Designer Emil Thorup’s luxe bench is a perfect summation of Handvärk’s uncompromising vision and design rigor. Completely handmade in Denmark, the piece exudes an updated Nordic sensibility. From its sleek black steel frame to its velvety smooth aniline leather cushion, nothing is compromised.
18.5" h x 31.5" w x 16.5" d (47x80x42cm)
Leather, powder-coated steel, 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.