It’s almost an outdoors imperative to have a table chair-side to hold a book or tablet and a cooling drink. With picnic-bench-style legs (and indeed, it doubles as an extra seat), Ray has easy round proportions and is available in a range of accent colors or black and white. Corrosion-tested and weather-resistant, the matte powder coat finish means it’s perfectly fine to be left outside. And the seat even has grooved detailing that lets any sudden wind pass through and rain drain off in a downpour, another thoughtful feature from designers Henrik and Rolff.
14.7" l x 14.7" w x 14.3" h (37.4x37.4x36.4cm)
Painted aluminum, painted steel
“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.”