Friday, 28 June 2013

Introducing - CAMPAIGN FURNITURE

Campaign Furniture has been around since the time of Julius Caesar. This type of furniture is designed to be folded up and packed away so it can be carried by travelling armies. It became very popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries following the rise of the British empire and the domination of the gentleman within the army. 

British designers such as Chippendale, Sheraton and Heplewhite all competed to design chairs, tables, bookcases, desks, chests, beds and washstands.

British officers and civilian gentleman travelling to India, North America and the rest of the British Empire for months and sometimes years at a time could take a complete suite of furniture with them for their new life and enjoy the same standard of life as they did at home. Campaign or 'knock down furniture' as it was also called, gave time spent in canvas tents a degree of comfort. 

There was a close relationship between campaign and household furniture with the only real difference being that the campaign furniture was designed to be folded up and packed away without the use of tools or nails, and then transported to another destination. Many London cabinet-makers catered especially for the needs of ships officers and ships passengers. Campaign furniture was ideal for ship travel as it could easily be stowed within the ship before being carried onto its final destination by slaves or animals.

Our range is made from beautiful polished teak and features dove-tailed joinery, leather inserts (desk and side table) and brass detailing on corners, feet and handles.

Here are few select items:


 



Pop by the store to view the full range or view individual pieces online:

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Back in Stock: Elm Swivel Stools

This heavy-duty industrial styled bar stool features a height adjustable
seat of reclaimed, rustic elm wood:


Ideal in both domestic and commercial environments, the stool can also
be customised with an upholstered leather or genuine cowhide seat:



- Genuine leather with brass tacks pictured above and detail pictured below -


- Genuine palomino cowhide pictured below -


 For any enquiries regarding customised options please contact
our Mt Eden store on 09 623 0990

Friday, 14 June 2013

Introducing - The Kensington Sofa



Available in 2 and 3 seat styles, this classic low lying sofa is upholstered
in top grain Italian leather and features stud detailing with castor wheels

View in store today at Ponsonby

For full dimensions and prices please visit our website.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

- Kilim Cushions -


Kilims are traditional, unique pieces typically hand-woven by women from the Balkans to Pakistan... Weaving is a tradition that is passed down through generations and the motifs tell stories. Traditionally used as decorative items or prayer rugs, they have gained popularity in Western households.

While some Kilims can be dated over 100 years old, they work well when styled with modern and industrial furniture, adding warmth, colour and texture to interiors. Once they become irreparable through age, they are often made into throw cushions.

If you love the aesthetics but not the price tag come in to the Mt Eden store to look at ours -
they have the texture, colour and warmth of authentic Kilim's but not the price tag!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

- Aviation Inspired Furniture: Reduced to Clear -

The Aviation inspired furniture range is reduced to clear!

Inspired by planes from Word War II it recalls the sleek modernity
of aviation's Golden Age.  Each piece is hand-constructed
and features sleek aluminium sheets wrapped over a hard wood
frame with a riveted finish.


Air Marshall Console Table:
Originally $1350-
Now $650-



Blackhawk Coffee Table:
Originally $935-
Now $750-



Captain Marcus Chair:
Originally $2150-
Now $1690-



3 x 5 Drawer Cabinet
Originally $1650-
Now $790-


Other items in the range include a 10 Drawer Filing cabinet,
a 2 x 5 Drawer Cabinet and a large bookshelf so pop by
the Mt Eden store for closer inspection!