Cabin Lounges Explore Modular Log Concept
Cabin is the first lounge release by DesignByThem founders Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis - otherwise known as GibsonKarlo. The collection of armchairs, lounges, ottomans and booth style structures utilise a series of upholstered log modules, exploring geometric forms to create playful and personable pieces for the office or home.
"The inspiration for the design came from the simple intersecting patterns found in log cabin construction. We wanted to reference this and apply the cylindrical geometries to create a playful range that was welcoming, flexible, distinctive and had a sense of character."
- Nicholas Karlovasitis
"It all began with a series of cylinders. We then deconstructed the cabin arrangement into a lounge and armchair, experimenting with various diameters until we found a size that was comfortable for both the back and armrests."
- Sarah Gibson
The Cabin Booth is available in different heights, lengths and layouts, providing a comforting acoustic barrier in open plan spaces.Shop Cabin Booth
The armchair and lounges are equipped with an adjustable lumbar log that can be moved back and forth to suit the user’s preference or completely removed for a floating backrest.
Interchangeable armrest dividers also provide further flexibility on longer lounges, ideal for foyer and waiting room environments where divisional seating is preferred.
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Complete the seating arrangement with the Cabin Ottoman.
Cabin is available in a variety of fabrics and leathers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Photography by Pete Daly
Meet the Designers
Designers Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis established DesignByThem in 2007 after graduating as Industrial Designers at the University of Technology Sydney. As co-directors and industrial designers, the two design products for DesignByThem and have grown the company to include a curated collection of furniture, accessories and lighting from a stellar cohort of Australian designers.
Nicholas and Sarah believe highly in education, both previous lecturers at the University of Technology Sydney and are continuously involved in design panels and industry talks across Australia. They have won multiple awards, exhibited and worked on projects internationally, and have had their work acquired by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.