I’ve profiled SBW (Something Beginning With) before and continue to have a soft spot for their feminine (but not too pretty) furniture designs. The work of Melbourne duo Laelie Berzon and Lisa Vincitorio, their latest collection ‘Halo’ is another original outing that makes fabulous use of colour – a design signature for the brand.
“We love the Halo collection! It can be easily incorporated into a variety of different spaces. The focal point being the arc form – creating graphic boldness. It’s clean and balanced, has a sense of visual lightness, spaciousness and continuity, and most importantly has a beautiful silhouette,” says Laelie of the range that consists of a chair, high stool, lounge chair, three seat sofa plus side and coffee tables.
The circular steel tube detail is a throwback to the 1980’s and is available in a range of Dulux and Oxytech powder coat colours. “The introduction of tactile timber finished in solid American Oak in both a natural or coloured stain, creates a lively interplay with the circular steel tube, in powder coated colours,” says Laelie.
“The sofa, the softest piece, not only visually but in comfort, gives a visual illusion of continuous loops from its front perspective through to the arcs being used in the back rest. Creating a soft and almost feminine visual was at the forefront, which is quite different from the rest of our existing collection, but still complementary and able to sit alongside it,” says Laelie of the range that would look equally at home in a commercial and residential spaces.
Available in fabric and leather upholstery, the designers once again used the fabrics from the fashion designer Raf Simons’ collaboration with Kvadrat. “We opted for a soft, feminine and sophisticated spectrum of colours and materials to launch the Halo campaign. For its Australian debut, we upholstered the Halo lounge chair in Kvadrat Rio by Raf Simons, which is a newly launched fabric, and we love that of course! The pigments and woven two colours of thicker yarn create a subtly textured dotting of colour across the surface, and this colour way complemented our palette perfectly,” says Laelie.