A fresh translation of contemporary style relevant in any setting, the Cowling collection was created largely in answer to client requests for a more minimalistic style, with the recognizable McKinnon and Harris purity of line and high performance aspect. The McKinnon and Harris workshop spent two years engineering the Cowling to achieve the. luxuriously clean lines and subtle detailing. Cowling pieces can be used to create both sectional and stand-alone seating.
Intended to pair with the Cowling, our new Willis Complementary Tables are also highly edited in form for a clean, refreshingly modern look free of design references. The Willis is offered in three sizes to suit any arrangement.
Always mindful of family history, McKinnon and Harris references two ancestors in naming these new collections-- Willis Cowling and Martha Willis Massie. Willis Cowling was a late 18th century Richmond cabinetmaker whose former workshop and ware room stood only a few blocks from the present day McKinnon and Harris workshop. Martha Willis Massie, was a noted landscape painter and great aunt of company owners. Co-owner, artist Annie Harris Massie notes “our great aunt Martha would have loved using several Willis tables to hold her brushes, paints and palette while painting en plein air. She was an independent adventurer, a woman ahead of her time, so these smartly designed tables are a perfect namesake.”