In a compact version, Audacious’ striking rounded dimensions make for a perfect bedside or sofa table. Designer Jonas Søndergaard’s unique paneled-motif cabinet has special tambour doors that slide around the edge to open, leaving as much or as little of the interior as desired to be displayed. Inside, the table contains a hidden multi recharging hub with 4 USB outlets and a micro-USB. An inside shelf is shaped with a cutaway section for accommodating items of varied heights.
23" h x 15" w x 15" d (58.4x38.1x38.1cm)
Solid oak, polyester
Made in Denmark
Not many people would give a successful brand a name-changing reboot but that’s exactly what Søren Ravyn Christian did with Umage, which aptly translates from the Danish as making an extra effort. Formerly lighting label Vita Copenhagen, the relaunched company also branched into furniture, boldly debuting 15 pieces in a single swoop. For Søren, it’s all about problem solving: “Our design ethos is to look at a design and think how can we make this functional?... How can we make the annoying and unattractive, functional and attractive?”
The answer is range of thoughtful offerings, from the feathered Eos pendant light to the sculptural Reader chair and multipurpose Lounge Around seating. All Umage products are flat-packed in stylish boxes, to simplfy global logistics, make the products more accessible and minimize the carbon footprint. “It means putting in the extra effort with all our designs and the whole journey and process of that piece,” Soren says. “It means being clever with packaging so we are not shipping something across the oceans that is 90% air.”