北歐傢俬的材料離不開冷調簡潔的「鋼鐵」及溫潤實樸的「原木」。前篇提到芬蘭的Artek、丹麥的Carl Hansen & Son，此篇是現代簡約的代表同樣來自丹麥的Muuto及位於丹麥及瑞典中間忠於原始木頭的Skagerak 。
關於餐桌 More Dining Table
延伸/開合桌 Extendable/ Folding Table
木桌 Wooden Table I The State of Stillness I 一室恬靜
木桌 Wooden Table II The State of Stillness II 一室清淨
雲石檯/圓檯/外型較特別的 Marble/ Round/ Bold Table
A sense of quiet contentment makes a strong spell to drag us staying in the dining area or at least the living area. A weathered table with signs of antiquity is a perfect imperfection that reflects on the silence and evanesce of life. A month later, a few scratches. A few years later, it gets mottled and darkened. Wooden table ages like daily utensils, which also have to be sanitised and cleaned once in a while to retain the sense of stillness.
In the world of Scandinavian design, sleek metal and humble wood are always the top choices. A few to highlight, Artek from Finland and Carl Hansen & Son from Denmark mentioned in the previous blog. Here comes the modern simplicity Muuto from Denmark and Skagerak from the middle of Denmark and Sweden, which later is literally one of the best wooden cabinet makers in the world that we have ever met.
經過設計師、建築師、木工大師本人所體驗意識的一切，材料及形態方能得以靈活運用，成果多半與一般大眾所認知的「簡約」來得更為千變萬化。Cecilie Manz是丹麥近代著名設計大師之一，向來以恰到好處的形態及紋理展現慵懶舒適的狀態：陳列展覽如17年位於日本金沢市的Everyday Life - Signs of Awareness 及18年位於法國巴黎的Maison & Objet - Objects、產品設計如B&O的音響系列及Muuto的Workshop系列等。
建議搭配/ Recommended Pairing: Chairs in veneer or plywood like Workshop Chair/ Afteroom Plywood Chair/ C-Chair with French Cane/ Mava Chair or the solid oak ones in lighter form like Director's Chair/ Oaki Dining Chair
Discovering through touch and match, materials and forms always perform to their full potential in the weathered hands of designers, architects and craftsmen. Cecilie Manz, one of the modern Danish design masters, specialises in simple yet just right form with a laid-back way of living since her graduation in 1997.
A few showcases and exhibitions to mention, Everyday Life - Signs of Awareness 2017 located in Kanazawa City, Japan and MAison & Objet - Objects 2018 located in Paris, France; as well as number of product and industrial designs: Beoplay Series for Bang & Olufsen, Workshop Table and Chair Series for Muuto and etc.
Appearing as mortise and tenon joinery, Workshop Table contents sublime details within the perfectly tidy affairs. Rounded edge and wood cutting oppose wood grains in several directions at its right dimensions. Showmanship as a painting board, each of two sides embed 5 screws to lock table legs within the frame and leave the entire piece in bright, clear and understated symmetry.
Hven Collection/ 丹麥及瑞典中間的Øresund海峽的命名，以原木來顯現海岸微鹹空氣伴隨的啪嗒砂礫。Hven有著些許粗糙的觸感及大型木檯底該有的實淨木框架構，底部牢牢抓緊且向中心傾斜穩住所承受的重量。橡木自身防黴防菌，日常清潔使用附上的小刷子順著紋理刷淨便可；若擔心潮濕的問題，也有塗上白油/皂層的版本。
建議搭配/ Recommended Pairing: Chair, Bench or Stool with Solid base, Hven Armchair/ Hven Bench/ Georg Bench/ Georg Jubilee Stool/ Pause Dining Chair 2.0/ Mono Dining ChairHven Collection/ Designed by Anton Björsing
The true Scandinavia from within - From transparent sourcing, heartful structure, sincere manufacturing to careful packaging and assembling instructions, every single piece of materials spark in their very nature with respectful appreciation. We would love to express our gratitude to the Skagerak Team with “Beautiful posture is based on sincerity, not by dynamic trends.” by Hattori Dohō, the Japanese poet and writer.
Salty breath and rustic gravel spill out from strait Øresund between Denmark and Sweden. Hven Collection strips everything back to necessity, the tilted bottom shares and supports the happy moments with extra strength. Whereas, rounded edges and overlapping poles are aligned in the Armchair and Bar Stool with care and long to remark years coming. Oak from Skagerak are sourced from European certified sustainable forest, hardwear enough to resist bacteria growth yet light and well-grained for high-quality interior.
建議搭配/ Recommended Pairing: Ballare Chair or any other Chair with solid cut edge and bold form
Ballare Collection / Designed by Jakob Berg
Furniture with ergonomic and unordinary shapes are always skipped in the era of symmetry and tidy perfection. Whereas everyone called themselves organic, Ballare Collection retained in its understated nature. Tree branches grow squiggly so as the form of Ballare, spinning up the conversations from indoor to outdoor. Stainless steel pull-out system goes hand in hand with the slatted table top, always ready to extend for guests to come over.
Outdoor furniture are usually placed under abnormal weather conditions, which most would choose metal options for easier cleansing and maintenance. Whereas, designs from Skagerak are built with high content of natural oils in antifungal qualities. To put outdoor furniture indoors, all we need to do is tighten the joints once in a while. Untreated surface is recommended to clean once a few months to get rid of algae and moss, and or re-oiled a new layer once a few years to keep the beauty in honey tone. Hardwearing and beautiful oak are all embracing with grace in the processes of use and decay in dull shine.
Credit Connie Husser, Zara Pfeifer, Artek
一、關於木桌 - 『日式』北歐傢俬提案
e.g. Round edged solid wood table for 6 - 8 + CH24 Chair with natural cord x 4 + Georg Jubilee Stool/ Stool 60 x 1 + Oak Bench x 1 + A330S Golden Bell Pendant x 3 + K65 High Chair x 2
Skagerak - In's Mill/ Jeju, South Korea