Koskela celebrates families in all forms with sustainable living room furniture range

Nuclear and not-nuclear families can front up for free portrait to mark unveiling of our new collection.

Today Koskela unveils a range of living room furniture - including a sofa, three coffee tables and TV unit - designed to adapt to the lifestyle of families of all kinds, growing and changing with them along their life journeys.

Alongside the launch of the new sofas, we are offering a limited opportunity for 30 families to book a free professional family portrait taken on the new sofas in our beautiful new concept store at Sub Base Platypus on Saturday 9 July 2022. Booking is essential and families will receive a print (10x15cm) and digital version of the photo. 

Featuring two of the brand’s signature natural materials, Victorian Ash timber and Sydney sandstone, the range exemplifies sustainable Australian design for the modern home. Koskela’s timber is PEFC certified and sourced locally from Tasmania and Victoria, while the cut to order sandstone is quarried in Sydney. Both materials stay true to koskela’s sustainability and minimum impact mission with a focus on the longevity and repairability of each item.

“Like all recent Koskela products, our new range is designed to be easy to repair or refresh to keep it looking great for years to come as we aspire to create “future heirlooms” that are treasured for generations. Family takes many forms - be it a couple, a group of friends, parents with kids, grandparents, kids and grandchildren - and these new pieces celebrate sustainable design that creates space for connection while championing a better future for our families and our planet.” 

The Heimo Sofa 

Heimo (a Finnish word for tribe or family), is a sofa designed to be edited and added to as life circumstances change, consisting of a single or double module with set components and removable arms that allow for a multitude of configurations. Available in three fabrics, The Heimo sofa is made to be robust and repairable in every way from solid Victorian Ash frames with zero gloss water based protective finish to washable or dry cleanable covers. The bases of the sofas and chairs feature hidden storage for things like winter blankets or items that don’t need to be accessed all the time - maybe even a spare set of covers for winter or summer.

The Boowambillee Coffee Tables

The Boowambillee coffee table has the same Victorian Ash finish as the sofa combined with legs made from Sydney sandstone. Available in three sizes and designed to nest together or stand alone, the table’s organic shape and name is inspired by Boowambillee (Shark) Island in Sydney Harbour, the backdrop to Koskela’s new headquarters at Sub Base Platypus. 

“Sydney sandstone is a defining feature of our new home at Sub Base Platypus and a material we have really grown to love. Formed from sands which came from Antarctica about 200 million years ago, it tells us so much about Sydney’s history and holds deep cultural knowledge in the First Nations rock art still visible in the area today as well as being also used as a building material by the first settlers. Varying in colour from pale pink to tan in colour, each section is unique and will have its own defining characteristics that it brings to our new range of coffee tables.” 

The Toolangi TV Unit 

The Toolangi TV Unit, made of solid Victorian Ash, uses a series of boxes that can be configured in a variety of ways both vertically and horizontally and with open shelves or boxes with doors hiding the contents. The name Toolangi means tall trees in Taungurung and honours the Victorian Ash as the tallest flowering plant on earth. Like all products in the range it’s finished in a zero gloss water based finish so the material looks as natural as possible and is better for your health with low VOCs (Volatile organic compounds).