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King Living introduces the Zaza sofa and Luna chair, two new outdoor pieces that can withstand the Australian sun without sacrificing the contemporary design of their indoor muses.
Hot summers and beautiful furniture don’t go together. At least, that was the preconceived notion that King Living set out to defeat with its latest outdoor collection.
“When it comes to outdoor furniture, Australia’s harsh climate demands a high level of quality,” says King Living head of products David Hardwick.
So the team made a beeline for the drawing board to design a collection that was not only resistant to UV rays, pool splashes and damaging coastal conditions, but looked good while doing it.
Their muses? Two of King Living’s most iconic indoor pieces – the Zaza sofa and the Luna Chair.
Both originally designed by the award-winning Sydney designer Charles Wilson, the masterly crafted indoor pieces acted as a starting block for the King Living team when it came to designing their outdoor sisters.
“The Zaza and Luna are two of King’s most luxuriously designed pieces, so it made sense to bring them into the outdoors,” says Hardwick.
The outdoor Zaza features the same contemporary design and modular flexibility as its indoor sister, making it perfect for warm days by the pool or lounging on the terrace.
Its deep seats, elegant slender legs and adjustable arms and back are designed for relaxing in the sun, whether than be on an inner-city balcony or a sprawling seaside backyard.
As for the Luna Outdoor chair, it boasts the same generous seat and delicate legs as its indoor version, with a beautifully intricate net-like pattern as its back and base.
The comfortable seat pad is made for long meals with family and friends or something a little more solitary, like taking a break to catch up on a good book.
Both the Luna Outdoor and outdoor Zaza will join the established King Living outdoor collection, which includes the King Cove and Jasper and Delta Outdoor, all of which perfectly integrate into the new collection for a marriage of aesthetics and functionality.
“These new outdoor pieces have been perfectly crafted to embody the relaxation of summer,” says Hardwick.
“We are thrilled that that Kings classics Zaza and Luna could be refashioned to suit the Australian outdoors.”
ETO dining and coffee tables
Following the success of the award-winning ETO desk, designer Tom Fereday has teamed up with King Living once again to weave the same magic into the new ETO dining range.
“Bringing the range back towards the home is my favourite part of the new collection,” says Fereday.
The new collection features the same unique detailing of the desk, including its sleek design, oval leg profile, seamless storage system and power accessorising options.
The ETO dining table comes in two size options, making it truly customisable, but the Eto Coffee and Side Tables offer the same iconic ETO look with the added visual interest of differing heights, making them perfect for layering together throughout the home.
“With a larger range of finishes and sizes, the pieces can be used all together or as individual elements, each piece serving a multi-functional purpose,” says Fereday.
Available in classic timber finishes, as well as luxurious Nero Marquina and Carrara Marble solid stone, the pieces exude purposeful design and celebrate the materials and manufacturing processes that brings it to life.
The Zaza Outdoor, Luna Outdoor and ETO range are available exclusively from King Living.