Designers Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou extend Stellar Works’s Freja stool as a handsome bench. The Space Copenhagen duo conceives the collection as sculptural furniture with the soothing visual appeal of Scandinavian woodcraft traditions and a quiet Japanese minimalism. Expertly rendered in solid oak or walnut in a choice of finishes, the angled-leg bench gains further character from the range of seat selections in either solid or woven leather.
19" h x 47" w x 14" d (48.3x119.4x35.6cm)
Solid oak or walnut, upholstery: fabric or leather
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.