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.
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.
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