Carl Hansen & Søn have released the Society table by design master Arne Jacobsen. Commissioned in 1952 as a gift for the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s New York office, this is the first time it has been available elsewhere.
The desk comes in two sizes – 140cm and 160cm length. The frame is made of tubular steel and the table top is covered with fine-structured Freja leather in black or brown. The feet and drawer unit, which can be right or left mounted, are in solid wood with an oak or walnut veneer. Both can be finished in lacquer, oil, white oil or coloured black. The optional desktop shelving is made of matching wood and clear glass, its dimensions chosen so that A4 paper and M65 envelopes fit inside. It has an integrated lamp in brushed stainless steel. It is currently on display in-store without the desktop shelving and lamp module.
Also new from the Danish manufacturer is Børge Mogensen's Hunting table. As the name suggests, the table was originally conceived for use in a hunting cabin and was designed in 1950 along with his better known Hunting chair. Both featured in the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild exhibition in the same year under the theme ‘A Hunting Lodge’.
The table comes in oak, walnut and a combination of these woods, all finished in lacquered, oiled or white oil. The cross bars are in stainless steel or brass.
The Beak chair was also presented at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers’ Guild furniture exhibition albeit the following year. The light and organic frame highlights designer Ole Wanscher’s sculptural flair with the arms beak-like form inspiring the chair’s name. It is available in oak or walnut in a number of finishes with the upholstered seat and back in three leather options or a large selection of fabrics.
New from Naver Collection are the AK 2740 and AK 2742 cabinets by designers Nissen & Gehl. Made of ash, elm, oak or walnut, the top is in white Corian® and the legs are in brushed steel. Both units have two internal drawers. AK 2740, pictured middle, has two glass shelves and AK 2742 has a single glass shelf, another in wood and Corian® wine bottle storage. The tambour doors give the units a vintage appearance and the clever design renders them ideal in tight spaces.
Also from Nissen & Gehl for Naver Collection is the series of Turn occasional tables. Coming in three sizes at 50Ø, 65Ø and 80Ø cm the top’s edging is made of ash, oak or walnut in different treatments. The flat surfaces are in the same wood on one side and in a choice of six laminate colours on the reverse. The top can be flipped to reveal the underside and serves as a tray which can be moved from room to room.
The JW table was designed by Jakob Wagner for Montana. It comes in nine standard sizes, with round or rectangular tops, in a large range of finishes. The aluminium frame can be polished or lacquered in black or white and the top is in laminate, linoleum, veneered or solid wood. Suitable for domestic use as well as in office spaces, optional components are single or double plug walls or embedded power plugs. It is currently on display in-store at 140Ø cm with solid oak top and black legs.
The classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman are now available in a new American cherry veneer. The wood grain is similar to the original cherry version but the colour is lighter with an almost yellow tone. The chair was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 with the aim of combining an elegant appearance with ultimate comfort.
Another Eames’ product available in the new cherry wood is the plywood elephant they designed in 1945. An offshoot of their moulded plywood experiments the elephant was one of a large group of animals which included frogs, seals, horses and bears, all created as toys or furniture for children. Complex fabrication methods meant it was not put into production then. One prototype was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1946 and still survives in the Eames family archives today. Vitra released a limited edition of 1000 in oak and red-stained maple in 2007 which sold out quickly. The company has now launched serial production of the Eames Elephant in plywood for the very first time.
Find both the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman and the Eames Elephant on display in-store in the new American cherry finish.
Field serving platform by Helen Kontouris is available in-store in oak and walnut. The base is in a fixed position whilst the top two shelves rotate making it is easier to share food or condiments with guests.
The Woodturn mirror is by Polish designer Tomek Rygalik. Made of solid ash and painted in matt black or matt grey it makes a perfect dressing table accessory. Find it in-store only.
Material samples for all furniture and storage items are available to view in our Covent Garden store.