Inspired retreat

Rediscovering the beauty within simplicity, the latest from Australian furniture atelier MCM House, which is available in New Zealand exclusively from Bauhaus, awakens a deep appreciation for the art of restraint — beckoning us to embark on a journey on which the essence of time is an invitation to shed the weight of excess and curate surroundings with intention.

In the chaos of modern life, there exists a captivating state of mind: a pull towards the sense of harmony that exists where intention, consciousness, and minimalism gently collide — moments often sought but frequently fleeting — where balance is achieved in the quiet art of simplicity.

It is within this realm that the essence of the Inspired Restraint concept resides, one which is breathing new life into the core of the MCM House offering — and, in the process, garnering an inherent, if unspoken, appreciation in the eyes of a global audience.

Here, we explore some of the latest pieces that underscore the calm but subtle vitality of Inspired Retreat, delve into the conceptual identity that achieves a balance of purity and purpose, and consider the pieces that become a seamless extension of our innate aspirations for clarity and calm.

The Global Dining Table

Grounding and softening, the Global dining table is, at its simplest, a collection of rectilinear forms. Crafted from oak, its simplicity anchors the space while offering a sense of character and a hint at the history of the material from which it is crafted. Pictured here with the Remi dining chair.

The Joe Range

The Joe range, incorporating an armchair and sofa, is about elegant relaxation. It is as at home in a coastal setting as it is in an urban enclave, its dimensions allowing for placement in spaces of varying scale.

The Axol Coffee Table

The Axol coffee table, pictured here in a square composition, is made from old elm timber with a natural stone top — a combination of alluring rugged elegance.

The Jean Sofa

With a deep profile, square upholstered arms, and spherical feet, the Jean sofa is an effortless addition to this space. Paired here with the gentle curves of the Malloo round coffee table, which is handcrafted from reclaimed elm and celebrates the natural variations in the timber.

The Elio Range

The Elio range comprises a selection of sectional pieces that sit low to the ground with sculptural, cushioned seating. Available in various configurations, Elio is as versatile as it is calming. It is pictured with the Tonk Stool, a simple, rustic piece perfect as a momentary seat or an organic side table.

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