“When we approached world-renowned interior designer Nicky Haslam with the idea for this collaboration, over a year ago now, we knew that it would result in something very special.
"The combination of Nicky’s eye and his wealth of experienced gained over many years of designing interiors, together with OKA’s ability to create beautiful, hand-finished pieces of the highest quality, has resulted in an irresistible collection."
Annabel, Lucinda and Sue, Founding Directors of OKA
Months (and months) of preparation have gone into creating this breathtaking collaboration between Nicky Haslam and OKA, and we think you’ll agree that the end result is spectacular. The source of most of the inspiration behind the pieces was Nicky’s folly (pictured in all its glorious splendour in his book, Folly De Grandeur), and various unique pieces that have caught his eye on his travels.
"Just seeing the names we have dreamed up for the furniture and fabrics gives me a buzz. They are so romantic, and invoke so many beloved places and people the world over. And the colours bring back such glorious associations. It seems magical that OKA have recreated them so faithfully."
The collection features a mixture of furniture and accessories that can easily be moved from room to room, yet not feel out of place. Heavily influenced by the Gothick (with a k) and adorned with beautiful quatrefoil and diamond detailing, many of the wooden pieces have been painstakingly crafted and painted by hand, right down to the smallest detail.
A star of the collection (and also featured on the Nicky Haslam catalogue cover) is the Original Gothick Side Table. A dainty little tripod table with red painted tassels: it’s a miniature work of art that “brightens up any setting with its Oliver Messel-like charm.” If red is too bold for your liking, there are versions available in shades of grey and also in plain white. Here, we’ve paired it with the curvaceous Cloud Armchair to create a striking look for a sitting room.
Other unique pieces include the dramatic Origo Headboard with its Baroque-inspired curves that will transform a simple divan bed into the focal point of a room, and the delightful octagonal Campaign Tent Wardrobe. We adore this version upholstered in our Saintclou fabric, with a hanging rail and a multitude of hooks hidden inside - who would think a wardrobe could be this exciting? Our version in white is ideal if you want to release the artist within and paint your own design.
To view the Nicky Haslam for OKA collection, pay a visit to our Chelsea showroom where our visual merchandising team have recreated Nicky’s country folly right in the heart of bustling South Kensington. Enter through the archway and you’ll find yourself at home amongst the beautiful roomsets, allowing you to see these wonderful pieces displayed in all their glory.