Allermuir at Design Junction 2017

WHEN: 21 – 24 September 2017.

WHAT: designjunction is the leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually in London during London Design Festival. 

ALLERMUIR at designjunction

Returning to designjunction’s impressive site at King’s Cross Creative Quarter Allermuir will once again present products that are ‘Anything but Ordinary’. The new products being exhibited are a testament to Allermuir’s unique fusion of world class design, innovation and traditional craftsmanship.

Allermuir will take its place on the first floor of Cubitt House during designjunction, exhibiting their latest product ranges from the Allermuir Design team and some of the world’s leading designers, including the award winning Mozaik collection by Mark Gabbertas.  For more information on this read http://www.nowfurniture.co.za/mozaik-wins-silver-at-best-of-neocon-2017/

Product development at Allermuir is very much driven by changes they see in the way people work, meet, greet, dine, relax, play or break away. Current trends blurring the line between workplace, hospitality and domestic design have been a particular inspiration for Allermuir this year and have created some interesting design opportunities. 

  1. No Rules – Mozaik by Mark Gabbertas

Mozaik is an award winning modular system of soft seating, storage and accessories designed by Mark Gabbertas. The range is made up of geometric stools, benches and storage in various heights to create a limitless number of interesting architectural designs and landscapes.

The Mozaik seating family is made up of three principal shapes. A small soft square stool and soft rectangular bench available in two heights and a large low soft square stool. The two heights of upholstered unit allow for different seating styles that in turn facilitate different patterns of behaviour, function and interaction.

But their dual heights also suggest the function of the higher unit as a space division, a surface for a device, a support for the user’s back or arm or a place to perch.

“Mozaik can be specified and combined in various ways. The benefit is that every configuration will be unique, responding to varying temperatures of space, use and pattern. The aesthetic of this system is a deliberate move away from a traditional and hard edged contract one. The calming colour palette, material choice and finishes are reflective of a move to a more domestic sensation and inviting presence.Every colour combination and configuration will reflect a personal vision for their use – a soft patterning of space, whether that be small or large.” Mark Gabbertas

2. Embrace your comfort zone – Jinx by Allermuir

Allermuir JINX at Design Junction 2017
Allermuir JINX at Design Junction 2017

A welcome addition to the Allermuir collection is Jinx, a contemporary new range of organically shaped soft seating that revolutionizes a low sit, capturing the epitome of comfort that is suitable for a wealth of environments.

Jinx challenges the structural formation we have become so accustomed to, the geometric form and defining angular lines create architectural freedom within a space.

The range includes a single seater, two seater and three seater low level sofa. Designed to break the mould, each piece is as striking as a standalone piece as it is a collective. Inspired by the relaxed appeal of the bean bag, Jinx has a considered elegant structure and comfort that comes from the wooden carcass construction and layered, sprung seat foam.

Jinx provides a low seating option made easy for everybody. 

3. The classic reinvented – Tarry by Wolfgang Mezger

Tarry designed for Allermuir in partnership with Wolfgang C.R.Mezger will be making its designjunction debut. Inspired by the classic wing chair, Tarry is a collection of modern lounge seating designed to invite private discussion and quiet contemplation.

“I see Tarry as a modern interpretation of the classic wing back chair. Incorporating new details and a unique typology that creates a complex sculpture with swept back ears and integrated armrests. The thought process behind Tarry was to create a seat with the highest levels of comfort that captures an individual protected feeling.

Tarry is a chair that will create a feeling of a self-existence in public spaces and allow users to work undisturbed with mobile technology, creating an illusion of privacy that invites us to simply relax. When used in executive offices Tarry is a retreat and a chair that will soon find company in residential areas.

 With features like the tilt mechanism, height adjustable headrest and the addition of a footstool, Tarry is a charming chair that architects and designers would choose not just for interiors but enjoy themselves.” Wolfgang C.R.Mezger

4. It’s time for the big reveal!!!– New product launch at designjunction

Following on from the success of Mozaik, Mark Gabbertas has designed a new modular sofa system that Allermuir will debut for the first time at designjunction. Characterised by the combination of a soft appearance and feel, with a precise and defined upholstery detail, the sofa system has been designed to work in both workplace and hospitality environments.

The range has been born out of a desire to create a seating program that was suitable for both workplace and hospitality applications, but which had the ease and relaxed appeal of a domestic design.

Achieving this balance was key to the concept. The upholstery design features a deliberate juxtaposition of the structured and the unstructured, the rigorous and the gentle, the defined and the ambiguous. The rounded and voluminous interior of the sofa is restrained by a defined seam, which leads the eye with ease around the sofa profile.

Carried by a minimal powder coated aluminium frame and cast aluminium corner leg, the system allows the creation of an infinite number of configurations from a limited number of individual seat units.

Looking back at designjunction 2016:

To  view the impressive site at King’s Cross Creative Quarter being built press play (50 sec video)