With an S-shaped construction as the base, designers Maximilian Schmahl and Fabian Schnippering meld both practical and theoretical qualities in their sleek metal side table. The pared-down simplicity of Sentrum stands as a visual statement on its own and the geometric swirl creates roomy storage spaces on both sides. A second consideration for the designers is creating objects that people happily interact with as a part of daily life—and with its eye-catching design and useful functionality, this atypical furnishing scores high on the contentment scale.
14.2" h x 15.7" dia (36.1x39.9cm)
“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.”