Kvadrat Maharam and New Zealand designer Simon James collaborate on latest furniture collection

Simon James infuses character into clean, uncomplicated forms. Having founded his eponymous brand in 2001, Simon’s appreciation of craftsmanship continues to deepen, as he explores material tactility in new and exciting ways. His design approach is largely intuitive, with people and their experiences of a space a central focus for him.

Simon designs original furniture for both residential and commercial spaces under the Simon James Design name and collaborates regularly with businesses and architects on custom work. He is Creative Director of export furniture brand Resident, which was co-founded with Scott Bridges. In both companies, Simon leads a team of designers and it is this collaborative spirit that drives his innovative, award-winning work.

Kvadrat Maharam has long collaborated with Simon James, with Simon stating that this relationship has continued to strengthen due to the research and development that goes into each and every Kvadrat Maharam collection. This trust has seen Simon James partner with Kvadrat Mahram continually in both the consumer and commercial market. He describes our colour palette to be one of vast diversity that manages to hit the mark every time.

View his latest modular office furniture collection featuring Kvadrat upholstery textiles in the slideshow above.

Product featured in order of appearance: 

1. Simon James Navigate Highback with Leaner in Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 and Divina MD

2. Simon James Freestanding Phone Cabin in Kvadrat Nebula and Divina MD

3. Simon James Felix Lounge Chair in Kvadrat Galaxy and Divina MD

4. Simon James Felix Chair and Ascot Chair in Kvadrat Hallingdal 65 and Divina MD