The circle holds divine status across cultures. Perhaps because of the shape of the planet we inhabit, and the ones that guide our time with their rotation, the circle has come to carry so much symbolism: from infinity to unity, perfection, calm and totality.
These principles of wholeness and relaxation can also be applied in the home. Soft forms and rounded edges provide a sense of solace in indoor living spaces, dulling the harsh edge of the world outside.
While it’s said the coveted ‘Perfect Circle’ does not exist, the King Delta Circle Sofa comes close – at least in the world of furniture.
Since 1977, King has been at the vanguard of furniture design. With a reputation built on steel, King designs and builds innovative pieces of furniture that are eco-friendly and built to last.
When introduced by founder David King in 1998, the Delta design revolutionised Australian furniture. Its modular steel-framed construction allowed an unprecedented degree of flexibility that meant it could fit into corners, or expand to fill a room.
And its circular iteration soon followed with the Delta Circle Sofa.
This sofa’s unique design offers the ideal place to curl up and is built on an adjustable swivel base that allows for a 360-degree outlook of the room.
With a gently fanned back cushion and organic lines, Delta Circle embodies authentic Australian design, pairing minimalist chic with relaxed luxury.
And when it comes to elegance, the Plaza sofa comes to mind.
With clean lines, generous seats and lavish cushions, Plaza’s timeless aesthetic is the definition of sophisticated comfort. The smart, modular design lets owners personalise their sofa to suit their lifestyle.
The Plaza comes in a new velvet collection, which features rich jewel tones inspired by the colours used by modernist Australian artist Margaret Preston.
Known for her use of saturated colours and still life in both woodblock prints and painting, Preston was a leading voice in championing an Australian aesthetic.
These sofa ranges are best paired with a rug etched in the soft sheen of Art Silk, of which King has two options.
The Bicheno is hand-loomed in 100 percent Art Silk, while Waterfall Rug is intercut with premium New Zealand wool. Both feature a subtle variation in the pile plays on light and angles, grounding any living space in comfort.
If one was hesitating between acquiring an ottoman or a daybed, the Cassia Daybed would be a perfect combination of both pieces. It can be used as either a large ottoman or a compact sofa when pushed against a wall with additional cushions.
But if your heart is set on an ottoman, then the Crescent Ottoman offers endless possibilities. Owners can use this piece as a traditional footstool scattered around a room for individual comfort or create seated conversation hubs using the three-size options.
Offering even greater potential for customisation, the ottoman’s removable covers are also available in a range of easy-care fabrics or luxurious leather, which the King Care team can clean or replace for a whole new look.
The organic shape and gentle curves of the Crescent Ottoman add a soft design touch to any room, complemented perfectly by the Eto Side Table, which was designed in collaboration with renowned industrial designer Tom Fereday.
In keeping with the modular theme, the Quay Console can be used as a hall table, bedroom dresser or sideboard to complement a Quay Dining setting. Three signature timber finishes complement its premium Carrara marble top.
Finally, lighting is essential to allow all of this furniture to shine and sets the ambience of any interior. The Eye Table Lamp is sure to leave an impression on every guest and visitor with its unique circular silhouette, beautifully suited to the modern home.
Each King piece demonstrates that the art of living is rooted in simplicity, authenticity and casual luxury. Clean silhouettes and classic palettes are key to enduring the micro-trends that come and go seasonally.
And in true circular fashion, King furniture is designed foremost for longevity. To avoid the cycle of discarding and replacing living room furniture, King designs adaptable pieces with covers that can be refreshed with ease and steel frame foundations made of iron ore that is entirely recyclable at the end of its life.
Photography by Josh Evans with styling by Emma Blomfield Studio.