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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes: The Memphis Collection

Feb 14, 2018

Besides offering a sense of warmth and cosiness to a room, dark-coloured wood also possesses a versatile appeal–the perfect material for Indigo Living's Memphis Collection. Designed in-house, this new collection captures the season’s latest look in the form of simple, practical and elegant pieces which will never go out of style.

Essentially, the Memphis Collection has an emphasis on contemporary classics in silhouettes designed to either complement one another or stand alone as statement pieces. Drawing inspiration from renowned Danish architect and interior designer Finn Juhl, the Memphis collection pays homage to Juhl’s love of simple forms and strong lines, as well as furniture that never loses sight of its functionality. This can be seen in the collection’s exquisite pieces which feature elements such as the uplifted cabinet case, tapered legs and thin solid-wood handles.

Behind the Scenes: The Memphis Collection

To ensure functionality, we’ve made it a point to create pieces that offer smart storage solutions as well as flexibility in utility. From cabinets and bedside tables to dining tables and media units, the Memphis Collection offers ample storage. It’s also practical to use, as seen in the extendable dining tables, which allow flexible options for the use of dining-room space.

Sensing that dark-coloured wood would be the next trend in furniture, we began researching how this material and its dramatic aesthetic could possibly enhance a space by providing warmth and character. Through our research, we’ve found that the angled grain of the dark oak adds interest to each piece of furniture, while polished metal detailing enhances the look of the wood. When paired with furniture and décor of various textures and materials, the Memphis Collection’s classic dark brown shade is equipped with the ability to create many different looks, which exude sophistication.

Here’s how you can elevate your home with the Collection’s timeless pieces:

Behind the Scenes: The Memphis Collection

Sepia Surrender

Select brown shades for key furniture frames and shapes, adding luxurious textiles in lighter tones and patterns to soften the look. For example, include key furniture pieces like the Memphis TV Unit, Brooklyn Round Ottoman and Wesley Seat Sofa or Westminister Velvet Chair. Follow this by adding texture to the sofa with light-coloured cushions or throws.

Additionally, you can add more brown tones using earthy accents like the Petrified Wood Bookends, Leather Chess Set, Fossil Organic Glass Tray, Artisan Umbrella Stand and the Silky Shaggy Brown & White Rug.

Behind the Scenes: The Memphis Collection

Inspired Illumination

A dining room featuring the rich-hued Memphis Sideboard, Cabinet and Extendable Dining Table will resemble a picture of perfection when brightened up with bold, structural lighting fixtures or contemporary light fittings like these Barnaby Pendants.

Behind the Scenes: The Memphis Collection

Brilliant Brass

Lastly, there’s nothing like a little brass to contrast against the beautiful Memphis furniture pieces. Add polished details like the Chloe Gold Frame, Antique Brass Sand Timer, Folia Quartet Sculpture, or Perth Floor Lamp to give your home a chic and sleek look.


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