In celebration of Australian design and local manufacturing, Remington Matters introduces a new range of chairs, bar stools, low stools and customisable tables characterised by smooth curves and striking materiality. Forming an exclusive collaboration with James Richardson Furniture (JRF), the collection elevates the commercial environment whilst speaking to the strength of Australian creativity.
With bases in both Perth and Adelaide, Remington Matters is renowned for its signature product and lighting designs, which champion the combination of metal and timber. The brand style is well-honed by Founder Remington Matters and his business partner Angus McBride, who became familiar with mixed-medium work whilst supplementing set designs, retail spaces, restaurants and bespoke residential projects. Today, Remington Matters is upheld by a local workforce fuelled by a growing interest in micro-manufacturing and innovative design. The newest furniture collection – presented with JRF – testifies to the quality that can be achieved using a local manufacturing process.
“It’s incredible to see how this collection marries highly functional design and a refined palette to create something that speaks to the evolving nature of the Australian design landscape”, says Georgia Danos, Creative and Brand Director at JRF. The clean-lined nature of the furniture silhouettes enhances their compelling materiality, establishing a harmonious relationship between form and composition. Whilst Walk Chair and Walk Counterstool both showcase a robust steel frame, the pieces are also crafted in order to achieve a lightweight, stackable outcome that can respond to a diverse set of spatial contexts.
Expressing a similar sense of balance, Walk Barstool features a steel frame topped with a circular-receding timber seat. The contrast between the raw tactility of the timber grain patterns and the sleek metal legs dramatises the minimal piece. Available in Tasmanian oak, Tasmanian blackwood, black Japan oak, white wash oak and walnut timber options, Walk Barstool enables any interior aesthetic. Equally, Ovo Stool sees a singular piece of 5083 aluminium folded into a stool shape, then supported with a solid timber dowel fixed in place using shop-made hand-knurled aluminium bolts. The stool is height-adjustable – broadening its applications to include side-table or bedside table usage – and also available in sophisticated colour and timber finishes.
“It’s incredible to see how this collection marries highly functional design and a refined palette to create something that speaks to the evolving nature of the Australian design landscape”, says Georgia Danos, Creative and Brand Director at JRF.
“We are thrilled to welcome Remington Matters into JRF’s ever-expanding portfolio of local, Australian design”, says Georgia. “As a young, multifaceted studio on the rise, Remington Matters brings a refreshingly bold attitude and a unique design approach to the world of residential and commercial furniture.”