443 Bench

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Product: 443 Bench
brand: De La Espada
Retailer: Hive Modern
Designer: Studioilse
  • Design Studioilse
  • Solid chestnut, copper, upholstery
  • Made in Portugal by De La Espada
  • 71.8″ w | 13.4″ d | 16.9″ h

Bench is reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed. Crafted in solid chestnut, carefully chosen with knots, and detailed with copper feet. Optional leather pad softens the seating area. Furniture you can sit on together, but still leaves room for the individual.

Chestnut ranges in color from a light honey to a deep golden brown. The grain is dark and linear when it is finished naturally. Painted chestnut is painted pure white, while the dark and linear grains remain visible. Chestnut, a prized hardwood, is decay-resistant and extremely stable making it an excellent choice for furniture. The chestnut for this piece is carefully selected with knots adding character to every piece.

The timber is sustainably harvested in Europe. The trees on the farms are methodically cared for, ensuring exceptionally strong planks of the highest quality. Mortise and tenon joints, dovetailing and lap joints combined with slow-drying wood glue that seeps deep into the fibres of the solid wood create strong, unbreakable bonds adding long life to every piece of furniture.

Ilse Crawford heads the design company Studioilse alongside her brand consultancy. A figurehead for design that puts the human being at the center, she has a definitive approach to creating charismatic and long-lasting brands. Fascinated by what drives us, brings us together and ultimately makes us feel alive, Studioilse manifests this through brands, buildings, furniture and products. They have a broad and impressive portfolio which includes a slew of award winning projects.

Available in solid chestnut with a Danish oil finish or painted pure white. Copper feet. Optional leather pad. Please note: this bench always comes with three holes spaced lengthwise across the center of the seat for the purpose of securing a seatpad.




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