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Les Basic: A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind

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Les Basic: A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind

April 6, 2017

Argentina-born Australian designer Alexander Lotersztain is known for dynamic designs that speak to people’s needs. As founder and director of Derlot, a multidisciplinary design group in Brisbane that focuses on hotels, branding, and product design, he specializes in pieces and interiors that exude simplicity-yet-unforgettableness.

Lotersztain’s latest project, Les Basic, is designed for the millennial age. He created the brand in response to his research on the lifestyles of young professionals, stating they “travel and work like never before, and as such they require basic needs from the environments they frequent.” (He also drew from his experience as self-described “nomad.”) The line of furniture, lighting, and accessories offers simplistic design that is adaptable and malleable with a sense of ease and purpose, “like friends you’ve known for a long time, the ones who are comfortable and easy to be with,” Lotersztain says. Here’s a look at the collection.

Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind Designed for work and home, the Les Basic collection is designed to &#8\2\20;naturally evolve and expand&#8\2\2\1; with its owner&#8\2\17;s needs. Case in point: the Homework Home Collection, which offers a range of seating components, as well as table attachments and embedded power outlets; starting at \$\1,\283. All pieces are made to order; available in a variety of colorways and finishes.
Above: Designed for work and home, the Les Basic collection is designed to “naturally evolve and expand” with its owner’s needs. Case in point: the Homework-Home Collection, which offers a range of seating components, as well as table attachments and embedded power outlets; starting at $1,283. All pieces are made to order; available in a variety of colorways and finishes.

Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind The modular Homework Sofa in blue; \$\2,574.
Above: The modular Homework Sofa in blue; $2,574.
Les Basic is a “classic collection with longevity in mind; products that make us feel comfortable, at ease, happy, and not focused on a particular style or excessive ornamentation for design’s sake,” Lotersztain says.

Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind An indoor/outdoor furniture line includes the Whitsunday Single Chair; \$630. An oak attachment holds a cup or a coat.
Above: An indoor/outdoor furniture line includes the Whitsunday Single Chair; $630. An oak attachment holds a cup or a coat.
Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind The Troika Desk and Shelving Unit is composed of stackable modular parts that can be added or taken away as needed. It&#8\2\17;s available in a variety of sizes; shown here: the 3 Level Troika Desk at \$\1,654.
Above: The Troika Desk and Shelving Unit is composed of stackable modular parts that can be added or taken away as needed. It’s available in a variety of sizes; shown here: the 3-Level Troika Desk at $1,654.
Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind The Hoop M Table comes in three sizes and is made for work or home. (&#8\2\20;It’s like a little black dress that looks good anywhere,&#8\2\2\1; the website says.) Prices start at \$\1,49\2.
Above: The Hoop M Table comes in three sizes and is made for work or home. (“It’s like a little black dress that looks good anywhere,” the website says.) Prices start at $1,492.
Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind The Volar Stool (shown here is the 750 cm model in black) has a small hook on the underside of the seat for hanging a coat or bag; from \$406.
Above: The Volar Stool (shown here is the 750 cm model in black) has a small hook on the underside of the seat for hanging a coat or bag; from $406.
Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind  The stackable Les Chair fits as easily in the dining room as it does in the office. Available upholstered or bare; from \$\245.
Above: The stackable Les Chair fits as easily in the dining room as it does in the office. Available upholstered or bare; from $245.
Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind The sleek Les Basic Ledger holds mail; an embedded magnetic strip on the underside secures keys; \$6\2.
Above: The sleek Les Basic Ledger holds mail; an embedded magnetic strip on the underside secures keys; $62.
Les Basic A Modular Furniture and Accessories Line with Millennials in Mind Part of the Les Basic accessories collection, the Halo Wall Hooks are multifunctional. Available in three sizes and a range of finishes, they can act as hooks, mirrors, and pinboards; starting at \$\24.
Above: Part of the Les Basic accessories collection, the Halo Wall Hooks are multifunctional. Available in three sizes and a range of finishes, they can act as hooks, mirrors, and pinboards; starting at $24.
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