Behind the Design – Otway Dining


Leading designer Justin Hutchinson worked together with Cosh Living through its in-house brand Kett to bring a signature Australian identity to the market as seen in the Otway dining setting.

The Armchair is characterised by the curvilinear form that comfortably embraces the sitter. The smooth and rounded solid ash legs create an intersection that cradles the seat whilst offering a stylish and structurally sound design. Otway combines fine woodworking with contemporary production, creating a signature piece of designer indoor furniture for the home or office.

Each crafted timber piece of the Otway Armchair is paired to make up the greater whole, no part is more or less important, each fulfilling its roll and ensuring a strong and robust design that can perform for a lifetime. The use of steam to bend the timber arms and back support provides an efficiency of material use whilst the distinctive curve complements the human body and anchors the four turned legs seamlessly into the surrounding form.

The seat and back cushions are upholstered locally at Cosh Living’s manufacturing facility in Melbourne in a soft fabric or leather of your choice providing the precise amount of comfort to support the body as it moves back into the seat. Quality leather will age gracefully over the years to evoke stories of family gatherings and celebrations that were enjoyed by one and all.

The Otway solid dining table is defined by its soft timber profile and elegant proportions. Inspired by the understory of the rich forests of Cape Otway, the timeless design has enduring quality as the result of its simplified complexity.

The timber for each and every table is carefully sourced, methodically measured and defined by the hands of a true craftsperson. The raw yet refined sense of beauty and sophistication of the Otway forest is captured in the solid frame that falls away under the table only to reunite at the connection of the four towering legs.

The profile of each leg is strong yet soft with a specific radius that affords the indoor dining table great strength and presence in space. The legs of the Otway table talk to and capture a moment in time of the brilliant individual character of wood.

Each design is the result of many small innovations to produce an uncompromising level of honesty with refined precision and accuracy. Translating into a strikingly grand, smooth and robust timber table that can seat up to ten people.

All designer indoor & outdoor furniture collections by Kett are sold exclusively through Cosh Living with showrooms in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.