Playful Seating Inspired by Log Cabins

Do you remember Lincoln Logs from when you were a kid? That’s what immediately comes to mind, well that and log cabins, when taking a look at the Cabin Lounges from DesignByThem. Sarah Gibson & Nicholas Karlovasitis, who go by GibsonKarlo, are the founders of DesignByThem and their latest release features armchairs, lounges, ottomans, and a booth, all of which look as if they were built like a log cabin, hence their name. Each of the pieces is made of a series of upholstered “log” modules that stack in an intersecting pattern, much like the way a log cabin is constructed.

The idea began as a series of cylinders from a deconstructed cabin, which they arranged to create various types of seating. They experimented to get the diameter of the cylinders correct to maximize comfort for the back and armrests.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.