New Furniture Collection Features Clever Storage as an Ode to Ye Old Carpenter’s Workbench

Posted On Tue, November 3, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, November 3, 2015 By In Design, Furniture, Green Design

Recently debuting at the London Design Festival, Planks is a new furniture collection from studio Benchmark and designer Max Lamb. The collection was created in part as a tribute to the humble carpenter’s workbench and 17th and 18th century English country furniture such as boarded chests, box stools and dough troughs. In keeping with this theme each piece features clever storage spaces to help prevent clutter from accumulating on its working surface.

Plank, Max Lamb, Benchmark

Plank, Max Lamb, Benchmark

The collection includes a dining table, bench, lounge table, console and shelving.
Plank, Max Lamb, Benchmark Plank, Max Lamb, Benchmark

Lamb began his design process by first understanding each step of production from log to boule. He was then able to strip away any unneeded detail and create simple pieces of furniture. Lamb’s clever design uses different widths of material for construction, preventing waste and creating the appearance of seamless wood grain.

Plank, Max Lamb, Benchmark

See more work from Mr. Lamb by visiting his website, as well as what’s happening at Benchmark.


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