‘Monolithic’ and ‘sensual’ aren’t adjectives frequently used in conjunction, but in the context of Sarah Ellison’s latest furniture collection, they make total sense.
‘SOL‘ is Sarah’s third furniture collection since the launch of her design studio in 2017. Prior to this career shift, Sarah was the style editor at Real Living magazine for 10 years, and she has a background in fashion design.
As the name suggests, this collection is inspired by the Roman god of the sun and ideas of warmth and permanence. The sculptural shapes and nostalgic colours express these qualities, whilst also offering a firm nod to the 1970s, a trend which is showing no signs of slowing down in Australian interiors.
This collection marks the first time timber has featured heavily in Sarah’s work, with warm oak used on chairs and tables. One standout piece is the Tide coffee table, available in both limestone and timber variants. ‘I played with scale to create some juxtaposition between the weightiness of the legs and the razor-thin tabletop,’ Sarah explains of this distinctive design.
The substantial proportions and rounded edges of pieces such as the Muse modular lounge draw on Sarah’s affection for 1970s interiors schemes, as well as the work of Italian architect and designer, Mario Bellini. ‘I love the way he played with scale and proportion to create drama’ Sarah says.
There’s also ceramic lighting and vase items in the collection, that adopt a playful yet sophisticated look, reminiscent of Jean Royère’s aesthetic.
SOL is available now!