The Gus* x Luum Collection was a limited edition design collaboration that reimagined our Halifax Chair and Porter End Table in playful colour combinations inspired by three captivating fabrics from Luum Textiles. The result was a series of alluring designs that explored the creative possibilities of fabric and furniture, combining form and texture in bold new ways.
The collaboration gave us an opportunity to look at our own furniture designs from a new vantage point. Luum has an incredible catalogue of textiles with unique aesthetic and textural qualities. Applying their fabrics to our forms inspired bold choices that resulted in a truly unique collection of designs.
The starting point for the collection was the Luum textile family named Knurl, which features an exaggerated texture made from thick, knubby rows, providing a bold visual and tactile foundation for the designs. Three Knurl colourways were chosen, which influenced corresponding choices for metal and wood finishes. The Gus* designers took a bold approach to colour selection, inspired in part by the work of the Memphis Design Group, a pioneering Italian collective from the 1980s known for their unexpected colour choices.