Much loved New Zealand brand Douglas and Bec has released its Spring range with five fresh new pieces. The earthy palette is a new take for the team and is inspired by “the regionalist art movement that depicted the beauty, honesty and isolation of rural life in New Zealand”.
The pieces feature beautiful unmodulated tones of moss green, stone, fog and warm chestnut in beautiful linens and velvets, juxtaposed with the veiny marbles and bright cool whites in the new collection of table and floor lamps.
The Pare lamps are an iteration of the Line Collection, reworked into an elegant new arrangement that draws the eye to a combination of marble and bronze green glass. Brushed brass components and polished marble bases, both with circular forms, enhance the lamps’ playful proportions, finished with mouth-blown glass globes.
Designer Rebecca Dowie (aka the ‘Bec’ of Douglas and Bec) says she wanted to focus on the specific qualities of each material selected.
“Experimenting with stone and fabric steered me in the direction of earthy colours. The palette is reminiscent of regionalist art, in particular the paintings Cass by Rita Angus and Taranaki by Christopher Perkins.”
Included in the release is the RD Sofa: a design with a crisp and clearly defined form. Plush feather-filled cushions are upholstered in luxury fabrics and sit atop a solid timber base crafted from American oak and designed to offer a sense of lightness and space. While the premium finishes of the RD Sofa exude luxury, it maintains the pared-back aesthetic we all love about Douglas and Bec furniture.
Take a look…