Clean lines point to versatility

With its exceptionally well-proportioned design, Oregon is one of those rare pieces that will look at home among many different aesthetics and spaces.

The inspiration for this grounding design came to Hildy Kovacs from outdoor furniture originally. “A lot of outdoor furniture is aluminium rather than timber or hardwood. The Oregon’s design brings elements of an exterior piece of furniture to the interior. I hadn’t used timber so visibly on the outside of a frame before, and the design was challenging. But it was well worth the exercise.”

The bold linear silhouette of the Oregon is created by an exposed solid beech frame, which is balanced against its depth and the laid-back arrangement of the cushioning.

“I love that it’s a hard shell with an inner softness,” says Hildy. “I love the timber. Placed in the middle of the space, you see all the angular lines of it. Then coming around to the front it’s just so soft and inviting.”

Place it in an intimate sitting room and it becomes a setting for deep conversation or quiet contemplation, or equally, set it in a sunroom or contemporary living space and it transforms into a relaxation zone, where the level of comfort in the seating can be fully appreciated at the end of a long day.

This comfort level is extended by the exceptional workmanship that goes into the construction of the Oregon, with an internal seat frame and steel suspension providing support and softening the solidity of the timber structure. The cushioning hugs the body with graduated density layered foam in the seat and a padded, gently sloping frame cradling the ergo-fill back cushions.

With a range of configurations available, from a stand-alone chair to a four-seater, the Oregon’s appeal spans many differently sized and shaped spaces. It looks equally well balanced as a bedroom or home office chair, or as a suite in an open plan living and kitchen space. In a two- or three-seater configuration, the Oregon also makes a great entrance seat, providing a comfortable place for guests to transition into or out of the home.

A bespoke look can be achieved through various choices in timber finishes and upholstery fabrics, allowing the Oregon to fit within an existing interior design style or, alternatively, to make a statement in a more traditional home. Given the angular detail of its frame, the Oregon suits a textured upholstery fabric in a restrained colour palette. Pops of complementary colour can be added with throws and cushions to provide further depth to a space.

The clean lines of the timber juxtaposed against the invitingly luxe cushioning helps to give this piece a sense of refinement that is as timeless as it is versatile, meaning it can carry through all life’s ages and stages. This is backed up by the quality of the Oregon, which will see it become a much-loved piece – no matter what role it plays in your home ­– for many years to come.