While built-in furniture can undoubtedly be a reliable option in your forever home, here at Timothy Oulton, we prefer our pieces to be free to move with us, wherever we lay our hats. Free-standing living room furniture is the key to personalising your new space from day one, and here, we take a look at just a few of our favourite big-personality pieces.
Free-Standing Designer Furniture For Maximum Flexibility
From London to LA, Hong Kong to Hamburg – global citizens require furniture with a little more get-up-and-go. Here are six pieces that are all about freedom of movement… even if that’s simply from one side of your living room to the other.
A media unit so distracting that you might just struggle to focus on the screen: say hello toZazenne. This shiny steel unit is one of the highlights of our contemporary furniture collection, creating a focal point to your living room furniture.
Inspired by the clean lines observed within Japanese architecture, Zazenne is handcrafted with the utmost precision to create a sleek, sculptural piece designed for housing all your home technology. Unsightly wires and boxes disappear behind the unit’s twin doors, creating an uncluttered, serene and totally Zen storage solution for your home.
Butterfly MK2 Sideboard
House your most treasured possessions in this beautifully understated piece of modern living room furniture. The Butterfly MK2 celebrates the subtle strength of perfect symmetry, using a smart honeycomb structure to keep this sideboard lightweight, yet powerfully strong.
The simplicity of its matte black metal frame is perfectly complemented by the intricate pattern of its doors, which are crafted from a single sheet of fine Italian marble, then halved with precision to create absolute symmetry. Butterfly MK2 is finished with a marble interior shelf and lined in luxurious black suede, creating a fitting home for any delicate keepsakes.
Hudson Fridge Cupboard
For those who truly appreciate the lost art of hosting, the Hudson Fridge Cupboard is the ultimate stand-alone companion to your evening’s entertainment.
Inspired by the speakeasies of 1920s America, and clad in black Fury leather as a subtle homage to our iconic Spitfire finish, the Hudson is a piece of contemporary furniture that celebrates quality, heritage and craftsmanship with a twist. Each of the cupboard’s panels is hand-fixed with individual studs; swing open its substantial doors to reveal a luxurious wood and suede interior containing wine racks, shelving for glassware, and accessory drawers galore. Subtly hidden within this totally unique unit, Hudson’s full-sized fridge keeps your bubbly chilled and your garnishes fresh, however long your party plays on.
From the office to the living room, the Regiment Bookcase is a piece that bangs its own drum when it comes to style, all while imbuing a reassuring sense of discipline to your reading material.
A piece of unmistakeably British furniture, Regiment is inspired by founder Tim’s own military drum collection, and as such, is crafted from authentic materials such as vellum, leather and solid wood. The frame is painted in traditional regimental colours, creating a memorable military tribute, and comes with an optional sturdy wooden stand. A functional piece of furniture with heritage at its heart, the Regiment Bookcase will always be a reassuring companion piece, wherever your journeys take you.
Spur Side Table
A side table, a light, an occasional seat, a sculptural piece of art… Our Spur Side Table is all of these things and more. A rugged celebration of nature in a sleek, contemporary finish, this tactile, versatile piece of designer furniture brings elements of the outdoors into your home.
Comprised of raw driftwood, hand-collected from across the world and frozen in time within Spur’s cool acrylic body, the table comes in two sizes, and is available in either a natural or a dramatic burntwood finish, with an optional LED panel creating a mesmerising light effect. A talking-point piece that can be grouped together to create a striking centrepiece or stand alone in a smaller space, Spur’s transparent finish lights up any living space.
Another iconic multi-functional piece that is designed to pick up and go, our Paris Trunkencapsulates the total freedom of travel. This is the first trunk Timothy Oulton ever designed, and as such, it holds a very special place in our hearts, reminding us that heritage, craftsmanship and detail is at the core of our brand.
Evoking steamer ships, grand voyages and the thin blue paper of a long-awaited airmail letter, the Paris Trunk is the ideal size to stow your possessions, while its neat dimensions make it the ideal everyday side table. Featuring reassuringly sturdy sprung locks, hand-applied studwork and finished in a colourful array of tactile distressed leathers, fabrics and metal finishes, this adaptable piece encourages us to look to the horizon for the next big adventure.