Commercial – 5 years structural Residential – 10 years structural
Oceania’s design process explored and investigated the notion of Australian Design Identity – does it exist? The aim was to design a contemporary piece reflecting human and material responses to our environment, culture, values and needs.
The result reflects Simon Haesar’s expression of this, inspired by forms, shapes and colours in our landscape and culture. The design echoes Australia’s warm weather and bright sky in the lightness of its material, colours and proportions.
The contemporary two-seater couch is suitable for sophisticated commercial interiors or living spaces. It was designed to comfortably support two people, ergonomically.
Throughout the design and build phase, the piece was continuously refined and improved. Production adjustments were made to the leg structure, materials and proportion to improve the function, aesthetic and sustainability of the design. Depending on the local availability of components, elements were adjusted to achieve a strong harmony of all features. Simon uses high-quality materials from local suppliers not only to support local industry but to contribute to sustainable manufacturing.
The shape and colour of the Australian Blackbutt veneered timber is a representation of Australia’s vast and wide beaches. The edging and leg frame is off white to add lightness in contrast to the timber. The curved shape of the piece not only represents the country’s expansive coastline but also the designer’s interpretation of nature’s inviting gesture to embrace its beauty. A key feature, the gentle curvature supports and nurtures by gently wrapping around at each end.