Looking at Vilhelm Wohlert's midcentury furnishings, the frankly utilitarian but graceful lines and the essential simplicity of the woodcraft seem like an essay on the virtues of Nordic style. Nowhere is that more evident than in his coffee table with its solid timber H-shaped base and beautifully finished square tabletop in veneer laminate. Now reissued by Stellar Works, the work of this Danish master continues to appeal and will be relevant for generations to come.
15.75" h x 31.5" w x 31.5" d (40x80x80cm)
Solid wood, veneer laminate
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.