To celebrate fifty years of supplying furnishings to student accommodation providers (originally under the PeelMount banner), we commissioned international furniture designer Nathalie de Leval to design a range of contemporary modular furniture suitable for both refurbishment and new-build schemes in all types of residential and contract settings – especially student accommodation.
For the designer, thinking about the student experience of the students was fundamental to the design. Even given the tight constraints of the materials - predominantly melamine faced chipboard and cost, she was determined to give the same level of care and consideration to the design to create furniture that feels warm and inviting, helping to create a home away from home for the students. This has led to a design that sits as comfortably in a residential setting as it does in a student bedroom.
The modular furniture is based on a system of low plinths or plinths with legs onto which are fitted the different units; wardrobes, chests of drawers and shelving, in different arrangements to suit the size and shape of any room. All the units are designed on a grid to ensure that however they are put together there is a consistency in terms of heights and depths, creating calm, clean lines in even the smallest rooms. Long, solid oak handles bring a moment of warm natural material just where you feel it. The result is a range of furniture whose design is both contemporary and timeless.
Series 67 will be available in our 2017 Student catalogue, coming soon. If you can't wait, you can pre-order your copy now by visiting http://davidphillips-student.com/request-a-2017-catalogue