The August Collection, designed by Gibson Karlo, is an exploration of intersecting volumes and articulated geometries. An exercise in restraint, the design balances a minimal form with emphasised junctions to create a distinct, bold and inviting collection of armchairs and lounges.
Adaptable & Australian Made
Compact and versatile, August is aesthetically adaptable to a range of spaces. Dress up or dress down, the collection is available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers with or without decorative stitching.
"A fundamental part of the design is to highlight and exaggerate how the aesthetic and any decorative elements are driven by the function of its assembly and construction. Rather than having the seat and backrest simply end or integrate into the sides, we extended it beyond the arms to emphasise the block-like forms that initially captured us." - Nicholas Karlovasitis & Sarah Gibson.
Strength & Hidden Comfort
August utilises sustainably sourced FSC framing and steel supports encased in low VOC GECA certified commercial grade foam. This is coupled with upholstery webbing to retain its shape and comfort.
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SHOP AUGUST LOUNGES
Photography by Pete Daly
Meet the Designers
Sarah Gibson & Nicholas Karlovasitis
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.