Vintage sports cars provided an offbeat theme for Coupé, the sleek metal shelving from Danish maker Woud. Finnish studio Poiat envisioned a multifunctional design, ideal for smaller spaces. Taking inspiration from compact coupé automotive roof racks, the resulting streamline motif makes for distinctive yet highly useful storage for small objects in the kitchen or bathroom—or for highlighting decorative objects in any setting. Rectangular, horizontal and vertical variations provide maximum impact in crisp black or white powder-coated finish.
“We wanted a challenge,” say husband and wife Mia and Torben Koed, founders of Copenhagen-based Woud, and they got one. Sitting around the dinner table a couple of years ago, they realized it was time to leverage their experience in private-label furniture and create something of their own. In just a few short years, they’ve masterminded one of the most influential Danish brands around.
Now adding accessories to the mix of furniture and lighting, Woud expands on the essential simplicity of Nordic design with an emphasis on finely crafted function and startlingly original form. Embracing upcoming design talents, both from Denmark and abroad, the couple is also keen on finding new materials that fit the Scandinavian tradition. Ultimately, they say, “We believe timeless design can express personalities, inspire people and create beautiful homes.”