Why I choose… Neri & Hu.
With all of the products out there to source, how do I choose which pieces for what project? And why does Neri & Hu so often fit the bill? Here’s a checklist that I employ.
Style – If there is one era of furniture style I’m wild about it’s mid 20th Century. I can’t get enough of the clean lines, material choices and elegance. With neri&hu this style has been adopted but adapted to today with throwbacks to classic Scandinavian and Bentwood themes. They have designed pieces that don’t replace the classics but offer a wonderful modern style alternative. The curves and soft edges are just calling out to be touched.
Adaptability - Gone are the days of large furniture pieces filling vast spaces. Nowadays we are choosing smaller living spaces closer to lifestyle factors, and as such we require smaller, more functional furniture. neri&hu have created pieces such as the Opium sofa, which provide comfort whilst incorporating side tables and shelves in the arms and back. Their pieces hold a small visual mass, which does not impede sightlines.
A Global Product - Globalisation is a major buzzword these days. Courses are run on it in schools and universities, the papers rave about, and we’re becoming more conscious of how interconnected we are across the globe through companies, manufacturing and products. Furniture has long been a part of this story and no more so than in the Neri & Hu range from De La Espada – designed by Chinese designers, made with American timber, manufactured in Portugal and sold worldwide. It is truly a global product for a global audience.
Appeal - Not only is its make up global, it holds global appeal. Solid natural timber, solid manufacturing, solid investment. These styles never date; they stand alone as one piece, as many or incorporated with a variety or aesthetics.
It’s a delight to have a product range that can go across many different projects – commercial and residential. If you are looking for one beautiful piece or a setting of a number of pieces, Neri & Hu tick the boxes.
An ex Ke-zu member who has returned to the fold as a contributor to our blog, Chevone worked for many years in the Sydney furniture and design market before heading to London, where she worked with one of the city’s largest and most established dealers of designer furniture, the Aram Store. After having a couple of children and returning to Sydney, she managed one of the Coco Republic showrooms. Now she has now taken the bold step to establish her own interior design practice – Chevonne Jackson Interiors.
Chevonne is passionate about all things design and has considerable industry experience and knowledge.
We welcome her as a regular contributor to the Ke-zu blog.