Baenk Bench Design Studio Nur for Woud
Baenk Bench is a multifunctional bench made of 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 and give each unit a very special and distinctive look. By adding the bench a shelf and a seat, it can be used in multiple contexts. The circular shaped hole on the side can be used for an umbrella or plant. The shape of the bench is inspired by old cardboard embroidery thread bobbins. Based on this inspiration, the middle piece has been upholstered to provide increased comfort. The fabric is carefully selected to complement the structure and shades of the wood. Baenk is available in soap treated solid oak and smoked oak. The Baenk Bank is 110 cm long, 45 cm high and 42.5 cm deep.
On a cold night in January 2014 Mia and Torben Koed felt it was time for change. After working 30 years in production and sales of private label furniture manufacturer, they wanted to challenge themselves professionally. This was the start of the Danish label WOUD.. A brand with high ambitions and high quality rooted in Nordic Design tradition. The founding idea was to supply perfection and sharing the love for honest Design. The result is a stunning Collection.
In German, the word NUR means ‘only’ and ‘simply’ which is the essential expression of the designs from Studio Nur. The designer behind the studio, Maja Bøgh Vindbjerg, takes her inspiration from the Nordic traditions. This, along with her understanding of production methods and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities various materials afford, results in minimalistic and simple solutions in form and level of detail.