Design Mobel's sustainable style
Sustainable, stylish furniture remains
the hallmark of New Zealand-based Design Mobel
NOW THAT Design
Mobel is part of the Sleepyhead group, weve noticed theres
more of a push to get the name out to a wider audience.
The philosophy behind Design Mobel has not changedits
still about great furniture and stylish designand Lucire
was delighted to attend the launch of four new designs at Wellington,
New Zealand interior retailer Okooko last Wednesday.
Based in Tauranga, Design Mobel won the 2007
National Sustainable Business Award, is part of the Sustainable
Business Network and Sustainability Challenge, and ensures that
a native tree is planted for every bed or bedroom furniture suite
sold. Thats the sort of socially responsible behaviour that
we at Lucire are always happy to promoteas we have
done since the early 2000s.
The new bed frame designs (Caress, Aver, Nest
and Allude) and bedroom furniture collections (Dash and Allude)
show a tension between curves and straight lines, smooth detailing
and, in one case, traditional furniture design from south Asia.
Its all in the details: the drawer and
table that come out from the frame with Nest, or the appearance
of a floating shelf in the Allude bedside table for
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