A Creative Platform
Soft Bench is a familiar form with a versatile sensibility. Its soft curves embody an honest design language in which all parts are visible and a part of the experience. The result is multifaceted applications that can carry anything from a friendly conversation to a collection of house plants.
Slow craft meets modern tech
Soft Bench shows an intelligent application of molded veneer, rendering it like a cloth surrounding the construction in solid ash. Its distinct style arises as an expression of the material used and its properties.
Soft Bench is designed through TAKT’s Eco System Design principles and are shipped component based as flat packs. We can pack 5 to 7 times more products in the same volume and therefore minimise CO2e emissions during transportation. Soft Bench is eco-certified and produced using wood from sustainable forests and 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.
Soft Bench is made of solid ash: a light wood with beautiful texture and pattern that adds a fine and distinctive expression. Soft Bench’s unpretentious nature makes an unassuming material like ash is a fitting choice. The wood’s beautiful structure helps support the bench’s soft shapes, and its natural variation between dark and light reflect seasonal changes, giving an honest and organic look and feel.
The surface is treated with natural white-pigmented oil and water based lacquer. 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. Our products are FSC-certified. FSC-certified forests are given time to naturally regenerate, local wildlife is sustained and worker conditions are balanced. Oak has a characteristic structure that gives a beautiful texture and a familiar tangibility to the surface.
We designers have a role to challenge the materials, production, processes, and people so that we can help develop and maintain modern craftsmanship.Thomas Bentzen