Robert Plumb has a longstanding reputation for solid, Australian-made timber outdoor furniture that is designed, and built, to last. But for a recent expansion of the product offering they turned to David Harrison of Design Daily to help them produce a new range with an alternative aesthetic.
“Robert Plumb wanted something different to what existed, a product that
is visually finer and more streamlined, that in turn attracts a different customer,” says Harrison.
The Ribbon Range is designed primarily for outdoors, but looks surprisingly comfortable indoors as well, and takes its inspiration from Bauhaus tubular metal furniture reinterpreted in a flat steel bar.
One of the key considerations was the longevity of the furniture given Australian conditions of extreme UV and so, a base structure of stainless steel has an etch-prime paint finish and then a durable polyester powder coat.
There are 11 standard finishes for the frame including an option for a raw 316 marine grade, garnet blasted stainless steel finish (as well as the opportunity for a custom shade), which works with the Westbury Textiles Linnen range.
“For me the concept of a continuous ribbon of metal, a mobius strip, with its loop sled legs and the special feature in the armchair of the twist – works visually but is also where you rest your elbows”, says Harrison.
Head to www.robertplumb.com.au for more information