Formerly of Studio/Louise Campbell, Scandinavian designer Thomas Bentzen established his own studio in 2010. He is a co-founder of the design collective Remove and has exhibited his products all over the world. “I like to create objects that are functional and simple and meet the human need while in use – and simply create joy while not,” he says. The Around Table (2011) reflects that aesthetic with its practical yet elegant design. The shape and frame give the table a warm and welcoming appearance, and the raised lip around the top keeps items from falling off the edge. The small opening in this bentwood edge is for power cords or, as Peter Bonnén of Muuto likes to joke, “If you spill your wine, you can pour it back into the glass.” Available in three finishes: oak veneer, black lacquer or yellow lacquer. Mix and match sizes and colors to create interesting arrangements. Made in Denmark.
Plywood tabletop with oak veneer or with ash veneer and black or yellow polyurethane lacquer; solid oak or ash legs.