Contemporary furniture store Aram launches a range of furniture and furnishings designed by Australian designer Caroline Casey at its Covent Garden store in London today. Casey, who has worked in London with architect John Pawson, New York and her native Sydney, says simplicity is key to her design ethos – in application, use of materials and production. ‘By paring down an idea to its purest form I look for that which makes each piece unique,’ she says. Natural forms and structures are often a source of inspiration, she adds. Aram will showcase a selection of her designs, including a Zella Daybed (pictured above left), inspired by an image of a Hoti woman nursing her baby on a hammock, Woven Wall cupboard (pictured above right), inspired by woven wall panels that are commonplace in Indonesian homes, and a range of cabinets made from European Ash.
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