TAKING FLIGHT Sublime Original debuts an extraordinary collection of covetous furniture. We create pieces that transcend trends, that surprise in the purposeful, sophisticated dichotomy of modern shapes and ancient methods.
The gentle ocean rolled into the land and tropical forested mountains emerged in the mist. Waves crested and cascaded into serene sheets along the shore. At that moment, everything fell into place. The seed of an idea was planted on an island...
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natural ORIGINS The architect pulled out her notebook and put pen to paper. Just a few sketches and a vision. With an architecture and interiors firm excelling in coastal vernaculars and versed in the most celebrated and iconic communities worldwide, we drew inspiration from the range of traditions of the West Indies. Essential British, French, Spanish and Dutch colonial details became our guidebook to detail. When the design of over 400 units for a boutique hotel was complete, the need for furnishings quickly became principal. Inspired by tropical modern, drawn to natural materials, amorphous shapes and smoothed edges, sketches grew into the first primitive pieces we would produce. All sustainably sourced, shaped by hand and signed by the craftsmen. Over 4,000 pieces later with passion and perseverance, we had the grit to grow the brand beyond the barrier reef.
Proud, triumphant, jubilant. It brings us to a place we’ve been before, but enjoy going back, so take a seat and relax.
Simple. Sensual. Sustainable.
Loyal, modern, original. It’s pretty stellar, but always in reach.
Simple, traversed, interesting by nature. It’s a less is more type of thing, so it doesn’t interrupt your view.
ROOTS With our toes in the sand and the ocean at our heels we took root in the Caribbean. The salt in the air clung to our clothes, the sun rays warmed our bones, the wind blew a blissful tone. Simply put, we found our home.
Handcrafted in the
Caribbean We are de dicat e d t o t h e produc t i o n an d acqu is it ion of h on orable an d d u rab l e pie ce s . We kn ow t h e carve rs , t he m akers , t h e pain t e rs an d t h e ir pat ron s . We adore t h e ir h an diwork, t h e ir t ra d i t i o n s , t h e ir t ext u re s – an d ch ie fly, t h e i r m u t u al adorat ion for t h e s u blime an d ori g i n al .
MOMENTUM We banded together a small, nimble troop who could deliver the ethos of the Caribbean to rest of the world. With passion and perseverance we developed the grit needed to launch.
Balanced, calculated, original. It’s far from square, but quite acute.
Solid, sensual, staple. It pairs well with a nice breeze, so look for it on the porch.
Planter Chair Easy, genuine, laid back. The Planter chair is there for you to kick your feet up, so knock off those boots and relax.
CA S E ST U DY
shaping P E R S P E C T I V E S Headed out on an architectural safari throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, there was a simple goal in sight: study ways to mitigate the elements, use natural materials and take note of tropical details. Naturally, we were drawn to curves, smooth edges, and sensual shapes guiding us down the path paved by our Dutch ancestry and the Brazilian modernists. The straight, hard lines of Primitive Modern’s ideology started to soften. A little more bend, an introduction of a curve, and bolder proportions. The designs were sensual, softly curved and grew to become the Modern Dutch Collection, landing in the same communities that we helped create, front and center.
Lounge Chair Suave, sensible, sophisticated. It’s in a class all of its own, so take notes.
Unique, chic, cultured. Its been around world and picked up a few things along the way, so tell your friends its back.
Adjustable Chaise Authentic, calm, sensible. It’s all laid out for you, so there’s no hidden agenda. Lean back and take a load off.
Boarding Pass We a ppreciate the f ou n d an d t h e re claime d - a benchma r k led no t on ly by ou r in t e lle ct u al apprais al of mater ia ls a nd histo r i e s , bu t als o by an in n at e acu me n o f the inimita ble. Thin gs t h at ign it e a s e n s e of won de r a nd reta in a sense o f mys t e ry.
