Benchmark unveils wooden office environment home furnishings selection
Doing the job in collaboration with AHEC, Benchmark designed a new collection of wooden office furniture
Benchmark offers a new sequence of home furnishings for the business, expanding its Victoria workplace desk into a fully-fledged collection in stable wooden. Presented for the duration of Clerkenwell Design and style Week 2022 at St James’ Crypt (24-26 Might 2022), the exhibition also marks the official start of Pascal Hien’s Migo stool, originally unveiled as part of Wallpaper and AHEC’s Identified initiative in 2021.
The Victoria selection was born as a response to three critical difficulties going through up to date household furniture makers: modifying workspaces, an urgent have to have for sustainable and carbon-successful home furnishings manufacturing, and a essential breakdown in hardwood supply across Europe. Manufactured of solid timber, the selection contains a modular workbench process, a folding assembly table, a sit-stand desk (also a good option if you’re wanting for dwelling workplace desks), a credenza, planter and conclude-of-desk storage, all conceived by Benchmark’s crew with a modern, dynamic workspace in brain.
Victoria credenza in American red oak
In particular, the use of purely natural materials is a rarity in office environment furniture, and the group have designed the Victoria collection with the aim of connecting with mother nature and enhancing mood and wellbeing of people.
Benchmark worked intently with extensive-expression collaborator AHEC, to develop the selection from American crimson oak, a sustainable, renewable timber that will make up approximately 40% of North America’s hardwood forests however is largely underused its use in home furnishings manufacturing actively gains biodiversity. Furthermore, Benchmark also used British ash, a different historically undervalued timber. The collection’s home furniture is made from trees felled because of to ash-dieback, whose wooden can nonetheless be applied for producing consequently unlocking the trees’ carbon storage prospective.
Victoria Sit-Stand Desk in British-developed ash
States Benchmark co-founder, Sean Sutcliffe: ‘underpinning rational and versatile styles, the hallmark Benchmark craftsmanship and the wonderful solid American oak and British ash, is a story about carbon capture, about the high-quality of the air we breathe, about character and biodiversity and about the overall health and wellbeing of individuals that use our furniture.’ §