THOMAS BENTZEN ON HIS COFFEE TABLE DESIGN
Around has a modern and unique identity, but the materials and craftsmanship express traditional Scandinavian design values. The shape and frame make the Around tables functional and elegant, and simultaneously give the table a warm and welcoming appearance. Both coffee tables work well on their own or in groups of two, three or more.
Ash plywood for edge, plywood for table top, solid ash for legs
height 46 cm, Ø 45 cm
height 37,5 cm, Ø 72 cm
small: ash, oak, grey, black, yellow, red, large: ash, oak, grey, black, red
small: € 319 / £ 279 / DKK 2.350 / SEK 2.895 / NOK 2.495 / CHF 395 large: € 499 / £ 449 / DKK 3.750 / SEK 4.495 / NOK 3.995 / CHF 599
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, former designer at Louise Campell Studio, started his own studio in 2010. He is co-founder of the design collective REMOVE and his products have received International recognition at fairs and exhibitions all over the world.
ON HIS DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
I like to create objects that are functional and simple and meet the human need while in use - and simply create joy while not. For me durability means quality, form and functionality. And putting an immense amount of energy into making virtues out of necessities.
ON NEW NORDIC DESIGN
To me Scandinavian design has always been about honesty and functionality comprised with poetry. I like it that way. And I think Scandinavian designers have succeeded into bringing their heritage into a time, where we no longer stand next to the cabinetmaker, but are challenged and thrilled by new materials and new ways to produce.
MUUTO products by Thomas Bentzen:
Around Coffee tables