Design Study | Evolution of Private Work Pods

In this design study, we explore the many forms of our private work pods. The idea was first standardised into our Focus Pod and has gradually evolved into many iterations to suit a variety of applications. Like with all our screen and worktop products, each desking pod is customised on a per project basis and we’ve used a multitude of finishes from board and fabric to more challenging materials such as PET board.
 
Focus Pod
The Focus Pod’s strength lies in its simplicity with carefully considered angles acting as stabilisers.

 
Mallard Focus Pod
Experimenting with one of our favourite screen materials, a PET board version was created with subtle reinforcement bars added to combat the softness of the screen.

 
Mallard Booth
Mallard Booth takes the concept a step further and creates a private working space. The lower corner shelf can be used for keeping personal effects and the top hanging rail for coat/jackets.

Introducing Flippity-Flip

We’re excited to announce Flippity-Flip, our new flip table system which allows for a multitude of sizes and shapes. The mechanism grants the ability to have either a square, round or oval shaped uprights in both metal or timber finishes. Contact us for more information.

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Accented by strong, clean lines, Flippity-Flip’s base mirrors various top shapes with square, oval and round upright column options. The mechanism is easy to operate, can be nested and upright columns are available in metal powdercoat or timber.
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Mo Chair in House Fabric
Mo upholstered in one of our bolder house fabric. The range considers current colour and pattern trends.
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Polo Table
The Polo’s design has been updated and can easily accommodate either a powdercoat or polished finish.
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We have also overhauled our house fabrics to cater to a variety of project requirements with cost effectiveness and lead time in mind. These options include plains, patterns, leather-look, fire-retardant, velvet and vinyl with a carefully considered colour palette to allow for a mix of finishes and accents.

Buttercup Corner Module
A corner module for the Buttercup is now available in low and high back options, and can create a complete lounge.

 

Plywood Veneer Top
This real plywood veneer top has been used as a statement piece and works especially well on large surfaces.

 

House Fabric Update
Our house range have been curated to complement and accent one another regardless of finish, pattern and weave.

 

Curved Screen
One of our many screen making skills includes this combination of cushioned two-tone upholstery and rubber strip edge.

Expanding the GECA family!

Luxmy has added even more to our GECA-licenced offering. GECA is an internationally recognised ecolabelling standard assuring that products have been made with sustainable and environmentally friendly materials and processes. It is accepted as Level A by the Green Building Council of Australia and assist in meeting a variety of other green targets.

Below are our new additions to our GECA certified line up. Click the images for more about the product.

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Sydney InDesign 2017 Wrap Up

The Luxmy Group joined in Sydney InDesign over weekend to celebrate our 20 years of operation. Our showcase included screens, upholstery, tables and joinery across our brands.

Thanks for the support! As a recap or if you weren’t able to make it, we have a few photos from the show. It was also a pleasure to have Caren Elliss, Adelaide-based designer of the Splinter Collection, to join us and meet visitors.

Our works at the exhibition included:

  • – Screens in various shapes and finishes including 120 degree, curved, upholstered, PET board and veneer
  • – Funhouse Teacup range including the Teacup, Venti and Sugarbowl
  • – Splinter Collection including the table and low stool

 

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New Product Release: FUNHOUSE OTTOMAN

Funhouse hails from the LuxStudio team. These ottomans are light weight and versatile. The simple shapes combined with carefully stitched lining bring out the best of chosen fabric textures and colours.

Get to know the new collection in our TestFit app which includes the ottomans in a variety of our house fabric colours.

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TestFit – Pocket Showroom App by Luxmy

Introducing our new pocket showroom app TestFit, made to visualise our designer furniture in any space, putting the Luxmy Furniture collection directly at your fingertips. It’s the first of it’s kind in the commercial furniture sector and we’re proud to be part of it!

Available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices completely free and will not feature any ads.

TestFit can be downloaded on the AppStore here or GooglePlay here.

We worked with the very best to bring you an augmented reality platform that brings our range to any space with zero set up required.

To get started, make sure your device’s operating system is up date then download the desired catalogues. When that’s done, press go and point the camera at an empty floor space then pick your favourite piece to have it appear in your space. Move it around, tap for more pieces to appear simultaneously on screen, and save your creation for later use.

We have a quick tutorial below to get you acquainted with all the functions to get the best out of the app:

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We also have an exaplainer up on YouTube:

Enjoy!

 

** Performance may vary on Android devices. Full support available for the following devices on OS 5+:

– Samsung Galaxy S6/S7

– Samsung Note 4/5

– HTC ONE M9/M10

Workplace Furniture That ‘Stands’ Out

With an average of more than one-third of our daily lives being spent in the workplace,work-based health and wellness initiatives are taking significant precedent as they are being weaved into the traditional office environment. In fact, numerous studies have shown that promoting employee health improves workplace morale, increases productivity and in turn, drives revenue.

