The collection, which is currently on display at Another Country’s Marylebone showroom, is inspired by the design principles incorporated in the Ekkist and Studio McLeod-designed concept dwelling, ‘Ori House’. It includes a guest/day bed, coffee table, planter, hinged mirror, plant shelf, side table, bed and wardrobe.
Of course, Ekkist designs and creates buildings that focus on enhancing human health and wellbeing through a unique design framework, focusing on natural materials, light, air quality and aesthetics. Ekkist’s core ethos is that architecture and design can be harnessed to improve our overall quality of life, health and happiness.
Another Country, meanwhile, was founded in 2010 and has built a loyal following for its designs in contemporary craft furniture and accessories. It aims to deliver quality and longevity at fair prices; its products are built to last, both in terms of construction and style.
Created from sustainably harvested timbers, their products make use of both time-honoured craft techniques and modern technology to manufacture in as sustainable a way as possible.
The Ori House’s attributes have now become a source of inspiration for Another Country and Ekkist’s joint collaboration. The two companies’ shared values, of beauty, functionality and sustainability, allowed the partnership to flourish.
"The ethos of Another Country fits perfectly with Ekkist, the focus is on creating welcoming, sustainable and non-toxic homes that will last," says Another Country founder, Paul de Zwart.
"We see ourselves as purveyors of the natural home and this was the perfect opportunity to collaborate with the minds behind the Ori House. This is what the future should look like for both the house itself and the furniture inside."