• Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s
  • Teak & Cane Bench/ Denmark, 1950s

Teak & Cane Bench
Denmark, 1950s

£2,400

Description:

A low bench or coffee table made in Denmark during the 1950s or early 1960s. 

Classically modernist, the charm of this low bench lies in its construction. The top is comprised of cane which is tightly woven around the teak frame. The cane-work pattern is looser in areas, then contracts in order to create a striped pattern in these denser parts.

The base of the bench is fully teak, and formed from a simple cross and bar construction which holds the cane clad frame. The gently tapered profile of the cross frame imbues the piece with a quiet grandeur and historicism almost evocative of Egyptian Revival furniture of the 1920s following the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. 

Ancient Egyptian furniture also inspired a similar folding stool by Ole Wanscher in 1957. Inspired by historical pieces, the design of the "Egyptian Stool" was anchored on a cross frame which allowed the piece to be folded. Whilst the frame of this teak bench is fixed, its cross bar frame remains a stylised design reference to an often imitated ancient design typology. 

Specifications:

Length: 75cm

Width: 46cm

Height: 37cm

Materials: Teak & cane.