New look showroom at Robert Plumb
We are proud to unveil our recently made-over showroom which reflects the design ethos of our newly launched and locally made Robert Plumb pieces, alongside the exciting new ranges we have sourced from international designers. With additional planting and furniture styled in dining and living settings it gives our customers a much stronger sense of what pieces work together and enables them to try the seats for comfort, to see the quality of manufacture and talk to the staff about material types and timelines.
The Seti range in New Guinea rosewood comes in an armchair, two and three-seat sofa with a choice of fabrics from the Sunbrella Canvas range or from the Westbury Textiles Outdoor Linen range. All Robert Plumb seating uses Quick Dry Foam cushions that allow the upholstery to dry out rapidly to prevent mould growth inside the cushions. A matching armchair and coffee table topped in stone or porcelain tile are also available. The pieces are shown here alongside photography by Michael Wee of architect John Wardle’s Tasmanian house ‘Captain Kelly’s Cottage’ and artwork by Tracey Deep. Throw cushions are from the Missoni outdoor range.
We are extremely excited to welcome our latest international brand – Swisspearl – to the store. Based in Niederurnen and Payerne in Switzerland, the brand excels in making accurately formed objects in fibre cement, producing outdoor furniture and planters from small-scale balcony sized pots to large-scale 1.5 meter diameter planters suitable for large plants and small trees. The brand is particularly famous for a collection of pieces first launched in the 1950s by Swiss industrial designer Willy Guhl, including the Loop chair shown above. The modular Dune sofa by Rainer Mutsch is not only a statement piece but surprisingly comfortable.
The low Chunky coffee table is a classic, with a simple robust style made from New Guinea rosewood. The design mixes easily with the Maxi (shown here) and Seti sofas. The modernist range of ceramic pots from Melbourne studio Anchor Ceramics are ideal for bringing a touch of nature to the table top. Shown here is one of the brand’s Undercut planters in an Olive Green glaze.
We have created zones which mimic outdoor areas – The Duke BBQ in corten steel has a certain rusticity which complements the Mold lamps from Swisspearl. The lamp is an outdoor lighting solution and statement piece, perfect for introducing an industrial edge to leafy gardens and injects life into modern interiors. Made from a blend of cement, powdered limestone, cellulose and synthetic fibres, water and air.
The new Ribbon Fixed Chaise has found the perfect spot to recline outside the showroom. Offering a bold shape combining a fluid base of powder coated 304 stainless steel and solid New Guinea rosewood slats, it is great for reading outdoors or relaxing with a drink beside the pool. The various designs in the Ribbon range are available in six sophisticated Dulux powder coat colours including Mangrove Green shown here.