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