Desk succinctly sums up Danish brand Handvärk’s uber-refined take on utilitarian furniture pieces. Designer-entrepreneur Emil Thorup employs 3 large panels of honed black marble mounted end-to-end for the desktop, enclosed in a slender steel frame. “Danes have shown incredible skills in woodwork,” he explains. “However, I found myself missing an alternative, in which other natural materials could be the cornerstone of design.”
29" h x 71" w x 24.5" d (74x180x62cm)
Powder-coated steel, marble, 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.