Design notes — Interlude
Designer: Jeremy Evison (2022)
The first in a series of design notes from Woodwrights.
We are delighted to have been awarded bronze at this year’s Best Design Awards in the furniture category for our Interlude collection.
Interlude was designed as part of our Autumn 22 collection, encapsulating our essence and setting the tone for our upcoming releases. During the design process, we gravitated towards softened arcs, grounded forms and contemporary detailing. These details felt, and still feel, true to our intent.
Designed and made in New Zealand, Interlude is a family of solid timber seating that embraces modern CNC manufacturing and local craftsmanship. The family consists of an Arm Chair, Side Chair and Bar Stool, each with subtle differences in their geometric typology. The Arm Chair features a circular seat, with rounded arms to contour the body, while the Side Chair has a square seat with a half-rounded back edge.
With the rounded seat sitting flat and parallel to the ground, it took a number of iterations to achieve a comfortable seat. Attaining an elegant angle, curve and optimum height with the back rest was vital in providing comfort and gentle lumbar support. Interlude’s back rest utilises an innovative metal dowel system to engineer the required strength, while the hand turned legs are 5-axis CNC’d for a precise finish.
Interlude retains a soft character, with contemporary detailing and subtle radii, despite being crafted from solid timber. Each seat is constructed of laminated sheets of timber, with the option for upholstered seats on the Arm and Side chairs for added comfort where desired.
A simple silhouette, designed to sit softly in your space, whether it be around the dining table, at the bench or in the corner of a bedroom.