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Lasting refinement in kitchen and dining with King

Lasting refinement in kitchen and dining with King


If we’re lucky, many people will pass through our dining spaces. It’s important to have sturdy, timeless pieces of furniture that can accommodate different moments, table settings and interior designs.

King designs furniture meant for living. The award-winning brand has been producing innovative modular pieces made to last and mould to the evolving Australian lifestyle since 1977.

The King Issho Dining Table, Amara Dining Chairs and Nomad Rug.

Translating to ‘together’, ‘issho’ is a Japanese word and made the perfect moniker for the King Issho Dining Table – both in terms of its design and the human connection it affords.

With softly rounded edges and perfectly balanced proportions, the Issho Dining Table features a 1590cm round timber table top. Six can sit comfortably around the table, allowing it to host the kind of intimate togetherness that sometimes looks tranquil and other times overflows into boisterous abundance.

Despite its Japanese name, the Issho Dining Table was conceived in Australia by the King team, including senior designer Alinta Lim.

“The Issho Dining Table is one of the products that was very satisfying to see come together because it utilised new material technology we hadn’t used before at King, which made for very curvaceous forms that are visually impactful,” Lim tells Australian Design Review.

The Issho Dining Table is defined by a series of curved pillars that form a dynamic base, which can shift from an open to closed design. Rendered in premium timber veneer, softly rounded edges complement perfectly balanced proportions.

In keeping with the brand’s commitment to modularity, the Issho design has also been adapted for multiple iterations, from the Issho Rectangle Table 10 Seater to the matching coffee table.

Issho tables come in three timber finishes, including Congo, American Walnut and Smoked Oak. High-performance ceramic features the grey and white veining pattern of Nero Marquina marble.

Each colour is muted, offering a subtle and adaptable piece for the changing home –  and matching the King collection of indoor dining chairs.

The King Issho Dining Table surrounded by the Amara Dining Chairs.

Comfort is just as important as craft in any dining setting.

The Amara Dining Chair is a timeless piece with generous curves that provide structural support as well as visual appeal. Its understated profile is rendered in steam-bent timber to form the precise curve of the backrest.

Soft seats are available in leather or a range of tailored covers that can be professionally removed by the King Care team for cleaning or replaced with an entirely new look.

The Aspen Counter Stools.

Aspen Counter Stool has a similarly generous seat depth and high back uncommon for most chairs of this style. While guests wait to be served, they can sit in comfort at the kitchen island and chat with the cook.

For a soft textural landing at the feet of these timber pieces, the Nomad Rug is hand-knotted from pure undyed New Zealand wool. Its long pile and low shedding make it ideal for medium-traffic spaces.

The King Issho Dining Table, Amara Dining Chairs and Nomad Rug.

Outdoor dining looks especially romantic at this time of year, as each opportunity threatens to be the last before the autumn and winter seasons really take hold. 

The Quay Ceramic Dining Table is built to carry those precious moments. Suitable for both indoors and out, the table has the added flexibility to extend and cater to larger groups.

The Quay Ceramic Dining Table and Quay Outdoor Dining Chairs.

Advanced materials rendered in clean lines combine to create a table of understated simplicity. The ceramic top retains the look of natural stone, while also being UV-stable and stain resistant.

Pair this with the Quay Outdoor Dining Chairs in the choice of either WeatherWeave or high-performance outdoor fabric removable covers: the highest level of outdoor technology combined with traditional handcrafted methods.

Photography by Josh Evans with styling by Emma Blomfield Studio.

To find out more about the King approach to indoor furniture, read ‘True circularity in the home’.


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