Crafted in Australia from high quality and sustainably sourced materials, Makarlu Lotus is a perfect balance of functionality, touch and beauty.
The three nesting domes of Makarlu Lotus are made from high-performance thermoplastic elastomer (TPE).
Soft to touch and latex free, TPE is a premium quality elastomeric material that’s often used for watch and fitness wrist bands.
An advantage of TPE is its ability to repeatedly stretch and return to its original shape, creating a longer life and better physical range as compared to typical plastic materials.
Since it can be moulded, extruded and reused, TPE has the potential to be recyclable, while still possessing the desirable elastic properties of rubbers (which are not recyclable).
The Makarlu Lotus rocker base is made from Spotted Gum – a strong, durable and sustainably sourced Australian hardwood.
Robust enough to handle all manner of movement applications, Spotted Gum timber is often used to make bridges, boats and baseball bats.
Designers appreciate Spotted Gum for its elegant grain structure, attractive markings and vibrant colour palette.
Like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two Makarlu bases are identical.
Rather than being hidden away in a cupboard or drawer, we think Makarlu is nice enough to leave out on display as a reminder to use it.
Makarlu utilises the strength and permanency of neodymium rare-earth magnets – the strongest type of commercially available permanent magnets.
Carefully in-built within each of the three Makarlu domes, these magnets create some very useful benefits.
This innovative design feature expands the number of possible configurations and applications for Makarlu, and also holds your whole set together in compact form.
And don’t just use Makarlu on the floor – magnetic attraction lets you use the domes vertically by sticking them to your fridge, filing cabinet, your car and more.
Drawstring Carry Bag
Our Makarlu Lotus carry bags were inspired by the elegant simplicity of ‘kinchaku’, a traditional Japanese drawstring carry bag or pouch.
Kinchaku is a small bag worn like a purse or handbag, typically used for carrying around personal possessions like money, lucky charms, medicines and cosmetics.
‘Kin’ means fabric .
‘Chaku’ means to put on.
In the tradition of kinchaku, Makarlu Lotus comes with a stylishly embroidered carry bag featuring two inner pockets – one pocket for each Makarlu set.
Or, just travel with one Makarlu set and use the other pocket for your personal possessions – your phone, keys or glasses.