Designed in Melbourne and made for an Australian way of life, Australian furniture brand Kett places an emphasis on both local design and lifestyle. Kett’s furniture has been featured in Elwood Home – one of a series of contemporary townhouses designed by Fieldwork, set on the banks of the Elwood Canal.
Located in the leafy inner-city suburb of Elwood in Melbourne, and bordering the 19th century canal, this series of four townhouses was designed by Melbourne architecture and interior design studio Fieldwork with careful consideration to the uniqueness of the site. The warm brick façade is perforated in places for privacy screening, enabling the townhouses to sit comfortably within the street-facing elevation, while the living spaces flow onto balconies overlooking the water and pedestrian track – activating the canal-facing side of the building.
Elwood Home is characterised by an interior palette that is neutral and warm, with natural materials and textures that reflect the gum trees and waterway beyond. A true Australian colour palette of faded red, green, grey and oatmeal tones is punctuated with pops of ochre and rich timber. Complementing these distinctively Australian interiors are arrange of pieces from Kett Furniture.
With Kett Studio also located in Melbourne, Kett’s award-winning Design Director Justin Hutchinson knows the area well, and his pieces reflect the essence of the location. Kett Furniture draws inspiration from our natural landscapes and cosmopolitan cities, with a focus on the Victorian coastline. The studio is committed to creating high-quality pieces alongside Australian makers and creatives, resulting in collections that epitomise Australian life, such as the Erskine and Otway collections featured within Elwood Home.
The Erskine Sofa and the Erskine Coffee Table, with its natural finish, play a key role in shaping the living space of the Elwood Home. The sweeping curves of the sofa’s arms echo the undulation of the land in Erskine Falls, while the natural texture of the wool boucle upholstery provides a soft look that recalls the mists often experienced in those valleys. The coffee table’s twin planes, rounded corners and warm timber frame reference the treescape outside the windows, while speaking the same understated language as the sofa.
Elements from the Otway range are a natural accompaniment to these living room staples. The Otway lounge chair, designed in 2019, continues the textured neutral and timber tones seen in the Erskine pieces, with its soft timber profile and refined upholstery reflecting the inspiration found in the majestic mountain ashes, quiet fern gullies and dappled light of the Otway ranges. Accompanying the Otway lounge chair, the Otway sideboard brings in a richer timber palette, which complements the timber found at Elwood Home both inside and out. This palette is carried through to the bedroom, where the Otway bed’s tailored bedhead provides luxurious comfort and contemporary style. In the kitchen, the cool tones of the granite island and splashback are complemented by the rich leather and eucalyptus powder of the Wye Stool.
Founded in 2017, Kett Furniture collections are made in Melbourne, with a small handful of Italian partners. The latest style of the day is not a concern of the designers at Kett; instead, the focus is on creating pieces with longevity and timelessness. The aesthetic is one that represents and reflects the Australian sensibility – an inherent harmony with the outdoors that is encapsulated in the indoor-outdoor lifestyle that Elwood Home embraces. Kett is available exclusively through Cosh Living – on display in showrooms across Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.