yabu pushelberg debuts the heath & oiseau collection for linteloo

yabu pushelberg debuts the heath & oiseau collection for linteloo

yabu pushelberg debuts the heath & oiseau collection for linteloo
images courtesy of yabu pushelberg




initially debuted during 2016 milan design week, designers george and glenn of multidisciplinary studio yabu pushelberg recently showcased their ‘heath & oiseau collection’ with dutch furniture maker linteloo during new york design week. in conjunction with the array of ongoing interior projects occurring in sixteen countries, yabu pushelberg have quickly expanded their portfolio in furniture design. their first collection with linteloo is characterized by references of the past, while instilling a fresh take on familiar archetypes.

deep olive tones accentuates the form of the pieces




comprised of two groups: the upholstered ‘heath’ pieces, and ‘oiseau’, which is identified by the use of turned wood. the collection as a whole uses simple yet refined materials and is finished with olive, charcoal and neutral hues.

the collection looks to the past with a fresh take on familiar archetypes




‘heath’ includes multiple sofa and chair configurations from L to C- shapes and a pair of amorphous stone-topped coffee tables. the deep seating of these curvilinear pieces is precisely molded to embrace the body. set atop turned wood legs which extend to frame the seat, heath chairs appear to be suspended in mid-air.



‘the heath sofa was born from a project that we’re doing for a hotel, we wanted to create something that was a little iconic and would take up the full width of a typical guest room and be sensuous. we called it heath – which gives a  sense of rolling greenery – and to create an environment that we would want to kick, lie back and chill’. – george yabu, founding partner of yabu pushelberg

chairs with webbed upholstered seats afford a setting where diners comfortably linger long past the end of a meal




‘oiseau’, which translates to bird in french is comprised of wood-frame dining and lounge chairs and solid wood dining and coffee tables. the versatile pieces re-interprets the notion of a formal dining setting, inviting proportions create a relaxing and intimate dining experience.



‘the oiseau pieces is all about the beauty in form, while making it ergonomically comfortable. we were interested in dropping the usual height of the furniture because we believe that people eat, dine, lounge in a much casual way and by lowering the height, it naturally encourages people to sit on your side’.glenn pushelberg, founding partner of yabu pushelberg

the notion of a formal dining setting is redefined with the inviting proportions creating a relaxing dining experience




the entire furniture collection is in fact modular; the subtle elegance focusing on the form and accentuated by the deep and earthy colors used. the ‘heath and oiseau’ collection marks yabu pushelberg’s most recent foray into furniture design with previous collaborations such as ‘james‘ and ‘blink‘ for stellar works.

the sofa’s come in many configurations from L to C shapes

pieces from the heath collection pictured at linteloo’s showroom in milan
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the heath stone-topped coffee tables pictured at linteloo’s showroom in milan
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geroge, glenn of yabu pushelberg and linteloo founder jan te lintelo
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