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Design Mobel's sustainable styleDesign 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, we’ve noticed there’s more of a push to get the name out to a wider audience.

The philosophy behind Design Mobel has not changed—it’s still about great furniture and stylish design—and 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. That’s the sort of socially responsible behaviour that we at Lucire are always happy to promote—as 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.

It’s 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 magazines. •

 

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