A versatile piece of furniture
Plint is a versatile piece of furniture with the size and shape to cater for several occasions in any room of your home: As a coffee table in front of your sofa, as a side table against the wall or beneath a window, as a bench in the entrance for putting on your shoes, or merely as a platform for books and papers.
Slow craft meets modern tech
Cecilie Manz’s ingenious solution reduces the entire furniture to just two components: tabletop and apron. The top and side pieces are cut from a single, flawless piece of wood, which is handselected and cut precisely from timber logs to create the desired surface texture and grain. The finished planks are then machined to ensure the highest possible degree of precision before the leather components are fixed into place. This allows it to be shipped in a narrow, completely flat package, and to be delightfully assembled with ease: no need for glue, bolts or screws.
Conscious vegetable tanning
Plint is made using high-quality hides produced using a chrome-free tanning process. The leather is sourced from the small Swedish tannery Tärnsjö Garveri, one of the few tanning houses which still practises environmentally conscious vegetable tanning (using bark extracts) as opposed to the time-efficient but more polluting chrome-based technique popular with many furniture manufacturers. The top of the furniture is attached to the legs with leather hinges. The apron is fitted with a leather loop that is fed through an aperture in the supports and fixed in place with an octagonal wedge. The wedge connection – a mechanism reminiscent of the ‘pegged stretcher’ joinery method sometimes found in traditional dining tables – is finely crafted to ensure the connection is secure and the assembled structure is stable and robust.
Praise from the press
All pieces have been awarded the EU Ecolabel, which vouches not only for the sustainability of the materials used, but also for the consideration of the environmental impact a product has in its lifetime.
The Cross Chair is quickly becoming a contemporary classic. The slick, flat-pack work has been winning admirers worldwide since its launch in 2019.
Takt and Manz hope that the “intuitive” design will help avoid the frustrations that people often encounter with self-assembly flat-pack furniture.
Plint has three wood options available: Oregon Pine, Kalmar Pine and Oak, each of which has a different aesthetic effect. Oregon Pine has a precise and regular grain structure and a warm golden glow. Slow-grown Kalmar Pine from Swedish forests has a soft, bright look and a beautiful grain pattern. The Oak version is darker, and more rustic in appearance. The surface is treated with natural white-pigmented oil. This treatment allows the wood to develop a characterful patina over time, and will also enable you to easily repair damage to the surface by applying light sandpaper and a new oil treatment – again and again.
Plint is designed through TAKT’s Eco System Design principles and are shipped component based as flat packs. We can pack 4.3 more products in the same volume and therefore minimise CO2e emissions during transportation. Plint is certified with the EU Ecolabel and produced using wood from FSC®-certified sustainable forests and other controlled material, just as the full supply chain is certified. It is constructed for disassembly, meaning that all components are replaceable and worn parts can be replaced. Comes with a five-year warranty.
We don’t service an expensive network of physical retail stores or distribution warehouses. We work directly with the best furniture workshops. When we receive your order, we dispatch the product from our central warehouse in Denmark and ship it to you directly. That is how we can put more value into the product, sell it to you at a fair price and keep you informed along the way.
The best showroom is your home
We believe that the best place to experience furniture is in the surroundings where they will be used.
That’s why we offer free return.
Cecilie Manz has this amazing touch to her designs – a pared-back aesthetic that doesn’t shout but has a strong personality, presence and atmosphere.Henrik Lorensen, Founder & CEO of TAKT