In great news for apartment-dwelling Mark Tuckey fans, his latest range has been designed just for them. In response to myriad customer requests, the brand’s new range features plenty of covetable pieces for compact spaces and we’re loving it. “We’re striving to create more furniture that suits a broader market – apartments are a good example. We have so many people in the store who live in an apartment and simply can’t fit the larger pieces in their homes, but they want the look and feel of what we do. We’re creating more choice for them, as the apartment living trend continues to grow,” says creative director Louella Tuckey.
Bistro table – beautiful and compact
The Bistro table is a new, neat design that certainly fulfills the apartment brief. “The Bistro table is our answer to continuous requests for small cafe tables,” says Louella. We love the the central detail on the top where the legs pop through and finish flush with the table top. “That detail gives it a point of difference, and adds the love.”
Classic Round dining table – we’re loving the grey-wash finish
The Classic Round dining table is another piece that is ideal for apartment living. “This design has gone back to the more traditional tapered leg but in a contemporary context. We’re loving this one as it’s a really friendly little table,” says Louella.
Aside from its pared back simplicity, Mark Tuckey’s furniture is notable for its gorgeous timber finishes and his latest collection is no exception. A lover of American Oak, Mark has branched out into the world of pine recently and is experimenting with different finishes too. “We’ve been trying to play with oil finishes for quite a while and we’re getting a greyed-off effect that we’re loving. The colour really permeates the timber and the finish is quite matte so we’re feeling pretty happy with the results. The new Refectory table is in the ‘grey oil finish’ so it has a soft soft grey tone instead of the usual honey colour of standard oiled oak,” says Louella, who explains that the brand is experimenting with white and charcoal black finishes too.
Basic Bed – we’re loving the use of pine
A stand-out in the range, the Basic Bed uses pine to great effect and boasts a beautifully simple design. “The Basic bed is a grown up version of the Basic daybed and it’s ticking all the boxes for me. The headboard is a good, solid simple structure that you can pop a glass of water up on. The foot doesn’t pop too far up above the mattress but gives the bed a finishing point visually. The bed also has lovely, beachy, simple side rails,” says Louella.
With its Scandinavian influences, the Plinth sideboard and entertainment unit is another noteworthy piece. “It sits back with the Plinth sofa, and though super simple, I feel like the proportions are really working. The sideboard is very much inspired by the proportions of the classic Danish sideboard that we’d all recognise from 1950’s Danish design, which I’m quite partial to,” says Louella.
The brand is continuing with their Cotton On collaboration too – a project they are really enjoying. “Our homewares partnership with Cotton On continues happily and we have new ranges lined up ready to go. Lots of new product has just gone online and instore at the larger Cotton On stores, and we’re all looking at growing the range and the essence of the brand,” says Louella.
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