Oh Sucha Simple Bench

So you are just totally tired of all those wild and crazy pieces of furniture, ya? You’re thinking that why in the world would you make a bench like a banana when you could just as easily sit on a log? Well that’s a silly thing to say, logs get all icky when it rains out. But! What if you make a bench of metal and sealed wood? That’d be alright, right? Yes totally. Let’s take a look at this, the “Hover Bench” from Kristoffer Kjær.

Designed to be unique and luxurious with a sustainable history. It’s got vertically positioned lamellae to sit on, all of them originating from old Dutch colony houses in Indonesia. Fun! Each of them have been cut from century-old teak trunks (like lock trunks, ones you put your sewing supplies in, not the trunks of trees.) These pieces of wood have been sawn up and treated with oil.

And so, it is lovely. And simple. And unique.

Designer: Kristoffer Kjær

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Hover Bench by Kristoffer Kjær

10 Comments

  • Drew says:

    This is brilliant. I am not a professional but I throughly enjoy the negative space between the bench slats.

  • vatsal says:

    i wish i do not spill my coffee over it or a peice of buscuit…

  • Is great looking. I have no hand for physical design.

  • ccc* says:

    Its a nice peice. I do however think the metal form is a bit too harsh. I think it would look nicer if the designer used tubing that ran through the wood rather than having the wood rest on top of the frame,It would be a better interaction between the two materials. The ends could be softened a little. My eyes are drawn to the ends and that fussy linework.

  • Charles says:

    “And so, it is lovely. And simple. And unique.” … and most importantly: NOT AVAILABLE! give us ORDER links to REAL products, I want to BUY, I do not care for imaginary ideas!

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