A new addition to my office, Baenk is a beautiful bench designed by Studio Nur for Danish design brand WOUD. Multifunctional with clean minimalistic lines inspired by the Nordic traditions, the bench is made of solid oak with a focus on the unique veins that bring nature inside. This element gives each bench a very special and distinctive look, and it’s the first thing I noticed when it arrived. I was compelled to share a close-up of the wood on my IG stories late last week, which you may have seen, and I haven’t stopped admiring it since.
I also love the versatility of the bench which can be used as both a shelf and a seat. In the circular shaped hole on the side (perfect for umbrellas or a plant) I’m going to display some native ToeToe as the long, strong stems will stand nicely when dried. The plant, which has a soft beige colour and feathery silhouette grows wild at many beaches so I need to fist do some foraging! The bench, which is inspired by old cardboard embroidery thread bobbins, has an upholstered middle section providing a super soft and comfy seat. Carefully selected to complement the structure and shades of the wood, the textile is the perfect colour for my office.
Styling and photography by Michelle Halford for TDC
The WOUD brand is available from select retailers in Australia and New Zealand. You will find these listed here.
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