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Designed by Christchurch architect John G Phillips in 1963, coincidentally the same year the USM Modular system was created, this home mirrors the stylistic character of the mid-century modernist movement unfolding in California at the time.

Breaking down the archetypal interior-exterior division with floor to ceiling glass walls, open-plan living around a central atrium and exposed post-and-beam construction, this California-modern inspired style of living celebrates natural light, unifying the domestic realm with the natural environment beyond.

The client's choice to use USM Entertainment Unit and the USM Haller Storage in the home reaffirms the ageless nature of its stylistic identity and unyielding infrastructure. 

Transcending architectural movements and design periods, its ability to find resolve in an array of environments makes it a lifetime piece; one that moves with the times.

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ECC has built a reputation for providing the absolute finest in European designer lighting and furniture. ECC was established in 1909 by George Levett Thorburn and is now run by grandson Mike Thorburn. Mike has been the driving force behind the development of an extensive range of designer lighting and furniture products over the last 30 years.

ECC continually searches the world for innovative designs and inventive solutions to meet increasingly complex lighting and design requirements. Every item in our showroom has been personally selected with an eye for the unique and original, something we have a true passion for. We firmly believe in building long term relationships with manufacturers as evidenced by our 20 year association with iGuzzini, Flos and Artemide; brands which draw on the talents of some of the world's leading designers.