Hospitality outlets and hotels are looking for design, longevity and currency in their furniture, and it is within this context that the latest designs from around the world are being procured to create a unique – and globally competitive – edge.
Four brands in particular are appealing to the New Zealand market and all are centred around striking colour, design and craftsmanship.
“The Kiwi aesthetic is very raw and natural,” Statement ID’s Lucy Harris says. “It’s a wholesome aesthetic that people are drawn to with a good environmental story in terms of the materiality of products chosen but it’s also about melding these concepts with beautiful design.”
Longevity is important, particularly in hospitality settings where high use is standard. “That’s where TON, a 150-year-old timber furniture brand from the Czech Republic is popular, and Lebello – a Californian outdoor furniture manufacturer – are fitting into the New Zealand market well.”
TON, Lebello and TONIK’s current offerings are al based around vibrant colour and striking design.