A boldly dramatic standout, Daybed typifies Copenhagen design brand Handvärk’s uncompromising and luxurious appeal. Sheathed in velvet-smooth aniline leather on a sleek black steel frame, it expands the Nordic design vocabulary beyond a vaunted heritage of woodcraft. Designer-entrepreneur Emil Thorup sees his aesthetic as “an alternative, in which other natural materials could be the cornerstone of design.”
12.25" h x 73.25" w x 33" d (31x186x84cm)
Available with optional solid brass details
Powder-coated steel, leather or fabric upholstery mounted on plywood, high-density foam and feathers, brass
Aesthetic sustainability. This is the Handvärk way.
Designer and architect Emil Thorup founded the company in 2015 with an emphasis on handcrafted furnishings, stripped down to their functional and graphic essence, and made of luxe materials to stand the length of time.
The Nordic DNA notwithstanding, the brand’s hallmark are the brackets repeated at least 8-12 times per piece. So, too, are the materials: in contrast to the penchant for wood by his fellow Danes, Emil focuses on premium steel, brass, iron, marble and leather. From the Modular Sofa with Chaise to the spare Console or Studio Floor Lamp, these basics are anything but.