Here’s another Eric find: Benchmark Furniture — a British company that makes furniture from sustainable-forest European hardwood.
A few years back, we had actually seen “Plank” in person as part of a touring exhibit on British design:
Plank (£475) is simplistic in appearance and a nice study in wood joinery. I’m not completely sold on the look, or its functionality since it rests such a large surface area on the ground for support, but if nothing else it is original and it would be fun to configure.
Also designed by the same designer (Thomas Heatherwick), is a piece I would love to examine in person:
The Twisted Cabinet (£2780) looks so intriguing to me, and I would love to see just how it is put together.
Benchmark’s got plenty of other well-crafted pieces in their collection of wooden furniture.
(Ooh — like this sideboard)
Check out their catalogue for more.