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Cyrus Collection: Inspired By An Artifact

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Cyrus Collection: Inspired By An Artifact

While design inspirations in the digital age tend to be drawn from the likes of Pinterest and Instagram, District Eight went many centuries back to build their latest range, the Cyrus collection. Our latest collection fuses two materials from opposite ends of the spectrum—light, soft velvet and raw, bold metal, like steel and brass. The Cyrus chair features a tube steel frame with an upholstered seat and backrest that’s available in both leather and fabric The Cyrus collection includes the Cyrus chair and Cyrus sofa. The concept behind this range initially came from an ancient artifact—a Babylonian clay cylinder called...

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The MESA Furniture Collection

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The MESA Furniture Collection

The MESA Collection comprises tables and upholstered seating. The bases of the tables, which are available in two sizes, are hewn from solid oak. The table surfaces are made of tempered glass and detailed in turned brass. Set on solid oak bases, the seating pieces are offered in single-, double-, and triple-seater options, all of which are meticulously constructed and covered in stain proof aqua clean fabric. The MESA collection’s elements complement each other by bringing together durability and functionality What sets the MESA collection apart from other furniture is versatility. The MESA collection was designed with geometric reshaping in...

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Akron Collection

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Akron Collection

The Akron Collection, inspired by those timeless task stools, fuses hand-cast iron, brass detailing, and hand-stitched leather. It includes pieces such as the Akron Stool and the Akron Desk Chair whose arms sweep up into the curve of wood that forms the backrest with such understated authority that you can almost imagine a factory director barking orders from it. And so, with the made-in-Vietnam philosophy combined with the growing global repute of the brand in markets as diverse as the US and Scandinavia, Vietcetera wanted District Eight to explain more about how the timeless task stool became the inspiration for...

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FROM FACTORY WORKER TO ARTISAN

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FROM FACTORY WORKER TO ARTISAN

The production of fine handcrafted goods requires a symbiotic relationship between artisan and product. In contrast to mass-produced items, the result bears the intimate care and attention of its maker. For District Eight, a Vietnam-based producer of high-end furniture and games sought by international collectors and far-flung hoteliers in search of statement pieces, this relationship is at the core of their success. From research to development, District Eight’s process fosters a strong sense of individual responsibility. This repositions craftsmen as partners in the realization of designs that adhere to their trademark standards. So, to get a deeper appreciation for District...

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Stacking
Benches

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Stacking<br />Benches

Designed to effortlessly move from seating to shelving our unique stacking benches create distinct storage options. Crafted from solid oak, blackened steel and highlighted with brass details. The wall mounting kits fasten securely to both bench and wall allowing you to stack as high as needed, this combined with the double height leg fixture sees your bench convert to console making the most of your selection. Our stacking benches perfectly convey a blending of craftsmanship and design offering a unique level of versatility that is evident with the ease that they convert from seating to storage. Beyond their expected applications,...

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