CULTU RA L CLA S S ROOM
Ja v a is ra w. The a ir is t h ick an d t h e h eat is s u re t o le t you k n o w it ’s there. The roads are bu mpy, u n organ iz e d an d m islea ding, but if y o u’re on t h e righ t on e lon g e n ou gh y o u end up ex a ctly wh e re you n e e d t o be . We seek encla v es o f c reat ivit y an d forge part n e rs h ips wit h e l e ga nt renega des. We pu rs u e t h e u n t appe d h au n t s of t h e a rtsy underco v er – wh e re foot pat h s are t h e pre fe rre d ro ute a nd sto r ies o f th e s ea, t h e lan d, an d t h e s ky are s t ill c elebrated.
We are in a condition we don’t fully understand. How will we move forward into the future? How will we leave this world? What is our legacy? In the developing world, more than half of the cities are yet to be created…
we could build a new foundation we could harness the energy we could plan for a better future we could take better care of our ancient friend
Would we do it?
Where Do we begin?
We Are We are the Sky Institute We have a Bold Mission. We are leading the movement towards a new way of building for the 21st century. Driven by research, reflection, and greater social and environmental awareness, the collective aspiration of our planners, scientists, architects, environmental engineers, environmental defense attorneys, food producers, scholars, and students are inventing the village of the future. We are making the theoretical real.
We Believe In the 21st century there is a modern breed of thinkers whose mindset is both traditional and boldly innovative. Stewards of the land, we long to thrive within the natural beauty of the environment while seeking innovation - the brightest ideas, the most sophisticated technologies, and the preservation and regeneration of precious, natural resources. We seek a place that is transformative yet classic, sophisticated yet Old World - a more harmonious way of living that curbs our impact on the environment, creates meaningful commerce, and defines a lifestyle that balances the science of living and the art of living.
We Build Vibrant, healthy places. Where the connection is frequent and natural; where mind and spirit are engaged; where the environment itself promotes vitality, and where meaningful commerce is interwoven into the fabric of the community.
We Grow Stewards of the land, we long to thrive within the natural beauty of the environment while seeking innovation - the brightest ideas, the most sophisticated technologies, and the preservation and regeneration of precious, natural resources.
We Support The unique, extraordinary personalities poetically depicting the natural beauty rooted all around us. This artist collective sheds light on pivotal environmental issues by harnessing the raw beauty found in the often overlooked.
how we IDentify
The Eagle Julia - Founder and friend, starr designer, who quietly leads our troop with passion, perfection and an endless pursuit of natural beauty. Respect for architecture, purity of form, passion for discovery and the quest for sensual sustenance. Good Nature Nate - Creative Director, client liaison, problem solver, thinker, writer, poet, lover of all things natural, flowing and wet. Photographer, surfer, marinara maker
Mover & Groover Eric - Logistsics Coordinator, supply chain expert, local guitar legend, meatball maestro, touch up artist and the clean up man.
Dan Dan, Money Man Daniel - Business Director, CPA, triathlete, traveler, connoisseur of fine wine and fun.
Sweets Oscar - Interior Designer, furniture curator, father of furry herd, Sunday farmer, modernist.
Clever Curator Katherine - Interior Designer, fabric sourcer, sunny, smiley, sultry and rules the tennis court.
Shaker & Maker Noah - Logistics Team and bi-coastal film maker, motorcycle riding, sailboat sailing, guitar playing. Lover of blues, boots and old trucks.
Proud, triumphant, jubilant. It brings us to a place we’ve been before, but enjoy going back, so take a seat and enjoy yourself.
Loyal, modern, original. It’s pretty stellar, but always in reach.
Easy, genuine, laid back. The Planters chair is there for you to kick your feet up, so knock off those boots and relax.
Edgy, on the prowl, ready to brawl. It sits well with company, but doesn’t take any attitude.
Primitive, rudimentary, charismatic.
Unique, chic, cultured. Its been around the world and picked up a few things along the way, so tell your friends its back.
Strong, bold, confident. It makes a statement, so you don’t have to.
Groovy, sassy, classy . It’s you’re funky new sidekick.
Honest, straightforward, hip. It’s a reminder that you’re as chic as you think you are, so you can relax with style.
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