Echoing the adaptable nature of its versatile modular furniture designs, Derlot Editions and Les Basic have recently collaboratively merged under the Derlot name. Uniting with a new all-encompassing brand, the development serves to strengthen the dynamic Australian company’s competitive global presence.
Founded in 2006, Derlot Editions led the way as the first Australian furniture design company to expand internationally. Unique in its conscious, localised approach to production, the Brisbane-based brand’s established design and manufacturing operations cater to Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East with a focus on engaging communities through a “partner-manufacturing” model. Already renowned as an industry leader well versed in the international market, the new Derlot brand emerges as a consolidation of over 15 years of innovative advancement by CEO Alexander Lotersztain.
Unique in its conscious, localised approach to production, the Brisbane-based brand’s established design and manufacturing operations cater to Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East with a focus on engaging communities through a “partner-manufacturing” model.
The Argentinian-Australian designer’s worldly approach yields products timeless and progress boundless. With a wide breadth of creative involvement, Alexander’s global approach to design is informed by his experience living and working in Tokyo, Milan and Barcelona following his graduation from Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art. On his return to Brisbane he founded Derlot Editions, and the brand’s graphic furniture received a warm reception internationally. Evolving to embrace the needs of the millennial generation, Les Basic was launched in 2016 with a focus on softer forms.
With both brands built upon constant reinvention, Derlot Editions and Les Basic are now forging forward, married under the Derlot banner. True to its foundational pillars of functional, flexible human-centred design, Derlot’s collections deliver unique furniture solutions for home and workspaces. Whimsical forms can be rearranged to best serve the environment they occupy, which sees the products abundantly popular in contract, residential, education and healthcare sectors. Indoor and outdoor suited, use habits are considered to form the core of design. Coupled with care for the environment, Derlot’s designers carefully craft lasting pieces that stand the test of time.
Built upon constant reinvention, the iconic furniture brands Derlot Editions and Les Basic forge forward, married under the Derlot banner.
Reflected in the newest collection is Derlot’s signature artful quirk. Exemplified in Caterpillar’s sofa segments and playful Pinto beanbags, seemingly simple shapes afford a lively yet elevated presence. Welcoming connection and social involvement are Mass, a bright aluminium picnic bench reinvented to exist inside or out, and Forum, the newest iteration of the typical work desk, a sleek hub that welcomes collaboration. The light-heartedly named Homework toys with the demarcation between home and office, its customisable upholstered seating is easily transformed and comfortable in either setting. Boasting almost countless combinations, the modular arrangements playfully encourage owners to embrace a designer’s spirit and realise their perfect piece.
Ever-nimble and responsive, Derlot’s dedication to human-centred design is epitomised in its collections. It is an agility in the constant development of its furniture offerings that is now reiterated in the company’s recent structural metamorphosis.