ceived from an era when Charles and Ray Eames were in full swing with their ply­wood rev­o­lu­tion, push­ing the bound­aries of what a con­ven­tion­ally flat ma­te­rial could do with the ap­pli­ca­tion of new tech­nol­ogy. “The ‘Aspen’ chair ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween hard struc­tural an­gles and the smooth, curved lines of a vin­tage ski jump,” says More­land. “The jux­ta­po­si­tion was al­ways kept top-of-mind through­out the de­sign process and it has trans­lated into a strong, time­less and el­e­gant piece.” Other pieces in the col­lec­tion take in­spi­ra­tion from the sun-drenched Tahi­tian Is­lands. The fur­ni­ture is com­ple­mented with tex­tiles in painterly prints, sun­shine tones and sat­u­rated hues. The de­sign in­te­gra­tion, says More­land, is “a great ex­am­ple of how we work across both dis­ci­plines to de­liver a co­he­sive home­wares col­lec­tion”.

Top and above left David More­land drew in­spi­ra­tion from a vin­tage ski jump when de­sign­ing the ‘Aspen’ chair, a hero piece in Città’s ‘Par­adise Found’ col­lec­tion. Top right The ‘Aspen’ chair. Above ‘Aspen’ chair in tan leather $890, nat­u­ral oak, $540, and black, $490, at the ‘Ra­dial’ din­ing ta­ble, from $2490 from Città. From far left Pieces from the ‘Par­adise Found’ col­lec­tion by Città in­clude this plaited rug, from $590, and ‘Hori­zon’ cush­ion cover, $69.90.

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