• 2021

  • Product
    Furniture and Lighting

Designed By:

Commissioned By:

Timothy Robertson

Designed In:


Inspired by Australian cultural values and native elements of the Australian flora and landscape, Lande is a playful occasional chair. The poetic and organic form ties into a narrative that emphasises natural, honest and ethical materials and manufacture. Designed and made by Timothy Robertson Studio in Australia.

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  • Lande challenges contemporary furniture trends, the design elements of the chair are sensorial and poetic, using line gracefully, colour metaphorically, an inviting form, comfortable and aesthetically balanced in a harmonious shape. The brief for Lande was to bring more natural elements inside the home fading the distinction between inside and out.

  • The designer was inspired by the natural flow of the Australian landscape and wanted to capture the elegance and unique beauty of the native flora. This led to the use of a durable ply moulded seat form, paired with a stainless steel frame, the seat and backrest soft contours ensure the versatility of upholstery and timber finishes. By creating a dual spine back the chair creates a natural flex that provides seating comfort, utilising the materials characteristics.

  • Lande opens a new dialogue, challenging design to push the comfort boundaries, taking a risk to create something new, honest and un compromised. Lande is distinct in its aesthetic sense and is suitable for both commercial and residential contexts in an oversaturated market.

  • The chair's intelligent design uses a dual steel spine, its natural flex provides a soft organic comfort that unites the forms. The frame utilises conventional construction techniques, using a clever cold connection between frame and back, bringing a unique aesthetic detail that resolves form and function. Simplicity of the shaped seat form was paramount so it could be easily upholstered in leather, fabric or veneer.