We featured the work of Jo Craddock with our recent interview over on the journal – 10 Questions with Architect Jo Craddock. It has been a pleasure to partner with Jo to create a bespoke solution for her home in Waimauku. Here we share more images of the furniture she selected for her home, featuring sculptural and architectural objects with understated comfort in mind. The selected pieces work well with the natural materials selected for the joinery and the customised cabinetry she has added to the interior.
More and more I am focused on energy efficiency, sustainability and the environmental impact of architecture.
The Orange is a light, elegant and uniquely memorable mid-century armchair designed in the 1950s by the highly acclaimed Danish architect, Hans Olsen. It is one of the earliest known shell chairs and acquired its name because of its characteristic back and seat, which are reminiscent of orange peel.
The design captures the zeitgeist of the 1950s, when experiments, bravery and skill resulted in world-class furniture. Reflecting both the era’s experiments with colour and the architect’s own playful attitude to design, this upholstered shell chair is also available in a two-tone version.
Inspired by the work of Richard Neutra, Jo was seeking out pieces for her home which let the architecture speak for itself. We worked with her to identify pieces from brands like Karimoku Case Study which offered a low profile design to allow space for the incredible view to the exterior space. These pieces also worked with other furniture in her home. She also selected a few pieces from our vintage range, Mr. Bigglesworthy, that had the same kind of lightness of form to add storage, detail and character to the spaces.
The house is designed as split level to follow the natural contours of the land. A continuous ceiling height creates increased volume and scale as you descend into the living areas which expand to allow full view of the natural environment and large trees beyond.
We were also happy to assist Jo with loaning pieces for her photoshoots and arranged transport to suit her needs. She incorporated her existing furniture, pieces from us which she had purchased and other designs which spoke to the architecture to add colour and texture.
I am committed to challenging myself as an architect, to pushing towards better resolutions with each project. Accepting that you are always learning and growing creates a dynamism and refinement of approach.