With the function of a cupboard and the lightness of an open storage piece, British designer Rachael Heritage conceives a standalone shelf characterized by gentle curves and arches. In a naturalistic vein, Utility is fashioned in solid oak with veneer shelves and exposed joinery that reveals the unique woodgrain. Edged on 3 sides, the dual shelves offer display space for favorite objects or a home for necessities like towels in the bathroom, tableware in the kitchen or bits and bobs in the entry.
32.5" h x 33.3" w x 14.4" d (82.5x84.5x36.5cm)
Solid oak, oak venner
“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.”