With its soft upholstery and rounded silhouette, The Erskine sofa is the embodiment of curved furniture. Speaking to the effect of the pandemic and people’s need to feel more connected with their spaces, its curvilinear form invites a resting place, nurturing the need for comfort and safety. Made in Melbourne In collaboration with local craftspeople, the Erskine’s construction is carefully considered through handmade techniques, producing a timeless design and quality sofa that is in it for the long haul.
Designed by Justin Hutchinson, the Erskine collection draws inspiration from the beautiful Victorian coastline – the undulating topography leading into Erskine Falls, water cascading from up on high into a lush tree fern gully. The dramatic sweep of the sofa’s arms references these natural curvilinear forms, whilst the pinch seam rises and continues along a ‘ridge’ and back down the other side. Upholstered in an exquisitely full and textured Australian wool boucle, natural tones in deep greens and browns echo the abundant landscape, while warm greys and gentle neutrals are reminiscent of the soft clouds and mist that grace the valley
The original concept behind the Erskine sofa was to create a piece that provided exceptional comfort while maintaining durability and elegance. Additionally, Erskine needed to be able to adaptable, with final designs including two and three-seaters that can be extended into modular designs.
Justin Hutchinson, Design Director of Kett, states that “In a world crowded by poorly made things; it is a pleasure and a privilege to spend each day working on products that are designed to last”. Erskine is no exception, not only to be loved for one trend cycle, or one home – but designed to be cherished, passed down and cared for by future generations to come.
An Erskine modular sofa was recently featured in the Cape Schanck project designed by Rod Hannah Design Group and Cantilever Interiors. This home sits enveloped by the native tea tree scrub atop Gunnamatta Beach on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Both architecture and interiors were inspired by an Australian narrative and it was a privilege to continue the story inside the home with the use of Kett furniture, designed and made in Australia. The Erskine sofa became the centrepiece of the space, creating a final resting place for sitting amongst friends and family and taking in the scenic beach views.
Another project that features the Erskine sofa is the beautiful Elwood home. Designed by Fieldwork Architects this series of townhouses were built atop the traditional lands of the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan. This contemporary home celebrates Australian design and craftsmanship through its carefully considered use of tones and textures that reference its immediate landscape. The homeowners thoughtfully looked to Kett to fully furnish the interior where we were able to see the Erskine in a home setting for the first time.
From the first concept to the final creation and the 2-year journey it took to arrive at this point, we can now finally experience the realities of Erskine. A product of lots of small thoughtful innovations and genuine intentions to fulfil the need for comfort, all the while encompassing a timeless design.
Experience an Erskine for yourself by visiting any one of Cosh Living‘s showrooms nationwide.
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