We’re taking the workplace taking health-positive movement to a new level, by introducing a true ergonomic furniture solution. The Sit-to-Stand Paustian Table makes moving from sitting to standing—and back again—a natural part of your day. Combined with the right chair, it gives you a full range of supported movement to help you stay more active and healthier while you work – allowing you to get the most out of your workday – every day.

Understanding the appeal of an ergonomically designed sit-to-stand desks is simple. When you spend over three hours a day in the sitting position, your metabolism drops and you begin burning calories at a third of the rate. The theory goes that by standing instead of sitting at work, you burn more calories and counteract the effects of staying stationary for long periods of time. Increasing your metabolic rate by reducing the amount of time spent slumped over a desk could reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

With that being said, we all need to take a seat from time to time. For those who put in long days at the office, spending extended periods of time standing could cause fatigue for even the healthiest among us. That’s why the Sit-to-Stand Paustian Project Table moves with you, allowing you to sit and stand as you see fit – for a true, workable solution.

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Inside the Designer’s Studio – Caren Elliss

Meet Caren Elliss and find out what excites this Adelaide based designer responsible for the successful Splinter Stools discovered at Workshopped14 by Luxmy Furniture CEO, Priyanka Rao.

1) Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m an Adelaide based designer that has a Bachelor of Industrial Design Degree (honours). I have spent 2 years training with The Jam Factory and I have recently started my own studio.

2) How did you get into design?

I had started to admire the design of everyday ‘things’ and found out that the designing of these things was called Industrial Design. So I applied to University, got in and in my 3rd year I did a 3 month internship in Mexico where I was put on some furniture projects and my love of designing furniture began.

3) What gets you excited?

New fresh design and resolving design issues. Going on holiday and having new cultural experiences (learning).

4) What turns you off?

People passing off being mean as being competitive.

5) What would you be if not a designer?

My childhood dream was to be a designer and creator for Lego. I was told that I would have to move to Sweden, to the younger me this was too great of a move. However, I still think this is my dream job.

6) How would you describe your workspace?

Currently my studio is still under construction (I moved to my own studio earlier this year, still getting it completely ready). However, it’s usually part design/prototype area and construction. So drawings, partial mock ups and final designs waiting to be resolved. Oh and a spattering of colours.

7) What’s your favourite City and why?

Would have to be a tie between Mexico City and Berlin, Germany. Mexico is completely overwhelming and amazing. So many people, so many cars and just very different to Australia. My favourite zone in Mexico City was Zona Rosa. People are very happy and there’s dancing in the streets. You will be walking past and a stranger will just grab you and start salsa dancing with you. Amazing and lovely people!

When I travelled to Berlin, I was in awe of the history and the re-construction that was taking place. It has been quite some years that I had travelled there (the Berlin wall had only come down a year earlier) and East Germany was getting re-vitalised and construction was in full swing, it was an amazing time in history and I was there to be a part of it. I found the people lovely and very welcoming especially around Christmas time.

8) What advice would you give to a younger you?

Be very, very determined and keep going. Personal happiness is worth more than anything.

9) What sound or noise do you love?

Love the sound of birds chirping outside my studio

10) What sound or noise do you hate?

When the router grabs end grain on your work piece

11) What’s your favourite word?

Lotus

12) What’s your least favourite word?

Funky or Rustic

13) If you have to wake up in someone else’s body, who that person would be?

Hmmm, not sure. I wouldn’t mind spending a day in Marc Newson’s body. I’m in awe of his design skills and would love to be involved in some of those design meetings.

 

 

The Splinter Stools were recently showcased at Sydney Indesign 2015 and the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

 

Sydney Indesign – Event Wrap Up

So much happened at our showroom during Sydney Indesign 2015.

From a fun and exciting photo booth to an engaging and meaningful DQ talk (hosted by Luxmy Furniture) where we discussed the future of authentic design and the problem of replicas on the Australian market, to an amazing wrap up party that brought those 2 days to a perfect end.

Our guests started the Saturday Indesign morning with insights and ideas on how we move forward to solve the problem of replicas that is eminent on the Australian market. Our panel consisted of House Rules judge Joe Snell, award winning designer Charles Wilson, Senior Design Examiner for IP Australia Oliver Bennet and a few more special guests. It was an one hour light-hearted discussion where different concerns were raised and diverse points of view were discussed, making it interesting and memorable.

Our photo booth was heaps of fun!

As part of The Project for Sydney Indesign, the Hill Street Precinct exhibitors (including Luxmy Furniture, Workshopped, Arthur G and Euroluce) teamed up with Design by Toko to create a visual protest on replica furniture. This was called the Hill Street Bonfire and was built by the students from the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

Sydney Indesign’s Wrap Party rose the Whitehouse Institute of Design roof. Big names of the Design scene were reunited around the dance floor on the “The Industry’s most iconic bash”.

Luxmy hosted the Pre-Wrap Party in our pop up space:

Thank you to all who visited our showroom!

The Luxmy Furniture team.