SCOTT VAN TUIL, LOFT LOUNGE
Tasmanian Blackwood, Kvadrat Wool upholstery on a concealed swivel base.
800mm (H) x 800mm (W) x 680mm (D)
Part of Scott Van Tuil’s LOFT collection. The LOFT lounge celebrates new and creative ways of utilising timber veneer and the latest in CNC routing technology.
“The tools available to the designer/maker of today are transforming the studio-based design practices endemic to Tasmania. The Loft Lounge chair builds on our state’s rich tradition of craftsmanship by embracing the industrial techniques made available by the arrival of a locally operated 5-axis CNC router. Two moulded plywood shells meet along a complex mitred seam which arches gently as it curves, creating a form which reveals its complexity quietly. Beneath the Tasmanian veneer skin of the Loft Lounge, are layers of design thinking, process and practise. The complex moulds and process used to create the outer shells with the greatest economy of materials, the CNC shaped upholstery foam, and the structure to support it, all speak of rigorous design practise and process.
The Loft Lounge chair is the perfect balance between the lab and the workshop; dividing the labour between the digital, and the craftsman’s hand in such a way as to play to the strengths and capabilities of both. The result is a highly refined, sculptural product, suitable for both domestic and commercial settings, in national and international markets. The Loft Lounge chair represents a commitment to designing and producing world-class products, locally.”
Scott van Tuil.
The VAN TUIL studio was established by Scott van Tuil in 2015 after graduating from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. Born and raised in Tasmania, this island continues to inspire and influence his work.
VAN TUIL is a small design studio, on a small island, at the edge of the world. They create work varied in scale, function and material. From large bespoke installations to limited edition pieces and batch-manufactured furniture and small products. Their aim is to create objects that are beautiful in form and function, and have a thoughtful connection with where they have come from.
Photo credit: Peter Whyte.