INDE Awards Winner 2022
– The Object

Zephyr Lounger by Charles Wilson
We are delighted to announce Tait’s latest lounging addition, the Zephyr Lounger, designed by celebrated Australian designer Charles Wilson, has won The Object category in the prestigious INDE Awards 2022. To be acknowledged in this way is an honour, recognising the work of our entire team to bring this vision to life.

We were deeply honoured to be nominated and humbled to accept the beautifully designed award by Dinosaur Designs at the INDE Awards Gala.

Recognised for its functional yet distinct form, the Zephyr Lounger introduces a new element to the outdoor realm and leads you to believe you were gliding away on a yacht while seated in its embrace. A reflection of the considered design, the graceful, windswept lines of the seat and backrest take on a sail-like pose and create the framework for form-fitting upholstery. The nautical-inspired chair encapsulates both Tait’s strong brand identity and Charles’ understanding of the intricacies involved in good design for everyday life.

The Zephyr Lounger is on display at the Tait Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane showrooms. Contact the team for more information.

 

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About the Zephyr Lounger

A collaboration between celebrated Australian designer, Charles Wilson (who has worked with the likes of Herman Miller and Menu), and leading Australian outdoor furniture manufacturer, Tait, has been a long time coming. Debuting his latest work with Tait, the Zephyr Lounger brings Wilson’s distinctive fluid forms and ergonomic finesse to Tait’s range of robust outdoor products. “I’ve always admired Charles’ highly sophisticated work and was excited to see how the design could translate into Tait’s range,” explains Tait’s Founding Director, Gordon Tait.

The Zephyr Lounger is offered in four options, low-back, high-back, with, or without arms. Featuring high-performance materiality to withstand extreme coastal conditions; the frame is formed from stainless steel extrusion, the arms are manufactured with solid die-cast stainless steel, the canvas is marine-grade, and the frame may be finished in your choice of hard-wearing, exterior-grade and UV stable textured powder coat.

 

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Charles Wilson

Raised on his family’s farm in Forbes, (Central New South Wales, Australia), Charles Wilson studied Industrial Design at University in Sydney, later maintaining his focus on furniture design. In speaking of his preference to design furniture, Wilson explains “in the digital age, it’s one of the few practices which truly addresses human factors due to the ergonomic considerations required of a piece”. Distinguishable by sophisticated ergonomics, fluid forms and sinuous lines, Wilson’s work reveals an inherent mid-century modern influence. Wilson has worked with some of the most renowned furniture houses internationally including; Herman Miller and Menu, and holds several accolades, including; The Australian Design Award for Menu, The Bombay Sapphire Design Award and Indesign Luminary.

 

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Published 4 August 2022
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